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    Businesses Torched Amid Deepening Crackdown On Crimean Tatars
    May16

    Businesses Torched Amid Deepening Crackdown On Crimean Tatars

    For almost 20 years, Enver Osmanov ran a grocery shop in Rybache, a small seaside resort in Crimea. The shop burned to the ground in late April, one of several Crimean Tatar businesses in Rybache … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols (AFP)
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month. …read more Source: The West...

    France offers Russia 785 mn euros to ditch warship deal: report (AFP)
    May15

    France offers Russia 785 mn euros to ditch warship deal: report (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – France has offered Russia its terms to scrap a contentious contract to supply two warships that was suspended due to the Ukraine crisis, but Moscow judged the sum as unacceptable, a report said Friday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s economy contracts 17.6 pct as conflict takes toll
    May15

    Ukraine’s economy contracts 17.6 pct as conflict takes toll

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine’s economy contracted by a stunning 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier as the country struggles to cope with the impact of unrest in the industrial heartland of the east.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraines Dnipro Reaches Europa League Soccer Final
    May15

    Ukraines Dnipro Reaches Europa League Soccer Final

    Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have reached the final of the Europa League, the Ukrainian team’s first European final. Behind a goal from Yevhen Seleznyov, Dnipro beat Napoli 1-0 on May 14 in a packed … …read more Source: Big News...

    US Senator McCain turns down Ukraine advisor role (AFP)
    May15

    US Senator McCain turns down Ukraine advisor role (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Republican US Senator John McCain has turned down a post as advisor to Ukraine’s pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko, saying constitutional constraints prohibited him from accepting. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO ministers share singalong as Ukraine tensions continue
    May15

    NATO ministers share singalong as Ukraine tensions continue

    On Thursday, in a moment beyond satire, NATO’s foreign ministers linked arms and sang ‘We Are the World”. …read more Source:...

    The lowdown on Europa League finalists Dnipro
    May15

    The lowdown on Europa League finalists Dnipro

    With FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk through to this season's UEFA Europa League final, our man in Ukraine gives us the lowdown on the two-time Soviet … …read more Source: Big News...

    NATO ministers sing while Ukraine strife continues
    May15

    NATO ministers sing while Ukraine strife continues

    On Thursday, in a moment beyond satire, NATO’s foreign ministers linked arms and sang ‘We Are the World”. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Ukraine accuses Facebook of pro-Russia bias (AFP)
    May15

    Ukraine accuses Facebook of pro-Russia bias (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A senior aide to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday accused Facebook of political bias, ahead of a question-and-answer session with co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. …read more Source: The West...

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