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    Kremlin hopes Kyiv to backtrack decision on Russian Eurovision singer despite of Ukraine’s law
    Mar23

    Kremlin hopes Kyiv to backtrack decision on Russian Eurovision singer despite of Ukraine’s law

    The Kremlin is calling on Ukraine to review its entry ban on Russia`s singer who planned to participate in this year`s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Yulia Samoilova, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”Certainly, the Ukrainian side`s decision seriously devalues the upcoming contest and this is a blow to Eurovision`s image,” Russian...

    Former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov shot dead in Kyiv. Photo, video
    Mar23

    Former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov shot dead in Kyiv. Photo, video

    Chief of the Ukrainian National Police department for Kyiv Andriy Kryshchenko officially stated that former deputy of the Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov has been shot dead downtown Kyiv. Unknown man (perhaps a killer) shot dead by Voronenkov’s bodygard. Former Russian State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomaryov says Denis Voronenkov, also a...

    Russia`s Eurovision participant Samoilova banned from entering Ukraine
    Mar22

    Russia`s Eurovision participant Samoilova banned from entering Ukraine

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has banned Eurovision 2017 participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova from entering Ukraine. ”The Security Service of Ukraine has put Russian citizen Yulia Samoilova on Ukraine`s stop list for a period of three years,” SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. The decision was made on the basis of...

    U.S. NSA director Rogers explains why Russia needs Ukraine`s Crimea
    Mar21

    U.S. NSA director Rogers explains why Russia needs Ukraine`s Crimea

    Director of the U.S. National Security Agency (NAS), Admiral Mike Rogers says Russia has no intention to return Crimea back to Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian language service of Voice of America (VOA). Answering a question whether Russia has intentions to return Crimea, he told a  congressional panel on Monday, March 20: ”They have publicly...

    PACE President visits Syria with Russian Duma delegates, Ukraine reacts
    Mar21

    PACE President visits Syria with Russian Duma delegates, Ukraine reacts

    A delegation of deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Serbia, and Italy and the State Duma of Russia led by PACE President of Pedro Agramunt has arrived in Syria, Channel One Russia has reported. The State Duma deputies are reported to have arranged this visit despite the fact...

    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick
    Mar20

    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has prepared papers prohibiting entry into Ukraine of Eurovision 2017 participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova, SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak told reporters on Monday, March 20, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”As of now, the decision regarding her entry ban has not yet been made, but I will reveal the secret...

    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea
    Mar20

    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has verified reports about the visit of politicians from the European Union and other countries to Russian-occupied Crimea at the occupying authorities` invitation to ”celebrate” the third anniversary of the Crimean pseudo-referendum, SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. ”It turned out that...

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea

    Drills involving three large units of Russia`s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea`s Opuk firing range on Monday, March 20, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”For the first time in the Russian army`s history the Airborne Forces` three large units were simultaneously alerted as part of the drills and...

    Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation
    Mar18

    Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Turkey has reiterated the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. ”Three years have passed since Ukraine`s Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation on the grounds of an illegitimate referendum held on March 16, 2014,” according to a press release regarding...

    Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump
    Mar18

    Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump

    Arming Ukraine and imposing tougher sanctions on Russia are among the six policies offered by former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Michael Carpenter to U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, according to the U.S. Foreign Policy...

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