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      Israel postpones Ukraine PM visit after UN vote
      Dec27

      Israel postpones Ukraine PM visit after UN vote

      JERUSALEM : Israel has postponed this week’s visit of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman following a landmark UN Security Council vote demanding a halt to Israeli settlement building, officials said Monday. The move was the latest by Israel targeting countries that supported Friday’s resolution which deeply angered Prime...

      Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce
      Dec25

      Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

      KIEV: A top Ukrainian insurgent has said the rebels had agreed to an indefinite ceasefire negotiated by Moscow and Kiev that would go into effect this weekend. The latest truce was hammered out with the help of European monitors and came after a surge in fighting that claimed the lives of eight Ukrainian soldiers this week. Russia denies backing...

      Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android implant
      Dec22

      Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android implant

      A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the U.S. presidential election likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016, according to a new report released Thursday. The malware was able to retrieve...

      Ukraine adopts austerity budget along IMF lines
      Dec22

      Ukraine adopts austerity budget along IMF lines

      KIEV – Ukraine’s parliament on Wednesday approved an austerity federal budget for 2017 that doubles minimum wages but keeps the deficit in line with the target set by the International Monetary Fund. Lawmakers haggled over the bill into the early morning hours before passing it with some reservations about the social provisions it...

      ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
      Dec11

      ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

      Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. The former Soviet republic — labelled the continent’s most corrupt state by the European Court of Auditors on...

      Ukraine says missile tests will avoid Crimea, mollifying Russia
      Dec01

      Ukraine says missile tests will avoid Crimea, mollifying Russia

      Ukraine’s military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014. News of the tests had angered the Kremlin, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert and maneuver warships in the Black Sea. The...

      Obama, Putin talk about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet
      Nov21

      Obama, Putin talk about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet

      U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office. The two men met at the start of the summit meeting in Lima, Peru’s capital. They exchanged pleasantries...

      Dance Free Dance
      Nov13

      Dance Free Dance

      Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance at the Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Paris Ukraine’s Alexandra Nazarova and Maxim Nikitin perform during the Ice Dance Free Dance at the Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Paris France’s Lorenza...

      Putin unveils controversial statue of Saint Vladimir
      Nov05

      Putin unveils controversial statue of Saint Vladimir

      MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday unveiled a giant statue by the Kremlin of his namesake Vladimir the Great, a revered leader and Orthodox saint, that has faced criticism from locals and conservationists. The 17-metre monument of Vladimir, the prince who converted modern Russia’s precursor state Kievan Rus to...

      Ukraine rebuilds navy, with U.S. help, to counter Russian build-up in Crimea
      Nov03

      Ukraine rebuilds navy, with U.S. help, to counter Russian build-up in Crimea

      KIEV / CRIMEA : Ukraine is refitting and expanding its naval fleet, including repairing its flagship, the frigate “Hetman Sahaydachnyy”, to counter a Russian military build-up in the annexed territory of Crimea, the commander of the Ukrainian navy says. The upgrade will be helped by $30 million worth of U.S. aid, part of a $500...