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      While the world is distracted, Putin escalates his war in Ukraine
      Aug18

      While the world is distracted, Putin escalates his war in Ukraine

      Why spark a new battle, now? The seizure of Crimea was hugely popular at home, and Mr. Putin may be hoping for a lift before the Sept. 18 parliamentary elections, perhaps distracting Russians from the economic troubles brought on in part by Western sanctions. Mr. Putin may also calculate that — with the United States […] …read more Source:...

      TESTIMONY OF AMBASSADOR MASHA YOVANOVITCH NOMINEE TO BE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE
      Jul16

      TESTIMONY OF AMBASSADOR MASHA YOVANOVITCH NOMINEE TO BE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE

      MARIE L. YOVANOVITCH CONFIRMED BY U.S. SENATE TO BE AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, members of this committee. It is a privilege and an honor to appear before you today as President Obama’s nominee to serve as the United States Ambassador to Ukraine. If confirmed, I look forward to working with this […]...

      Insight-In Economic Crisis, Putin Helps a Mogul He Once Attacked
      Jul15

      Insight-In Economic Crisis, Putin Helps a Mogul He Once Attacked

      Three major banks rescued industrialist Igor Zyuzin’s coal and steel firm Mechel from what would have been Russia’s biggest ever corporate collapse. The commodity price slump and sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine have hurt the economy and unsettled Putin’s grip on power. If Mechel went bankrupt it could lead to layoffs...

      Putin to Merkel, Hollande: Help avoid Ukraine escalation
      Jul15

      Putin to Merkel, Hollande: Help avoid Ukraine escalation

      Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to use their influence to help prevent any escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Putin expressed his concerns about the state of a shaky truce between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in...

      How Russia has prepared for aggression against Ukraine for 10 years
      Jul15

      How Russia has prepared for aggression against Ukraine for 10 years

      The key objective is to recapture Ukraine, which should dramatically increase Russia’s demographic, political, economic, military and other resources. In the irrational worldview of the “Kremlin dreamers”, restoring control over Kyiv – “the mother of all cities”, capital and ancestral home of Eastern Slavic Orthodoxy – is a vital interest...

      We believe in Europe
      Jul08

      We believe in Europe

      “Brexit or not, crisis or not, war or not, we will go the way of EU integration” said Poroshenko. It is the association agreement with the EU that guides Ukrainian efforts to put their home in order, thus making Europe safer and better itself. Politico: We believe in Europe’ …read more Source: The American Center for a European...

      Ukraine’s authoritarian signals
      Jul08

      Ukraine’s authoritarian signals

      In post-Soviet countries, the threat of authoritarianism emerges time and time again from the presidency. The president formally and informally controls key bodies of executive, legislature and judiciary through allies, new appointees and members of his financial-political group. OP: Ukraine’s authoritarian signals …read more Source:...

      Congressman Brendan Boyle Urges President Obama to Visit Ukraine
      Jun28

      Congressman Brendan Boyle Urges President Obama to Visit Ukraine

      June 27, 2016 In The News Congressman Brendan F. Boyle and the Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Congressman Sander Levin and Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick led a letter to President Obama urging him to visit Ukraine prior to the end of his term. Fifteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined in on signing […]...

      Putin Says Russia Must Respond To ‘Aggressive’ Western Actions, Rhetoric
      Jun23

      Putin Says Russia Must Respond To ‘Aggressive’ Western Actions, Rhetoric

      Putin told Russia’s State Duma on June 22 that the country “must think about its own security” when confronted by what he called “NATO’s aggressive actions near Russia’s borders.” Putin praised lawmakers in the lower chamber of parliament for supporting Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. rferl:...

      Europe’s Short Memory and Ukraine’s Long Crisis
      Jun23

      Europe’s Short Memory and Ukraine’s Long Crisis

      Less than 20 percent of the $298 million that the United Nations requested from international donors has been provided. Since 2014, the war in Ukraine’s east has claimed over ten thousand lives and displaced over 1.8 million people the largest internally displaced persons crisis in Europe. According to data from the International...

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