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    Ukraine’s Youngest Motorcyclist
    May11

    Ukraine’s Youngest Motorcyclist

    Ukraine’s youngest motorcyclist is only 3 ½ years old. Tima Kuleshov’s parents hope that one day he can take his show on the road and compete abroad. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Crimean Tatar Eurovision Singer Shares Message Of Peace
    May11

    Ukraine’s Crimean Tatar Eurovision Singer Shares Message Of Peace

    Jamala, the Crimean Tatar singer representing Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest, is set to perform her song 1944 at the semifinals on May 12. The song, with lyrics in English and Crimean Tatar, is about Josef Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central Asia. Speaking to RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service in Stockholm on May 10,...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Germany Pushes Peace Talks, Local Elections In Eastern Ukraine
    May11

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Germany Pushes Peace Talks, Local Elections In Eastern Ukraine

    More than a year after Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine agreed to a second ceasefire on Feb. 12, 2015, fighting between the two sides has reduced but is far from over. At a meeting of foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine in Berlin Wednesday, Germany is expected to tell both...

    Report Finds Record 40.8 Million People Displaced By Conflict In 2015
    May11

    Report Finds Record 40.8 Million People Displaced By Conflict In 2015

    The number of people uprooted within their own countries by war and conflict rose last year to a record 40.8 million, a report published on May 10 found. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany To Push For Deal On East Ukraine Elections At May 11 Meeting
    May11

    Germany To Push For Deal On East Ukraine Elections At May 11 Meeting

    Germany’s top diplomat said he will push for a deal on holding local elections in eastern Ukraine before the European Union’s sanctions against Russia expire at the end of July. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Bid To Blacklist Syrian Rebel Groups Nixed At UN
    May11

    Russian Bid To Blacklist Syrian Rebel Groups Nixed At UN

    A Russian request to add two Syrian rebel groups to a United Nations’ terror blacklist was rejected by Britain, France, the United States, and Ukraine, diplomats said on May 10. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Time to Push Back on Russia’s Nuclear Threats
    May11

    Time to Push Back on Russia’s Nuclear Threats

    Steven Pifer Security, Eurasia NATO needs an answer to Putin’s saber-rattling. At a May 3 NATO change-of-command ceremony, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter questioned the Kremlin’s tactic of nuclear saber-rattling. Moscow’s jarring rhetoric about nuclear weapons aims to intimidate the West. It has led to unwise suggestions for...

    New Ukraine government needs to act fast on reforms: EBRD
    May10

    New Ukraine government needs to act fast on reforms: EBRD

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new-look government needs to prove itself quickly following the departure of a number of key… …read more Source:...

    Putin Snubs Leaders of Ukraine and Georgia On Victory Day
    May10

    Putin Snubs Leaders of Ukraine and Georgia On Victory Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin snubbed the leaders of Ukraine and Georgia in his traditional Victory Day note to the leaders of a list of former Soviet Republics on Monday. Putin also commended Soviet victory over the Nazis, while omitting to mention the allies involved in toppling Hitler’s fascist regime. Moscow and other Russian cities...

    Canada Continues Making Nice With The World By Lifting Sanctions On Authoritarian Belarus
    May10

    Canada Continues Making Nice With The World By Lifting Sanctions On Authoritarian Belarus

    The latest stop on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s charm offensive is the former Soviet outpost of Belarus, a state often described as “Europe’s last dictatorship.”The Trudeau government announced that they would be following the lead of America and Europe by dropping the eastern European state from its main...