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    Crimea Realities Chief Welcomes Unblocking Of Website
    May13

    Crimea Realities Chief Welcomes Unblocking Of Website

    The chief of RFE/RL’s Krym.Realii or Crimea Realities, says Russian authorities have unblocked access to the news website. On May 12, the de facto prosecutor of Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, announced that Russia’s media regulator, Roskomnadzor, had decided to shut down the site. The website’s chief, Volodymyr Prytula, said in...

    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general
    May13

    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on May 12 to approve the president’s nomination of Yuriy Lutsenko as procurator general. He will be expected to accomplish what his three post-Euro-Maidan predecessors failed to do: prosecute and convict corrupt key state officials, both past and present. Mr. Lutsenko’s election came after the...

    Roundtable discusses legacy and lessons of Chornobyl
    May13

    Roundtable discusses legacy and lessons of Chornobyl

    WASHINGTON – A roundtable discussion commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster was held at the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) on April 26. The panelists were Valeriy Chaly, Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S.; Mykola Riabchuk, a prominent Ukrainian writer and literary critic; and Nadia McConnell, USUF president. Ms....

    How Conservatives Can Save the EU
    May13

    How Conservatives Can Save the EU

    If the critics and proponents of European integration can agree on one thing, it is that the European Union has seen better days. “Not only has [Europe] not recovered from its post-2008 cold,” says President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, “beset by multiplying crises, it is now on the verge of developing pneumonia.” The...

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl
    May13

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl

    The plane was shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. The couple wrote the birth ‘is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine seeks armed police mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk
    May13

    Ukraine seeks armed police mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Ukraine is asking for an international armed police mission under Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) auspices, to be deployed in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. Russia and its local proxies hold the monopoly on military presence and policing in that part of Ukraine. And Russia holds veto power in the OSCE...

    Police mission in Ukraine’s east: An OSCE milestone?
    May13

    Police mission in Ukraine’s east: An OSCE milestone?

    Ukraine wants the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to consider deploying an international, armed police mission in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. The declared rationale is to provide security for elections that might be staged in that territory under the Minsk armistice – elections that Ukraine deems...

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl
    May13

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl

    Maslin Family handout, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via AP SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian couple whose three children were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new baby, saying the birth has given them faith that love trumps hate. Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris,...

    Douze points: Things to know about Eurovision Song Contest
    May13

    Douze points: Things to know about Eurovision Song Contest

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest, possibly the only event in the world where the press kit for accredited journalists includes hair spray, is upon us. Even if you haven’t been waiting all year for this moment — and you know you have — here are some of the most important things to know about the contest Saturday in Stockholm: WHY...

    10 More Countries Advance To Eurovision Final
    May13

    10 More Countries Advance To Eurovision Final

    Ten countries, including Ukraine, advanced from the second of two semifinals completing the final line-up for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest’s grand finale this week in Stockholm. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...