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      Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer
      Apr02

      Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer

      KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine on Saturday, April 1, complained of “unprecedented and unacceptable” calls from the Eurovision Song Contest’s organizers for it to lift an entry ban on Russia’s contestant. In an angry row ahead of the kitsch song contest in May to be hosted in Kiev, Ukraine has barred Russia’s …...

      Tillerson denounces ‘Russian aggression in Ukraine’
      Mar31

      Tillerson denounces ‘Russian aggression in Ukraine’

      BRUSSELS, Belgium – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday, March 31, he would hold talks with NATO allies about “Russia’s aggression in Ukraine,” signalling a tougher stance toward Moscow from the Trump administration. “We want to have a discussion around NATO’s posture in Europe, most particularly in...

      EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months
      Mar13

      EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months

      BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, March 13, prolonged by another 6 months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis. The asset freezes and travel bans were first introduced in early 2014 as the crisis deepened into outright war between pro-Russian rebels and … …read more...

      Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east
      Feb22

      Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east

      MOSCOW, Russia – Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has urged US President Donald Trump to act to stop the war in eastern Ukraine that he blamed on “irresponsible actions” by Kiev and the West. In the letter, which was made public on Wednesday, February 22, Yanukovych urges the US leader to … …read more Source:...

      Top Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’
      Feb08

      Top Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’

      DONETSK, Ukraine – The military chief of a self-proclaimed Russian-backed republic in eastern Ukraine was killed in an “act of terror” on Wednesday, February 8, the latest victim of a string of similar attacks, local authorities said. The dead man was Mikhail Tolstykh, head of the notorious “Somali” battalion and a …...

      EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months
      Dec19

      EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

      BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, December 19, extended for another 6 months damaging economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine. EU leaders decided at a summit last week to roll over the sanctions first imposed in 2014 and the European Council, which groups the 28 … …read more Source:...

      US condemns Russian elections in Crimea
      Sep17

      US condemns Russian elections in Crimea

      WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States “does not recognize the legitimacy” of upcoming Russian parliamentary elections planned for Crimea , the State Department said Friday, September 16. “The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for...

      Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia
      Aug12

      Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

      KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine put its forces around Crimea on high alert Thursday, August 11, as tensions soared after Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to mount armed incursions into the disputed peninsula. Russia’s FSB security service said on Wednesday, August 10, it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea this week by Ukrainian...

      Putin accuses Ukraine of incursions into Crimea
      Aug11

      Putin accuses Ukraine of incursions into Crimea

      MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, August 10, accused Ukraine of waging “terror” over alleged attempted incursions into annexed Crimea that Kiev has fiercely denied. Russia’s security agency announced it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and...

      Two years on, Ukraine villagers mourn at MH17 crash site
      Jul18

      Two years on, Ukraine villagers mourn at MH17 crash site

      PETROPAVLIVKA, Ukraine – Dozens of villagers carried flowers and lit candles on Sunday, July 17, at the site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed two years ago, killing all 298 people on board. About 60 people joined the vigil on the small … …read more Source:...