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    Sixteen killed in house fire in village near Kiev
    May29

    Sixteen killed in house fire in village near Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – Sixteen people have been killed and one is missing after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine’s state emergency service said in a statement on Sunday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine fire kills 16 in care home
    May29

    Ukraine fire kills 16 in care home

    Sixteen people killed in fire at old people’s home near Ukrainian capital Kiev, emergency officials say …read more Source:...

    Former NATO chief becomes adviser to Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko
    May28

    Former NATO chief becomes adviser to Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary General and Danish Prime Minister said on Saturday he’s accepted the appointment of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to become his adviser. Rasmussen, who had held NATO’s top post from 2009 to 2014, wrote on his Facebook page that he is “pleased to accept the appointment.” He said...

    Russia derides Ukraine’s hiring of ex-Nato chief
    May28

    Russia derides Ukraine’s hiring of ex-Nato chief

    Russian MPs say appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as special adviser is a ‘hostile gesture’Ukraine’s president has appointed a former Nato secretary general as a special adviser, drawing a derisive reaction from Russia.Petro Poroshenko announced the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former prime minister of Denmark who was...

    Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine’ president
    May28

    Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine’ president

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    Alexis Tsipras: EU sanctions against Russia ‘not productive’
    May28

    Alexis Tsipras: EU sanctions against Russia ‘not productive’

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday said that EU sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are not productive, BBC reports. “We have repeatedly said that the vicious circle of militarization, of Cold War rhetoric and of sanctions is not productive. The solution is dialogue,” Tsipras said at a joint press conference with...

    Brussels gives green light to Sofia’s gas ambitions
    May28

    Brussels gives green light to Sofia’s gas ambitions

    “Bulgaria is a key country in the European energy system and has the potential to build a powerful gas hub that will enable the use of different sources of gas, including Russian gas.” With these words of encouragement, EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete announced two days ago in Sofia that the European Commission...

    Nadiya Savchenko: The thorn in President Poroshenko’s side?
    May28

    Nadiya Savchenko: The thorn in President Poroshenko’s side?

    The Ukrainian pilot has returned to Kyiv after being released in a prisoner swap with Russia. President Poroshenko fought to bring her back but, as DW’s Emma Burrows writes, her return could prove bittersweet for him. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Greek PM condemns Russia sanctions
    May28

    Greek PM condemns Russia sanctions

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Western sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine are “not productive”. …read more Source:...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko could seek presidency
    May27

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko could seek presidency

    KIEV – Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot held prisoner by Moscow for two years, looks likely remaining the same firebrand as she was in captivity, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “louse” and “scum” on her return home this week. But perhaps it is Ukraine’s political establishment who should be worried: Savchenko said...

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