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      Raging wildfires close in on Ukraine’s defunct Chernobyl power plant
      Apr14

      Raging wildfires close in on Ukraine’s defunct Chernobyl power plant

      A huge forest fire in Ukraine that has been raging for more than a week is now just one kilometre from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and poses a radiation risk, Greenpeace Russia warned on Monday, citing satellite images. …read more Source:: France...

      Trial of men accused of murdering 298 in downing of flight MH17 to begin in Amsterdam
      Mar09

      Trial of men accused of murdering 298 in downing of flight MH17 to begin in Amsterdam

      The first hearing in the trial of four fugitive suspects in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was set to start in Amsterdam on Monday, more than five years after the plane was downed in Ukraine. …read more Source:: France...

      FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko on her path to becoming a feminist activist
      Feb10

      FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko on her path to becoming a feminist activist

      Born just months before Ukraine declared independence, Inna Shevchenko is now the leader of an international women’s protest movement called FEMEN, which protests against patriarchy, the sex industry, dictatorship and religion. This month she published an illustrated book on her childhood in Ukraine, entitled “My first name is...

      Ukraine PM offers resignation after recording suggests he criticised president
      Jan17

      Ukraine PM offers resignation after recording suggests he criticised president

      Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk offered his resignation on Friday after an audio recording suggested he had criticised the president, but then appeared to indicate that he might keep his job. …read more Source:: France...

      Prisoner swap deal seen as ‘real attack on credibility of Ukraine justice system’
      Dec30

      Prisoner swap deal seen as ‘real attack on credibility of Ukraine justice system’

      The deal that led to an exchange of prisoners on Sunday between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country’s war-torn east – swapping detained fighters for civilians and soldiers – has spurred public outrage in some quarters. …read more Source:: France...

      Prisoner swap deal seen as ‘real attack on credibility of Ukraine justice system’
      Dec30

      Prisoner swap deal seen as ‘real attack on credibility of Ukraine justice system’

      The deal that led to an exchange of prisoners on Sunday between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country’s war-torn east — swapping detained fighters for civilians and soldiers — has spurred public outrage in some quarters. Among those handed over to the separatists as part of the swap, Kiev included five riot...

      Ukraine begins prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists
      Dec29

      Ukraine begins prisoner swap with pro-Russian separatists

      Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have started an all-for-all prisoner swap, after which all remaining prisoners of the five-year conflict should return home, the office of Ukraine’s president said on Sunday. …read more Source:: France...

      Putin opens railway bridge connecting Crimea to Russia
      Dec23

      Putin opens railway bridge connecting Crimea to Russia

      President Vladimir Putin on Monday stood in the driver’s cabin of a train for the official opening of a railway bridge that links annexed Crimea to southern Russia, with the launch drawing sharp criticism from Ukraine and the EU. …read more Source:: France...

      EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell: ‘The UK will be considered as a third country’
      Dec16

      EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell: ‘The UK will be considered as a third country’

      Our guest is Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who took office with the new European Commission earlier in December. We ask him about EU foreign policy challenges: the future relationship between the EU and the UK after Brexit, the role of Europe in the Iranian nuclear standoff, plus the...

      EU leaders extend Russia sanctions for six months over 2014 annex of Crimea
      Dec13

      EU leaders extend Russia sanctions for six months over 2014 annex of Crimea

      European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday agreed to extend their main economic sanctions against Russia for six months to the end of July 2020, four diplomatic sources told Reuters. …read more Source:: France...