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    Assassinations, abductions show Kremlin’s war on Ukraine extends beyond borders of Donbas
    Nov03

    Assassinations, abductions show Kremlin’s war on Ukraine extends beyond borders of Donbas

    KYIV – A day after an Odesa-born medic and sniper of Chechen heritage who fought in the Donbas war was fatally shot, the Security Service of Ukraine detained the alleged Kremlin-guided assassin of one of their own high-ranking officials. It was the latest reminder for this war-weary country of 42.5 million people that the conventional battle in...

    Anne Applebaum speaks at Harvard seminar about the Holodomor
    Nov03

    Anne Applebaum speaks at Harvard seminar about the Holodomor

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anne Applebaum spoke to a packed auditorium at Harvard University’s Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) on the topic “The Holodomor Reconsidered: The Bolshevik Revolution and the Ukrainian Famine.” The talk was part of a retrospective series of special events...

    Autumn brings fresh persecutions in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Nov03

    Autumn brings fresh persecutions in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Despite Western diplomatic efforts and sanctions against Russia, Moscow continues to attack and put pressure on the last vestiges of organized political and social opposition in Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed from Ukraine in early 2014. Indeed, September and October brought renewed persecution on the peninsula. The latest wave of...

    Manafort indictment welcomed in Ukraine
    Nov03

    Manafort indictment welcomed in Ukraine

    KYIV – Ukrainians long angered by Paul Manafort’s work to bring what they regard as a kleptocratic, pro-Russia administration to power in Kyiv celebrated news of the American political consultant’s indictment on October 30. Mr. Manafort, who spent months as chairman of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, surrendered to...

    Ukraine’s health care system  to get comprehensive overhaul
    Oct27

    Ukraine’s health care system to get comprehensive overhaul

    KYIV – Ukraine adopted a crucial legislative health care package on October 19 that is designed to improve the health of its people and remove Europe’s largest country from the list of nations that have the world’s highest death rates. It is the first comprehensive change to the country’s Soviet-era health care system since...

    Crimean Tatar leaders are freed
    Oct27

    Crimean Tatar leaders are freed

    Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, who were sentenced to prison by Russian courts on the occupied peninsula in September, were released from custody on October 25 and arrived in Turkey, Ukrainian officials, legislators and lawyers said. Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzheppar told RFE/RL about...

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
    Oct27

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

    CONCLUSION (Go to Part I) KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. On October 13, the professor, novelist and poet spoke...

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
    Oct20

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

    KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. Unlike many of his Ukrainian and Western contemporaries, Prof. Motyl insists that...

    Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East
    Oct20

    Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East

    The Russian government recently announced a hike in excise duties on gasoline. The overall retail price will increase by more than a ruble per liter (6.5 cents per gallon), or by around 2.5 percent of its current market price, by the end of the next year (Ekho Moskvy, September 18). Legally speaking, the current Tax […] …read more Source:...

    Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security
    Oct20

    Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security

    Foreign investments in renewable energy projects benefit Ukraine in the shift to clean energy, but they also have wider geo-economic and national security importance for this struggling European democracy. Ukraine is currently pursuing a number of renewable energy ventures funded by foreign investments. The latest is a 10 million euro ($12...

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