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    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports (AFP)
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk province on Wednesday began issuing their own passports in a bid to reassert their independence from the Western-backed government in Kiev. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine passes graft bill needed for visa-free travel to EU (AFP)
    Mar15

    Ukraine passes graft bill needed for visa-free travel to EU (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday approved a key anti-corruption bill that Kiev hopes will pave the way for visa-free travel to EU countries this year. …read more Source: The West...

    Slovenia invites Putin to WWI event despite EU tensions (AFP)
    Mar14

    Slovenia invites Putin to WWI event despite EU tensions (AFP)

    Ljubljana (AFP) – Slovenia said on Monday it has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend a World War I commemoration event in spite of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian president mulling candidates for prime minister
    Mar14

    Ukrainian president mulling candidates for prime minister

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” Ukraine’s president is considering the country’s finance minister as a possible replacement for embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk amid talks to end a drawn-out political crisis.President Petro Poroshenko’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot ‘feeling much better’ (AFP)
    Mar14

    Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot ‘feeling much better’ (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, on trial in Russia over the murder of two journalists, is feeling “a lot better” since she resumed drinking water, her lawyer said after visiting her in detention. …read more Source: The West...

    France urges EU sanctions against Libya ‘spoilers’
    Mar14

    France urges EU sanctions against Libya ‘spoilers’

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” France is urging the European Union to impose sanctions against officials in Libya accused of blocking the unity government there.French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called Monday for “sanctions against those… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    DAKHA BRAKHA IN AUSTRALIA
    Mar14

    DAKHA BRAKHA IN AUSTRALIA

    Dakha Brakha one of Ukraines living musical treasures is set to unleash its wild fusion of authentic village folk, punk, hip hop and tribal trance in a genre they have dubbed ethno chaos at the 2016 Womadelaide Festival. Dakha Brakha first appe…( ДахаБраха – назва оригінальна,тобто чудернацька і автентична водночас. Давати і брати...

    On the frontline of Ukraine’s bloody stalemate
    Mar14

    On the frontline of Ukraine’s bloody stalemate

    Freelance contributor Bryce Wilson visits Ukrainian troops on their frontline as they fight to halt the Moscow-backed Donetsk rebels from gaining any more territory. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine asks German doctors to examine pilot jailed in Russia (AFP)
    Mar11

    Ukraine asks German doctors to examine pilot jailed in Russia (AFP)

    Kiev (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine said Friday it had asked German doctors to check on the health of Nadiya Savchenko, who has agreed to drink water but is still not eating in protest at her Russian trial. …read more Source: The West...

    European Union extends Russian asset freezes over Ukraine (Reuters)
    Mar10

    European Union extends Russian asset freezes over Ukraine (Reuters)

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union governments extended on Thursday sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians targeted in 2014 over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, keeping asset freezes and travel bans i… …read more Source: The West...

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