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    UN: Homes Damaged in E. Ukraine Conflict to Be Repaired
    Aug05

    UN: Homes Damaged in E. Ukraine Conflict to Be Repaired

    The U.N. refugee agency reports it has received the go-ahead from the de facto separatist rulers in eastern Ukraine to help repair thousands of homes damaged or destroyed during the military conflict there. Pro-Russian separatists in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have been fighting the Ukrainian government since April 2014. The war has...

    Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine Border Raises War Fears
    Aug04

    Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine Border Raises War Fears

    Russia’s steady buildup of military forces along its border with Ukraine is raising concerns that Moscow, which annexed Crimea in 2014 and then began backing separatists in eastern Ukraine militarily — including with Russian troops — may be considering an overt military campaign against its southwestern neighbor. Russian Defense Minister...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian prisoners-of-war, accusing Ukraine’s president of ignoring their plight. Savchenko’s return from Russia in May via a prisoner swap was a PR coup for...

    Ukrainians Denounce Trump’s Comments on Ukraine, Crimea
    Aug02

    Ukrainians Denounce Trump’s Comments on Ukraine, Crimea

    It is probably no surprise that the recent comments by U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump about the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, including Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, have not been well received by Ukrainian politicians and analysts. In a television interview Sunday with ABC News, Trump said “the people of...

    Putin Steps Up Drive to Kill Sanctions Amid Signs of EU Disunity
    Jul29

    Putin Steps Up Drive to Kill Sanctions Amid Signs of EU Disunity

    Vladimir Putin will step up Russia’s campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off. The sanctions, imposed over the Ukraine crisis, are designed to block access to Western...

    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak
    Jul28

    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak

    The U.S. State Department expressed concern Wednesday about new troop buildups that Russia has announced that it says are meant to counterbalance an increased military presence near its borders. “If true, we believe this would appear to run contrary to ongoing efforts to stop violence and to de-escalate the tensions in eastern Ukraine in line...

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems
    Jul25

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems

    While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. Countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine punch above their weight in the Olympic medal table, but their high rates of performance...

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy
    Jul21

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy

    At this week’s Republican National Convention, a mini-drama has surfaced over what the party’s platform has to say about the conflict in Ukraine. Diana Denman, a Texas delegate who backed her state’s U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for the party’s presidential nominee, has visited Ukraine several times since its independence in...

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says
    Jul21

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says

    The Paris prosecutor said Thursday that the man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people, had accomplices and seemed to have been plotting his attack for months. Francois Molins told reporters in Paris that information from the attacker’s phone showed searches and photos suggesting he could have...

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice
    Jul21

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice

    French police conducted a counter-terrorism operation in the Argenteuil area north of Paris Thursday near a mosque and an Islamic library, authorities said. It is not yet known whether the operation had any links to last week’s truck attack in Nice. Meanwhile, France’s interior minister said that there were no national police...

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