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    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians (AFP)
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents. …read more Source: The West...

    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine (AFP)
    May11

    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev, an extravaganza embraced by the LGBT community, Ukraine’s “Celebrate Diversity” motto sounds more like wishful thinking than a fact of life. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia-Ukraine clash leaves sour note at Eurovision
    May10

    Russia-Ukraine clash leaves sour note at Eurovision

    Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine spills over into Eurovision, with the country refusing to compete after its entrant is banned from performing. …read more Source: ABC...

    Eurovision contestants practice; big week for song contest
    May09

    Eurovision contestants practice; big week for song contest

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Contestants for this year’s Eurovision contest are holding practices in the Ukrainian capital.Rehearsals have been underway in Kiev since April 30 for the annual song competition that pits performers from across the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine bans American actor Steven Seagal for 5 years
    May09

    Ukraine bans American actor Steven Seagal for 5 years

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” Ukraine has banned action film actor Steven Seagal from entering the country for five years.Seagal, an American, was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine rebels roll out banned tanks on WWII Victory Day (AFP)
    May09

    Ukraine rebels roll out banned tanks on WWII Victory Day (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – More than 10,000 people waving Russian flags and carrying portraits of Stalin watched tanks roll through Ukraine’s de facto rebel capital Donetsk on Tuesday in celebration of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. …read more Source: The West...

    THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2017 IN KYIV
    May09

    THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2017 IN KYIV

    The official opening ceremony was held on Sunday evening. At the beginning of the event the guests were congratulated by First Lady of Ukraine Maryna Poroshenko, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klichko and Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Jon…(7 травня у Києві відбулася офіційна церемонія відкриття міжнародного пісенного конкурсу...

    Could the Chernobyl disaster pave the way for life on Mars?
    May09

    Could the Chernobyl disaster pave the way for life on Mars?

    The 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine saw high doses of radiation blasted into the surrounding area.The long-term effects on living organisms are of high interest to scientists in a range of applications,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    In Ukraine, feeling grows that the east is lost to Russia
    May08

    In Ukraine, feeling grows that the east is lost to Russia

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” Leonid Androv, an electrician from Kiev, was drafted into the Ukrainian army and spent a year fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine after the conflict broke out in 2014. Now, like many other Ukrainians,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet this week in Washington (AFP)
    May08

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet this week in Washington (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet in Washington on Wednesday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss issues including the conflict in Ukraine and how to end the war in Syria, the State Department said. …read more Source: The West...

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