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    Saakashvili returns to Ukraine
    Sep15

    Saakashvili returns to Ukraine

    Police serve him with notice on breaching border LVIV – Ukrainian border-control authorities have formally read out a document to Mikheil Saakashvili on what officials said was his illegal entry into Ukraine on September 10. The ex-Georgian president and former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region was served the notice on September 12 in...

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv
    Sep15

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv

    KYIV – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its 50th anniversary commemoration at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv on August 26. Joining the UWC leadership and representatives of its international network were Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko; Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret of...

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge:  New threat to regional stability
    Sep15

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge: New threat to regional stability

    After illegally annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia declared it would build a 12-mile-long road-and-rail bridge across the Kerch Strait, connecting mainland Russia to the occupied Crimean peninsula. And last year (2016), with construction under way, Moscow officials promised that the building of this massive bridge would “in no way limit [maritime]...

    IMF’s Lipton says Ukraine risks going backwards
    Sep15

    IMF’s Lipton says Ukraine risks going backwards

    KIEV – Ukraine risks reversing progress made under a $17.5 billion aid-for-reforms programme from the International Monetary Fund, IMF first deputy managing director David Lipton was quoted as saying on Friday, urging the government to improve anti-graft… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says anti-corruption chamber more feasible in short-term
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says anti-corruption chamber more feasible in short-term

    KIEV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said he hoped an anti-corruption chamber would be created next month, expressing doubt that an independent court could be established before 2019. The IMF wants Ukraine to set up a special… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says anti-corruption chamber more feasible in short-term
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says anti-corruption chamber more feasible in short-term

    KIEV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said he hoped an anti-corruption chamber would be created next month, expressing doubt that an independent court could be established before 2019. The IMF wants Ukraine to set up a special… …read more Source:...

    Can Ukraine pave an economic path back to normality?
    Sep15

    Can Ukraine pave an economic path back to normality?

    Three years after Ukraine sank into conflict, its government is pursuing economic reforms. The issue of new Eurobonds by Ukraine expected next week will mark the biggest step the country has taken to recover its economic sovereignty since Russia initiated armed aggression against it in 2014. Not many Ukraine watchers expected the country to...

    IMF’s Lipton says Ukraine risks going backwards
    Sep15

    IMF’s Lipton says Ukraine risks going backwards

    KIEV – Ukraine risks reversing progress made under a $17.5 billion aid-for-reforms programme from the International Monetary Fund, IMF first deputy managing director David Lipton was quoted as saying on Friday, urging the government to improve anti-graft… …read more Source:...

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov
    Sep15

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov

    The European Union has prolonged its asset freezes and travel bans on Russian officials and Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine for another six months, with Russia’s new ambassador to the United States likely to remain on the list, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Treasury Announces New Iran Sanctions
    Sep15

    US Treasury Announces New Iran Sanctions

    Donald TrumpThe United States on Thursday imposed economic sanctions on 11 individuals and companies accused of supporting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards or engaging in hostile cyber-attacks on US banks, the Treasury Department announced. The move to toughen sanctions for Iran’s alleged destabilisation of the Middle East contrasted with...