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    U.S. ambassador visits children’s rehab center in Lviv
    Jan05

    U.S. ambassador visits children’s rehab center in Lviv

    LVIV – U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch visited the Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Lviv on November 23, 2017. She met with the children and young people of the center during a tour of the facility. Dzherelo has been serving children with disabilities in the Lviv Region since 1993. It serves 170 children daily […]...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...

    The New Greek Oligarchy
    Jan05

    The New Greek Oligarchy

    Ivan Ignatyevich Savvidis has played many unusual roles in his life—one of the great tobacco tycoons of Eurasia, a member of Russia’s Duma, a confidante of Vladimir Putin —but it is his latest one that is now sounding off alarm bells throughout Europe. Savvidis is the parvenu of Greece’s oligarchic scene. Since the onset of the...

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’
    Jan05

    Saakashvili Says Criminal Charges Against Him Are ‘Ludicrous’

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now an outspoken Ukrainian opposition figure, accused the presidents of Ukraine and Georgia of conspiring against him after a Tbilisi court sentenced him to three years in prison in absentia for abuse of power. Saakashvili made the charge during a news conference in Kyiv on January 5. (RFE/RL’s...

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire
    Jan05

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire

    A court in Cyprus has issued an order to freeze $820 million in assets held by Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, as part of a legal battle with a rival over the ownership of fixed-line telecoms group Ukrtelecom, The Financial Times reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Georgian Court Sentences Saakashvili In Absentia
    Jan05

    Georgian Court Sentences Saakashvili In Absentia

    The Tbilisi city court has found former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of abuse of power in connection with a 2006 murder case and sentenced him in absentia to three years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts
    Jan05

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts

    KYIV – Ukraine can expect to see its economy grow only modestly over the previous year by 2.9 percent, or to $113 billion, if declared, albeit muted, reforms continue, say three Kyiv-based policy centers and an economist in Washington. Despite Russia’s unprovoked war that Kyiv has managed to contain, the country’s biggest internal...

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv
    Jan05

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv

    KYIV – Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister has called the killing of an activist attorney in Kyiv “a challenge to the state” as the authorities, facing public outrage, opened a murder investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Fans unfollow Dutch actress for vacationing in Israel
    Jan05

    Fans unfollow Dutch actress for vacationing in Israel

    Victoria Koblenko posting a photo from Jerusalem. (Instagram) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — One of the Netherlands’ best-known actresses said hundreds of people unfollowed her on social media because she posted pictures from her visit to Israel. Victoria Koblenko, an award-winning movie, television and theater actress and journalist with 151,000...

    Germany Calls For Setting Up UN Peacekeeping Mission In Ukraine Before Russian Election
    Jan05

    Germany Calls For Setting Up UN Peacekeeping Mission In Ukraine Before Russian Election

    Germany’s foreign minister is calling for the establishment of an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine before Russia’s March presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...