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    A Ukrainian-Georgian ‘Dance Battle’
    Mar17

    A Ukrainian-Georgian ‘Dance Battle’

    Dancers from two celebrated groups — Ukraine’s Virsky Ensemble and Georgia’s Rustavi Ensemble — are touring Ukrainian cities with an acrobatic dance showdown. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Let us not make Ukraine a forgotten crisis
    Mar17

    Let us not make Ukraine a forgotten crisis

    Today I am visiting Ukraine for the third time since I started my mandate as European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management well over a year ago. My trip to eastern Ukraine comes at a time when the ongoing human suffering in the region is out of the spotlight of the international media. We cannot allow Ukraine to become a...

    Putin Tells Obama Not to ‘Meddle’ in Savchenko Case
    Mar17

    Putin Tells Obama Not to ‘Meddle’ in Savchenko Case

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected U.S. President Barack Obama’s request that he free captured Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, a Kremlin spokesman told the Interfax news agency. Savchenko is held in Russia under allegations of assisting in the killing of two Russian journalists, while fighting in Ukraine in 2014. Her verdict is due...

    Ukraine’s President Calls EU Visa Liberalization A ‘Win-Win’
    Mar17

    Ukraine’s President Calls EU Visa Liberalization A ‘Win-Win’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told RFE/RL in Brussels that Kyiv has completed the reforms needed to move forward on implementing visa-free travel to the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Calls EU Sanctions For Russia An ‘Effective Reaction’ To Savchenko Case
    Mar17

    Poroshenko Calls EU Sanctions For Russia An ‘Effective Reaction’ To Savchenko Case

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the EU to move forward with proposed sanctions on Russia over the imprisonment of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. Poroshenko told RFE/RL in Brussels that Savchenko’s continued detention in Russia is a “brutal violation of national and international law.” …read more...

    Orbital View: Ukraine’s White Whale
    Mar17

    Orbital View: Ukraine’s White Whale

    There’s something fishy about this photo, posted by Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev: A photo posted by Oleg Artemyev (@olegmks) on Mar 14, 2016 at 4:28pm PDT The caption identifies this whale-like formation as the Tendra Spit, located in the Black Sea. Speaking of whales, a new study suggests that the southern right whale population is...

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-free Travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-free Travel

    Ukraine’s president tried to reassure the European Union on Thursday that his country would soon overcome a political crisis that has rattled Western lenders and he won support for Kyiv’s cherished goal of visa-free travel in Europe for its citizens. Ukraine’s unpopular prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, survived a parliamentary...

    EU Commission To Propose Ukraine Visa Liberalization Next Month
    Mar17

    EU Commission To Propose Ukraine Visa Liberalization Next Month

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said Ukraine has carried out the necessary reforms for the EU to recommend next month that Ukrainian citizens be granted visa-free travel through the passport-free Schengen zone. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    To The West Bank: Europe’s Jewish Exodus (Part 3)
    Mar17

    To The West Bank: Europe’s Jewish Exodus (Part 3)

    In the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe several of which targeted Jewish institutions some politicians and religious leaders have predicted an exodus of Jewish people from the continent. In some ways, the numbers stack up. Last year, a record 8,000 Jews arrived in Israel from France with another 15,000 coming from Eastern Europe.But some...

    European flight safety authority wants better info sharing
    Mar17

    European flight safety authority wants better info sharing

    Europe’s flight safety authority is calling for better, quicker and broader information-sharing about possible risks to aircraft passing over combat zones following the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...