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    Poroshenko: EU visa waiver completes Ukraine ‘divorce’ from Russia
    May12

    Poroshenko: EU visa waiver completes Ukraine ‘divorce’ from Russia

    In a statement on the occasion of the long-awaited EU visa waiver for Ukrainian citizens, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said today his country had now registered its “complete break up with the Russian Empire”. …read more Source:...

    Visa-free travel for Ukrainians clears final hurdle
    May11

    Visa-free travel for Ukrainians clears final hurdle

    The European Council today (11 May) approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kyiv as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine
    May11

    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine

    Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kyiv, an extravaganza embraced by the LGBT community, Ukraine’s “Celebrate Diversity” motto sounds more like wishful thinking than a fact of life. …read more Source:...

    Mogherini seeks better ties on first official visit to Russia
    Apr25

    Mogherini seeks better ties on first official visit to Russia

    The European Union’s top diplomat said yesterday (24 April) that the bloc wanted better ties with Russia but could not pretend Moscow did not annex Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014 and that EU sanctions would stay in place. …read more Source:...

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine
    Apr24

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

    An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday (23 April). …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s reformist central bank chief resigns
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s reformist central bank chief resigns

    Ukraine’s reformist central bank chief, Valeriya Gontareva, submitted her resignation today (10 April) after coming under intense pressure from tycoons whose banks were shut down for illegal transactions and loans. …read more Source:...

    MEPs approve visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Apr06

    MEPs approve visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The European Parliament today (6 April) supported easing travel rules for Ukrainians, driving on a Western integration viewed with great suspicion by Moscow. …read more Source:...

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions
    Apr05

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions

    A senior European Union official said yesterday (4 April) he had seen no sign that US President Donald Trump planned to lift sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and warned that American sanctions could destabilise some European energy markets. …read more Source:...

    IMF releases $1 billion loan for cash-strapped Ukraine
    Apr04

    IMF releases $1 billion loan for cash-strapped Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund has decided to release the next $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine, which had been postponed following the blockade imposed on the separatist east of the country, the Ukrainian president said yesterday (3 April). …read more Source:...

    The French elections, seen from Ukraine
    Mar30

    The French elections, seen from Ukraine

    Ahead of France’s presidential election, Ukraine’s experience shows that opinion polls may be skewed by underlying hatred of the ruling classes and institutions. Vadym Omelchenko warns that ultra-conservatism stands to gain in the end. …read more Source:...

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