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    Russia Says it Foiled Terror Attacks in Crimea by Ukraine Forces
    Aug10

    Russia Says it Foiled Terror Attacks in Crimea by Ukraine Forces

    Russia’s security service says it has foiled “terrorist attacks” in Crimea by Ukrainian military and intelligence forces. The FSB says one of its officer was killed Saturday during clashes with groups it says were sent by the Ukrainian defense ministry. It also says a Russian soldier was killed in similar clashes Monday....

    Separatist Leader in Eastern Ukraine Survives Assassination Attempt
    Aug07

    Separatist Leader in Eastern Ukraine Survives Assassination Attempt

    The Russian-backed leader of a separatist region in eastern Ukraine was seriously wounded Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt, Russian and Ukrainian media reported. The pro-Russian separatist Luhansk Information Center said a bomb exploded early Saturday near the car of rebel leader Igor Plotnitsky in the capital of the self-proclaimed...

    US Official: Annexing Crimea, Russia Broke All Rules of ‘World Order’
    Aug06

    US Official: Annexing Crimea, Russia Broke All Rules of ‘World Order’

    Russia’s actions against Ukraine and the potential threat it poses to other countries in its neighborhood has become an issue in the U.S. presidential race, thanks largely to comments made by Donald Trump. The Republican candidate told a U.S. television interviewer late last month that the people of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine...

    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...

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