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    Tatar leader slams Russia’s suspension of Crimea Mejlis
    Apr14

    Tatar leader slams Russia’s suspension of Crimea Mejlis

    Move to suspend Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People ‘declaration of war,’ Tatar leader Kirimoglu says …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body
    Apr14

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body

    * Council of Europe won access to Black Sea region in January * Says repression targets Tatars, other critics of new order By Gabriela Baczynska Europe’s leading human rights organization said on Thursday that Crimea’s indigenous Muslim Tatars and other opponents of the region’s annexation by Russia face persecution including...

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea – Europe rights body
    Apr14

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea – Europe rights body

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s leading human rights organisation said on Thursday that Crimea’s indigenous Muslim Tatars and other opponents of the region’s annexation by Russia face persecution including police intimidation and brutality. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine approves new PM in bid to end reform deadlock 
    Apr14

    Ukraine approves new PM in bid to end reform deadlock 

    Ukraine’s parliament approved presidential ally Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister on Thursday in the biggest political shakeup since a 2014 uprising brought in a pro-Western leadership. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian world indoors medalist fails test for meldonium
    Apr14

    Ukrainian world indoors medalist fails test for meldonium

    FILE – This is a Saturday, August 22, 2015 file photo of Ukraine’s Anastasia Mokhnyuk as she checks her time after the 200m event of the women’s heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. Photo: AP KIEV: Ukrainian athlete Anastasia Mokhnyuk has been provisionally suspended after...

    Putin says shares Russians’ pain over economic hardship
    Apr14

    Putin says shares Russians’ pain over economic hardship

    By Andrew Osborn and Alexander Winning President Vladimir Putin assured ordinary Russians on Thursday that he was trying to relieve the hardships inflicted on them by the slowing economy and the financial knock-on effects of Russia’s stand-off with the West. Putin used a televised phone-in, an annual event when he fields questions from...

    [Ticker] Russia expects EU sanctions to stay in place
    Apr14

    [Ticker] Russia expects EU sanctions to stay in place

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said in a televised Q&A programme with the public Thursday: “I don’t think that our partners will lift sanctions towards us any time soon, therefore, we won’t either.” Asked about Russia’s economic problems, he said finance minister Alexei Kudrin, a reformer, would play a bigger...

    Ukrainian world indoors medalist fails test for meldonium
    Apr14

    Ukrainian world indoors medalist fails test for meldonium

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian athlete Anastasia Mokhnyuk has become the second medalist from last month’s world indoor track championships to test positive for meldonium. …read more Source: U.S....

    New prime minister of Ukraine vows to fight corruption
    Apr14

    New prime minister of Ukraine vows to fight corruption

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, April 14 (UPI) — Volodymyr Groysman was appointed Ukraine’s new prime minister, promising to reform the Ukrainian economy and combat corruption. …read more Source: United Press...

    Clean-up crew
    Apr14

    Clean-up crew

    IT is easy to despair of Ukraine. The war-torn country has been engulfed by political crisis for nearly two months. The “Revolution of Dignity” that overthrew the corrupt, authoritarian government of President Viktor Yanukovych two years ago brought no revolutionary change. Corruption is still rampant. Key reforms are incomplete. The separation...