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    Russia Names US NGO ‘Undesirable’
    Jul28

    Russia Names US NGO ‘Undesirable’

    Russian prosecutors Tuesday designated the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a Washington-based non-profit group funded by the U.S. Congress, as “undesirable” — making it the first foreign NGO to be banned in Russia under a controversial new law. In a statement posted on its website, the Prosecutor General’s office said an...

    Russian Help on Iran Less Promising on Syria, Ukraine
    Jul27

    Russian Help on Iran Less Promising on Syria, Ukraine

    U.S.-Russian collaboration to secure a deal on Iran’s nuclear program has raised hopes of closer cooperation on other world issues, but analysts say any progress is likely to be slow in coming. A Kremlin statement issued shortly after the July 14 nuclear deal said Presidents Obama and Vladimir Putin had agreed in a telephone conversation to...

    Ex-Ukrainian Spy Chief: Russian Camps Spreading Chaos
    Jul25

    Ex-Ukrainian Spy Chief: Russian Camps Spreading Chaos

    Ukraine’s former intelligence chief says Russia is financing and organizing training camps from within Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern provinces in order to destabilize the country. “Up to 30 camps in Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea are training subversive groups, providing them with weapons and sending them on missions throughout...

    US to Train Regular Ukrainian Troops, Stick to Nonlethal Aid
    Jul25

    US to Train Regular Ukrainian Troops, Stick to Nonlethal Aid

    The Obama administration said Friday that it would expand training of Ukrainian security forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. is already training Ukrainian national guard units. In the fall, officials said, the mission will be expanded to include “small unit training” of regular...

    Ukraine Again Relies on Foreigners for Leadership Help
    Jul23

    Ukraine Again Relies on Foreigners for Leadership Help

    As Ukraine is struggling to reform and survive during war, it is relying on a cohort of accomplished foreigners for leadership. For example, foreign-born ministers are negotiating a way out of Ukraine’s debt burden, and former statesmen from Georgia are at the forefront of Ukraine’s fight against corruption. Ukraine has an ancient...

    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul22

    Volunteer Named Governor in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday appointed a well-known volunteer as governor in one of the two war-torn regions in the east in a possible sign of a policy change. Since hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in April 2014, killing more than 6,400 people, the Ukrainian government has controlled only parts of the Donetsk and...

    Russian UN Resolution Opposes Tribunal in Airliner Crash
    Jul22

    Russian UN Resolution Opposes Tribunal in Airliner Crash

    Russia has introduced a U.N. resolution demanding that those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year be brought to justice, but eliminating the international tribunal that the five countries investigating the crash are seeking to prosecute the perpetrators. Russia said earlier this month that it opposed a...

    Ukraine, Rebels Reach Preliminary Deal to Extend Weapons Pull-Back
    Jul22

    Ukraine, Rebels Reach Preliminary Deal to Extend Weapons Pull-Back

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have reached a preliminary agreement to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems, the chairman of the OSCE security watchdog, Ivica Dacic, said on Tuesday. Under a ceasefire agreement brokered in Minsk, Belarus, in February, weapons of over 100 mm calibre are...

    Crimean Filmmaker Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Trial
    Jul21

    Crimean Filmmaker Pleads Not Guilty in Terrorism Trial

    A Ukrainian filmmaker who has been in a Russian jail for more than a year on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism. Critics have dismissed Oleh Sentsov’s prosecution as revenge for his pro-Ukrainian position in Russia-occupied Crimea. Sentsov, a Crimean native, was a vocal voice against Russia’s...

    Cease-fire Brings Little Respite for E. Ukrainians
    Jul21

    Cease-fire Brings Little Respite for E. Ukrainians

    Natalya Brazhnikova goes to sell bread each day at a badly charred market on the outskirts of Donetsk in east Ukraine despite the risk of shelling and gunfire. Since her husband lost his job when the local coalmine closed because of fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, their family has depended on the money she makes to...

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