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    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)
    Oct20

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian insurgents said Tuesday they had begun withdrawing tanks and smaller weapons from the frontline splitting the devastated Donetsk region in the ex-Soviet state’s eastern war zone. …read more Source: The West...

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)
    Oct20

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has said it plans to hold a referendum on joining Russia but the Kremlin appeared to pour cold water on the idea Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case
    Oct20

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ” Hungarian prosecutors say 21 police officers working at a border crossing with Ukraine have been detained, suspected of regularly taking bribes from foreigner travelers and allowing them to enter or leave… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    US: Ukrainian led ring that stole online bank information
    Oct20

    US: Ukrainian led ring that stole online bank information

    NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) ” A Ukrainian man has pleaded not guilty to charges he orchestrated a scheme to steal online bank information.Sergey Vovnenko, who allegedly used aliases like “Darklife” and “Centurion,” was charged in April… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    YouTube star appointed to head of customs in Odessa
    Oct20

    YouTube star appointed to head of customs in Odessa

    The new head of customs at one of Europe’s most notoriously corrupt ports is a 26 year old YouTube star with no experience.Yulia Marushevska has an extensive education from Kiev university and Stanford in the United States, but… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian economy slumps
    Oct20

    Russian economy slumps

    Russia’s economy has shrunk 4.3 percent in the third quarter this year, as a recession caused by low oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine continued to take its toll. …read more Source:...

    Ousted pro-Russia president sues Ukraine in European court (AFP)
    Oct19

    Ousted pro-Russia president sues Ukraine in European court (AFP)

    Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – Ukraine’s fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovych lodged a claim with the European Court of Human Rights on Monday for unfair treatment by Kiev’s Western-backed government. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine raises boat capsize toll to 16 (AFP)
    Oct19

    Ukraine raises boat capsize toll to 16 (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian recovery workers raised the death toll by two to 16 on Monday after recovering and searching a pleasure boat that sank in the Black Sea near the Ukrainian city of Odessa. …read more Source: The West...

    Ousted president Yanukovych sues Ukraine in European court
    Oct19

    Ousted president Yanukovych sues Ukraine in European court

    MOSCOW (AP) ” A law firm representing former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says he is suing Ukraine for violating his human rights.Yanukovych fled to Russia in February 2014 following months of anti-government protests…. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine’s rebel regions (AFP)
    Oct19

    Stalin portraits and Soviet nostalgia rule in Ukraine’s rebel regions (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Three portraits of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin are on display in the centre of Donetsk, the rebel capital of eastern Ukraine, as the separatist authorities fuel a mood of Soviet nostalgia. …read more Source: The West...

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