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Ukraine is being hollowed out by push-pull of corruption and Euro jobs

Ukrainians continue to “vote” with their feet by leaving, and the numbers are escalating due to pessimism at home and active recruitment by Europe. Fresh polls register a devastating rejection by 71 percent of Ukrainians regarding the country’s political direction and even greater distaste for its leaders. The 81 percent polled disapprove or somewhat disapprove of President… Read More

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Ukraine and West must end odious Russian natural gas scam

Four years after Ukrainians protested in the streets against jaw-dropping corruption, the most odious scheme of all—the corrupt natural gas market—continues to siphon billions from Ukraine. These proceeds underwrite a sophisticated bribery scheme in Russia and Ukraine, and more recently help subsidize Russia’s war and occupation against Ukraine. The heist was devised years ago by mafia kingpin… Read More

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Russian disinformation ruinous and widespread, new study

Unreality TV: Why the Kremlin’s Lies Stick BY DIANE FRANCIS The Kremlin controls the top three television stations in Russia, according to a new survey of Russian TV news by the Ukraine Crisis Media Center and Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership. On Russia’s three state-controlled TV channels, anti-Europe news was shown an average of eighteen… Read More

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Ukraine’s heroes keep reforming despite footdragging at the top

Countries like Ukraine, afflicted with systemic corruption, need new leaders at the top, but also those willing to engage in erecting bulwarks against graft at the local level. And while the president and parliament disappoint and foot drag on implementing major revolutionary reforms, real change at the Kyiv City Council, the biggest local government in… Read More

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