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    Ex-Russian MP shot dead in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Ex-Russian MP shot dead in Ukraine

    Kiev: A former Russian MP wanted by Moscow for fraud was shot dead in broad daylight in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday in what Kiev branded “state terrorism.” Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko confirmed in televised comments that “the identity of the dead man has been established” as former Communist lawmaker Denis Voronenkov....

    Kiev bans Russia singer from Eurovision
    Mar22

    Kiev bans Russia singer from Eurovision

    Kiev: Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea. Ukrainian security service (SBU) spokeswoman Olena Gitlyanska told AFP that Yuliya Samoilova had been banned from entry “for three years”...

    Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park
    Mar18

    Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park

    VIJFHUIZEN: Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014, on Saturday planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park not far from where the ill-fated plane departed. “Today is a very important day for all the next of kin. We are planting the first trees to create a monument for MH17,” Evert van...

    Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas ‘blackmail’
    Mar15

    Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas ‘blackmail’

    Warsaw: Poland and Ukraine said on Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political “blackmail”. Russian energy giant Gazprom plans to build a pipeline called Nord Stream 2 under the Baltic along an existing line to boost gas delivery capacity to...

    Russia, Ukraine spat over Eurovision entry
    Mar13

    Russia, Ukraine spat over Eurovision entry

    MOSCOW: Russia has announced its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, stirring controversy in Ukraine on Monday as it emerged the singer has performed in Moscow-annexed Crimea. Channel One state television on Sunday evening announced that 27-year-old Yuliya Samoilova will represent the country in May with an upbeat ballad called “Flame...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court
    Mar06

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court

    The Hague: Ukraine urged the UN’s top court on Monday to help bring stability to its war-torn east by seeking to convince judges that Russia is “sponsoring terrorism” in its conflict against separatist pro-Russian rebels. “Today I stand before the court to ask for the protection of the basic human rights of the Ukrainian people,”...

    Pirates in Nigeria release Russian,   Ukrainian sailors
    Mar05

    Pirates in Nigeria release Russian, Ukrainian sailors

    MOSCOW: Nigerian pirates have released seven Russian and one Ukrainian sailors after they were captured last month on the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, citing a human rights activist in Crimea. The sailors were released after talks between the owners of the ship and pirates. Interfax news agency quoted...

    Russia, Nato in   first high-level   talks since freeze
    Mar03

    Russia, Nato in first high-level talks since freeze

    MOSCOW: Senior Russian and Nato military chiefs on Friday held their first phone talks since ties between the two sides collapsed over the crisis in Ukraine, the defence ministry in Moscow said. The chairman of the Nato Military Committee Petr Pavel called Russia’s chief of staff Valery Gerasimov to discuss the possible restarting of...

    Sweden brings   back conscription   amid Russia fears
    Mar02

    Sweden brings back conscription amid Russia fears

    Stockholm: Sweden is to reintroduce compulsory military service, seven years after abandoning it, to respond to global security challenges including Russia’s assertive behaviour in the Baltic Sea region, Stockholm said on Thursday. “We are in a context where Russia has annexed Crimea,” Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told AFP,...

    5m users without phones as rebels  seize telecom firm in Ukraine
    Mar01

    5m users without phones as rebels seize telecom firm in Ukraine

    KIEV: A fifth of a million phone users in Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern city of Donetsk were cut off from the rest of the country on Wednesday after armed men took over the offices and equipment of the main fixed-line telecoms company, its director said. Pro-Russian separatists had warned they would seize businesses in areas they...

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