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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Watchdog Report: ‘Breakdown of Democracy’ in Poland, Hungary
    Apr04

    Watchdog Report: ‘Breakdown of Democracy’ in Poland, Hungary

    U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a “spectacular breakdown of democracy” has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countries that stood as models of democratic change after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Hungary now has the lowest democracy score in Central Europe, and Poland’s...

    Presidents of Latvia and Ukraine call for continued sanctions on Russia
    Apr04

    Presidents of Latvia and Ukraine call for continued sanctions on Russia

    The sanctions that have been imposed on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine must continue until full implementation of the Minsk agreements and restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said in a joint statement that has been released to...

    US EU official: no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions
    Apr04

    US EU official: no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions

    David O’Sullivan, the head of the European Union delegation to the United States, Tuesday said he had had no indication from President Donald Trump’s administration that it planned to lift sanctions imposed on Russia over its activities in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18
    Apr04

    Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18

    The trial of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who has been indicted on separatism-related charges by the Russian authorities controlling the Ukrainian peninsula, has been adjourned until April 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bad Egg: Nigerian pastor imprisoned in the UK for sexual assault
    Apr04

    Bad Egg: Nigerian pastor imprisoned in the UK for sexual assault

    A Nigerian man of God has been sentenced to jail in the United Kingdom after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting women. A 55-year-old Nigerian man of God based in the United Kingdom, Pastor Benjamin Egbujor, has been jailed after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and another woman during ‘private prayer...

    Lend Your Leg campaign to help Ukrainian teen
    Apr04

    Lend Your Leg campaign to help Ukrainian teen

    The Slovenian-run demining fund ITF Enhancing Human Security has dedicated its annual campaign on the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action to a 12-year Ukrainian girl, who suffered severe injuries in a mine explosion. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement
    Apr04

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement

    Canada and Ukraine are further strengthening their ties. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak have signed what is being called the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The bilateral arrangement identifies areas of mutual cooperation such as defence policy; defence research, development, and...

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement
    Apr04

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement

    Canada and Ukraine are further strengthening their ties. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak have signed what is being called the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The bilateral arrangement identifies areas of mutual cooperation such as defence policy; defence research, development, and...

    Belarus and the Failure of the Russian World
    Apr04

    Belarus and the Failure of the Russian World

    In April 2014, a month after annexing Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared himself the defender of the Russkiy Mir—a “Russian world” dominated by ethnic Russians and encompassing most of the territory of the former Soviet Union. Observers in Russia and abroad had long interpreted the Kremlin’s interest in Eurasian integration...

    Trump loves despots: He couldn’t shake Angela Merkel’s hand, but falls hard for Egypt’s strongman. Sense a pattern?
    Apr04

    Trump loves despots: He couldn’t shake Angela Merkel’s hand, but falls hard for Egypt’s strongman. Sense a pattern?

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) Whenever I hear someone on the cable gabfests say that President Trump is an isolationist I have to wonder if they’ve ever actually listened to anything the man says. It’s true he claimed to have been against military action in Iraq and Libya, against all evidence to the...