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    Ukraine parliament backs crucial debt write-off deal (AFP)
    Sep17

    Ukraine parliament backs crucial debt write-off deal (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday backed a crucial debt restructuring agreement that will save Kiev billions of dollars and keep the war-torn country from falling into an unmanaged default. …read more Source: The West...

    Poland’s pro-defense forces hold first nationwide rally
    Sep17

    Poland’s pro-defense forces hold first nationwide rally

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” Hundreds of members of pro-defense forces have marched in downtown Warsaw to show their readiness to defend Poland if needed, amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Ukraine and Russia’s role in it.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Crimea human rights ‘deteriorated radically’ since Russia seizure (AFP)
    Sep17

    Crimea human rights ‘deteriorated radically’ since Russia seizure (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Human rights on the Crimea peninsula seized by Russia from Ukraine in March 2014 have “deteriorated radically” since Moscow’s takeover, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine slammed for banning dozens of foreign reporters (AFP)
    Sep17

    Ukraine slammed for banning dozens of foreign reporters (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine faced global media condemnation Thursday for banning dozens of foreign reporters as it expanded sanctions against Russia for its actions in the war-torn former Soviet state. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine bars 3 BBC journalists from entering Ukraine
    Sep17

    Ukraine bars 3 BBC journalists from entering Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukraine has barred a few dozen reporters, including three BBC journalists, from entering the country as an unspecified security threat.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko late on Wednesday signed a sanctions list… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia (AFP)
    Sep16

    Ukraine expands list of sanctions against Russia (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday expanded a list of sanctions against Russian companies and individuals held responsible for the ex-Soviet state’s eastern uprising and for Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine campaigns to strip Russia of UN veto power (AFP)
    Sep16

    Ukraine campaigns to strip Russia of UN veto power (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine redoubled its long-shot bid Wednesday to see Russia stripped of its veto power on the UN Security Council when the global body’s General Assembly meets in the coming weeks. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia jails two for pro-Ukrainian graffiti (AFP)
    Sep16

    Russia jails two for pro-Ukrainian graffiti (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced two young men to prison sentences for painting Soviet statues in the colours of the Ukrainian flag and daubing pro-Kiev graffiti. …read more Source: The West...

    International monitors: Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine holds
    Sep16

    International monitors: Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine holds

    MOSCOW (AP) ” International observers in eastern Ukraine say that a cease-fire there has been holding for two weeks now.More than 8,000 people have been killed in fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine to nearly double size of police force
    Sep16

    Ukraine to nearly double size of police force

    KHERSON, Ukraine — Ukraine will nearly double the number of its police officers by the end of the year, Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov said Tuesday. “As of today, the number of our police am …read more Source: Big News...

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