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    People Gather in Ukraine’s Odessa to Commemorate Anniversary of 2014 Massacre
    May02

    People Gather in Ukraine’s Odessa to Commemorate Anniversary of 2014 Massacre

    ODESSA (Ukraine) (Sputnik) — People came together for the remembrance rally on the Kulykove Pole square-garden near the Trade Unions House, located in the historical part of the city. The rally goers said that organizers of the event had been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine. During the rally, the attendees read poems in honor of the...

    Ukraine Pressures Reporters to Avoid Negative Stories About Country – US NGO
    May02

    Ukraine Pressures Reporters to Avoid Negative Stories About Country – US NGO

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Press freedom is under attack in Ukraine, with government officials pressing journalists to only write stories that portray the country in a positive light and approving acts of intimidation against reporters who deviate from official narratives, the US human rights group Freedom House said on Monday. “While ongoing reforms...

    Off to a Good Start: Fake Tickets and Other Scandals Around Ukraine’s Eurovision
    May01

    Off to a Good Start: Fake Tickets and Other Scandals Around Ukraine’s Eurovision

    As it turned out, the organizers had started selling tickets even before the venue of this month’s event was ready. The builders made changes to its overall layout and, as a result, some of the seats ended up too far from the stage and some simply disappeared without trace. The unlucky buyers were offered to choose between exchanging their...

    Seven Ukrainian Citizens Arrested in UK Over Illegal Border Crossing
    May01

    Seven Ukrainian Citizens Arrested in UK Over Illegal Border Crossing

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Seven Ukrainian citizens have been detained by the UK border force over suspicion of illegal border crossing, local media reported. According to the Ipswich Star newspaper, seven suspected illegal immigrants from Ukraine were detained after their sailing yacht ran aground on the banks of the River Ore in Suffolk County. “Border...

    Ukraine’s Attempts to Inspect Crimea ‘Provocative’ – Russian Foreign Ministry
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s Attempts to Inspect Crimea ‘Provocative’ – Russian Foreign Ministry

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukraine’s attempts to inspect the Crimean territory are “provocative and futile,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a Saturday statement. “The current status of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as Russian constituents is a settled issue. It is not a subject to revision… Thus, Russia is free to deploy...

    Russia Has Proof of Yatsenyuk’s Involvement in Chechnya Executions in 1995
    Apr29

    Russia Has Proof of Yatsenyuk’s Involvement in Chechnya Executions in 1995

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Petrenko added that the investigative committee intended to seek the conviction of Yatsenyuk in accordance with the Russian legislation, using all legal instruments of the international law. “The committee has evidence that Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk participated in at least two armed conflicts on...

    Crimea Expects Growth of Tourist Flow From Ukraine in 2017 – Minister of Tourism
    Apr29

    Crimea Expects Growth of Tourist Flow From Ukraine in 2017 – Minister of Tourism

    SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — The Crimean authorities expect an increase in the flow of tourists from Ukraine to the region during the summer season of 2017, which kicked off in the peninsula on Friday, Sergey Strelbitsky, the Crimean minister of resorts and tourism, told Sputnik. “The tourists from Ukraine will flock to the Crimean resorts. We are...

    Kiev Court Extends Custody of Abducted Russian Serviceman Until July 13
    Apr27

    Kiev Court Extends Custody of Abducted Russian Serviceman Until July 13

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The court ruled in March to extend Baranov’s custody until May 15. “The judges decided to extend Baranov’s detention period until July 13,”the judge said. In November 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Baranov and another serviceman Maxim Odintsov were kidnapped and whisked across the border to the Mykolaiv...

    Brussels to Keep Denying Crimean Self-Determination Until Trump Says Otherwise
    Apr27

    Brussels to Keep Denying Crimean Self-Determination Until Trump Says Otherwise

    On a visit to Crimea, former Vice-President of the OSCE Assembly Willy Wimmer, a Bundestag deputy who has also served as defense spokesman for Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and parliamentary state secretary to the German Defense Ministry, told Sputnik Deutschland that the Crimean people’s decision to join Russia was...

    Ukrainian Man Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Entry to US
    Apr27

    Ukrainian Man Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Entry to US

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — A Ukrainian national faces up to 15 years in prison for making false statement and illegally re-entering the United States after being deported, the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agency announced in a press release Wednesday. “Thiodore Igorovich Galista was arrested Tuesday morning in New York,” the release...

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