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    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...

    Rossiya Segodnya Reporter Accredited for Eurovision Denied Entry to Ukraine
    May06

    Rossiya Segodnya Reporter Accredited for Eurovision Denied Entry to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ramil Sitdikov, a photo reporter of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency who had been accredited for the Eurovision Song Contest was denied entry to Ukraine. “At the border they took his documents, went somewhere and in about an hour brought a decision to refuse entry,” Alexander Shtol, Director of the Joint...

    Germany, EU ‘Enabling Ukraine to Refrain From Implementing Minsk Agreements’
    May06

    Germany, EU ‘Enabling Ukraine to Refrain From Implementing Minsk Agreements’

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — The German chancellor paid an official visit to Kiev in late January followed by a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in late March in Malta, where Merkel stressed Ukraine’s importance for Europe. During the early April phone conversation between Merkel, Poroshenko, and French President Francois...

    Germans Break Ukraine Blockade to Bring Humanitarian Aid for People of Donbass
    May05

    Germans Break Ukraine Blockade to Bring Humanitarian Aid for People of Donbass

    A German charity has responded to Kiev’s blockade of Donbass by sending a truck of hospital equipment there, Sputnik Deutschland reports. The charity is called “Zukunft Donbass” (Future Donbass) and is based in the state of Thuringia. The German activists have been supporting the people of Donbass for over a year and felt moved to send aid...

    Ukraine to Challenge Interpol Decision to End Hunt for Ousted President
    May04

    Ukraine to Challenge Interpol Decision to End Hunt for Ousted President

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian chief prosecutor’s office said Wednesday it would challenge a decision by Interpol to remove ousted President Viktor Yanukovych from its wanted list. The announcement was made hours after Yanukovych’s lawyer Yuri Kirasir published a letter by the international police organization confirming the end of...

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