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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Russia appoints new ambassador to UN
    Jul27

    Russia appoints new ambassador to UN

    MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Thursday announced the appointment of Vasily Nebenzya as Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, replacing the previous long-serving envoy Vitaly Churkin who died in February. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Nebenzya, the Kremlin wrote on its website. Nebenzya will start in the new post as...

    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident
    Jul27

    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident

    HBO says production will begin next year on a miniseries about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The five-part series will star Jared Harris as a Soviet scientist tapped by the Kremlin to investigate the accident. The series will dramatize the events of the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear catastrophe that resulted in widespread radioactive fallout. Thirty...

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his only citizenship
    Jul27

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his only citizenship

    President Poroshenko, accused by Mikheil Saakashvili of corruption, deprives former ally of citizenship by decree. …read more Source: AL...

    Russian Supreme Court Extends Crimean Tatar’s Prison Term
    Jul27

    Russian Supreme Court Extends Crimean Tatar’s Prison Term

    Russia’s Supreme Court has prolonged to 15 years the prison term for a jailed Crimean Tatar man, who was earlier sentenced to 12 years in April after a court found him guilty of creating a cell on behalf of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamic group. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine strips Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili of citizenship
    Jul27

    Ukraine strips Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili of citizenship

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday he has stripped former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, paving the way for his possible extradition to Georgia. The charismatic reformer came to power in Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution but then fell from grace and is now wanted by Georgian...

    HBO Announces 5-Part Miniseries on Chornobyl Accident
    Jul27

    HBO Announces 5-Part Miniseries on Chornobyl Accident

    HBO says production will begin next year on a miniseries about the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, according to TimesColonist. The five-part series will star Jared Harris as a Soviet scientist tapped by the Kremlin to investigate the accident. The series will dramatize the events of the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear catastrophe that resulted in widespread...

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship
    Jul27

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president’s political aspirations in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Saakashvili Lashes Out, Vows To Seek Return To Ukraine
    Jul27

    Saakashvili Lashes Out, Vows To Seek Return To Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and Odesa regional governor who has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, is vowing to resist what he called the “cowardly” move and to “continue fighting for a real European Ukraine.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia risks decades of low growth under U.S. sanctions: Putin adviser
    Jul27

    Russia risks decades of low growth under U.S. sanctions: Putin adviser

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia risks being saddled with U.S. sanctions for decades, curbing economic growth and preventing it from regaining its status as a leading economic power, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin said in an interview. , Alexei Kudrin told Reuters that the current proposed tightening of sanctions in Washington should not...

    Saakashvili says lost Ukraine citizenship due to president's fear of opposition
    Jul27

    Saakashvili says lost Ukraine citizenship due to president's fear of opposition

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ex-Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili said he would fight Kiev’s decision to strip him of his Ukrainian citizenship, saying it was an attempt to stifle political opposition that betrayed the aims of Ukraine’s 2013-14 pro-European uprising. …read more Source: The...