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      Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian (AFP)
      May23

      Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian (AFP)

      Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament ratched up its cultural war against Russia on Tuesday by backing television language quotas requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in the Ukrainian language. …read more Source: The West...

      Macron to host Putin for May 29 talks on Syria, Ukraine (AFP)
      May22

      Macron to host Putin for May 29 talks on Syria, Ukraine (AFP)

      Paris (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week as the countries look to reset strained relations, notably over Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

      Ukraine delays vote on religious bill outraging Russia (AFP)

      Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday postponed a vote on a religious bill that has outraged Russia because it suggests imposing severe restrictions on the branch of the Orthodox Church headed by the Moscow patriarchate. …read more Source: The West...

      Two police hurt in attack on LGBT rally in Ukraine (AFP)
      May18

      Two police hurt in attack on LGBT rally in Ukraine (AFP)

      Kiev (AFP) – Two Ukrainian policemen were hospitalised after they tried to disperse about 30 young men who attacked a rally by gay and transgender rights activists in the eastern city of Kharkiv, law enforcement officials said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

      Ukraine shelves corruption bill angering West (AFP)

      Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian lawmakers bowed Wednesday to International Monetary Fund pressure and shelved a highly-controversial bill that critics feared would have defanged the former Soviet republic’s vital fight against corruption. …read more Source: The West...

      Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West (AFP)
      May17

      Ukraine puts brakes on corruption bill angering West (AFP)

      Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s lawmakers Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic. …read more Source: The West...

      Ukraine’s presidential office says website attacked by Russia (AFP)
      May17

      Ukraine’s presidential office says website attacked by Russia (AFP)

      Kiev (AFP) – The Ukrainian presidential administration said its website had been attacked by Russia in apparent retaliation for Kiev’s decision to block prominent Russian social networks. …read more Source: The West...

      Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev’s party (AFP)
      May14

      Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev’s party (AFP)

      Kiev (AFP) – Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition. …read more Source: The West...

      Eurovision hoopla fails to reach Ukraine’s war-torn east (AFP)
      May13

      Eurovision hoopla fails to reach Ukraine’s war-torn east (AFP)

      Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The buzz surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev has barely created a ripple in eastern Ukraine after being banned by Russian TV — the only broadcasters aired in the war-ravaged region. …read more Source: The West...

      EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians (AFP)
      May11

      EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians (AFP)

      Brussels (AFP) – The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents. …read more Source: The West...