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Kiev Says Introducing Visas for Russia Will Cost Ukraine Over $56 Billion
Jun10

Kiev Says Introducing Visas for Russia Will Cost Ukraine Over $56 Billion

KIEV (Sputnik) – On Thursday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said the ministry was ready to implement the necessary procedures on introducing the visa regime with Russia in case such a decision is taken. “[Visa regime introduction] requires at least 1.5-2 billion hryvnias [approximately $56.7 — 76.5 million]. There are preliminary...

Difficult journey awaits Ukraine despite visa-free travel to EU
Jun10

Difficult journey awaits Ukraine despite visa-free travel to EU

The EU ambassador to Ukraine is preparing for a party with friends on Sunday when the visa-free travel between the bloc and Ukraine begins. DW’s Christian Trippe spoke with the EU’s Ukraine envoy about what comes next. …read more Source:...

Tech: Here are all the clones on ‘Orphan Black’ you need to know
Jun10

Tech: Here are all the clones on ‘Orphan Black’ you need to know

As "Orphan Black" begins its fifth and final season, here's a reminder of the many clones that have appeared on the BBC America show. Warning: Spoilers from the first four seasons of “Orphan Black” ahead. “Orphan Black” embarks on its fifth and final season on Saturday. At the center of the show is the...

Politics: Trump unequivocally pledges to protect NATO from Russia — but still wants unprecedented backpay
Jun09

Politics: Trump unequivocally pledges to protect NATO from Russia — but still wants unprecedented backpay

"I have committed, but I am committing the US to Article 5," said Trump. At a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, US President Donald Trump affirmed his commitment to protecting NATO allies against possible Russian military incursions and made it clear that his problem with NATO is purely monetary. Asked...

Ukraine Taking Measures to Prevent Nord Stream 2 Construction – PM
Jun09

Ukraine Taking Measures to Prevent Nord Stream 2 Construction – PM

KIEV (Sputnik) — The European Commission said on Friday it remained concerned that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, if built, would jeopardize the transit of Russian gas to the European Union via Ukraine. Earlier in the day, the Commission adopted a request to the bloc’s ministers for a negotiating mandate with Russia on the Nord Stream 2...

Poroshenko May Meet Macron in ‘Near Future,’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says
Jun09

Poroshenko May Meet Macron in ‘Near Future,’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron mat be held in the near future, Klimkin said. “I think that the meeting between Poroshenko and Macron will take place in the near future,” Klimkin told the 112 Ukraina broadcaster. Speaking about the Normandy Four format of...

Explosion hits US Embassy Compound in Kiev, None Injured
Jun08

Explosion hits US Embassy Compound in Kiev, None Injured

An explosive device was thrown into a U.S. embassy building in Kiev, in what has been referred to as a terrorist attack. …read more Source:...

Blast Occurs on Grounds of US Embassy in Kiev, No Casualties – Ukraine Police
Jun08

Blast Occurs on Grounds of US Embassy in Kiev, No Casualties – Ukraine Police

KIEV (Sputnik) — A criminal case for terrorism has been opened, with police now undertaking searches to find those connected to the attack, the statement added. “On June 8, at 00:05 [local time, 21:05 GMT] the capital’s police got a call about an explosion on the territory of the US Embassy in the Shevchenkivskyi District of Kiev… the...

French Open: Halep sets up Pliskova clash after great escape act
Jun08

French Open: Halep sets up Pliskova clash after great escape act

Romanian third seed Halep saved a match point as she trailed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 5-1 before launching a sensational comeback. Simona Halep produced an incredible escape act to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday, while Karolina Pliskova ended the run of the lone remaining home hope Caroline Garcia.Romanian third seed Halep saved a...

EU, Russia Have Great Opportunity for Counterterrorism Cooperation – Official
Jun07

EU, Russia Have Great Opportunity for Counterterrorism Cooperation – Official

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — When asked about EU-Russia counterterrorism cooperation, Iklody said, “That’s a great opportunity and we don’t see as much interaction as we should.” The European Union and Russia are expected to continue cooperation on counterterrorism that was put on hold because of the Ukrainian crisis, Iklody said. “It was...

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