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    Brewing threat of worsening tensions between Poroshenko and Avakov
    Dec09

    Brewing threat of worsening tensions between Poroshenko and Avakov

    In late October, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detained the internal affairs minister’s son, Oleksandr Avakov. Allegedly, he was indicted in a corruption scheme that cost the Ukrainian budget over 14 million hrv (about $520,000 U.S.). The younger Avakov and two other senior officials at the Ministry of Internal...

    Poroshenko Denies Interfering With Ukraine’s Anticorruption Efforts
    Dec09

    Poroshenko Denies Interfering With Ukraine’s Anticorruption Efforts

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has not interfered in the work of state anticorruption agencies, comments that come amid mounting domestic and foreign pressure over Kyiv’s commitment to combating graft. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.N. report highlights deaths,  humanitarian crisis in Donbas war
    Dec09

    U.N. report highlights deaths, humanitarian crisis in Donbas war

    KRAMATORSK-AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine – As the shelling renewed at 3 p.m. less than an hour before dusk, women were still calmly seen carrying grocery bags, and an unmarked school bus was shuttling children home through an armed checkpoint. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian Boxer Lomachenko Set To Defend WBO Title
    Dec09

    Ukrainian Boxer Lomachenko Set To Defend WBO Title

    Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko will face Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux to defend his World Boxing Organization junior-lightweight title. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mogherini Defends Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity As EU Weighs Russia Sanctions Extension
    Dec09

    Mogherini Defends Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity As EU Weighs Russia Sanctions Extension

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief reiterated the EU’s “unwavering” support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity as the bloc considered moves to extend economic sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Saakashvili defiant as police clash  with supporters at Kyiv protest camp
    Dec09

    Saakashvili defiant as police clash with supporters at Kyiv protest camp

    KYIV – Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader, has vowed that he will continue to resist arrest after his supporters dramatically freed him from custody in Kyiv. Facing a deadline to turn himself in to the authorities later in the day, Mr. Saakashvili told supporters at a protest camp near parliament...

    Oregon designates Holodomor Remembrance Day
    Dec09

    Oregon designates Holodomor Remembrance Day

    PORTLAND, Ore. – For the first time in its history, the Oregon legislature designated the fourth Saturday in November – November 25, 2017 – as Holodomor Remembrance Day in the state. This legislation was introduced at the request of the local Ukrainian American community – another first in the history of the state. It was passed unanimously by...

    Mogherini Defends Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity As EU Weighs Russia Sanctions Extension
    Dec09

    Mogherini Defends Ukraine’s Territorial Integrity As EU Weighs Russia Sanctions Extension

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief reiterated the EU’s “unwavering” support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity as the bloc considered moves to extend economic sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jailed Mikheil Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president’s impeachment
    Dec09

    Jailed Mikheil Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president’s impeachment

    Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader is calling for his supporters to rally for the impeachment of the country’s president and has declared a hunger strike. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Envoy Volker Says UN Peacekeeping Mission Needed In Ukraine
    Dec09

    U.S. Envoy Volker Says UN Peacekeeping Mission Needed In Ukraine

    U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said a UN peacekeeping mission is necessary to protect monitors of the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Speaking on the sidelines of a Vienna meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on December 8, he said that without a...