: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: South China Morning Post (China)

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine after vehicle hits landmine
    Apr24

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine after vehicle hits landmine

    An American monitor with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation 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. It marked the first loss for the security body’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) since...

    Singapore, Germany passports tie as most powerful passports in the world
    Apr19

    Singapore, Germany passports tie as most powerful passports in the world

    The Republic’s passport takes top spot – in a tie with Germany – in a global ranking of the world’s passports. Singaporeans can travel to 159 countries visa-free, up from 158 last year after Ukraine included Singapore to its visa-on-arrival programme. According to the Global Passport Power Rank 2017 released on Monday (April 17),...

    As Trumpomania wanes in Russia, Kremlin TV declares him scarier than Kim Jong-un
    Apr18

    As Trumpomania wanes in Russia, Kremlin TV declares him scarier than Kim Jong-un

    As Russian hopes of swift detente under US President Donald Trump have fizzled, state media, which hailed his election win, have made a U-turn. On Sunday, they even said he was scarier than North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike against Russian ally Syria, drop a giant bomb on Afghanistan, and stick...

    US-led NATO battalion launched in Poland near tense border with Russia
    Apr13

    US-led NATO battalion launched in Poland near tense border with Russia

    Poland’s president on Thursday hailed the launch of a US-led NATO multinational battalion in an area of his country bordering Russia’s heavily militarised Kaliningrad exclave as an “historic moment”. The battalion is one of four NATO is deploying for the first time to Poland and the Baltic states as trip wires against Russian...

    Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is registering himself as a foreign agent
    Apr13

    Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is registering himself as a foreign agent

    US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday. Manafort is the second Trump campaign adviser to have to...

    NATO still butting heads with Russia over Ukraine
    Mar30

    NATO still butting heads with Russia over Ukraine

    NATO still has “clear disagreements” with Russia over the Ukraine crisis and expects Moscow to do more to rein in armed separatists battling Kiev’s forces, the Atlantic alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. The West slapped sanctions on Russia in 2014 over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula...

    Russia prepares to pay off the last of its debt inherited from the old Soviet Union
    Mar26

    Russia prepares to pay off the last of its debt inherited from the old Soviet Union

    A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished communist empire. Keen to establish a reputation as a reliable borrower – despite Western financial sanctions over the Ukraine conflict – Moscow announced last week it would pay off US$125.2 million in...

    On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head
    Mar24

    On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head

    Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian member of parliament and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had much to worry about. On Tuesday evening, he said in an interview that he feared for his life, citing anonymous threats against him and his wife, Maria Maksakova, a former member of the United Russia party founded by Putin, with whom...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP Voronenkov shot dead in broad daylight
    Mar23

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP Voronenkov shot dead in broad daylight

    Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday. Russia called the allegation “absurd”. Former MP Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who was armed with a pistol...

    ‘Cynical and inhumane’: tensions spike as Ukraine bans Russian singer from Eurovision Song Contest
    Mar22

    ‘Cynical and inhumane’: tensions spike as Ukraine bans Russian singer from Eurovision Song Contest

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea. Ukrainian security service (SBU) spokeswoman Olena Gitlyanska said Yuliya Samoilova had been banned “from entry for three years” for having been...

    Pin It on Pinterest