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    Mikhail Gorbachev banned from Ukraine over Crimea pro-annexation comments
    May27

    Mikhail Gorbachev banned from Ukraine over Crimea pro-annexation comments

    Amy R. ConnollyKIEV, Ukraine, May 27 (UPI) — Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, was banned from entering Ukraine after he endorsed the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side
    May27

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side

    “The Savchenko card will be played very quickly – it will be like an earthquake.”Ukrainian pilot comes home after Moscow prisoner swapRussia’s Putin pardons Ukrainian pilot, sends her home in prisoner swapRussian court sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 years in jail …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum
    May27

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum

    The EU on Friday said it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation at a summit of EU leaders in late June, days after the U.K referendum on its membership, according to media reports. Fears of an “EU army” have been used by the Leave campaign as a reason to back Brexit. But an EU spokesperson told AFP: “There is absolutely no plan to set...

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity

    KYIV – Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian military pilot who was kidnapped by pro-Russian forces on Ukrainian territory in June 2014, was released to Ukraine on May 25 after nearly two years in captivity during which she endured what is globally recognized as a show trial that convicted her on false charges of complicity in […] …read...

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’
    May27

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’

    The “Normandy” powers’ (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) latest meeting, in Berlin on May 11, which failed to address Ukraine’s concerns, has stiffened Kyiv’s refusal to go along with local elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk “peoples’ republics” (DPR, LPR). That territory is Ukrainian de jure but Russian-occupied de...

    The return of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine
    May27

    The return of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine

    John Kerry Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, released in Washington on May 25. I welcome today’s news that Nadiya Savchenko has returned to Ukraine and the government of Ukraine’s humanitarian decision to release two Russian service members captured on Ukrainian soil and convicted of terrorism-related charges....

    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia
    May27

    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia

    OTTAWA – The CBC reported on May 18 that Mustafa Dzhemilev, a long-time human rights activist repeatedly jailed for political dissent in the former Soviet Union and a leader of the Crimean Tatars, urged the government of Canada “to live up to its promises and pass legislation to punish Russians defying human rights.” Mr. Dzhemilev, […]...

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine
    May27

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine

    KYIV – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) Nancy Izzo-Jackson and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator Robert Jenkins on May 20 announced that the United States will provide more than $28 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to...

    Germany floats ‘step by step’ reduction of Russia sanctions: Steinmeier
    May27

    Germany floats ‘step by step’ reduction of Russia sanctions: Steinmeier

    German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier Friday floated the possibility of a “step by step” reduction of EU sanctions against Russia if there is progress on implementing peace accords on Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side
    May27

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side

    KIEV (Reuters) – Securing pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s release from Russian captivity was a PR coup for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko but the outspoken woman feted as the nation’s “Joan of Arc” may ultimately prove a thorn in his side. …read more Source:...