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    Ukraine minister quits over corruption
    Feb03

    Ukraine minister quits over corruption

    Ukraine’s economy minister Aivarus Abromavicius resigns over the slow pace of reform and says he does not want to provide “cover” for corruption. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits over reform obstruction
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits over reform obstruction

    Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius has accused parts of the Ukrainian leadership of blocking systemic reforms in the country. “My team and I have no wish to be a cover for open corruption,” he said after resigning. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Leader: The new young fogeys
    Feb03

    Leader: The new young fogeys

    Twenty-two years after Oasis sang, “All I need are cigarettes and alcohol,” the young are abandoning both. Every generation likes to bemoan the excesses and irresponsibility of the young. This should stop. The youth of today – the “new young fogeys”, as we call them – are the best-behaved generation since the social and cultural upheavals of the...

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits, blaming Poroshenko ally
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits, blaming Poroshenko ally

    Ukraine’s economy minister resigned Wednesday, blaming a business partner of President Petro Poroshenko for blocking economic reforms. Aivaras Abromavičius, 40, a minister since December 2014, said at a press conference that he wouldn’t be a “puppet” for officials he accused of blocking overhauls of the country’s economy and...

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits over ‘corrupt vested interests’
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s economy minister quits over ‘corrupt vested interests’

    Ukraine’s economy minister has announced his intention to resign. Aivaras Abromavicius said his ministry was being hijacked by corrupt vested… …read more Source:...

    Latvian parliament vice-speaker in Ukraine: Western sanctions against Russia must continue
    Feb03

    Latvian parliament vice-speaker in Ukraine: Western sanctions against Russia must continue

    The representatives of Nordic and Baltic parliaments are firmly convinced that the West should continue sanctions against Russia, Latvian parliament vice-speaker Inese Libina-Egnere (Unity) said during the meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on February 2nd, informs LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko sees increased risk of open war with Russia
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko sees increased risk of open war with Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The risk of open war between Russia and Ukraine is greater than it was a year ago and Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun an “information war” against Germany, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the German newspaper Bild. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine referendum: 170 applications made for campaign grants
    Feb03

    Ukraine referendum: 170 applications made for campaign grants

    Some 170 groups and organisations have applied for a government subsidy to campaign ahead of the Ukraine referendum vote, the… …read more Source:...

    Still questions on Ukraine referendum funding
    Feb03

    Still questions on Ukraine referendum funding

    The Ukraine referendum committee already received 170 applications for subsidies. Half of them is “technically incorrect”, for example they are missing a signature on a form. And some applications were lacking in content. That means that when the committee meets on these applications on Wednesday, they will only be able to make a...

    How Putin created a monster in Chechnya
    Feb03

    How Putin created a monster in Chechnya

    Ramzan Kadyrov may well be Vladimir Putin’s most ghoulish creation—a political Golem who remains slavishly loyal to the Russian leader but who also serves as a constant and nagging reminder of how ugly Putin-style autocracy can get when it really goes over the edge. Like the character Smerdyakov in The Brothers Karamazov, Kadryov claims he...

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