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    Ukraine is making progress
    Dec22

    Ukraine is making progress

    Corruption is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s independence and survival as a free country, even more so than Russian troops in Donbass. For if corruption is allowed to win the day, as it always has, then Ukraine does not have a future, no matter how well it deals with the … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russian Foreign Ministry Not Amused By Ukrainian Diplomat’s Jokes About Alcohol Poisoning
    Dec22

    Russian Foreign Ministry Not Amused By Ukrainian Diplomat’s Jokes About Alcohol Poisoning

    The death toll in a Siberian city of people who died after drinking tainted bath oil has risen to 60, stunning a country accustomed to high rates of alcohol-related deaths and prompting an angry response from President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Separatists Hold a ‘Most Patriotic Cat’ Competition
    Dec22

    Ukrainian Separatists Hold a ‘Most Patriotic Cat’ Competition

    Though Kiev may contest the results of the competition, the contestants are paws-itively adorable. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Best Books We Read in 2016
    Dec22

    The Best Books We Read in 2016

    You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi KleinGrand CentralOkay, so this book is not exactly belles lettres. I picked it up while I was working on a difficult, serious story earlier this year, and I needed something to do in the evenings that wasn’t biting my nails into a glass of wine, then drinking said wine. I was also going through Amy...

    Cyber Group Finds Link Between DNC Breaches, Russian Hostility Against Ukraine
    Dec22

    Cyber Group Finds Link Between DNC Breaches, Russian Hostility Against Ukraine

    The Russian hackers who launched a cyber attack against the Democratic National Committee earlier this year used a malicious software similar to that used to target the Ukrainian military, computer security experts determined. CrowdStrike, the California-based cyber security firm that investigated the DNC hacks, said in a report released Thursday...

    DNC hackers likely used Android exploit against Ukraine, signaling Russian involvement: Report
    Dec22

    DNC hackers likely used Android exploit against Ukraine, signaling Russian involvement: Report

    A cybersecurity firm hired to investigate the Democratic National Committee breach that preceded this year’s presidential election said Thursday that the hack’s presumed perpetrators, Russia’s military intelligence agency, likely used the same malware to target Ukrainian soldiers on the battlefield during their ongoing war...

    Vladimir Putin caps year of Russia-West tension: ‘We are stronger now than any potential aggressor’
    Dec22

    Vladimir Putin caps year of Russia-West tension: ‘We are stronger now than any potential aggressor’

    Tensions between Russia and the West escalated after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine Prosecutor Says Former Naftogaz Officer Shot Himself To Avoid Arrest
    Dec22

    Ukraine Prosecutor Says Former Naftogaz Officer Shot Himself To Avoid Arrest

    Ukraine’s prosecutor-general says a former deputy chief of the state oil company Naftogaz fatally shot himself moments before investigators entered his home in the west-central region of Vinnytsya. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Myth of a U.S.-Russian Global Agenda
    Dec22

    The Myth of a U.S.-Russian Global Agenda

    This article is the second of three essays on U.S.-Russian relations in the transition to a new U.S. administration. The first is here.Realism takes reality as its starting point, and the reality is that U.S. policy over the past 25 years has failed to secure the transformation of Russia into a country that shares our perspective the way that...

    U.S.-Supplied Drones Disappoint Ukraine at the Front Lines
    Dec22

    U.S.-Supplied Drones Disappoint Ukraine at the Front Lines

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer...