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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...

eNCA | Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine
May12

eNCA | Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

Trump tweeted images after the White House had been left fuming when Russian Embassy published photos of his closed-door meeting with Lavrov. …read more Source:...

Schengen: EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
May11

Schengen: EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

Ukrainians have been allowed to make visa-free travel to the European Union’s Schengen Area, amid tensions between the Western-backed country and Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that the EU had finally decided to approve Ukraine’s years-long bid to obtain visa-free travel for its citizens to Schengen...

What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting
May10

What U.S.-Russia Crisis? Trump Seeks Closer Ties in WH Meeting

WASHINGTON – All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in Syria and elsewhere in a rare Oval Office meeting with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Trump...

Eurovision winner Jamala: We can’t ignore politics
May10

Eurovision winner Jamala: We can’t ignore politics

As the Eurovision Song Contest finals approach, last year’s winner, Ukraine’s Jamala, told DW about the politics of the music spectacle. She also explained why she’s worried about the future of Crimea. …read more Source:...

Favorites Sweden and Portugal Advance to Eurovision’s Final
May10

Favorites Sweden and Portugal Advance to Eurovision’s Final

The first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, held on Tuesday night in Kiev, came with few surprises: Sweden, Portugal, Armenia and Belgium, among the 10 favorites to win the competition, managed to beat their rivals and will fight for the victory in the grand final on May 13. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

Russia’s Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar
May10

Russia’s Lavrov to meet with Trump on Syria amid uproar

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who last set foot in Washington in 2013, would be the highest ranking Russian official to meet President Donald Trump since he took office/AFP-FileWASHINGTON, United States, May 10 – US President Donald Trump will receive Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov at the White House Wednesday even as a...

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...

Ukraine central bank says deputy takes temporary charge
May10

Ukraine central bank says deputy takes temporary charge

Ukraine central bank says deputy takes temporary charge. …read more Source: Independent...

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