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Ukraine's Zoos Need Urgent Help Before Winter

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

After a popular uprising toppled Viktor Yanukovych in February, Ukrainians touring his most lavish palace finally got to visit their ex-president's private zoo. In this sprawling compound just outside Kyiv, built with stolen tax payer money, there are over 2,000 animals.

Ukraine -- the World Is Watching

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Shortsighted experts and commentators in the West naively believe that giving Russia one more piece of Ukrainian territory will resolve the problem. It would if this was the Russia's objective.

Legal 'Pussyrioting' Lives on in Another Russian Court Blunder

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The Hatchet may be on the opposite end of the political spectrum from the ultra-liberal feminists of Pussy Riot, yet like the women he was silenced for exercising Russia's constitutionally protected right to free speech.

What Really Motivated Russia's Foray Into Ukraine

Ryan Rappa | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ryan Rappa

Like most news coverage in general, most coverage of the Ukraine situation so far has been convoluted, disjointed, and missing the big picture. As a result, fears about Russia's propensity to invade other countries have been overblown.

REPORT: 121 Died During Ukraine Protests

AP | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations say in a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine that corruption, a lack of independence of the judiciary a...

EuroMaidan Left to the West: Where's My Solidarity?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As East-West tensions steadily deteriorate, Ukrainian leftists may wonder what has become of their Western counterparts. Locked into a rigid ideologi...

Dominique Mosbergen

Thousands Of Ukraine's Zoo Animals May Soon Starve To Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

As political unrest continues to threaten the peace in Ukraine, thousands of animals at one of the country's zoos are at the brink of starvation, an i...

Russia Refuses To Extradite Ukraine's 'Legitimate President'

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) - Moscow will not extradite Viktor Yanukovich to Ukraine, Russia's chief prosecutor said on Friday, calling the ousted le...

Crimea: Russian Aggression Or Realpolitik?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

We made no offer to send monitors to help ensure a fair election. Instead, Western leaders challenged the idea of holding any referendum. Is this Russian aggression or support of self-determination?

Without Economic Opportunities, Ukraine's Women May Turn to Putin

Marcia Greenberg | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Marcia Greenberg

Were more decision-makers to see and listen to average Ukrainian women, they would hear a consistent complaint: After years of corruption, women want a fair system with economic opportunity.

Ousted President: Crimea Should Be A Part Of Ukraine

AP | By CARO KRIEL and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Defensive and at times tearful, Ukraine's ousted president conceded Wednesday that he made a mistake when he invited Ru...

What the Mainstream Misses: Observations on the Ukraine Crisis

Allen Ruff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Allen Ruff

With Yanukovych ousted, the ever myopic U.S. press rapidly shifted its attention to Russia's response, or more accurately to the behavior of Vladimir Putin.

Why Ukraine's Next President Doesn't Matter

James Stafford | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
James Stafford

From a business standpoint, the economic and political situation will not show signs of stability until next year. At the same time, the intuitive investor may see opportunity ripening.

IMF Makes Big Loan To Fledgling Ukrainian Gov't

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday pledged $18 billion in loans to prop up Ukraine's sinking economy, as the nation's ...

Ukraine, From More Than One Perspective

Elena Kryzhanovskaya | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Elena Kryzhanovskaya

Friends have asked me to write to explain what is going on. But how do I explain an extremely complicated situation that feels so personal? Mainstream media runs headlines about Ukraine right next to stories about Syria. And isn't that the bottom line -- how do we avoid another Syria?

Ukraine Crisis: Time for Thorough Overhaul of the International Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.20.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Why can't one criticize both Washington's foreign policy machinations while also decrying Putin's excesses? Adopting such a position seems clear as day and a "no-brainer," yet the left cannot seem to get beyond the narrow confines of its own ideological fixations.

Starvation Concerns For Abandoned Animals At Ukrainian Ex-President's Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green

Days after Viktor Yanukovych abandoned Mezhygirya, his residence outside Kiev, many stormed the sprawling 343-acre estate to see just how the former p...

Straight Talk on Ukraine

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Whether for good or for ill, however, and despite whatever attempts Western powers have made to influence the outcome, the change of government is ultimately the responsibility of Ukrainians, not the Obama administration.

Russia's Economy -- a Crevasse in Putin's Armor

Michael Kay | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Michael Kay

It may be too late for the U.S. administration to salvage Crimea in the short term. But crafting an energy strategy that bolsters future geopolitical security for Europe and Ukraine would exploit the homemade crevasse in Putin's armor.

Ukraine's Fugitive Leader Warns Of Civil War

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's fugitive president has accused his country's new government of fomenting a civil war and criticized the West for supporting ...

Might Putin Face International Criminal Court by Annexing Crimea?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

To what degree could Putin, or those acting upon his direction, be encouraged to consider the rule of law in their actions in Crimea and beyond and no longer be confident in their impunity?

Important Ukraine Figure Gets Medical Treatment In Germany

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has started medical treatment at Berlin's Charite hospital after arriving late Frid...

Seeking An Exit From the Ukrainian Cul-de-Sac

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

The United States has proved itself essential to mobilizing the political pressures most persuasive to Putin, and Secretary of State John Kerry is managing the diplomacy with admirable firmness and nuance. But this is really a European affair.

Crisis in Ukraine: 10 Things You Should Know

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.06.2014 | World
Max Kolonko

The big question for the Western world is: Will Vladimir Putin stop at Crimea?

Interpol: Ukraine Wants Yanukovych's Arrest

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says it is studying a request by Ukrainian authorities to issue an international wanted persons alert for the arrest of Presid...