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    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary
    May20

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary

    Following is a comment on the anniversary of the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars that was released on May 18 by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. It is attributed to U.S. Embassy spokesperson Jonathan Lalley. We join the Crimean Tatars and all the people of Ukraine in commemorating the solemn anniversary of the forcible deportation […]...

    Obama nominates new ambassador to Ukraine
    May20

    Obama nominates new ambassador to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on May 18 announced his nomination of Marie L. Yovanovitch as ambassador to Ukraine, replacing Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt, whom he nominated to serve as envoy to Greece. Ms. Yovanovitch, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of minister-counselor, currently serves as dean of the School of Language...

    A bad case of Savchenkophobia
    May20

    A bad case of Savchenkophobia

    Vladimir Putin’s regime clearly has a bad case of Savchenkophobia. It’s true. The Kremlin is absolutely terrified of its hostage. The Kremlin is terrified of Nadiya Savchenko in captivity, where she is a potent symbol of the Putin regime’s petty and cruel brutality and of Ukraine’s resistance. But the Kremlin is even more...

    Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Stages Smoky Protest in Kyiv
    May20

    Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Stages Smoky Protest in Kyiv

    With smoke bombs and drums, some 3,000 members of Ukraine’s nationalist Azov Battalion marched through the capital, Kyiv. In a show of force, they lit flares outside the parliament building. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision
    May20

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision

    Dear Editor: Any bit of good news means a lot for Ukraine currently as its soldiers continue to die in the war against Russia, the pace of reforms moves at a glacial pace, and no significant criminal or corrupt businessman/politician/bureaucrat has been jailed (despite repeated urging from Vice-President Joe Biden). So it’s wonderful that a...

    EU states agree to make it easier to limit visa-free travel
    May20

    EU states agree to make it easier to limit visa-free travel

    A boy pushes a stroller over railway tracks at the migrants camp in Idomeni, Greece. Thousands of stranded refugees and migrants have camped in Idomeni for months after the border was closed. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) BRUSSELS — European Union nations agreed Friday to make it easier to suspend its visa waiver programs with some countries, just as...

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab  for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere
    May20

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere

    Moscow’s illegal occupation of Crimea is an even greater threat to the world and to Russia itself than many imagine because, as political commentator Sergey Stelmakh points out, the Kremlin has been using the Ukrainian peninsula as a laboratory for repressive measures it then employs elsewhere. In Radio Liberty’s Krymr.com portal,...

    Milo Ðukanović: Like it or not, Montenegro’s going West
    May20

    Milo Ðukanović: Like it or not, Montenegro’s going West

    It’s been a busy week for Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Ðukanović: The speaker of parliament was removed and the premier put a clutch of opposition politicians in his cabinet to form an interim government that will serve until October’s general elections, when Ðukanović intends to secure an eighth term. Then, on Thursday, he...

    Investment documents worth $300m signed at Gomel Economic Forum
    May20

    Investment documents worth $300m signed at Gomel Economic Forum

    The agreements and protocols of intent were signed by Chairman of the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee Vladimir Dvornik and representatives of business from China, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, and Belarus. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Armenia lift flight restrictions
    May20

    Ukraine, Armenia lift flight restrictions

    Ukraine’s State Aviation Service has agreed with the Main Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia to completely lift flight restrictions, Interfax reports. The press service of the Ukrainian authority reported on Friday that this concerns the number of assigned carriers and frequency of flights. Earlier under the agreement signed by the...