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    Joshua climbs off the canvas to stop Klitschko in heavyweight classic
    Apr30

    Joshua climbs off the canvas to stop Klitschko in heavyweight classic

    LONDON, England – Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, April 29 (Sunday Manila time) taking victory on an 11th round stoppage. Joshua added the WBA title to … …read more Source:...

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine
    Apr24

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 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, April 23. It marked the first … …read more Source:...

    Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘obstacle’ to improved relations – U.S.
    Apr24

    Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘obstacle’ to improved relations – U.S.

    WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation on Sunday, April 23, with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow’s actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved US-Russian ties, the State Department said. “Secretary Tillerson phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to...

    Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer
    Apr02

    Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine on Saturday, April 1, complained of “unprecedented and unacceptable” calls from the Eurovision Song Contest’s organizers for it to lift an entry ban on Russia’s contestant. In an angry row ahead of the kitsch song contest in May to be hosted in Kiev, Ukraine has barred Russia’s …...

    Tillerson denounces ‘Russian aggression in Ukraine’
    Mar31

    Tillerson denounces ‘Russian aggression in Ukraine’

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday, March 31, he would hold talks with NATO allies about “Russia’s aggression in Ukraine,” signalling a tougher stance toward Moscow from the Trump administration. “We want to have a discussion around NATO’s posture in Europe, most particularly in...

    EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months
    Mar13

    EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, March 13, prolonged by another 6 months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis. The asset freezes and travel bans were first introduced in early 2014 as the crisis deepened into outright war between pro-Russian rebels and … …read more...

    Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east
    Feb22

    Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east

    MOSCOW, Russia – Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has urged US President Donald Trump to act to stop the war in eastern Ukraine that he blamed on “irresponsible actions” by Kiev and the West. In the letter, which was made public on Wednesday, February 22, Yanukovych urges the US leader to … …read more Source:...

    Top Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’
    Feb08

    Top Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’

    DONETSK, Ukraine – The military chief of a self-proclaimed Russian-backed republic in eastern Ukraine was killed in an “act of terror” on Wednesday, February 8, the latest victim of a string of similar attacks, local authorities said. The dead man was Mikhail Tolstykh, head of the notorious “Somali” battalion and a …...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months
    Dec19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, December 19, extended for another 6 months damaging economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine. EU leaders decided at a summit last week to roll over the sanctions first imposed in 2014 and the European Council, which groups the 28 … …read more Source:...

    US condemns Russian elections in Crimea
    Sep17

    US condemns Russian elections in Crimea

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States “does not recognize the legitimacy” of upcoming Russian parliamentary elections planned for Crimea , the State Department said Friday, September 16. “The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for...

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