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    Belavia preparing documents for joint use of Minsk-Zaporizhia flight
    Dec15

    Belavia preparing documents for joint use of Minsk-Zaporizhia flight

    “The flight is operated by the Ukrainian air company Motor Sich. A number of agreements with this air carrier have already been signed. More documents pending signing. I hope we will jointly use this flight in the near future,” the official said. …read more Source:...

    Eastern Ukraine, Europe’s West Bank
    Dec15

    Eastern Ukraine, Europe’s West Bank

    During a recent visit to France, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sent out a controversial tweet saying that terrorism is a “daily reality for Ukraine.” The tweet triggered vociferous condemnations for trying to tie Ukraine to the Paris tragedy, as well as essays and op-eds in the Ukrainian media defending Poroshenko’s comparison....

    The battle for civilization is happening in Paris
    Dec15

    The battle for civilization is happening in Paris

    On a recent trip to Paris just before that city’s most tumultuous month in years—one that began with terrorist slaughter and ended with Saturday’s historic 195-nation climate accord—I noticed that the hottest item being hawked on the streets was the “selfie stick.” Parisian street vendors carry bronze replicas of the Eiffel Tower and...

    Activists Take to the Top of Lviv City Hall to Highlight Human Rights in Ukraine
    Dec14

    Activists Take to the Top of Lviv City Hall to Highlight Human Rights in Ukraine

    Volodymyr Beglov, a Ukrainian journalist and civic activist, reading the Declaration of Human Rights in Lviv. Image by Yurko Dyachyshyn. On December 10—International Human Rights Day—Ukrainian civic activists, journalists, and lawyers came together at the very top of Lviv City Hall to read aloud an important document—the Universal Declaration of...

    Kerry heads to Moscow for tough talks on Syria and Ukraine with Russia’s Putin
    Dec14

    Kerry heads to Moscow for tough talks on Syria and Ukraine with Russia’s Putin

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    Belarus 7th in BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2 relay
    Dec14

    Belarus 7th in BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2 relay

    The Italian team of Lisa Vittozzi, Karin Oberhofer, Federika Sanfilippo and Dorothea Wierer won in 1:05:32.6 with eight spare rounds. Germany was second a mere .2 seconds back with 7 spare rounds and no penalties. Ukraine finished third; 13.1 seconds back also with ten spare rounds. …read more Source:...

    Belavia: Belarus-Ukraine air passenger traffic continues to grow
    Dec14

    Belavia: Belarus-Ukraine air passenger traffic continues to grow

    As was reported, the passenger traffic on Minsk-Kiev routes started growing as from 25 October when Russia and Ukraine imposed a ban on air service. …read more Source:...

    Champions League: Arsenal v Barcelona; Chelsea v PSG
    Dec14

    Champions League: Arsenal v Barcelona; Chelsea v PSG

    Credits Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino Gunners get ‘nightmare’ tie against the champions of Europe as Chelsea face Paris Saint-Germain for third year running Reaction Monday, December 14, 2015 – 1:39pm …read more Source: The...

    What does Vladimir Putin want from the UN’s next secretary-general?
    Dec14

    What does Vladimir Putin want from the UN’s next secretary-general?

    The shadow of an American or Russian veto will colour the next year at the United Nations. In the years of crisis and decline that followed the breakup of the Soviet Union, three things enabled Russia to hold on to its status as a great power. The first was the large stockpile of Soviet nuclear weapons that confirmed it as America’s only...

    EU summit to hold ‘surprising’ Russia sanctions debate
    Dec14

    EU summit to hold ‘surprising’ Russia sanctions debate

    EU leaders will, this week, on Italy’s request debate whether to extend Russia sanctions, in a step called “surprising” by Poland. Ukraine visa-free report may also be postponed. …read more Source:...

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