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    Ukrainian Conflict Used to Polarize Europe – EU Lawmaker
    May19

    Ukrainian Conflict Used to Polarize Europe – EU Lawmaker

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian conflict is being used to tear Europe apart and Europeans should realize that any global war would go through Europe, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser, a member of the European parliament, told Sputnik. “Ukraine today is a weapon which some warmongers use to polarize Europe, I think… If the war really broke out… it would go...

    Red Scare: Ukraine Launches Crimea-Related Probe Against Stalin

    According to a statement posted in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine’s official website, the investigation into the 1944 “forced deportation of the Crimean Tatar people and other ethnic groups from the territory of the Crimean ASSR (Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic)” began in December 2015. “This is not just an act of...

    Russia Registers Spike in Drug-Trafficking via Central Asia, Trans-Caucasus

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has recently registered an increase in drug-trafficking through Central Asian and Trans-Caucasus states, as well as the rise of contraband from China, Europe and Ukraine, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said. “We are registering the active use of Internet and electronic payments by the...

    US Delegation Arrives in Legendary Crimean Children Recreation Center Artek
    May18

    US Delegation Arrives in Legendary Crimean Children Recreation Center Artek

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — In Soviet times, Artek was a landmark of the USSR. The camp was visited by children and adults from all over the world, including prominent people, like for example Indira Gandhi. Cosmonauts and astronauts, musicians and actors have always been very welcome there too. Yuri Gagarin even presented his space suit to the...

    Some in Ukraine Could Gain From Visa-Free Travel to EU, But Ukraine Will Lose

    “It is an absolutely historic day for Ukraine, for my 45 million nation, and I am absolutely confident that this is a historic day for the European Union,” Poroshenko told the attending media after the deal was signed in Strasbourg. “Ukraine returns to the European family. Ukraine says a final farewell to the Soviet and Russian Empire,” he added....

    Why EU May Soon ‘Abandon Visa-Free Regime’ With Ukraine
    May18

    Why EU May Soon ‘Abandon Visa-Free Regime’ With Ukraine

    “Six months or one year later, a huge number of Ukrainians will come to the EU countries. They will strive for the states with lax control systems, like Spain, Portugal, Italy,” the expert said. According to Ben, the majority of Ukrainians will go to Europe not on tourist trips, but rather to find a job, including on illegal labor markets. “They...

    Ukraine Opposition Introduces Bill Decriminalizing St. George Ribbon
    May17

    Ukraine Opposition Introduces Bill Decriminalizing St. George Ribbon

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The bill proposes an amendment to the law approved by the parliament on Tuesday, which, if signed by President Petro Poroshenko, would introduce fines or arrest for making or wearing of the ribbon in Ukraine, with an exception made for war veterans whose medals or orders incorporate elements of the ribbon. During the latest...

    Ukraine Needs $1 Bln to Fully Block Russian Websites
    May17

    Ukraine Needs $1 Bln to Fully Block Russian Websites

    KIEV (Sputnik) – Ukraine will need $1 billion and about two years to fully block the Russian websites subjected to the ban signed by country’s President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday, Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Internet Association (UIA) Alexander Fedyenko told the 112 Ukraina broadcaster on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Poroshenko...

    Ukrainian Citizens Register Petitions to Lift Ban on Russian Websites
    May17

    Ukrainian Citizens Register Petitions to Lift Ban on Russian Websites

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukrainian citizens on Tuesday registered dozens of petitions on the website of the country’s President Petro Poroshenko calling not to block Russian social networks and websites. Earlier in the day, Poroshenko enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to expand the list of sanctioned...

    Kiev Ban on St. George Ribbons to Legitimize Actions of Neo-Nazis
    May16

    Kiev Ban on St. George Ribbons to Legitimize Actions of Neo-Nazis

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Verkhovna Rada passed earlier on Tuesday a bill that introduces administrative punishment, including fines or arrests, for manufacturing and wearing of St. George’s ribbons in Ukraine. The explanatory note to the law states that since 2014 the St. George’s ribbon has been used by “pro-Russian separatists on the...

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