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      In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage
      Jul22

      In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage

      For decades, Republican doctrine has viewed Russia as a power to mistrust. But in Donald Trump’s GOP, Moscow’s sins seem to matter less. The platform written at the GOP convention in Cleveland this week eliminated references to arming Ukraine in its fight with Russia, which seized the Crimean Peninsula… …read more Source:...

      In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage
      Jul22

      In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage

      For decades, Republican doctrine has viewed Russia as a power to mistrust. But in Donald Trump’s GOP, Moscow’s sins seem to matter less. The platform written at the GOP convention in Cleveland this week eliminated references to arming Ukraine in its fight with Russia, which seized the Crimean Peninsula… …read more Source:...

      Ukraine’s first female combat pilot freed in prisoner exchange with Russia
      May25

      Ukraine’s first female combat pilot freed in prisoner exchange with Russia

      A Ukrainian pilot who was sentenced to jail in connection with the deaths of two Russian journalists and became a symbol of her nation’s resistance to Moscow’s aggression was freed Wednesday as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen. Nadiya Savchenko, Ukraine’s first female combat pilot, spent… …read more Source:...

      Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest
      May20

      Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest

      A Russian court on Thursday convicted a radical artist with a penchant for self-mutilation on vandalism charges for a 2014 performance celebrating the mass street protests in Ukraine that helped topple pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovich. Officials said the artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, will not… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Ukraine remembers Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion 30 years later
      Apr27

      Ukraine remembers Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion 30 years later

      Ivan Ivanovich and his wife knew something was wrong in April 1986 when officials began handing out free vodka, which was supposed to protect against radiation exposure. Soon after, the couple were evacuated from their village near the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Like many others, they were sent to… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Russian President Putin covers political issues and private life at annual call-in show
      Apr15

      Russian President Putin covers political issues and private life at annual call-in show

      The question from 12-year-old Varya Kuznetsova to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday went something like this: If Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko were drowning, whom would Putin save first? The question, among several million submitted for… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      Ukraine’s embattled prime minister resigns as corruption scandals shake Europe
      Apr10

      Ukraine’s embattled prime minister resigns as corruption scandals shake Europe

      Fallout from corruption scandals continued to roil Europe on Sunday, as Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced that he would resign amid a growing political crisis. His resignation came at a time when the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, is under scrutiny after the Panama Papers… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

      German leader Angela Merkel named Time magazine’s Person of the Year
      Dec09

      German leader Angela Merkel named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis. Time also cited Merkel’s strong response to “Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine” and on its cover called…...

      Rose Revolution hero runs into a wall of debauchery in Odessa
      Nov24

      Rose Revolution hero runs into a wall of debauchery in Odessa

      When former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed governor of the Odessa region in May, Ukraine’s president and fawning media hailed the brash, Western-educated reformer as the new sheriff in town who would clean up the Black Sea port’s legendary corruption. You could almost hear… …read more Source: Los...

      All 224 aboard Russian jet are dead in Egypt crash; terror claim disputed
      Oct31

      All 224 aboard Russian jet are dead in Egypt crash; terror claim disputed

      A Russian passenger jet carrying 224 people from an Egyptian tourist resort along the Red Sea crashed Saturday in a remote part of the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula, killing all aboard, officials said. The Metrojet Airbus A321, headed to St. Petersburg, had 214 Russians and three Ukrainians… …read more Source: Los Angeles...