Category Archives: News

Ukraine | Protests erupt in Kiev against renaming main street after SS officer

The Kiev city council decides to change the name of a main street from that of a General who liberated the city from the Nazis, to that of a Nazi officer who organized and took part in ethnic cleansing; dozens are injured in protests against renaming, which is temporarily suspended.

Turkey prepares to send troops to Qatar in conflict with Saudi Arabia

By Halil Celik and Alex Lantier

After a coalition of Persian Gulf sheikdoms led by Saudi Arabia presented an ultimatum to Qatar on Monday and blockaded its economy, the Turkish parliament approved two military deals with Qatar, enabling deployments of the Turkish military to Qatar. Turkish forces will also train the Qatari gendarmerie.

Canada | Ottawa quietly eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine

by Lee Berthiaume

The military has quietly expanded its footprint in Ukraine, giving commanders free rein to send their troops anywhere — except where they might run into Russian forces or separatist rebels.

Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015 to help train government forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.

Ukraine | “Unprecedented” Freedom of Speech in Ukraine: Honduras and Algeria Will Soon Be Left Behind

by Elena Lukash

“DEATH to traitors of Ukraine!!!” are the words of the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Kiva. The enemies he designated are journalists from the NEWS ONE TV channel. He designated and condemned them to death.

Thousands in Moldova protest oligarch’s plan to change electoral system

Chisinau, Moldova: Thousands of people protested in front of Parliament on Sunday, June 11, against the plan by deputies of oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc and President Igor Dodon’s parties to change the electoral system.

The protest, initiated by well-known representatives of civil society and supported by several opposition parties (including Dignity and Truth Platform, Our Home is Moldova (Red Bloc, Our Party, PDS and others), was held under the slogan “We won’t change the electoral system, we’ll change YOU!”