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    Lawyer For Journalist Semena Vows To Appeal To European High Court
    Sep23

    Lawyer For Journalist Semena Vows To Appeal To European High Court

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea gave RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena a 2 1/2 year suspended sentence on a charge of separatism for allegedly calling for the violation of Russia’s territory integrity in one of his articles. Following the verdict in Simferopol on September 22, Semena’s lawyer, Emil Kurbedinov, promised to appeal to...

    Five Priorities for Europe’s Transatlantic Strategy
    Sep23

    Five Priorities for Europe’s Transatlantic Strategy

    Amidst periodic calls from the policy community (including some by me on these pages) for the United States to develop a new grand strategy for Europe, there is also a growing realization in key European capitals that the Transatlantic relationship requires more from Europe than the usual tactical “muddling through.” Security optics in Europe...

    Semena Says Verdict ‘Great Detriment To Russian Journalism’
    Sep23

    Semena Says Verdict ‘Great Detriment To Russian Journalism’

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a 2 1/2 year suspended sentence on September 22. According to the prosecutor, Semena had called for the violation of Russia’s territory integrity in his writing. Outside the court in Simferopol, Semena told RFE/RL’s...

    Washington events focus on Ukraine and the importance of U.S. support
    Sep23

    Washington events focus on Ukraine and the importance of U.S. support

    WASHINGTON – U.S. relations with and future support for Ukraine was the focus of two important gatherings in the nation’s capital held in recent days. The first, a massive reception held September 12 in the very spacious hall of the U.S. Institute of Peace, was hosted by the Embassy of Ukraine to mark the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s...

    Explosion Injures Two Israeli Pilgrims At Rosh Hashanah Celebrations In Ukraine
    Sep21

    Explosion Injures Two Israeli Pilgrims At Rosh Hashanah Celebrations In Ukraine

    A celebration of Rosh Hashanah in the central Ukrainian city of Uman has been marred by an explosion that authorities say lightly injured two Israeli pilgrims. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Watchdog Calls On Ukraine To Establish Independent Anticorruption Court
    Sep21

    Watchdog Calls On Ukraine To Establish Independent Anticorruption Court

    Transparency International on September 20 called on Ukraine to create an independent anticorruption court to strengthen the country’s efforts to fight corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign
    Sep21

    Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

    By Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Adam Entous | Washington Post Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the...

    Clashes In Odesa After Kids’ Camp Fire
    Sep21

    Clashes In Odesa After Kids’ Camp Fire

    Angry crowds gathered outside city hall, demanding the mayor’s resignation — following a fire at a Ukrainian children’s camp that killed three girls. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Doctrine Makes No Sense
    Sep21

    Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Doctrine Makes No Sense

    In the lead-up to President Donald Trump’s maiden speech before the United Nations General Assembly, there were whispers that we would see a new Trump. After weeks of being schooled by Chief of Staff John Kelly, the White House’s own Henry Higgins, our nativist president would renew America’s commitment to upholding the world...

    What I Learned About War From the Parents Who Lost Their Son
    Sep21

    What I Learned About War From the Parents Who Lost Their Son

    ZAPORIZHIA, Ukraine—The last time Marina Kasyanenko saw her son, Daniel, she begged him not to return to war. “It was hard for him,” she later says of her son, a 19-year-old Ukrainian soldier. “I didn’t want him to go to war. But he was determined—he had to be the one to go.” It was July 2015, and Daniel had gone home to his parents’...