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      Freed pilot Savchenko arrives in Ukraine to hero’s welcome
      May25

      Freed pilot Savchenko arrives in Ukraine to hero’s welcome

      KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko returned home to a hero’s welcome Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian prison, drawing a line under a damaging diplomatic spat between Moscow and Kiev. The 35-year-old army helicopter pilot flew home as part of an … …read more Source:...

      MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court
      May21

      MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

      SYDNEY, Australia – Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 , which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million ($7.2 million) each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Saturday, May 21. The compensation claim was filed with …...

      Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
      May16

      Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

      Russian lawmakers on Sunday, May 15, lashed out at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as pro-Kremlin media insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed. Ukrainian performer Jamala won the glitzy contest Saturday, May 14, with her ballad “1944” about the deportation of the Crimean...

      ‘Politics beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
      May15

      ‘Politics beat art’: Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

      MOSCOW, Russia – Russian lawmakers on Sunday, May 15, lashed out at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as pro-Kremlin media insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed. Ukrainian performer Jamala won the glitzy contest Saturday, May 14, with her ballad “1944” about the deportation...

      Ukraine wins world’s biggest music contest
      May15

      Ukraine wins world’s biggest music contest

      After a tense vote count, Ukraine’s Jamala was declared the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest after a heart-felt performance of “1944”, a song about the deportations of Crimean Tatars during World War II. Held in Stockholm, the 61st edition of the show is expected to become the most-watched Eurovision …...

      Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically-charged Eurovision
      May15

      Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically-charged Eurovision

      STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest Saturday, May 14, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza. After a tense vote count, during which it seemed Australia was going to run away with the crown until … …read more Source:...

      Germany says to host fresh Ukraine talks
      May01

      Germany says to host fresh Ukraine talks

      BERLIN, Germany – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday, April 30, said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 intended to smooth differences between Moscow and Kiev. “It is necessary to give new momentum (to efforts) to surmount obstacles between Kiev …...

      Orlando Bloom visits war-scarred east Ukraine
      Apr28

      Orlando Bloom visits war-scarred east Ukraine

      KIEV, Ukraine – Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom has paid an unannounced visit to war-scarred eastern Ukraine in his role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund. Ukrainian television showed the 39-year-old British actor, who made his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the … …read...

      30 years on, Ukraine remembers Chernobyl catastrophe
      Apr26

      30 years on, Ukraine remembers Chernobyl catastrophe

      CHERNOBYL, Ukraine – Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday, April 26, to mark 30 years since the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying. Church bells rang and mourners laid flowers at Chernobyl’s memorial square … …read more Source:...

      Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world
      Apr20

      Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world

      KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardize the local population’s health. More than 200 tons of uranium remain inside the reactor that exploded 3 decades ago at … …read more...