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Radical Ukrainian politician Oleg Lyashko wants nuclear weapons

Radical MPs bid to make Ukraine nuclear again, Rt.com : 6 Dec, 2016  The Radical Party faction of the Ukrainian parliament is seeking to withdraw Ukraine’s membership of the 1968 international treaty which bans the development of nuclear weapons and keeps nuclear technology in check. 341 more words

Weapons And War

Today in European history: the Mongols sack Kiev (1240)

The successful Mongol siege of Kiev in 1240 is generally identified as the final end of the Kievan Rus’ federation (I’m going to use “Kiev” here to describe both the city and the federation, but I think you’ll be able to figure out when I mean one or the other), but this is a little too convenient for historical terms. 1,425 more words

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Brunettes Shoot Blondes release Lyric video for 'Every Monday'

Brunettes Shoot Blondes is an independent alt-rock band based in Kiev,

Ukraine. Formed at the beginning of 2010, their originality and creativity

quickly gave them a devoted fan base. 243 more words

News

Ukraine: Former Deputy Commander Of The Azov Battalion Named As New Head Of National Police Force

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov named Vadym Troyan as head of the national police force on Monday after his predecessor Khatiya Dekanoidze resigned over MPs’ interference in her efforts to clean up corruption. 78 more words

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‘Poroshenko fuels war & corruption with IMF money’ – fugitive Ukrainian MP to RT

RT | December 6, 2016

Petro Poroshenko holds sway in Ukraine by channeling western financial aid into war and bribery, while making big money with a close circle of loyal oligarchs, fugitive Ukrainian MP Aleksandr Onishchenko told RT in an exclusive interview.

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Militarism

Ukrainian officers charged with deliberate shelling of Russian territory

RT | December 6, 2016

The Russian Investigative Committee has charged two Ukrainian military commanders, whose units shelled Russian territory in 2014, with attempted murder of military servicemen and law enforcement officers.

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War Crimes

The West vs Russia: Towards the End of Pax Americana?

A peaceful dissolution of the USSR according to the agreement between Mikhail Gorbachow and Ronald Reagan in 1988 in Reykjavik brought a new dimension of a global geopolitics in which up to 2008 Russia, as a legal successor state of the USSR, was playing an inferior role in global politics when an American Neocon concept of Pax Americana became the fundamental framework in international relations. 2,996 more words

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