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    Not as Rosy as Painted: Why EU Visa-Free Regime Will Soon Infuriate Ukrainians
    May13

    Not as Rosy as Painted: Why EU Visa-Free Regime Will Soon Infuriate Ukrainians

    In an interview with Sputnik, Mikhail Pogrebinsky, head of the Kiev-based Center for Political and Conflict Resolution Studies, suggested that the numerous problems Ukrainians will face after entering the EU will lead to widespread disillusionment about their country’s visa-free regime with the EU. On Thursday, the EU Council approved the...

    Health Tourists From 64 Countries Visited Crimea in 2016
    May12

    Health Tourists From 64 Countries Visited Crimea in 2016

    YALTA (Russia) (Sputnik) – Despite Western sanctions against Crimea, health tourists hailing from 64 countries across the globe visited the peninsula in 2016, head of the Crimean Parliament’s Committee on Health-Resort Complex and Tourism Alexey Chernyak said on Friday. “Last year, people from 64 countries visited Crimea to receive medical...

    Inevitable Punishment: Russia Opens Criminal Cases Over Kiev Killing Civilians
    May12

    Inevitable Punishment: Russia Opens Criminal Cases Over Kiev Killing Civilians

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened new criminal cases over the shelling of Donbass by the Ukrainian army in early May, the committee’s spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko, said Friday. “Russia’s Investigative Committee… established new facts of Ukrainian soldiers carrying out artillery shelling of...

    After South Africa, Ukraine Turns to US to Get Coal Supplies
    May12

    After South Africa, Ukraine Turns to US to Get Coal Supplies

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukraine will discuss with US experts the possibility of coal imports from the United States soon, Energy Minister Igor Nasalik said Thursday, the day Ukraine had extended its energy emergency for another month. “Most of the contracts we have [on coal imports] were signed with South Africa… Today, there are some coal deliverers...

    Human Rights Watchdog Criticizes V-Day Detentions Over Soviet Symbols in Ukraine
    May10

    Human Rights Watchdog Criticizes V-Day Detentions Over Soviet Symbols in Ukraine

    KIEV (Sputnik) — According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, over 50 people were detained across the country on Tuesday, most of them in Kiev. “There were detentions in Ukraine today of peaceful rally participants over non-violent use of Soviet symbols. We believe that the Ukrainian government must ensure freedom of expression and freedom of...

    Limited Victory Day Celebrations in Ukraine Shaded by Clashes With Radicals
    May10

    Limited Victory Day Celebrations in Ukraine Shaded by Clashes With Radicals

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The scope of official celebrations of the Victory Day was rather limited this year, almost restricting to the country’s President Petro Poroshenko laying flowers at the Grave of an Unknown Soldier in the Park of Eternal Glory in the Ukrainian capital. ‘Immortal regiment’ in Kiev The “Immortal Regiment” march, a...

    Clashes Break Out Between Immortal Regiment Participants, Radicals in Kiev
    May09

    Clashes Break Out Between Immortal Regiment Participants, Radicals in Kiev

    KIEV (Sputnik) – Several thousand people are taking part in the Immortal Regiment commemorative march in Kiev. Ukrainian radicals have announced their intention to derail the campaign. Several dozen Ukrainian nationalists gathered near memorial and were asked by the participants of the Immortal Regiment march to not disturb the laying of the...

    ‘Immortal Regiment’ March in Turkey Attended by Over 300 People
    May07

    ‘Immortal Regiment’ March in Turkey Attended by Over 300 People

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Citizens of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and other former Soviet republics took part in the event. They, in particular, laid flowers to the monument of the Russian soldiers, who died in captivity during 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish war. “Today, the “Immortal Regiment” march took place on the Island of...

    Hundreds Attend ‘Immortal Regiment’ March in Lebanese Capital
    May07

    Hundreds Attend ‘Immortal Regiment’ March in Lebanese Capital

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The event was organized by the Russian Embassy and the Russian Cultural Center. Representatives of the Russian diaspora, citizens of Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Lebanon took part in the action. “Since April we have recorded 220 veterans, people came with photos of their heroes. We can say that 30% of the...

    Accredited Russian Journalists Who Visited Crimea to Be Denied Entry to Ukraine
    May07

    Accredited Russian Journalists Who Visited Crimea to Be Denied Entry to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian journalists who had visited post-referendum Crimea will not be allowed to enter Ukraine even if they are accredited for the Eurovision Song Contest, Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, said Sunday. Earlier in the day, a photojournalist working for the Rossiya Segodnya...

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