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    Chief of Moscow’s Ukrainian library gets suspended sentence
    Jun05

    Chief of Moscow’s Ukrainian library gets suspended sentence

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    Head of Russia’s only Ukrainian library gets suspended jail term
    Jun05

    Head of Russia’s only Ukrainian library gets suspended jail term

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A court in Moscow on Monday handed a four-year suspended prison sentence to Natalya Sharina, the head of Russia’s only state-run Ukrainian language library, after finding her guilty of inciting ethnic hatred and embezzlement, a Reuters reporter in the courtroom said. …read more Source:...

    Haley: US plans to retain Russia sanctions
    Jun04

    Haley: US plans to retain Russia sanctions

    Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, on Sunday said her understanding is that the U.S. plans to “keep our sanctions strong and tough†on Russia in response to the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine, despite reports that the White House is considering easing them....

    Kernel with a $155 mln takeover
    Jun04

    Kernel with a $155 mln takeover

    WSE-listed Ukrainian edible oil producer Kernel finalized a $155 million acquisition of an unnamed agricultural company from Ukraine. For that price tag, Kernel acquired 19k hectares of land and 200k metric tons capacity for grain storage. The asset also has $30 million surplus in cash. The transaction has been approved by the Ukrainian...

    Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun04

    Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ukraine

    More than three years after the occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea by Russian forces, and the subsequent military actions in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, collectively referred to as the “Donbass”, eastern Ukraine is in danger of becoming Europe’s “forgotten war”, writes Gary Cartwright What is certainly being forgotten, or...

    What Winston Churchill and George Orwell had in common
    Jun04

    What Winston Churchill and George Orwell had in common

    A new book from Thomas E Ricks explores the similarities between two 20th century mavericks. In his essay “The Prevention of Literature”, published in 1946, George Orwell describes attending a meeting of PEN, the club founded in 1921 to defend the interests of writers, on the tercentenary of Milton’s Areopagitica, in which the poet...

    Anarchic Athens finds a new cause: Ukraine
    Jun04

    Anarchic Athens finds a new cause: Ukraine

    ATHENS — The neighborhood of Exarchia in central Athens has always been home to those who fight the system. Before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza Party came to power in 2015, groups of police would stand on street corners bordering the area, riot shields at the ready, waiting for the streets to erupt...

    “Trump or Merkel?” Ukraine beer depicts world leaders
    Jun04

    “Trump or Merkel?” Ukraine beer depicts world leaders

    A brewery in Lviv, western Ukraine, has a special line of craft beer themed after world leaders. …read more Source: BBC

    Germany’s top diplomat hopes for new Ukraine talks after meeting Putin
    Jun03

    Germany’s top diplomat hopes for new Ukraine talks after meeting Putin

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has reiterated German support for the Normandy format. He told Russian President Vladimir Putin clashes would go on until an international settlement is reached in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Tennis: Raluca Olaru and Olga Savchuk, through to Roland Garros women’s doubles 3rd round
    Jun03

    Tennis: Raluca Olaru and Olga Savchuk, through to Roland Garros women’s doubles 3rd round

    The pairing made up of Romanian tennis player Raluca Olaru and Ukrainian Olga Savchuk managed to surprise the public in the second round of the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros women’s doubles event, eliminating on Friday 5th seeded couple made up of Hungarian Timea Babos and Czech Andrea Hlavackova, in three sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-3,...

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