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    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

    Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a resolution condemning Russia’s “temporary occupation of Crimea” and condemned Russia for rights abuses such as discrimination against some Crimeans. …read more...

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Why Ukraine Is Losing the War on Corruption
    Nov16

    Op-Ed Contributor: Why Ukraine Is Losing the War on Corruption

    I know from Georgia the challenges of reforming a post-Soviet state, but the leadership in Kiev is failing to rein in its kleptocrats. …read more Source: The New York...

    The Morning Vertical, November 16, 2016
    Nov16

    The Morning Vertical, November 16, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko’s Spanish Hideaway
    Nov16

    Poroshenko’s Spanish Hideaway

    A secret luxury villa used by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been revealed by new mandatory asset declarations for Ukrainian public officials. Poroshenko has been criticized for allegedly trying to hide the property — though he insists he’s been open and transparent. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko appeals to Trump for support against ‘Russian aggression’
    Nov16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko appeals to Trump for support against ‘Russian aggression’

    Trump’s shock election victory has been met with trepidation in Kiev because of the outspoken reality TV star’s praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Business...

    Chernobyl Containment Shield Begins Moving Into Place
    Nov16

    Chernobyl Containment Shield Begins Moving Into Place

    A massive steel cover is slowly sliding into position over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The New Safe Confinement — described as the largest movable structure on land — was built to contain Chernobyl’s radiation for the next 100 years. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source:...

    UN Committee Condemns Russian Occupation of Crimea
    Nov16

    UN Committee Condemns Russian Occupation of Crimea

    A United Nations committee approved a draft resolution Tuesday condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea and reiterating that it does not accept Russian annexation from Ukraine. The measure passed by a vote of 73-23 with 76 abstentions. It is expected to pass in the full U.N. General Assembly next month. The text calls on Russia to uphold...

    Will Russia Go To War With Ukraine Under Trump? President-Elect Hopes To Have Better Relations With Moscow
    Nov16

    Will Russia Go To War With Ukraine Under Trump? President-Elect Hopes To Have Better Relations With Moscow

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s optimism to have better ties with Russia has raised concerns of a greater conflict with Moscow’s rivals. The relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has given rise to speculation of a war in Ukraine, according to reports. …read more Source: International Business...

    UN Panel Condemns Rights Abuses In Crimea, Calls For Monitoring
    Nov16

    UN Panel Condemns Rights Abuses In Crimea, Calls For Monitoring

    A United Nations panel condemned human rights abuses in Crimea and pressed Russia to allow UN monitors to visit the Ukrainian territory it annexed in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...