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Volodymyr Hroisman – Ukraine’s New Prime Minister

As an update to the news earlier this week here, the Ukrainian Parliament has approved the appointment of Volodymyr Hroisman (also spelled Groysman) as the new Prime Minister of Ukraine. He is the 16th Prime Minister since it’s establishment in 1990. He … Continue reading

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In the News: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Resigns

Earlier this week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned amid pressure and supposed corruption in the Ukrainian government. This is a huge move, as the country is already struggling politically both with domestic and international affairs. As the New York … Continue reading

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Trade a Ukrainian Pilot for Terrorists? U.S. Says No

As the Nadiya Savchenko drama continues to unfold (click here and here to catch up), we have yet another update. However, it doesn’t actually get us anywhere. From The Moscow Times: President Vladimir Putin might like to trade convicted Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko … Continue reading

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Update on Savchenko: Russia Adamant on Her Release

A small update from my previous post; last we heard, Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer stated that there were “very good signals” that the Ukrainian pilot, who was recently sentenced to 22 years imprisonment by a Russian court, would be released through an … Continue reading

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In the News: Nadiya Savchenko Found Guilty

Quite a bit has happened in the last several days. Now that the Conference I attended is over, let’s get started with what we missed. I apologize for all the links here, as I had planned to talk about it … Continue reading

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In the News: From Lenin to Lennon

A couple weeks ago I reported how Ukrainian towns, parks, and streets are being renamed as part of the anti-Sovietization  (and implicitly anti-Russification) movement. Some are renamed to what they were known as before the Soviets came; others are renamed … Continue reading

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Latvia in the Ukrainian Crisis

As opposed to weapons and military, some countries are providing humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian government in their civil war against pro-Russian separatists. This includes Latvia. From Ukraine Today: The country’s ambassador was on-hand to deliver supplies to volunteers Latvian … Continue reading

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