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    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million
    May13

    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million

    KIEV, Ukraine — The 17 precious paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy, including works by Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna, have been recovered by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in what the nation’s president hailed Wednesday as a “brilliant operation.” President Petro Poroshenko said the recovery of the stolen art estimated to...

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM
    May13

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM

    Ukraine and Turkey are pursuing closer political and military ties, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said after a meeting with Turkey’s defence minister in Kiev. Both Ukraine and Turkey have signaled they would like to join the EU, and though Turkey is already a member of NATO Ukraine is not. The two countries have sought closer...

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM
    May13

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM

    Ukraine and Turkey are pursuing closer political and military ties, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said after a meeting with Turkey’s defence minister in Kiev. Both Ukraine and Turkey have signaled they would like to join the EU, and though Turkey is already a member of NATO Ukraine is not. The two countries have sought closer...

    Australian Couple Gives Birth to Baby Girl After Losing Three Children on Malaysia Flight 17
    May13

    Australian Couple Gives Birth to Baby Girl After Losing Three Children on Malaysia Flight 17

    An Australian couple whose three children died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new daughter. Violet May Maslin shortly after her birth in Perth, Australia. (AP) Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris of Perth lost their children two years ago. However, the arrival of their daughter, Violet May...

    RFE/RL Welcomes Russia’s Decision To Unblock Its Crimea Website
    May13

    RFE/RL Welcomes Russia’s Decision To Unblock Its Crimea Website

    RFE/RL’s Crimean news desk, Krym.Realii, has welcomed Moscow’s decision to unblock its news website in Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is There a Hillary Doctrine?
    May13

    Is There a Hillary Doctrine?

    It has seemed to me, for as long as I’ve been watching Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama make foreign and national-security policy, that the differences in outlook and approach between the two of them are fundamental and dramatic. I would call these differences profound, but I don’t want to be accused of hyperbole. It is not just that...

    Hard lessons for Energy Dept., power sector after Ukraine hack (+video)
    May13

    Hard lessons for Energy Dept., power sector after Ukraine hack (+video)

    At a Passcode event Thursday, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall said the unprecedented cyberattack in Ukraine provides valuable lessons for the US power industry. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    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....