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    Illegal Amber Digging Lays Waste To Ukrainian Forest
    Jun29

    Illegal Amber Digging Lays Waste To Ukrainian Forest

    Industrial-scale mining is causing devastation to swathes of forest in western Ukraine. The country’s interior ministry says the business is controlled by criminal gangs that make up to $500 million a year. Despite the fact that the activity is illegal, the gangs carry out their work quite openly. The police say they don’t have the...

    Russia Offers Ukraine Reduction In Gas Price
    Jun29

    Russia Offers Ukraine Reduction In Gas Price

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says natural-gas prices for Ukraine will be reduced to $247 per 1,000 cubic meters. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Compares China’s Island-Building To Russia’s Moves In Ukraine
    Jun27

    U.S. Compares China’s Island-Building To Russia’s Moves In Ukraine

    The U.S. State Department’s no. 2 diplomat has compared China’s moves to claim new territory through island-building in the South China Sea to Russia’s moves in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Slams U.S. State Department Report
    Jun26

    Russia Slams U.S. State Department Report

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said on June 26 that an annual human rights report released by the United States was politically motivated and ignored rights violations by Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘ElectricYerevan’ Protesters Chafe At Comparisons To Ukraine’s Euromaidan
    Jun26

    ‘ElectricYerevan’ Protesters Chafe At Comparisons To Ukraine’s Euromaidan

    Many observers in Russia and the West are comparing the ongoing Armenian protests against rising electricity prices to the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine. But spokespeople in Yerevan are resisting this attempt to broaden the framing of their project. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Estonian Defense Chief: NATO Must ‘Neutralize’ Putin’s Perceived Advantage
    Jun26

    Estonian Defense Chief: NATO Must ‘Neutralize’ Putin’s Perceived Advantage

    Estonia’s defense chief has welcomed the U.S. decision to preposition military equipment in the Baltics and other countries on the eastern edge of the alliance, saying that a strong presence is required to diminish the potential threat of a Russian attack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Here Comes The Hangover
    Jun26

    The Daily Vertical: Here Comes The Hangover

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S.-Backed Financing For Big Eurasian Projects To Soon Dry Up
    Jun26

    U.S.-Backed Financing For Big Eurasian Projects To Soon Dry Up

    A crucial source of financing may soon no longer be available for purchasing expensive equipment needed for farming in Ukraine, earth-moving in Kazakhstan, and oil and gas operations in Russia and Iraq. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN Tribunal Eyed To Prosecute Those Who Shot Down MH17 In Ukraine
    Jun26

    UN Tribunal Eyed To Prosecute Those Who Shot Down MH17 In Ukraine

    The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal established by the United Nations to prosecute those responsible. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin, Obama Discuss Iran Nuclear Talks, Islamic State In Phone Call
    Jun26

    Putin, Obama Discuss Iran Nuclear Talks, Islamic State In Phone Call

    Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama June 25, their first call since February, to discuss Iran nuclear talks, “the increasingly dangerous situation in Syria” and the need to counter the Islamic State, the White House said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

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