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    Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox Church leader plan historic meeting in Cuba
    Feb05

    Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox Church leader plan historic meeting in Cuba

    VATICAN CITY – In an historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in an attempt to begin bridging the church’s East-West divide. The Feb. 12 meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill was announced Friday by both churches. It...

    EU Sanctions on Russia at Risk Without Ukraine Reforms: Denmark
    Feb05

    EU Sanctions on Russia at Risk Without Ukraine Reforms: Denmark

    …read more Source: The Jakarta...

    Yatsenyuk threatens to quit as Ukraine PM
    Feb05

    Yatsenyuk threatens to quit as Ukraine PM

    The warning raises the possibility of Ukraine holding snap parliamentary polls should Yatsenyuk’s replacement fail to win lawmakers’ approval or the current pro-Western coalition breaks up and a new one is not formed. …read more Source: Channel...

    London’s Oligarch Bus Tour
    Feb05

    London’s Oligarch Bus Tour

    Forget Buckingham Palace and Big Ben — London’s newest bus tour shows visitors the palatial homes of Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs. Dubbed the Kleptocracy Tour, it’s been organized by anticorruption campaigners in cooperation with two think tanks, the Hudson Institute and the Henry Jackson Society. (RFE/RL’s Marek Hajduk...

    Crimea’s annexation by Russia returns to Kyiv’s international agenda
    Feb05

    Crimea’s annexation by Russia returns to Kyiv’s international agenda

    Up to now, the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine’s Donbas region has mostly continued to hold (see Eurasia Daily Monitor, January 21). And thus, the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in early 2014, has returned near the top of Kyiv’s international agenda. Following the severance of Ukraine’s economic ties with...

    Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch in Cuba
    Feb05

    Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch in Cuba

    Pope Francis, leader of the Roman Catholic Church and Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, will meet next week in Cuba, both churches announced Friday. The February 12 meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill will be the first ever between the heads of the two churches and has been hailed by both denominations as an...

    Ukraine’s economy minister resigns over stalled reforms
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s economy minister resigns over stalled reforms

    Poroshenko: Abromavicius should stay on Ukraine’s minister of economic development and trade abruptly resigned on February 3, citing obstacles to change and raising concerns about the war-torn country’s ability to institute sweeping reforms and rebound economically. Lithuanian-born Aivaras Abromavicius announced on February 3 that he...

    A resignation with ramifications
    Feb05

    A resignation with ramifications

    KYIV – It came as no surprise that President Petro Poroshenko met with Aivaras Abromavicius within hours of his resignation on February 3 to convince him to remain as minister of economic development and trade. Mr. Abromavicius is merely the latest Western-backed reformer to go public with complaints about corruption in the government, but he […]...

    Multimedia exhibit declares: “Ukraine Exists”
    Feb05

    Multimedia exhibit declares: “Ukraine Exists”

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – The multimedia exhibit “Ukraine Exists,” which was on view at the United Nations on January 8-20, opened on January 31 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey (UACCNJ). The exhibit, which will be open until February 15, features contemporary artwork, including paintings, installations, posters, embroidery,...

    “Invasion Redux” exhibit opens at Ukrainian Institute of America
    Feb05

    “Invasion Redux” exhibit opens at Ukrainian Institute of America

    NEW YORK – An exhibition by Kyiv-based artist Mykola Zhuravel titled “Invasion Redux” opened at the Ukrainian Institute of America on January 22 and is on view through February 14. The artist’s paintings, artistic photographs, three-dimensional panels, installations and videos depict the tragic events of the hybrid war being brutally waged...