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  • Ukraine conflict: Can peace plan in east finally bring peace?

    10/29/2019 10:05:07 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    BBc ^ | 10/29/2019
    Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists have begun pulling back from a town on the front line in eastern Ukraine. The withdrawal comes more than five years since conflict in the east began and months after Ukrainians elected a new president. President Volodymyr Zelensky has backed in principle an agreement to bring elections to the territories controlled by the separatists amid hopes that it will eventually bring the conflict that has claimed more than 13,000 lives to an end. But Ukrainian opponents see the deal as a "capitulation" to Russia.
  • PGO Summons President Poroshenko For Interrogation As Witness On May 7

    05/07/2019 7:58:44 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 2 replies
    Ukrainian News ^ | 5/6/2019 | Staff
    The Prosecutor General's Office summons President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for interrogation as a witness within cases on crimes against activists of the Euromaidan for May 7. A source in the Prosecutor General's Office said this to Ukrainian News Agency. He is also expected to sign a protocol of the interrogation of November 2016. Serhii Horbatiuk, the head of the special investigation department of the Prosecutor General's Office, confirmed that President Poroshenko is summoned for interrogation on May 7.
  • Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia

    07/16/2018 3:22:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/16/2018 | David P. Goldman
    President Trump offended the entire political spectrum with a tweet this morning blaming the U.S. for poor relations with Russia. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity,” the president said, and he is entirely correct. By this I do not mean to say that Russia is a beneficent actor in world affairs or that President Putin is an admirable world leader. Nonetheless, the president displayed both perspicacity and political courage when he pointed the finger at the United States for mismanaging the relationship with Russia. Full disclosure: I was a...
  • Ukraine Investigates Nationalists over Maidan Shootings

    10/13/2015 6:18:14 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 9 replies
    Business New Europe ^ | October 12, 2015 | Graham Stack
    Ukrainian prosecutors have raided the homes of top leaders of the nationalist Svoboda party as part of an investigation into the massacre of anti-government protestors on the Maidan square in Kyiv on February 20, 2014. The shooting of up to 50 protestors by police triggered the flight from Kyiv of pro-Russian former president Viktor Yanukovych on February 22, and the ascent to power of a pro-Western administration
  • 'Winter on Fire' tracks the 93 days Ukraine fought for its identity

    10/09/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 3 replies
    The Los Angeles Time ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    Streets are scattered with stones and shell casings. Winter fog mixes with the last wisps of tear gas. The wounded and the dead have been carried away, and those who are left hunker at the barricades. Police advance. Snipers take to rooftops. Bodies fall and the Ukrainian revolution, as brutal as it is cinematic, enters a new day in the battered capital of Kiev. Evgeny Afineevsky's "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom" is a documentary from the front lines, a visceral portrait of a nation's battle for its identity. The film tracks the 93 days — between November 2013...
  • A Year After Fleeing Ukraine, Yanukovich Speaks of Return

    02/22/2015 12:11:32 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 21, 2015, 7:52 A.M. E.S.T. | Reuters
    MOSCOW — Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, who fled to Russia a year ago after being toppled by months of street protests, said he was ready to return to Ukraine if the opportunity arose. The pro-Russian leader was overthrown by the "Maidan" uprising in Kiev against his decision to back away from a deal that would have taken the country towards integration with Europe and instead tighten economic ties with Russia, Ukraine's old Soviet master. Just weeks after his departure, Moscow annexed the Crimea peninsula, a base for Russia's Black Sea fleet, and pro-Russian separatists seized key buildings in the...
  • Heroes of the Euromaidan Revolution are Leaving Ukraine

    02/21/2015 1:07:21 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    VICE ^ | 2-21-2015 | Isaac Webb
    One year ago, Dasha Oratovska and Sasha Zakhovaieva fled from Kyiv's Independence Square as riot police launched an assault on anti-government protesters, firing flares and rubber bullets into the crowd. Sasha lost consciousness and was dragged by a friend to a makeshift hospital in the nearby Trade Unions building. The building soon caught fire, forcing doctors and wounded protesters to evacuate. As the Euromaidan Revolution reached its bloody crescendo, Dasha found Sasha sitting, dazed, on St. Sophia Square, a short distance from Independence Square. Six months later, Dasha left Ukraine, likely permanently. Sasha remains in Kyiv but has begun formulating...
  • Belarus: Football fans jailed for anti-Putin chant

    10/10/2014 7:53:23 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 29 replies
    A court in the Belarusian capital Minsk has jailed eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin. One man was sent to prison for 10 days for possessing fascist symbols. Seven others were jailed for five days for using obscene language. They had joined in anti-Putin chants and songs at the Euro 2016 qualifier between Ukraine and Belarus. A number of Belarusian fans were also convicted and fined. Both local and visiting fans at the Euro 2016 qualifier between Ukraine and Belarus in Borisov came together in a rousing rendition of a well-known...
  • STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN IN KYIV, UKRAINE

    09/04/2014 2:32:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    mccain.senate.gov ^ | Sep 04 2014 | SENATOR JOHN McCAIN
    Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today delivered the following statement at a press conference during his visit to Kyiv, Ukraine: “I am Senator John McCain, and it is always a pleasure to be back in Ukraine. “This is my fourth trip to Kyiv since brave Ukraine took to the Maidan last year to demonstrate for freedom and their country's independence. I keep coming back, and I am here now, because I believe what is happening in Ukraine is about far more than Ukraine. It is about the principles of international order that have brought peace and hope...
  • Clashes in Kiev as Ukraine moves to clear Independence Square protest camp

    08/07/2014 8:07:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8-7-2014 | Roland Oliphant
    Protesters and police have clashed in central Kiev as authorities moved to clear the protest camp on Independence Square. Black smoke billowed over the city centre as protesters set fire to barricades and hurled cobblestones at police and interior ministry troops who arrived to remove tents and barricades on Thursday morning. Clashes erupted when municipal workers equipped with cranes and backed by police and interior ministry troops arrived to clear tents on Khreshyatik street, the city's main thoroughfare, early on Thursday Ukrainian media reported the fires had been extinguished and many tents removed by early afternoon. It is not known...
  • UKRAINE: General Prosecutor submitted scheme of the mass murder at Independence Square in Kiev

    06/13/2014 2:13:04 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    obozrevatel.com ^ | June 13, 2014, 20:31
    GPU scheme unveiled with the names of the organizers of the shooting on Independence General Prosecutor's Office submitted a scheme of criminal activity to suppress the protests that led to the mass murder of citizens of Ukraine on Independence Square in Kiev. As reported LigaBusinessInform in the center of the scheme - former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, who has instructed Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko and head of the SBU Alexander Yakymenko occult (without regulatory permission) use of firearms and excessive force against protesters in order to forcefully suppress the protest. Former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov Cabinet organized the...
  • Is Kiev’s ex-boxer mayor tough enough for the new job?

    05/31/2014 6:35:01 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 14 replies
    France24 ^ | 5/30/2014 | France24
    Just days after his May 25 election victory, former boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko gets his first outing as mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. The 6ft 7in boxer-turned-protest leader-turned mayor is perfectly at ease on stage. But as soon as he plunges into the crowd, tensions mount. "You've got to deal with all these banks that refuse to give us our money back," says a woman, referring to the fall in the value of the national currency. Klitschko tries to enter the parliament building, but he's stopped by mothers of conscripts serving in the east of the country. "We...
  • Who makes up the ranks of Kiev's "elite National Guard" being sent to Odessa and Slavyansk?

    05/06/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    5/6/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Fox News reported yesterday that Kiev is sending an "elite National Guard" to Odessa, and today the International Business Times reported that Kiev is sending an "elite National Guard" to Slavyansk. Who makes up the ranks of this elite National Guard when Vice News reported on March 19, 2014 - in their article "A look Inside Ukraine's Volunteer National Guard" - and in it said then that Ukraine had - by its own admission - only 6,000 combat-ready troops? Looks like Kiev didn't/doesn't have a pot to even... much less an "elite National Guard." BTW, Vice News was the news...
  • Ukraine crisis: Dozens killed in Odessa fire amid clashes

    05/02/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 85 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 5/2/2014 | Staff
    At least 38 people have been killed in a fire in an official building amid clashes in Odessa, in south west Ukraine, local police say. ...
  • BBC News - Profile: Ukraine's ultra-nationalist Right Sector

    04/30/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 79 replies
    BBC News Europe ^ | 4/28/2014 | Staff
    <p>The Right Sector played a leading role in January's violent anti-Yanukovych protests in Kiev.</p> <p>The Right Sector is the most radical wing of Ukraine's Maidan protest movement that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February.</p> <p>Activists claiming to be Right Sector members were involved in Kiev's Maidan protests [link at URL] from late November but the group did not attract much attention until violent clashes with police in central Kiev on 19 January, in which it played a leading role.</p>
  • Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine (NYT issuing a retraction?

    04/24/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer
    A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny. The photographs were submitted by Ukraine last week to the Organization for Security and Cooperation, an organization in Vienna that has been monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Some of the photographs were also provided by American officials to Secretary of State John Kerry so he could show them when he met in Geneva last Thursday with his counterparts from the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine....
  • International Renaissance Foundation/ Open Society Foundations (OSF) [Ukraine] (George Soros...

    04/15/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    The International Renaissance Foundation's mission is to foster an open, participatory, plaurlist society based on democratic values in Ukraine...
  • George Soros about Europe, Russia and Ukraine (Euromaidan PR interview of Soros

    04/14/2014 12:55:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    EuroMaidan PR ^ | 4/12/2014 | Vitali Usenko
    In an interesting interview [link at URL] to the New York Review of Books, George Soros shared his ideas on many topics including Europe, Russia and the Ukranian crisis. He also presented his new book [link at URL] The tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? Whether one agrees or disagrees with Soro's interpretations and arguments, it is hard to deny that the interview is extremely insightful and gives a lot of food for thought. I offer a discussion of the part of the interview devoted to Ukraine. George Soros emphasized the necessity of a large-scale technical and financial...
  • Top Kiev official wounded in shooting incident in city center

    03/31/2014 7:54:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 3-31-2014 | TASS
    Three people, including deputy head of the Kiev city state administration Bogdan Dubas, were wounded in a shooting incident in the Ukrainian capital’s center near the Mafia restaurant on Monday, Kiev police told Itar-Tass. The shooting was started by an activist of the Right Sector far-right group, Ukrainian parliament-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Monday. “A Right Sector activist started shooting near the Mafia caf·. Three people were wounded, including two of them seriously. The wounded are two Maidan self-defense soldiers and Kiev city administration deputy head Bogdan Dubas,” Avakov said. “The reasons for the shooting are unknown. The wounded...
  • Exclusive: Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev

    03/30/2014 1:28:16 PM PDT · by annalex · 120 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    The unique photographs and 90 gigabytes of video material shared with The Daily Beast provide strong evidence that the massacre in the Maidan was in fact a vicious and clinical assault ordered by the pro-Russian Yanukovych regime and executed by its arch loyalists. Exclusive: Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev WORLD NEWS 03.30.14 Jamie Dettmer The slaughter of 53 protesters in the Maidan on February 20 changed history. Now, exclusive photographs show what really happened. KIEV, Ukraine—The first crack of a sniper’s round in Kiev’s Independence Square came shortly after nine o’clock on the morning of February 20 and the...