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    Ukraine’s Jamala has won Eurovision 2016
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won Eurovision 2016

    Ukraine’s Jamala has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden. The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Stalin, Crimea and claims of ethnic cleansing. Australia finished second with 511 points, while Russia – which was the favourite going into the competition – was third with 491...

    Stratfor: Examining evidence of Russia`s involvement in Malaysia Airlines crash
    May14

    Stratfor: Examining evidence of Russia`s involvement in Malaysia Airlines crash

    Satellite imagery obtained by Stratfor sheds new light on the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. Recent scrutiny of open-source materials, much of it led by a U.K.-based collective investigation project known as Bellingcat, has zeroed in on a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile system that was in eastern...

    Russian militants attack Ukraine forces 15 times in last day, hot spot near Mariupol
    May12

    Russian militants attack Ukraine forces 15 times in last day, hot spot near Mariupol

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). In Luhansk region, the enemy opened fire from rocket-propelled grenades on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Popasna, reads the report. View map in...

    ICIJ releases Panama Papers database revealing thousands of secret offshore companies
    May10

    ICIJ releases Panama Papers database revealing thousands of secret offshore companies

    Searchable database displays more than 300,000 entities from the Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks investigations, according to International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published on May 9 a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities...

    Ukraine celebrates Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II
    May09

    Ukraine celebrates Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II

    At the same time, according to head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Volodymyr Vyatrovich, the use of Soviet symbols is now restricted in ceremonies honoring the memory of those who perished in World War II. The memorable date was established by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on April 9, 2015, with the law On perpetuation of the...

    Three instruments of Kremlin against Ukraine
    May04

    Three instruments of Kremlin against Ukraine

    Originally published by eurointegration.com.ua , translated by UaPosition In recent months, in connection with the relative calm in the Russian-Ukrainian war in the Donbas region, many Western observers have begun to classify this confrontation as another “frozen conflict” on the territory of the former Soviet Union. But still, even...

    Ukraine has announced its readiness to hold elections in Donbas this summer – Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine
    Apr30

    Ukraine has announced its readiness to hold elections in Donbas this summer – Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine

    The Ukrainian authorities are ready to develop the law on elections in Donbas and to hold them. This was stated by Ukrainian Deputy foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko in the video interview to VOANews. «We are ready to develop this law to coordinate it and, according to this law, elections to immediately start to obtain desirable this summer...

    Eurovision organizers ban use of Crimean Tatar flag
    Apr29

    Eurovision organizers ban use of Crimean Tatar flag

    The organizers of the Eurovision-2016 took the decision to ban the use the Crimean Tatar, Kosovo, Palestinian and some others flags during the competition. The rules, published on the official website of the Stockholm Globe Arena concert hall, prohibit bringing these flags to the venue. The list of banned flags also includes flags of the...

    U.S. puts no date on elections in Donbas, but insists on Minsk II – Nuland
    Apr27

    U.S. puts no date on elections in Donbas, but insists on Minsk II – Nuland

    U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has refuted claims that the United States put a date on when elections in Donbas need to happen, saying that reports made by some MPs are incorrect, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Your report of our session with the Rada yesterday is completely inaccurate. We have...

    Poroshenko: Russia deploys nuclear weapon in Crimea
    Apr26

    Poroshenko: Russia deploys nuclear weapon in Crimea

    The Russian Federation is deploying elements of its nuclear potential in Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during the ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster. ”I spoke at the nuclear security summit in Washington early April, and I will repeat today, that the Kremlin is deploying the elements of its nuclear...

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