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    Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support
    Sep17

    Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support

    The commander of Ukraine’s famed Donbas Battalion, Semen Semenchenko, is in Washington this week to lobby U.S. officials for stepped-up non-lethal aid and possible West Point training for his men. Semenchenko, who was recently wounded during an attack on the eastern city of Ilovaysk and walks with a cane, arrived just ahead of Ukrainian...

    Ukraine Parliament Grants Self-rule to Eastern Regions
    Sep16

    Ukraine Parliament Grants Self-rule to Eastern Regions

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    Romania Accuses Russia of Playing Games With Gas Supply
    Sep16

    Romania Accuses Russia of Playing Games With Gas Supply

    Romania’s energy minister said on Tuesday Russia was playing games with gas supplies to cause concerns in EU states, after analysts warned that Moscow could use the flows to retaliate against sanctions imposed over its role in Ukraine. Razvan Nicolescu said Russia’s state-owned Gazprom had warned of an imminent 10 percent cut in gas...

    Ukraine Parliament Adopts Law on Self-Rule for Eastern Region
    Sep16

    Ukraine Parliament Adopts Law on Self-Rule for Eastern Region

    Ukraine’s parliament has adopted legislation giving greater autonomy to the separatist regions in the east of the country, as well as amnesty for most of those involved in recent fighting with government forces. The new laws, which were proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, are aimed at ending the five-month conflict that has...

    Top NATO Commander Questions Russian Intentions Toward Moldova
    Sep16

    Top NATO Commander Questions Russian Intentions Toward Moldova

    U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said on Monday that Russia appeared to be following some of the same “hybrid warfare” script in dealing with the former Soviet republic of Moldova that it used before annexing Crimea and intervening in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US Secretary of State Recognizes International Day of Democracy
    Sep16

    US Secretary of State Recognizes International Day of Democracy

    Monday was International Day of Democracy and the theme this year was “Engaging Young People in Democracy.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that “powerfully underscores the importance of youth in building and preserving democracy.” He added that “Democratic societies are strong societies, because people are...

    US to Lead Peacekeeping Exercises in Ukraine
    Sep15

    US to Lead Peacekeeping Exercises in Ukraine

    The U.S. military is set to lead peacekeeping exercises Monday in western Ukraine involving 15 nations, as President Barack Obama prepares to host Ukraine’s president for talks at the White House later this week. The Defense Department announced the 12-day exercise earlier this month, saying 1,300 personnel would take part, including 200...

    Russian Americans Offer Mixed Views of Ukraine Conflict
    Sep15

    Russian Americans Offer Mixed Views of Ukraine Conflict

    While polls within Russia indicate overwhelming popular support for President Vladimir Putin’s policies and actions in eastern Ukraine, the hundreds of thousands of Russian immigrants living in New York seem divided in their reactions to recent developments. Lev Borschevskiy, a veteran journalist and active member of the Russian American...

    Defense Minister: Western Weapons on Way to Ukraine
    Sep14

    Defense Minister: Western Weapons on Way to Ukraine

    Ukrain’s Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey said Sunday weapons are on their way to Ukraine from Western countries – which he would not name – to help the country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The claim came as sporadic fighting continued in eastern Ukraine, despite of a nine-day-old cease-fire. Heletey said the...

    Ukraine to Feature in Paris Talks
    Sep14

    Ukraine to Feature in Paris Talks

    Ukraine is expected to be discussed on the sidelines of the Paris meeting on Iraq Monday. A senior U.S. State Department official says Secretary John Kerry will have pull-asides with several foreign ministers to review developments. The official told reporters travelling with the secretary that “It appears the Russians are treating the...

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