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    Semena handed  suspended sentence  in ‘separatism’ case
    Sep29

    Semena handed suspended sentence in ‘separatism’ case

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea on September 22 found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a two-and-a-half-year suspended sentence in a case criticized by the West as politically motivated. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service said the 66-year-old Mr. Semena was also barred from “public activities” –...

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short
    Sep29

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short

    In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (known by its Ukrainian based acronym as SBU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the...

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation
    Sep29

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation

    The August visit of the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Ukraine was the first such trip by a Pentagon head in the last 10 years. Before arriving in Kyiv, Mr. Mattis told reporters he planned to commemorate Ukraine’s Independence Day, underscore Washington’s commitment to the bilateral strategic partnership, as well as...

    U.N. report on Crimea details  grave human rights violations
    Sep29

    U.N. report on Crimea details grave human rights violations

    GENEVA – The human rights situation in Crimea has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, says a United Nations report that details how residents there were affected when Ukrainian laws were substituted by those of Russia and Russian citizenship was imposed on tens of thousands of the peninsula’s residents. “Grave human rights...

    SS death squad soldiers, tracked down by Nazi hunter, face national TV audience
    Sep29

    SS death squad soldiers, tracked down by Nazi hunter, face national TV audience

    Einsatzgruppen members killing Jews in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images) BERLIN (JTA) — A German television channel broadcast interviews with two alleged members of World War II Nazi death squads located with help from a Nazi hunter based in Israel. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem went public with the names...

    Helping Ukraine’s military more than just providing weapons, building ammo factory, says Canada’s Defence Minister
    Sep29

    Helping Ukraine’s military more than just providing weapons, building ammo factory, says Canada’s Defence Minister

    Stepan Poltorak, the Ukrainian Defence Minister, has told journalists in that country that he had discussions with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan to become involved in building a Ukrainian ammunition plant. “It was very important to create joint production of equipment and equipment both in Canada and in Ukraine,” Poltorak explained. “We would...

    German TV to air interviews with SS death squad soldiers tracked down by Nazi hunter
    Sep29

    German TV to air interviews with SS death squad soldiers tracked down by Nazi hunter

    Einsatzgruppen members killing Jews in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images) BERLIN (JTA) — A German television channel is broadcasting interviews with two alleged members of World War II Nazi death squads located with help from an Israeli hunter of Nazis. Efraim Zuroff, Jerusalem-based Nazi hunter for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, went...

    When an Interviewee Runs Away
    Sep29

    When an Interviewee Runs Away

    Afraid of retaliation, North Korean spies imprisoned in Ukraine did not want to talk to an American journalist. To get details, I turned to their cellmates. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Detains Two Suspects In Crimea As Spies For Ukraine
    Sep29

    Russia Detains Two Suspects In Crimea As Spies For Ukraine

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) says a Russian soldier has been detained, along with a “female acquaintance,” on suspicion of spying for Kyiv in the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian City Councilor Shot Dead After Interview On Corruption
    Sep29

    Ukrainian City Councilor Shot Dead After Interview On Corruption

    Officials in the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy say a municipal councilor has been shot dead just hours after the broadcast of a television interview he gave about corruption within the city’s utility services. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...