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    #FreeNadezhda No More? WATCH Footage of Savchenko Calling for Ukraine Coup
    Mar23

    #FreeNadezhda No More? WATCH Footage of Savchenko Calling for Ukraine Coup

    In a video shown to Ukrainian MPs on Thursday, Verhovna Rada deputy Nadezhda Savchenko is seen discussing a planned coup and the assassination of several senior politicians, including President Petro Poroshenko. The 28-minute video, posed on the Ukrainian prosecutor General’s YouTube channel, also shows Savchenko talking to the head of the...

    Ukrainian Investigators Detain Lawmaker Savchenko in Parliament’s Building
    Mar22

    Ukrainian Investigators Detain Lawmaker Savchenko in Parliament’s Building

    “On the basis of the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dated March 22, 2018, on the stripping deputy Nadezhda Savchenko of parliamentary immunity, granting permission to launch criminal proceedings against her, her detention and choosing a preventive measure… I detain you on suspicion of committing crimes,” the Ukrainian Security...

    LIVE: Putin Speaks at Rally Celebrating Reunification of Crimea With Russia
    Mar20

    LIVE: Putin Speaks at Rally Celebrating Reunification of Crimea With Russia

    As of today, Crimea — a popular tourist destination — is a rapidly developing Russian region with a fast-growing economy. As many as 5.2 million tourists visited the peninsula in 2017. Crimea’s reunification with Russia is celebrated all over the country with rallies, concerts, festivities and other events. Key celebrations are held in...

    Eugal Pipeline to Transport Gas From Nord Stream 2 at Maximum Capacity in 2020
    Mar20

    Eugal Pipeline to Transport Gas From Nord Stream 2 at Maximum Capacity in 2020

    Earlier in the day, the Kommersant newspaper reported, citing sources from Gascade, that Gazprom will be unable to fully meet the European gas demand in 2020 without using Ukrainian gas transit infrastructure, because the European gas pipelines will not be ready to transit the entire gas volume planned for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline by that...

    German Lawmaker Slams Ukrainian Ambassador’s Idea to Ban Germans From Crimea
    Mar20

    German Lawmaker Slams Ukrainian Ambassador’s Idea to Ban Germans From Crimea

    “Ambassador Melnyk is interfering in German internal affairs. This statement is nonsense. Neither [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel nor the government or the foreign minister can ban a member of… [any local] parliament, Bundestag or any ordinary citizen from going somewhere and ask Ukraine about it,” Maurer, who has visited Crimea on numerous...

    Saakashvili’s Supporters Hold Rally in Kiev Demanding Poroshenko’s Resignation
    Mar18

    Saakashvili’s Supporters Hold Rally in Kiev Demanding Poroshenko’s Resignation

    Saakashvili is broadcasting live the rally on his Facebook page. According to the Ukrayinska Pravda (Ukrainian Truth) news portal, the activists are planning to continue the protest near Poroshenko’s house in Kozyn settlement in the Kiev region. The protesters are reportedly holding banners saying “Poroshenko means poverty, immigration,”...

    Russian ‘Eurovision’ Singer Yulia Samoilova’s New Song is a YouTube Hit
    Mar17

    Russian ‘Eurovision’ Singer Yulia Samoilova’s New Song is a YouTube Hit

    Russian Eurovision-2018 participant Yulia Samoilova, who was banned from entering Ukraine to take part in Eurovision 2017, will represent Russia for Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. According to Samoilova her latest song is very personal, and addresses her own willpower and faith. “It’s a very personal song, it’s about the...

    Kiev Violates International Law by Stemming Voting of Russians in Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kiev Violates International Law by Stemming Voting of Russians in Ukraine

    “It is a blatant violation of international obligations, international law, and violation of our citizens’ rights,” Maya Grishina said. Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that Kiev would not allow Russian citizens to visit Russian diplomatic missions on the territory of Ukraine to vote in the Sunday...

    Ukraine Bans Access to Russia’s Diplomatic Missions, Moscow Responds
    Mar16

    Ukraine Bans Access to Russia’s Diplomatic Missions, Moscow Responds

    Ukraine’s decision to prohibit Russian citizens from voting in the Russian embassy and Consulate General in Ukraine on March 18 contradicts international human rights norms and does not fit in the definition of a civilized state, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. “The decision of the Ukrainian authorities released...

    Russian Embassy in US Slams State Department Over Meddling in Domestic Affairs
    Mar15

    Russian Embassy in US Slams State Department Over Meddling in Domestic Affairs

    Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert accused Russia on Wednesday of a “coercion and violence” campaign in Crimea, following President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the region, which voted by landslide to secede from Ukraine in 2014. “We regard the claims that our country has undermined the international order, following President Vladimir...

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