Ukraine

Ukraine Moves To Form A Unified Orthodox Church Independent From Russia

The move comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and has already drawn condemnation from Moscow.(Image credit: Mikhail Palinchak/AP)
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New Ukrainian Orthodox Leader Gives 1st Liturgy, Urges Unity

In his first liturgy as head of the newly christened Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius called for Ukrainians to unite under the new church and pray for peace in Ukraine. Ukrainian bishops met Saturday and voted to approve a...
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Ex-us Ambassador To Ukraine: We Don't Want Russia To Have Strong Army, Navy

Washington seeks to impose economic sanctions on Moscow in order to deprive Russia of a strong army and navy, former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst said on Friday.
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Eu Commission's Sefcovic Says Invited Russia, Ukraine For Gas Talks In Brussels

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission's Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, said he had invited Moscow and Kiev to hold the next round of trilateral talks on gas transit from Russia to the European Union through...
Related topics: Russia, Belgium, Brussels, Moscow, Kiev

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Russian Reporter Who Faked His Own Murder Named A ‘person Of The Year’ By Time Magazine

Arkady Babchenko (second from left) meeting with Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko, SBU head Vasil Hrytsak and attorney general Yuri Lutsenko after his staged assassination in Kiev, Ukraine // President.gov.ua, shared under CC4.0 When Russian...
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Pressure Petro Poroshenko For Ignoring Ukraine's Massive Corruption Problem

The West is rightly increasing its support for Ukraine in face of escalating aggression from Russia. But we should not close our eyes to the systemic challenge of corruption in Ukraine. After all, it's a challenge that President Petro Poroshenko's...
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Ukraine Wants Nuclear Weapons: Will The West Bow To The Regime In Kiev?

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are one of the few issues on which the great powers agree, intending to continue to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and to prevent...
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Eu Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia 

EU leaders extended punishing economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine for another six months on Thursday, amid heightened tensions over the Azov Sea clash. The EU first imposed the measures in July 2014 after Malaysia...
Related topics: Russia, Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines

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Ukraine Court Reveals Officials Interfered In Us Election By Naming Manafort

A Ukrainian court revealed Wednesday that two Ukrainian officials had violated the law by revealing information about illegal cash payments made to Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former presidential election campaign chair. The disclosure amounted...
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With War On Its Doorstep, A Ukrainian City’s Civil Society Flourishes

MARIUPOL, Ukraine—The people of Mariupol have lived within earshot of Europe’s only ongoing land war for four and a half years. At first, they plainly showed fear at the sounds of the tank shots and the shelling. Now, they have the temerity to...

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Wikipedia’s Edit Wars: The Funniest, Weirdest, And Greatest Wiki Fights

What’s the capital of Ukraine, Kiev or Kyiv? Does traditional mayonnaise contain lemon juice? And was Steven Colbert a serious candidate in the 2008 US presidential elections? Welcome to Wikipedia edit wars. What Is an Edit War? If...
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New Satellite Imagery Shows Hundreds Of Russian Battle Tanks Amassing On Ukraine Border 

Ukraine's president has recently warned Russian tanks are amassing along the border between the two countries amid increasing tensions. The comments came late last month after three Ukrainian naval boats were seized in the Kerch Strait by...
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Don't Let Ukraine Drag America Into War

Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Europe The adage to not let a weak ally make major decisions still rings true. Ukraine’s behavior in the Kerch Strait is another example of a U.S. ally (or security dependent) trying to gain American military...
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Poroshenko Signs Law Terminating Treaty Of Friendship, Cooperation With Russia

Kiev sent a diplomatic note to Moscow in September saying it would not renew the 1997 treaty.
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Kiev Regime – A Western Frankenstein Creation

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Russian President Vladimir Putin put it succinctly when he recently warned that prospects for peace in Ukraine were negligible as long as the current authorities in Kiev remain in power. Worse, given a new rash...
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The U.s. Air Force Deployed A Surveillance Plane To Ukraine. Here's Why It Matters.

David Axe Security, The OC-135 that flew over Ukraine is one of two surveillance planes that the Air Force operates under the auspices of the 1992 Open Skies Treaty. But the treaty is under attack.  The U.S. Air Force deployed a surveillance...
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Ukraine Can Create Its Own Nukes, Former Envoy To Nato Claims

On December 5, 1994, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, the US and the UK signed the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, which obliged Kiev to give up nuclear weapons. It was followed by the process of Ukraine entering...
Related topics: Nato, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, United Kingdom, Hungary, Budapest, Kiev

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Ukrainian Vessels Threatened To Use Weapons If Approached By Russian Ships - Fsb

Kiev and Moscow have been embroiled in a naval standoff for the past two weeks. Three Ukrainian Navy vessels were seized on November 25 after violating Russia's maritime border.
Related topics: Kiev, Russia, Moscow

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Unifying Synod In Ukraine To Cause Further Discord - Metropolitan

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The unifying Synod of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine will only cause further discord among believers in the country, former Primate of the Orthodox Church in America metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) told Sputnik on Friday.
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Russia Allegedly Sends Sub To Kerch Strait As Tensions With Ukraine Soar (photo)

A Twitter user claims a Russian submarine has been spotted leaving the port city of Sevastopol just days after three Ukrainian warships violated Russia's maritime border. The Russian Defence Ministry hasn't commented yet.
Related topics: Russia, World Photos, Social Media

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