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    Merkel to host Putin, Poroshenko for Ukrainian peace summit in Berlin
    Oct18

    Merkel to host Putin, Poroshenko for Ukrainian peace summit in Berlin

    Amid increasingly murky relations between Russia and the West, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting a summit in Berlin to try to bring peace to the conflict between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    OSCE Monitor Says 70 Percent Of Restrictions In Ukraine Are In Separatist-Controlled East
    Oct18

    OSCE Monitor Says 70 Percent Of Restrictions In Ukraine Are In Separatist-Controlled East

    A senior member of the monitoring mission in Ukraine from the OSCE says 70 percent of the restrictions imposed on the free movement of monitors since May has been in areas outside of the control of Ukraine’s government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bomb in Ukrainian apartment building kills pro-Russian rebel commander known as Motorola
    Oct18

    Bomb in Ukrainian apartment building kills pro-Russian rebel commander known as Motorola

    KIEV, Ukraine — A prominent commander of the Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine has been killed by a bomb, rebel leaders and Russian news reports said on Monday. Arsen Pavlov, the commander, who went by the nom de guerre Motorola after the brand of walkie-talkie he preferred, was blown up as he rode the elevator in his apartment...

    Ukrainian Anticorruption Activists Dare ‘Sissy Pants’ Officials To Declare Assets
    Oct18

    Ukrainian Anticorruption Activists Dare ‘Sissy Pants’ Officials To Declare Assets

    With the aim of reminding bureaucrats that they are now legally required to file electronic asset declarations, anticorruption activists played off the word “trusi,” which means both underwear and cowards in Ukrainian, to taunt them in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Red Underwear For Poroshenko At Kyiv Demo
    Oct18

    Red Underwear For Poroshenko At Kyiv Demo

    Activists had an outsized pair of red underpants ready for the Ukrainian president, in an effort to encourage him to submit a declaration of interests. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU leaders to debate stance on Russia at Brussels summit
    Oct18

    EU leaders to debate stance on Russia at Brussels summit

    Putin has proven to be a master at dividing the Europeans, and no geopolitical challenge has proven more difficult for the EU than the increasingly unpredictable and threatening neighbor to its east. […] a Dutch-led investigation naming Russia as the source of a mobile missile launcher that shot down a Malaysian jetliner over eastern...

    EU leaders to debate stance on Russia at Brussels summit
    Oct18

    EU leaders to debate stance on Russia at Brussels summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Just as European Union leaders get ready to consider a tougher approach toward Russia, Vladimir Putin may have outfoxed them. On Tuesday, Russian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo in preparation for a temporary truce that Moscow has announced. On Wednesday, Putin is due in Berlin to discuss...

    Russia’s Friends Form New ‘Cossack Army’ In Balkans
    Oct18

    Russia’s Friends Form New ‘Cossack Army’ In Balkans

    In a church last month on the coast of Montenegro, uniformed Cossacks from across the Balkans gathered to form a new “Balkan Cossack Army.” The movement is directed by Russia and concerns have been raised about its intentions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany to host Ukraine peace summit in Berlin
    Oct18

    Germany to host Ukraine peace summit in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday announced her first summit in over a year with the Russian, Ukrainian and French… …read more Source:...

    Captain Putin Monument Planned in Crimea by Nationalists
    Oct18

    Captain Putin Monument Planned in Crimea by Nationalists

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may soon be immortalized as a sea captain, in Crimea, local Russian nationalist activists have announced. Brandishing a concept artwork of Putin, in naval uniform, at the helm of a ship, Sergey Shuvaynikov, who is a local councilor for the Russian nationalist LDPR party, announced he and others were collecting...