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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko
    Jul08

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko

    Charges mark first major anti-corruption case in post-Maidan period KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on July 5 to strip political immunity from National Deputy Aleksandr Onyshchenko and arrest him for criminal charges related to the alleged theft of $64 million through fictitious firms set up in the natural gas trade, which has long been...

    Elections in Belarus: The Continuation of a New Model?
    Jul08

    Elections in Belarus: The Continuation of a New Model?

    Belarusian oppositional coalition ahead of elections. Photo: belarusinfocus.info The parliamentary election campaign has begun in Belarus. There was little protest during the 2015 presidential elections. Elections are not elections as such, but became more a self-appointment of Lukashenka through an electoral façade. Yet the elections were...

    Why hundreds of British troops are heading to Eastern Europe
    Jul08

    Why hundreds of British troops are heading to Eastern Europe

    Description Soldiers take part in a Nato military sea exercise in Poland last year Credits Janek Skarzynski/Getty Alt Text Soldier Battalion will act as ‘trip-wire’ in Poland and Estonia to deter further Russian aggression One-Minute Read …read more Source: The...

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends  jitters through countries on EU’s fringe
    Jul08

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends jitters through countries on EU’s fringe

    The mood in Kyiv was glum after Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union following a countrywide referendum. The city saw deadly mass protests two years ago in defense of Ukraine’s rapprochement with the European Union, and news of the Brexit vote met with dismay in the Ukrainian capital. Officials mostly put on a […]...

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote
    Jul08

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote

    While the global media is busy discussing mainly the economic consequences of the Brexit vote, Ukraine is wary of the political ones. On the one hand, the significance of the United Kingdom as an export market for Ukraine is quite small. And the ensuing turbulence in the debt markets stemming from the U.K.’s decision to […] …read more...

    Thirty-one Armenian athletes already qualified for Rio 2016
    Jul08

    Thirty-one Armenian athletes already qualified for Rio 2016

    At a qualifying tournament held in Ukraine Armenia’s long jumper Gor Nerkararyan qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics after jumping 8m 15 cm. The Armenian Athletics Team thus has 6 athletes to participate in the Rio Games, with 31 sportsmen having so far qualified for the Olympics. Prior to it athletes Amaliya Sharoyan (long jump), Levon...

    Ukrainian opera singer killed  while fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jul08

    Ukrainian opera singer killed while fighting in eastern Ukraine

    A Ukrainian opera singer who left the Paris National Opera two years ago to fight Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine was killed on June 29 by sniper fire. The death of Vasyl Slipak, 41, was confirmed by Ukraine’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba, in a Twitter posting on June 29. Media […] …read...

    Leading Ukrainian educator visits Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community
    Jul08

    Leading Ukrainian educator visits Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community

    PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor on education to the president of Ukraine, visited the U.S. during the last week of May and had time on his itinerary to visit only one Ukrainian American community, Philadelphia, where local leaders organized a series of meetings with four institutions of higher learning and two community events. […]...

    Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor to Ukraine’s president, visits Washington
    Jul08

    Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor to Ukraine’s president, visits Washington

    WASHINGTON – Dr. Serhiy Kvit, senior adviser to the president of Ukraine on education, visited Washington, where he held a briefing on the current state of education in Ukraine and discussed achievements during his tenure as minister of education and science, and prospects for further progress on short- and long-term reforms. Dr. Kvit is a […]...

    Ukrainians in the U.S.: The importance of voting
    Jul08

    Ukrainians in the U.S.: The importance of voting

    The following quote can be found in an article recently published online in the Observer (“Trump’s Anti-NATO Stance and Praise for Putin May Haunt Him,” June 7): Adrian Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council where he is co-director of the Ukraine in Europe program, noted that…“There are approximately 9 million Americans who...