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    Poroshenko Says US Engaged in Normandy Format on Donbass Conflict Settlement
    May14

    Poroshenko Says US Engaged in Normandy Format on Donbass Conflict Settlement

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The United States is engaged in the work of the Normandy format on settling the conflict in Donbass, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday. The Normandy Four contact group on Ukraine crisis comprises Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine. “I want to stop any discussions that it would be more effective for us to bring the...

    Kiev’s Plan to End Reliance on Russian Nuclear Fuel May End in Rolling Blackouts
    May14

    Kiev’s Plan to End Reliance on Russian Nuclear Fuel May End in Rolling Blackouts

    Kiev has moved to accelerate the construction of a spent nuclear fuel storage facility in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, Minister of Ecology Ostap Semerak said Thursday. The facility will allow Ukraine to repatriate its spent radioactive materials from Russia, where they are currently being stored. “We must take [our] radioactive waste materials...

    Ukraine Receives $11 Million From EU for Public Administration Reform
    May14

    Ukraine Receives $11 Million From EU for Public Administration Reform

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukraine has received 10 million euros ($11 million) from the European Union as the first tranche within the EU program supporting the reform of the public administration in the country, the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers said Saturday in a statement. “The European Union adopted the decision on payment of the...

    Portugal Wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
    May14

    Portugal Wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest narrowly beating Bulgaria and Moldova, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene. The WINNER of the #ESC2017 is Portugal! CONGRATULATIONS Salvador Sobral!!! #CelebrateDiversity pic.twitter.com/uMvU4fFf9Z — Eurovision (@Eurovision) May 13, 2017 ​The...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Cancels Visit to Eurovision Due to Shelling of Avdiivka
    May14

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Cancels Visit to Eurovision Due to Shelling of Avdiivka

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Poroshenko said he had canceled his visit to the final of the 2017 Eurovision song contest set for May 13 because of the shelling of the town of Avdiivka in Donbas, resulting in casualties among civil population. Earlier in the day, Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, the governor of the Kiev-loyal Donetsk region administration, said that at...

    234 Years of Naval Glory, and Counting: Russian Black Sea Fleet Marks Birthday
    May13

    234 Years of Naval Glory, and Counting: Russian Black Sea Fleet Marks Birthday

    Following Crimea’s absorption into the Russian Empire in 1783, it quickly became apparent to Empress Catherine the Great that the peninsula on the Black Sea required a fleet to defend it. Ahtiar Bay, a sparsely populated area located in the southwest of the peninsula, was chosen to serve as the base for the fleet, and it was here that the...

    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...

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