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ICJ Rejects Some Ukrainian Accusations against Russia

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected a Ukrainian request to block Russian support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine on April 19 (AP; Reuters). The case brought forward in March accused the Russian government of breaching the Terrorist Financing Treaty by supporting armed groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (BBC). The ICJ […]

Ukrainian President Endorses State Referendum

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that he is open to hold a referendum leading to a more decentralized state. (BBC) The Minsk ceasefire accord signed in February called for the creation of a new constitution in Kiev by the end of 2015. This includes decentralization of power. It is unclear whether or not this alone […]

Russia and Ukraine Seek Gas Deal

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On Tuesday, Russian and Ukrainian officials met in Brussels to discuss an agreement that would restart Russian deliveries of natural gas during the upcoming winter (NYT). Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine in June after failing to arrange a deal on the unpaid bills and the price (Reuters1). Unfortunately, Moscow and Kiev failed to […]

Ukraine’s New President

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Saturday, June 7, Petro Poroshenko was sworn into office as Ukraine’s new president. His inaugural speech outlined the future he envisions for the country, as well as his plan of action for separatists in the east. Poroshenko said, “I don’t want war. I don’t want revenge” (CNN). Poroshenko promised amnesty for those who put down […]

Ukrainian Troops Withdraw from Crimea

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The interim Ukrainian president Olexander Turchynov announced that Ukrainian troops are to withdraw from Crimea. He said this decision was made because of the numerous threats that the Ukrainian military and their families were receiving from the Russian military (BBC; Reuters). Now all Ukrainian military bases are under Russian control. Russia annexed Crimea after residents […]