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    Ukraine’s PM Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s PM Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote

    The Ukrainian government under Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has survived a no-confidence vote in the country’s parliament. It came even though… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s parliament rejects vote of no confidence in government
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s parliament rejects vote of no confidence in government

    UKRAINE’S parliament has rejected a vote of no confidence against the government despite calls from the ruling coalition for the country’s prime minister to step down. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine heads into the abyss
    Feb16

    Ukraine heads into the abyss

    This week, Ukraine’s ruling political elite is doing what it does best: behaving irresponsibly. On this occasion, Ukraine’s leaders have plunged the country into a potential political crisis that comes at a time when Ukraine faces strains on its hard currency reserves, weak economic performance, and signs of an upsurge in violence on...

    The Guardian view on Ukraine’s crisis: take the long view | Editorial
    Feb16

    The Guardian view on Ukraine’s crisis: take the long view | Editorial

    Economic and political instability in Kiev is getting worse and Russia is poised to take advantage. But that’s no reason for doing nothing. On the contraryThat Ukraine’s path towards something approximating to liberal democracy would be winding and difficult was always obvious. That its 40 million people have shown a lot of resilience...

    Ukraine PM Arseny Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote
    Feb16

    Ukraine PM Arseny Yatsenyuk survives no-confidence vote

    Prime Minister Yatsenyuk’s government has survived a no-confidence vote in the parliament. The news came shortly after President Poroshenko asked him to resign for “more mistakes than achievements” during his term. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] Ukraine PM survives no confidence vote
    Feb16

    [Ticker] Ukraine PM survives no confidence vote

    Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a vote of no confidence in parliament on Wednesday, the BBC reports, shortly after president Petro Poroshenko had asked him to resign over lack of reform. The former prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, did step down after Poroshenko had also asked him to go. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine no-confidence vote rejected
    Feb16

    Ukraine no-confidence vote rejected

    Ukraine’s parliament has rejected a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, moments after voting the cabinet’s work unsatisfactory. …read more Source:...

    Merkel ready to lift Russia sanctions if conditions met: party officials
    Feb16

    Merkel ready to lift Russia sanctions if conditions met: party officials

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to lift European sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict sooner rather than later but does not yet see the basis to do so, deputies from her party said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Ukraine leader sacks PM, prosecutor
    Feb16

    [Ticker] Ukraine leader sacks PM, prosecutor

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has publicly asked for the resignation of prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and of the prosecutor general Viktor Shokin. He said they “failed to gain trust” on anti-corruption reforms. Shock move comes after Lithuanian economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius resigned and the IMF threatened to hold...

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right
    Feb16

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right

    Even as Russia and the West rang in the new year still publicly at loggerheads over Ukraine, the EU sealed a deal with Russia over another Eastern European frozen conflict zone: Transnistria. The unrecognized statelet of Transnistria broke away from newly independent Moldova in 1990, and is famous as a Soviet nostalgia theme park. Its statues of...

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