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    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal
    Jan31

    U.S. Envoy: ‘More Openness’ From Russia, But No Ukraine Peacekeeper Deal

    Russia has shown more “openness” to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea
    Jan31

    Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea

    In the four years that have passed since Russia annexed Crimea, the number of Russian submarines active in the Black Sea has grown from one to seven. These submarines pose a grave threat to the security of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) eastern flank. And together with the Kremlin’s military build-up on the occupied...

    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship
    Jan31

    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship

    Opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili was in Ukraine’s Supreme Court on January 29 to seek the restitution of his Ukrainian citizenship, which was revoked by President Petro Poroshenko last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader
    Jan06

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader

    Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in the March presidential election. The high court upheld the Central Election Commission’s decision banning Navalny from running because of his conviction on criminal charges. Navalny and his followers say those charges were politically...

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia
    Jan06

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia

    Sebastien Roblin Security, But will they work? In June 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko famously requested exactly 1,240 Javelin missiles—one for every former Soviet nuclear warhead that Ukraine voluntarily decommissioned in the 1990s. The former Soviet state was ruing its lack of deterrence after Russian tanks and artillery intervened...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts
    Jan05

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts

    KYIV – Ukraine can expect to see its economy grow only modestly over the previous year by 2.9 percent, or to $113 billion, if declared, albeit muted, reforms continue, say three Kyiv-based policy centers and an economist in Washington. Despite Russia’s unprovoked war that Kyiv has managed to contain, the country’s biggest internal...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv
    Jan05

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv

    KYIV – Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister has called the killing of an activist attorney in Kyiv “a challenge to the state” as the authorities, facing public outrage, opened a murder investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire
    Jan05

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire

    A court in Cyprus has issued an order to freeze $820 million in assets held by Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, as part of a legal battle with a rival over the ownership of fixed-line telecoms group Ukrtelecom, The Financial Times reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...