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    Ukraine warns it may take ‘years’ to end separatist war (AFP)
    Apr20

    Ukraine warns it may take ‘years’ to end separatist war (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s defence minister warned Wednesday it may take years to settle the ex-Soviet republic’s pro-Russian separatist conflict that has killed nearly 9,200 people and plunged Moscow’s relations with the West to a post-Cold War low. …read more Source: The West...

    Reformers to lead 2 key Ukrainian state companies
    Apr20

    Reformers to lead 2 key Ukrainian state companies

    MOSCOW (AP) ” The Ukrainian government has appointed two Western-educated executives to lead the country’s two key state-owned companies.Wojciech Balczun, former chief executive of Poland’s largest railway freight carrier, will… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    NATO, Russia meeting confirms ‘profound disagreements’ – NATO chief (Reuters)
    Apr20

    NATO, Russia meeting confirms ‘profound disagreements’ – NATO chief (Reuters)

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s first formal meeting with Russia’s envoy to the alliance in almost two years underscored the deep East-West divide over the Ukraine crisis and the future of Europe’s securi… …read more Source: The West...

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine
    Apr20

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine

    VATICAN CITY (AP) ” Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the “forgotten” armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.At his weekly audience Wednesday, Francis… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians
    Apr20

    EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union’s executive wants to grant Ukraine citizens visa-free travel for up to 90 days in the 28-nation bloc, rewarding the east European nation for judicial and security reform.Ukraine has long sought… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Austrian president voices doubts over Russia sanctions
    Apr20

    Austrian president voices doubts over Russia sanctions

    PARIS (AP) ” Austria’s president says he believes the sanctions imposed on Russia after its annexation of Crimea could be relaxed next year if there is progress in peace talks between Moscow and Kiev.In comments to lawmakers at… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine
    Apr20

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine

    VATICAN CITY (AP) ” Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the “forgotten” armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels.At his weekly audience Wednesday, Francis… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s traces
    Apr20

    30 years after blast, labor to clean Chernobyl’s traces

    CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Ukraine (AP) ” Thirty years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Savchenko Calls Off Hunger Strike
    Apr20

    Savchenko Calls Off Hunger Strike

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, who Russia has imprisoned on murder charges, has stopped her hunger strike. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter on April 19 that Savchenko …read more Source: Big News...

    Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on (AFP)
    Apr20

    Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on (AFP)

    Vienna (AFP) – Ukraine will next week mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, when human error and flawed Soviet reactor technology led to the world’s worst nuclear accident. …read more Source: The West...

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