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    Former Soviet Fighter Pilot: Russian Jets ‘More Aggressive’ Than During Cold War
    Apr20

    Former Soviet Fighter Pilot: Russian Jets ‘More Aggressive’ Than During Cold War

    KYIV, Ukraine—As the NATO-Russia Council prepares to meet for the first time in almost two years, U.S. and Russian officials are trading barbs over who’s to blame for a recent spike in military tensions. The ambassadorial level meeting set for Wednesday at alliance headquarters in Brussels was to be the first time the format, which...

    Krasnapolle: Living In The Fallout Of Chernobyl
    Apr20

    Krasnapolle: Living In The Fallout Of Chernobyl

    Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, not many people still live in the areas of Belarus most affected by the fallout. Numerous villages were evacuated following the catastrophe and remain largely empty today. But a hardy few remain in the Krasnapolle district in the country’s east, and some have even moved there....

    Russia-NATO Relations 2016 Update: Meeting Fails To Mend Relationship Amid Aggressive Military Maneuvers, Ukraine Crisis
    Apr20

    Russia-NATO Relations 2016 Update: Meeting Fails To Mend Relationship Amid Aggressive Military Maneuvers, Ukraine Crisis

    The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council since the start of the conflict in Ukraine in 2014 did not lead to any major breakthroughs in relations Wednesday, the head of the military and political alliance said. “NATO and Russia have profound and persistent disagreements. Today’s meeting did not change that,” said NATO Secretary-General...

    Reformers to lead 2 key Ukrainian state companies
    Apr20

    Reformers to lead 2 key Ukrainian state companies

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian government has appointed two Western-educated executives to lead the country’s two key state-owned companies. …read more Source: U.S....

    Reformers to lead 2 key Ukrainian state companies
    Apr20

    Reformers to lead 2 key Ukrainian state companies

    The Ukrainian government has appointed two Western-educated executives to lead the country’s two key state-owned companies. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians
    Apr20

    EU Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

    The European Union is considering a proposal to offer visa-free travel up to 90 days in the 28-nation bloc to Ukrainians, rewarding the country for its judicial and security reforms. EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday in Brussels, the Ukrainian government has successfully achieved “far-reaching and difficult reforms”...

    Ukraine Central Bank Gets Tough With Owners of Private Banks
    Apr20

    Ukraine Central Bank Gets Tough With Owners of Private Banks

    Ukraine will closely track assets belonging to owners of banks to stop the offering of sweetheart loans to shareholders – a practice that helped bankrupt 40 percent of the banking sector, a deputy governor of the central bank said. So far the regulator has been praised for its clean-up of banks, required under a $17.5 billion IMF-led bailout...

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Country’s East
    Apr20

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Country’s East

    Ukraine says three of its soldiers have been killed in the country’s east — the heaviest toll reported in the region in nearly two months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation 
    Apr20

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation 

    The latest clampdown on a Crimea news site run by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has drawn international condemnation, with the United States denouncing it as “the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices” on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians
    Apr20

    EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians

    The European Union’s executive wants to grant Ukraine citizens visa-free travel for up to 90 days in the 28-nation bloc, rewarding the east European nation for judicial and security reform. …read more Source: FOX...