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    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea
    Dec08

    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea

    Ukraine partially restored power to Crimea on Tuesday, after a series of explosions last month damaged high voltage lines supplying electricity to the peninsula, annexed by Russia in March, 2014. Electricity started flowing again along one of the four power lines destroyed by blasts during protests against Russia’s annexation of Crimea....

    Putin’s Foe Khodorkovsky Summoned for Questioning
    Dec08

    Putin’s Foe Khodorkovsky Summoned for Questioning

    In an unexpected renewal of a feud between the Kremlin and Russia’s former richest man, exiled tycoon and ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky was summoned for questioning in Moscow on Tuesday. Khodorkovsky posted on social media a copy of the summons, which was delivered to the Moscow home of his 82-year-old father, who was himself questioned...

    Activists: Russia’s Rights Crackdown Reminiscent of Soviet Era
    Dec08

    Activists: Russia’s Rights Crackdown Reminiscent of Soviet Era

    A Russian court for the first time has sentenced an activist to three years in prison under a 2014 law for repeatedly protesting without permission. Amnesty International called for activist Ildar Dadin to be released immediately after a judge at Moscow’s Basmanny Court issued the decision Monday. The sentence was a year longer than what...

    Biden Warns Ukraine of Backsliding on Corruption
    Dec08

    Biden Warns Ukraine of Backsliding on Corruption

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in his speech at the Ukrainian Parliament has warned Kiev against backsliding in the fight against corruption. Biden said on Tuesday that Ukraine should do more to fight corruption or it will lose international support. Pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014 following months of...

    Biden to Speak to Ukraine Parliament Tuesday
    Dec08

    Biden to Speak to Ukraine Parliament Tuesday

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks before Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday, one day after announcing $190 million in new U.S. aid to Ukraine. Biden said Monday that the new aid will help the country implement reforms and fight corruption. During a joint briefing following bilateral talks with Ukraine’s President Petro...

    Biden in Ukraine in Latest Show of US Support
    Dec07

    Biden in Ukraine in Latest Show of US Support

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Ukraine for a visit aimed at pushing the Kyiv government toward continued reforms, while seeking to reassure it that war in Syria has not diminished Washington’s support for Ukraine’s pro-Western ambitions. Biden arrived in Kyiv early Monday local time, and is set to meet with President Petro...

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO
    Dec06

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO

    The U.S. State Department says it regrets a Russian decision to ban an economic development foundation once supported by President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President George W. Bush. A U.S. statement late Friday came hours after Russian prosecutors declared the U.S.-Russia Foundation and Rule of Law (USRF) an “undesirable”...

    US VP Biden Heads to Ukraine to Stress Continued Support
    Dec05

    US VP Biden Heads to Ukraine to Stress Continued Support

    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Ukraine early next week to reassure government leaders and reformers of the United States’ continued support “in face of continued Russian military intervention” in the country’s restive east, administration officials said. Biden, making his fifth visit to Ukraine as vice president, plans...

    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine
    Dec05

    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine

    As some 300 U.S. soldiers train Ukrainian soldiers at a compound in western Ukraine, the Pentagon is countering reports of old and dilapidated U.S. equipment being given to Ukrainian fighters in the country’s east. The Pentagon, which has committed more than $265 million in security assistance to Ukraine since the fighting began, says U.S....

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road
    Dec04

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road

    A massive traffic jam formed Friday on Moscow’s Ring Road after police blocked a column of truckers driving at low speed to protest a doubling of road tolls, as well as high fines for not paying. Normally loyal to authorities, drivers now worry about making a living. Some blame the increased rates on corrupt elites connected to the Kremlin....

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