Ukrainian authorities' plot to stage the death of journalist Arkady Babchenko in order to pull off a sting operation draws astonishment and censure from various sources.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was the first American journalist to enter the surviving power plant in the former Soviet Union On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, he recounts his experience in a Los Angeles Times column first published on April 9, 1987 Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was the first American journalist to enter the surviving power plant in the former Soviet Union.
Russian and Ukrainian officials expressed cautious optimism following discussions in which Russia pushed for Ukraine to take back legal control of eastern territories.
When the people of the Donetsk area protested imposed changes, Kyiv launched an “anti-terrorist” operation against them. I saw firsthand these “terrorists,” who had decided to build something different from the oligarchic regime. Theirs is an enormous and difficult task.
Civilians are fleeing parts of east Ukraine as fighting there reaches its worst point since a shaky cease-fire was established in February.
In his annual “direct line” press conference Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spent four hours taking questions from the public on subjects ranging from the Ukraine conflict and relations with the West to rural transport and the sale of milk to primary schools.
In his Sunday sermon, the Patriarch Philaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv explained to his parishioners that Ukrainian soldiers who kill civilians and rebels in Donbas do not transgress God’s commandment “thou shalt not kill”.
One big problem with the recent calls for a Western military role in the Ukraine conflict is the Chernobyl reactor, whose core exploded in 1986 and must be watched forever. The old sarcophagus that contains it must be replaced next year and cannot wait out a war.One big problem with the calls for a Western military role in the Ukraine conflict is the Chernobyl reactor. The sarcophagus that holds it must be replaced soon and cannot wait out a war.
Through a careful review of recent history, Russia and Soviet scholar Paul Robinson debunks the claim that the Russian president is directing the rebels fighting in Ukraine's eastern region.