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    Bulgaria’s Eurovision Singer Lands in Mess Over Crimea
    May12

    Bulgaria’s Eurovision Singer Lands in Mess Over Crimea

    A brief performance in Russian-occupied Crimea has caused controversy for Bulgaria’s Eurovision performer, Kristian Kostov, whose song, ‘Beautiful Mess’ is otherwise tipped to do well. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Ukrainians Welcome Visa-Free Travel To EU
    May12

    Ukrainians Welcome Visa-Free Travel To EU

    European Union member states have endorsed visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens entering the EU’s Schengen Area. The new visa regime is set to come into effect on June 11. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service asked residents of Kharkiv to share their reactions to the decision. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    A Russian fighter flew within 20 feet of a US Navy aircraft in the Black Sea
    May12

    A Russian fighter flew within 20 feet of a US Navy aircraft in the Black Sea

    The Black Sea region has seen an uptick in encounters with Russia in an area that includes Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source: Business...

    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest
    May12

    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest

    (JTA) — Roma and Jewish groups in Hungary celebrated as a Roma singer’s song about oppressed minorities advanced to the finals of the Eurovision song contest. Joci Pápai, 35, is the first Roma to represent Hungary in the continental song competition among 42 countries. He made the cut in the semi-finals Thursday night in Kiev, along with...

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list
    May12

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list

    KYIV – A day before the trial of Viktor Yanukovych for treason started in Kyiv on May 4, his lawyers announced that the disgraced former president of Ukraine is no longer wanted by Interpol. The world’s largest international police organization subsequently confirmed the information. “Interpol has thus confirmed the fact that criminal cases...

    Trump meets with Klimkin and Chaly at White House
    May12

    Trump meets with Klimkin and Chaly at White House

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump received Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House on Wednesday, May 11. The leaders discussed further efforts to support Ukraine. That meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice-President Michael Pence on the same day. The interlocutors discussed...

    Ceremony at Embassy of Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine relations
    May12

    Ceremony at Embassy of Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine relations

    WASHINGTON – While visiting the U.S. capital May 8-10 for meetings with representatives of the Munich Security Conference, Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin also participated in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine diplomatic relations at the Embassy of Ukraine on May 8. During that evening reception, he...

    Senators ask Trump to engage with Ukraine before meeting with Vladimir Putin
    May12

    Senators ask Trump to engage with Ukraine before meeting with Vladimir Putin

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on May 8 sent a letter to President Donald Trump encouraging him to prioritize meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 conference in July. Identifying the importance of engaging longstanding American allies as a priority...

    U.S. to provide $560 M to Ukraine
    May12

    U.S. to provide $560 M to Ukraine

    KYIV – On Thursday, May 4, the U.S. Congress passed the defense spending bill for fiscal 2017, which provides for the allocation of $560 million in aid to Kyiv, of which $350 million will be used to strengthen the country’s defenses. The next day, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2017 was signed by President Donald […] …read...