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Saakashvili - Odessa Governor

The last entry published concluded with these thoughts:  “Some may now wonder over the fate of Regional Governor Igor Palitsa after such a shambles – (if indeed you consider him culpable and not the Chairman of the Oblast Council), particularly so as he is a “Kolomoisky man”, rather than a “President’s man”. 859 more words


The politics of playing with administrative boundaries - Odessa

Yesterday saw the Odessa Regional Administration assembly fail to vote in favour of the Odessa Oblast plan to adhere Government of Ukraine’s “voluntary association of communities”. 989 more words


UN: Ukraine refugee crisis one of world’s worst

A girl runs at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Novoshakhtinsk in the Rostov region of southern Russia ( 132 more words

Post Soviet Politics Never Stops

A rift has opened up across post Soviet Europe in the wake of the Riga Summit, (that’s Riga across the Daugava River, above) with all the former Soviet states lining up according to their perceived interests. 101 more words

Current Affairs

Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine - witness | Reuters

  • Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.
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VIDEO: Hundreds protest '1.2m' lost jobs, demand higher wages in Kiev

Protesters in Kiev at a anti-corruption demonstration in early May 2015.

Hundreds gathered to demand increased wages and higher social standards for Ukrainian workers, as well at making a stand against the ‘1,200,000 jobs’ that have been lost during the last year in Kiev on Wednesday.

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Ukraine reconsiders border wall fearing it could be stolen

Ukrainain Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk visits a newly constructed section of the Ukrainian-Russian border near the Goptivka border crossing on October 15, 2014 (Sergey Bobok/AFP/Getty Images… 165 more words