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    Caucasus-2016 drills: ex-U.S. envoy says Russia tries to legitimize Crimea occupation
    Sep11

    Caucasus-2016 drills: ex-U.S. envoy says Russia tries to legitimize Crimea occupation

    Moscow may use the presence of official Western observers at the Russian military exercises Caucasus-2016 in the occupied Crimea to legitimize the illegal attempt of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, an expert at Brookings Institution Stephen Pifer wrote on Twiter, Voice of America reports. Pifer`s...

    Deputy Governor of Kyiv region arrested upon receipt of UAH 200,000 bribe
    Sep11

    Deputy Governor of Kyiv region arrested upon receipt of UAH 200,000 bribe

    The National Police and the Prosecutor General`s Office in a joint raid have detained deputy chairman of the Kyiv Regional State Administration Ihor Lyubko at the moment he received a bribe, according to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov. The minister said that the official extorted a UAH 200,000 bribe from his subordinate...

    Ukraine to bar some Russian singers after Kyiv chosen to host Eurovision
    Sep10

    Ukraine to bar some Russian singers after Kyiv chosen to host Eurovision

    The Ukrainian government said on Friday it would deny entry to certain Russian singers if they were chosen to perform at next year`s Eurovision Song Contest, after picking the capital Kyiv to host the event, according to Reuters. Ukraine won the right to stage the 62nd Eurovision contest in 2017 after its entry, a Crimean Tatar singer called...

    Russian troops violate ”Minsk ceasefire” 30 times in 24 hours – 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 1 wounded
    Sep10

    Russian troops violate ”Minsk ceasefire” 30 times in 24 hours – 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 1 wounded

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 30 times in the past 24 hours, including 10 times in the Mariupol sector, five times in the Donetsk sector and 15 times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters (ATO HQ). View map in full size Three...

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war – The Washington Post
    Sep10

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war – The Washington Post

    The gray-bearded officer`s summary of the war in eastern Ukraine is terse with weariness. ”We stand in place. We shoot over there, they shoot back from over there,” Mykhailo Gaiduk said. ”It`s just burning up time.” The area that Gaiduk calls ”over there” is territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists, where a rebel using the nom de guerre...

    Savchenko: Russia sanctions must remain
    Sep10

    Savchenko: Russia sanctions must remain

    Nadia Savchenko, the former Ukrainian military officer who spent nearly two years in a Russian prison, says it is too early to lift sanctions against Russia because the situation in Crimea and eastern Ukraine is unchanged, according to Radio Liberty. The comments by Savchenko, made to RFE/RL in Brussels, came amid growing talk in some Western...

    U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday – Reuters
    Sep10

    U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday – Reuters

    The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on Saturday to put Syria`s peace process back on track, including a nationwide truce effective from sundown on Monday, improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups, according to Reuters. ”Today, Sergei Lavrov and I, on behalf of our presidents and...

    ”Plastic bags on face, electric shocks”: human rights activists tell of systemic torture of Ukrainians in Russia
    Sep10

    ”Plastic bags on face, electric shocks”: human rights activists tell of systemic torture of Ukrainians in Russia

    Head of the Crimean Human Rights Group Olha Skrypnik during a Kyiv press conference has spoken of a systemic use of torture against Ukrainian citizens who are held as political prisoners by the Russian security forces. ”Indeed, we were afraid that in this case [the case of the so-called Crimean ”saboteurs ”], torture could be applied because,...

    UN condemns North Korean nuclear test, vows to take action
    Sep10

    UN condemns North Korean nuclear test, vows to take action

    The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned North Korea`s latest nuclear test and started discussing taking ”significant measures,” including new sanctions, against Pyongyang, according to Radio Liberty. The council quickly agreed to a statement on September 9 condemning the North`s fifth and most powerful underground explosion to date...

    Poroshenko meets with OSCE Secretary General
    Sep10

    Poroshenko meets with OSCE Secretary General

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, according to the president`s press service. ”Today, the OSCE faces unprecedented challenge when the aggression of one state-participant against Ukraine has virtually invalidated heritage of the Helsinki Final Act,” Poroshenko said, the press service...

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