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    Ukrainian President Poroshenko appealed to the UN Secretary-General on Russia’s 22 year sentence against Ukrainian national Nadiya Savchenko
    Apr14

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko appealed to the UN Secretary-General on Russia’s 22 year sentence against Ukrainian national Nadiya Savchenko

    On March 23, it was reported at UN Headquarters in New York that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had spoken to the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, on the case of Ukrainian national, Ms. Nadiya Savchenko. Ms. Savchenko was convicted for 22 years, and was scheduled to go to prison on March 22 by the The post Ukrainian President Poroshenko...

    World’s cartoonists on this week’s events
    Apr14

    World’s cartoonists on this week’s events

    First published in The International New York Times, April 13, 2016 | By Chappatte. Exclusively drawn for POLITICO.eu | By Rytis Daukantas First published in La Vanguardia, Spain, April 9, 2016 | By Kap First published on Caglecartoons.com, The Netherlands, April 14, 2016 | By Tom Janssen. First published on Caglecartoons.com, The Netherlands,...

    Volodymyr Groysman heads fragile Ukraine government
    Apr14

    Volodymyr Groysman heads fragile Ukraine government

    KIEV — Ukraine got a new government Thursday, but the debilitating political crisis is likely only taking a short breather before the next round of confusion. Ukraine’s parliament easily approved Volodymyr Groysman, a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko, as prime minister — but the crucial votes needed to win a parliamentary majority...

    Ukraine must stick to path of reform
    Apr14

    Ukraine must stick to path of reform

    The new government appears less pro-change than its predecessor …read more Source: Financial...

    Vladimir Putin’s view on Ukraine’s new PM: ‘Nothing’
    Apr14

    Vladimir Putin’s view on Ukraine’s new PM: ‘Nothing’

    Vladimir Putin told Russians in a marathon citizens’ phone-in Thursday that they should holiday in the Crimean peninsula rather than Turkey, and he “doesn’t even know” Ukraine’s new prime minister. And the Russian leader dodged a question from a 12-year-old who asked who Putin would save if Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    EU welcomes ‘crucial’ approval of new Ukraine Prime Minister Hroisman
    Apr14

    EU welcomes ‘crucial’ approval of new Ukraine Prime Minister Hroisman

    The European Union has described Ukraine’s parliamentary approval of Volodymyr Hroisman as prime minister as a “crucial development at a time when… …read more Source:...

    Putin tells Russians to stay away from Turkey in Q&A session
    Apr14

    Putin tells Russians to stay away from Turkey in Q&A session

    In a nearly four-hour long Q&A session with Russian citizens during the annual call-in event, the country’s President Vladimir Putin called on Russians to avoid traveling to Turkey for safety reasons. Putin answered to nearly 80 questions ranging from the slumping economy to the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, while he responded in a...

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body
    Apr14

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s leading human rights organization said on Thursday that Crimea’s indigenous Muslim Tatars and other opponents of the region’s annexation by Russia face persecution including police intimidation and brutality. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Russia expects EU sanctions to stay in place
    Apr14

    [Ticker] Russia expects EU sanctions to stay in place

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said in a televised Q&A programme with the public Thursday: “I don’t think that our partners will lift sanctions towards us any time soon, therefore, we won’t either.” Asked about Russia’s economic problems, he said finance minister Alexei Kudrin, a reformer, would play a bigger...

    Clean-up crew
    Apr14

    Clean-up crew

    IT is easy to despair of Ukraine. The war-torn country has been engulfed by political crisis for nearly two months. The “Revolution of Dignity” that overthrew the corrupt, authoritarian government of President Viktor Yanukovych two years ago brought no revolutionary change. Corruption is still rampant. Key reforms are incomplete. The separation...

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