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    Baltic States, Poland ‘Distrust’ NATO to Respond to Russian Invasion
    Oct14

    Baltic States, Poland ‘Distrust’ NATO to Respond to Russian Invasion

    Government representatives and security experts in the Baltic states and Poland don’t trust NATO to come to their defense if they are invaded by Russia, according to a new study on the security challenges facing the alliance’s eastern flank. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank,...

    Lawyer For Ukrainian Journalist Banned From Leaving Russia
    Oct14

    Lawyer For Ukrainian Journalist Banned From Leaving Russia

    The lawyer for a Ukrainian journalist held in Moscow on charges of espionage has been banned from leaving Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Intelligence Analyst: Russian Cyberattacks Could Roil US Elections
    Oct14

    Intelligence Analyst: Russian Cyberattacks Could Roil US Elections

    Malcolm Nance is extremely worried about what might happen as U.S. votes are tallied on Nov. 8, election night. A career U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence official with 33 years of experience, Nance said he had overwhelming evidence that Russia is seeking to interfere in U.S. elections to put “not just a finger, but their whole...

    Ukrainian government moves ahead with some important energy reforms
    Oct14

    Ukrainian government moves ahead with some important energy reforms

    Ukraine has approved reforms aimed at changing domestic electricity market rules – a step that is essential for curbing corruption in the power sector. This complements the natural gas pricing reforms undertaken earlier, in 2015-2016, which achieved price parity on the domestic market with import prices; all Ukrainian consumers now pay more or...

    New wave of Crimean Tatar arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Oct14

    New wave of Crimean Tatar arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Searches have been carried out in the Symferopol district of Russian-occupied Crimea in what appears to be the latest wave of arrests of Crimean Muslims for supposed involvement in an organization that is legal in Ukraine. The five men are all Crimean Tatar and Muslim; some at least have taken part, this year or last […] …read more Source:...

    Helsinki Commission honored  for decades of work on Ukraine
    Oct14

    Helsinki Commission honored for decades of work on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – At the 2016 “Ukraine in Washington” forum on September 14, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation recognized the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, known as the Helsinki Commission) for four decades of support for Ukraine and Ukrainian dissidents. “Long before Ukraine’s independence and the formation of the House...

    Ivan Dzyuba receives Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award
    Oct14

    Ivan Dzyuba receives Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award

    KYIV – Ivan Dzyuba, writer and former dissident, received the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal for 2016. The award, conferred by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE), was presented at a dinner on September 28 in Kyiv in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar. Mr. Dzyuba was recognized for...

    UCCA participates in commemorations of 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar tragedy
    Oct14

    UCCA participates in commemorations of 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar tragedy

    NEW YORK – At the invitation of Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, the newly elected president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), Andriy Futey, and his predecessor, Tamara Olexy, traveled to Ukraine to participate in the official commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy. The solemn events...

    Annual Holodomor commemoration slated for November 12
    Oct14

    Annual Holodomor commemoration slated for November 12

    NEW YORK – Ukrainians and friends will gather on Saturday, November 12, at midtown Manhattan’s historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual national observance commemorating Ukraine’s Holodomor, the Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 in which 7 million to 10 million Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death. Initiated by the...

    How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
    Oct13

    How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    One way to understand the difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is to distill the world to its essence: people, land, and ocean. The United States has a lot of people and a lot of land, good relations with the people in the lands to its north and south, and oceans to its east and west. As Anders Fogh Rasmussen puts it, America is...