Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Election Result

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Zac and Nick discuss the surprising yet not-so-surprising result of Ukraine's presidential elections, what it means for relations with Russia, and whether or not there's any life yet in the Minsk II peace process. Recorded on April 27, 2018.

Ukraine Civil War: RIP Minsk II?

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It’s getting harder to see how the Minsk II accords will ever be implemented. And that might suit the Ukrainian authorities just fine.

Life Imitates Art in Ukraine Elections

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is now living the plot of his popular TV show. But the next act is the hardest one.

Ukraine Elections: Too Close to Call

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The story of the Ukraine elections is now a familiar one: establishment candidates vs. outsider dark horse.

10 Years on, Tymoshenko’s Ill-fated Deal Still Haunts Ukraine’s “Gas Princess”

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Even a decade later, a woeful gas deal with the Russians still looms over the campaign of presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukraine Elections – Outlook 2019 (December 28, 2018)

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Zac and Nick discuss how voters in Ukraine are responding to the same old slate of candidates ahead of presidential elections in Ukraine.

Budapest is Taking Euro-Atlantic Interests into Account in Ukraine Education Row

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Some accuse Hungary of standing in the way of greater NATO-Ukraine integration; but in fact, Budapest is standing up for the principles of the Alliance.

Russia-Ukraine Row: NATO’s Eastward Trajectory Is the Real Problem

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NATO’s eastward drift has put Kiev in an impossible position.

Geopolitical Cultural Wars: Why the Crisis in the Orthodox Church Should Worry US Policymakers

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The recent breach between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches is reflective of a growing nationalist trend in Ukrainian politics, and US policymakers should take note.

FLASH: Escalating Russia-Ukraine Tensions

ODESSA, Ukraine (July 17, 2017) Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), shows the combat information center to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko while he tours the ship in Odessa, Ukraine, during exercise Sea Breeze 2017. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multi-national maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)170717-N-ZE250-167 Join the conversation: http://www.navy.mil/viewGallery.asp http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil http://pinterest.com https://plus.google.com

All the latest from the Kerch Strait crisis.

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