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    Kremlin blasts Eurovision   for dropping Russia
    Apr15

    Kremlin blasts Eurovision for dropping Russia

    MOSCOW: Moscow on Friday denounced the decision by Eurovision Song Contest organisers to drop Russia from this year’s contest, following a row with hosts Ukraine. Russia’s state-run Channel One said on Thursday it would not broadcast the event, after rejecting proposals for contestant Yulia Samoilova to take part via video link or be...

    Ukraine marks three years of separatist war
    Apr14

    Ukraine marks three years of separatist war

    Kiev: A bloodied Ukraine marks three years on Thursday since it launched a campaign against Russian-backed eastern separatists that now looks like an interminable conflict whose terms are dictated by the Kremlin. More than 10,000 people have died in Europe’s only war zone in that time – a figure unimaginable when Kiev was riding the...

    Poroshenko stands firm on banning Russia’s Eurovision entry
    Apr04

    Poroshenko stands firm on banning Russia’s Eurovision entry

    RIGA: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday refused to back down over Kiev’s decision to ban Russia’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, despite a threat from the organisers to throw Ukraine out of future competitions, though not the one due in May. Relations between Ukraine and Russia have been toxic since...

    Kiev slams Eurovision call to lift ban on Russian singer
    Apr02

    Kiev slams Eurovision call to lift ban on Russian singer

    KIEV: Ukraine on Saturday complained of “unprecedented and unacceptable” calls from the Eurovision Song Contest’s organisers for it to lift an entry ban on Russia’s contestant. In an angry row ahead of the kitsch song contest in May to be hosted in Kiev, Ukraine has barred Russia’s 27-year-old singer Yulia Samoilova...

    Nato has ‘clear disagreements’ with Russia over Ukraine
    Mar31

    Nato has ‘clear disagreements’ with Russia over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS: NATO still has “clear disagreements” with Russia over the Ukraine crisis and expects Moscow to do more to rein in armed separatists battling Kiev’s forces, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. The West slapped sanctions on Russia in 2014 over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and its support for...

    US general seeks   weapons support   for Ukraine
    Mar29

    US general seeks weapons support for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON: The commander of US forces in Europe said Tuesday that United States should consider arming Ukraine with defensive weapons as it fights Russian-backed rebels in the country’s east. Ukraine has long sought supplies of US weapons, but was rebuffed by former president Barack Obama’s administration, which sent US military...

    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...

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