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    Ukraine bans Gorbachev for backing Crimea takeover
    May26

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev for backing Crimea takeover

    Kyiv has prohibited former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entering Ukraine for five years over his support of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Gorbachev said he would have acted in a similar way to President Putin. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Belarus donates Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy to Ukrainian libraries
    May26

    Belarus donates Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy to Ukrainian libraries

    A unique facsimile edition titled “Francysk Skaryna’s Book Legacy” was donated to the biggest libraries of Ukraine in an official ceremony in Kiev on 26 May. …read more Source:...

    1944 all over again
    May26

    1944 all over again

    A Tatar’s courage never flags ON May 14th Crimea’s indigenous Tatars sat glued to their screens, watching as Jamala, a Ukrainian singer of Tatar descent, won the Eurovision song contest. Jamala’s song “1944” commemorated Stalin’s brutal deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar population. For Russia’s government, the...

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation
    May26

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia’s seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks
    May26

    Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks

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    Is the EU responsible for the crisis in Ukraine?
    May26

    Is the EU responsible for the crisis in Ukraine?

    A mannequin of Russian President Vladimir Putin is hung from a make-shift gallows pole as protestors demand that Russia release Ukranian prisoner Nadiya Savchenko, 6th March, 2016. Savchenko was released yesterday—and during her imprisonment became a symbol of Ukranian resistance against Moscow ©Sergii Kharchenko/NEWZULU/PA Images : Book...

    Russian sanctions likely to be extended – Foreign Minister
    May26

    Russian sanctions likely to be extended – Foreign Minister

    Releasing Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko was a “sporadic act” by Russia, which still hasn’t taken the necessary steps to solve the conflict in Ukraine. That’s why it’s likely that the West will extend the anti-Russia sanctions in June, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs told Latvian Radio in a Thursday interview....

    Minsk expects Savchenko’s transfer to Kiev to positively influence peace talks
    May26

    Minsk expects Savchenko’s transfer to Kiev to positively influence peace talks

    Belarus welcomes the fact that Russia and Ukraine removed one issue from the agenda which had long served as a hindrance to the substantive discussion of the ways to implement the Minsk agreement and make progress towards a peaceful settlement in the east of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Belarus’ Interior Ministry: Inflow of forced migrants from Ukraine is subsiding
    May26

    Belarus’ Interior Ministry: Inflow of forced migrants from Ukraine is subsiding

    “Some 14,000 Ukrainian nationals applied for employment in Belarus in 2015. In 2014, the figure stood at around 18,000,” Belarusian Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Melchenko said. …read more Source:...

    Maltsev: Misunderstandings arise during Belarus-Ukraine border demarcation
    May26

    Maltsev: Misunderstandings arise during Belarus-Ukraine border demarcation

    “On the Polish border, people are long accustomed to the border marked back in the days of the Soviet Union. The border in the Baltic direction was demarcated long ago too. Meanwhile, we face different misunderstandings during the demarcation of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border,” Leonid Maltsev said. …read more Source:...

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