: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine
    Dec23

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine

    A Dutch court has ruled that a priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia occupied the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine. The Amsterdam district court said on December 14 that Crimea was not a sovereign country and so could not claim the treasures as […] …read more Source: The...

    EU lauds nationalization  of Ukraine’s largest bank
    Dec23

    EU lauds nationalization of Ukraine’s largest bank

    KYIV – The European Union has praised Ukraine’s leadership for its decision to nationalize the country’s biggest bank, calling it a “bold and courageous” move and a key component of broader reforms that the West is pressing Kyiv to carry out. EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini spoke on December 19, a day after President Petro...

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list
    Dec23

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list

    WASHINGTON – The United States has levied new sanctions against more Russians for Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, hitting well-connected insiders, including the man known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chef. The updated list, announced on December 20 by the Treasury Department, includes seven Russians and more than three dozen...

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?
    Dec23

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?

    The Kremlin has deliberately obscured the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), in eastern Ukraine, under a fog of confusion. As such, on a single day in mid-December, a Russian analyst argued that the two self-styled republics are about to unite into one entity (Novorossiya), while at the...

    U.S. Congress passes massive defense bill
    Dec23

    U.S. Congress passes massive defense bill

    Magnitsky rights measure, military assistance to Ukraine also part of legislation WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The measure, formally known as the Global Magnitsky...

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea
    Dec23

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea

    NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly voted 70 to 26 to adopt a resolution condemning human rights abuses in Crimea and urging Russia to allow U.N. monitors unimpeded access to the Ukrainian peninsula. The resolution passed on December 19 marked the first time that the Russian Federation was named by the General Assembly […] …read...

    Two priests celebrate 40th anniversaries
    Dec23

    Two priests celebrate 40th anniversaries

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Two Ukrainian American clergymen recently celebrated the 40th anniversaries of their priestly ordinations with celebrations in Kyiv and Rudno, near Lviv. The Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest Roman Mirchuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, who currently resides in Mykolayiv, Ukraine, and the Rt. Rev. Mitred...

    UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028
    Dec23

    UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028

    United Nations, General Assembly,Seventy-first session,Agenda item 19 (a) Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia,...

    War reporter’s stories from Ukraine
    Dec23

    War reporter’s stories from Ukraine

    “In Wartime: Stories From Ukraine,” by Tim Judah, New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2016. ISBN: 978-0451495471. $27 (hardcover) or ISBN: 9780451495495 $13.99 (kindle/e-book) The ongoing disinformation war and military war that Russia has escalated since its 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine are the subject of author Tim Judah’s...

    Trump releases letter from Putin asking to ‘restore’ U.S.-Russia relationship
    Dec23

    Trump releases letter from Putin asking to ‘restore’ U.S.-Russia relationship

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday released a holiday letter he received from Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he hopes the U.S. and Russia will be able to “live up to” the overtures expressed by Putin and that “we do not have to travel an alternate path.”Putin’s letter, dated Dec. 15, expresses desire for greater cooperation...