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    Putin’s Annual News Conference Could Address Syria, Russian Elections, Ukraine
    Dec14

    Putin’s Annual News Conference Could Address Syria, Russian Elections, Ukraine

    A spokesman for the Kremlin told Russian state-owned media Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin had prepared “from dawn till dusk” for his annual news conference scheduled for Thursday. Putin’s appearance is usually broadcast live on three Russian television channels and three radio networks. Topics range from international...

    Ukraine MP Calls to Expedite Anti-corruption Court Legislation
    Dec14

    Ukraine MP Calls to Expedite Anti-corruption Court Legislation

    Pressure to expedite creation of special court comes amid concerns that Kyiv is backsliding on promised reforms …read more Source: Voice of...

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk
    Dec13

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk

    Ruined houses, shell craters and deserted streets — this is a typical scene in the Oktyabrsky district of Donetsk, the largest city of Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel region that bears the same name. The self-styled Donetsk and next-door Luhansk “people’s republics” broke away from central rule in 2014 after months of violent...

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk
    Dec13

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk

    Ruined houses, shell craters and deserted streets — this is a typical scene in the Oktyabrsky district of Donetsk, the largest city of Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel region that bears the same name. The self-styled Donetsk and next-door Luhansk “people’s republics” broke away from central rule in 2014 after months of violent...

    Russian General Named in Bellingcat MH17 Report Plans to Sue
    Dec10

    Russian General Named in Bellingcat MH17 Report Plans to Sue

    A senior Russian general who was accused in a recent investigation of being a coordinator of separatist forces in eastern Ukraine and of possibly playing a role in the downing of a civilian airliner in July 2014 has said he plans to sue the authors of the report for defamation. Retired General Nikolai Tkachyov told Novaya Gazeta on Saturday that...

    Ukrainian Author of Manafort Op-ed Says He Sought Input to Avoid Errors
    Dec10

    Ukrainian Author of Manafort Op-ed Says He Sought Input to Avoid Errors

    The author of an article that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller believes former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said Saturday that he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to try to convince a judge that he wrote the...

    Saakashvili Declares Hunger Strike Following Arrest in Kyiv
    Dec10

    Saakashvili Declares Hunger Strike Following Arrest in Kyiv

    Ukrainian opposition politician and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has declared a hunger strike, his lawyer told journalists on Saturday. Attorney Ruslan Chornolutskiy released a letter from Saakashvili calling on supporters to protest in Kyiv on Sunday and to call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko. Also Saturday, a...

    From Poles to Filipinos? UK Food Industry Needs Post-Brexit Workers
    Dec09

    From Poles to Filipinos? UK Food Industry Needs Post-Brexit Workers

    Britons who voted for Brexit in the hope of slashing immigration seem set for disappointment. In the farming and food industries at least, any exodus of Polish and Romanian workers may simply be followed by arrivals of Ukrainians and Filipinos. From dairy farms to abattoirs, employers say not enough Britons have an appetite for milking cows...

    Ukrainian Police Recapture Former Georgian Leader Saakashvili
    Dec09

    Ukrainian Police Recapture Former Georgian Leader Saakashvili

    Ukraine’s general prosecutor said on Friday police had recaptured the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who was freed from police custody by his supporters in dramatic scenes earlier this week. The development is the latest twist in a long feud between the Ukrainian authorities and Saakashvili, who has turned on his one-time...

    Worsening Ukrainian Crisis Suffers from Severe Lack of Funding
    Dec08

    Worsening Ukrainian Crisis Suffers from Severe Lack of Funding

    The United Nations is appealing for $187 million to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to 2.3 million of the most vulnerable Ukrainians who, it says, have reached the limits of their endurance after four years of conflict. Most people view the ongoing fighting between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine...

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