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    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month. The measures come as Ukraine’s pro-Western government seeks a complete break with its Soviet past and as its soldiers fight pro-Russian forces...

    Kerry arrives in Beijing for two-day visit
    May16

    Kerry arrives in Beijing for two-day visit

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit to China. This is the sixth trip Kerry has made to China in his term of office. According to Xinhua, Kerry is expected to meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, to address a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. The two sides will also work to prepare for the...

    Russia to boost military presence in Crimea in response to NATO
    May16

    Russia to boost military presence in Crimea in response to NATO

    Russia is set to ramp up its military presence in Crimea, the country’s envoy to the Alliance said justifying the move by NATO’s “stepping up activities” in Eastern Europe. The envoy also urged the US to pull out its nuclear weapons stationed in Europe. “Naturally, we will increase our forces in Crimea because NATO countries...

    Putin says Ukraine being overrun by fascists – and he may be right
    May16

    Putin says Ukraine being overrun by fascists – and he may be right

    Kiev has now handed the Kremlin “evidence” for Putin’s claim that Russia is facing off against fascists. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    Russia decries laws banning all symbols and communist-era propaganda as ‘totalitarian’ …read more Source:...

    Ukraine army accused of violating human rights in east
    May16

    Ukraine army accused of violating human rights in east

    A report on alleged extrajudicial executions and torture by troops in eastern Ukraine has been presented in Moscow. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Senator McCain turns down Ukraine advisor role
    May15

    U.S. Senator McCain turns down Ukraine advisor role

    NNA – Republican U.S. Senator John McCain has turned down a post as advisor to Ukraine39;s pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko, saying constitutional constraints prohibited him from accepting. Mc …read more Source: National News...

    Russia says to military in Crimea
    May15

    Russia says to military in Crimea

    Russia has announced plans to boost its military presence in Crimea. …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine’s debt – the second crisis
    May15

    Ukraine’s debt – the second crisis

    Ukraine’s crisis is not just Russias but Kiev is also facing a financial battle with international creditors threatens to unravel IMF bailout plan for war-torn Ukraine. …read more Source: World...

    France Offers Russia 785 mln Euros to Ditch Warship Deal
    May15

    France Offers Russia 785 mln Euros to Ditch Warship Deal

    France has offered Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contentious contract to supply two warships that was suspended due to the Ukraine crisis …read more Source: Al-Manar...

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