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    Cities in occupied Donbas and Crimea lose their Soviet names
    May12

    Cities in occupied Donbas and Crimea lose their Soviet names

    Around one hundred cities and villages in occupied Crimea and parts of Donbas lost their names, assigned to them by the Soviet Union. Ukrainian Parliament renamed them in accordance with the decommunization process, started in the country after the events of the Maidan revolution, Ukraine Today reported.Thus, Ukraine changed names of 61 villages...

    Raids against Crimean Tatars continue in occupied Crimea
    May12

    Raids against Crimean Tatars continue in occupied Crimea

    Russian authorities are carrying out searches and arrests of the Crimean Tatars in the town of Bakhchisaray, Crimea, the head of the Central Election Commission of Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar people, Zair Smedlia, wrote on Facebook.”Another act of intimidation of the Crimean Tatars is on the eve of May 18. A court hearing of the Crimean Muslims...

    Ukraine PM projects energy independence for Ukraine in medium term
    May12

    Ukraine PM projects energy independence for Ukraine in medium term

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman believes that Ukraine has all capacities and resources at its disposal to become an energy-independent state in the mid-term perspective.”We are entering a stage to boost own gas production. Our goal is to become a totally energy-independent state. We have enough capacities and resources that will allow...

    Brazil Senate backs Rousseff impeachment, puts her on trial
    May12

    Brazil Senate backs Rousseff impeachment, puts her on trial

    Brazil`s Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront her successor, Vice President Michel Temer, according to Reuters.With Rousseff to be suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the...

    Bloc of Poroshenko reinstates Kononenko as first deputy head of faction
    May12

    Bloc of Poroshenko reinstates Kononenko as first deputy head of faction

    The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP) faction has voted for the reinstatement of MP Ihor Kononenko as first deputy chairman of the faction, the press service of the BPP told an UNIAN correspondent.Only one MP, Oksana Novak, voted against such a decision at a faction meeting.On February 4, Ihor Kononenko announced that he suspended his duties of the...

    U.S. law firm to defend Ukraine in dispute with Russia over assets in Crimea
    May12

    U.S. law firm to defend Ukraine in dispute with Russia over assets in Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry hired the U.S. law firm Covington & Burling for $3.676 million to protect Ukraine`s interests in the international arbitration dispute with Russia over the illegal annexation of Crimea, according to UAWIRE.The company has a reputation for successfully protecting clients` interests at various levels against the...

    Rada adopts bill allowing Lutsenko to be nominated Prosecutor General
    May12

    Rada adopts bill allowing Lutsenko to be nominated Prosecutor General

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted bill No.4645 on amendments to some legislative acts regarding the activities of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The adopted amendments to the Law ”On Prosecutor`s Office” stipulate that any citizen of Ukraine may be appointed for the post of Prosecutor...

    2nd semi-final of Eurovision-2016 song contest kicks off in Sweden tonight
    May12

    2nd semi-final of Eurovision-2016 song contest kicks off in Sweden tonight

    The second semi-final round of the 2016 Eurovision song contest will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 12, with Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent Jamala presenting her entry ”1944,” according to Krym.Realii.Jamala`s song reminisces of mass deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Regime.”During my performance, there will be a tree...

    U.S. to launch missile defense shield in Romania
    May12

    U.S. to launch missile defense shield in Romania

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law on amendments to some legislative acts concerning the activities of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.Speaking in Bucharest, Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose told a news conference that turning on the defense shield did not represent a...

    Russia oil revenues shrinking by 1.6 times
    May12

    Russia oil revenues shrinking by 1.6 times

    Russia`s revenues from crude oil exports in January-March 2016 shrank by 1.6 times to $14.093 billion compared to the same period last year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service.Russia`s oil exports in the reporting period amounted to 61.951 million tonnes (an increase of 4.3% compared to the same period in 2015).Oil exports to...

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