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    Ukrainian Revolution Film Bids For Oscar Glory
    Jan15

    Ukrainian Revolution Film Bids For Oscar Glory

    “Winter on Fire,” a documentary about Ukraine’s 2013-14 revolution, has been nominated for this year’s Oscars. The film tells the story of the “Maidan” protests through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy and other participants. Director Evgeny Afineevsky and music composer Jasha Klebe spoke to RFE/RL’s...

    Has Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Forgotten How to Speak Ukrainian?
    Jan15

    Has Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Forgotten How to Speak Ukrainian?

    Ukraine’s President Poroshenko has been mocked for “forgetting Ukrainian” by Russian media after struggling to recall the word for “wallet” during a press conference. While Ukrainian is the only official language in Ukraine, Russian is widely spoken in some regions, most notably the war-torn Donetsk and Luhansk, parts of which have been...

    Commentators react to Obama’s choice of words regarding Ukraine
    Jan15

    Commentators react to Obama’s choice of words regarding Ukraine

    KYIV – U.S. President Barack Obama in his State of the Union (SOTU) address to the U.S. Congress on January 12 chose questionable words relating to Ukraine, saying it, like Syria, is being propped up by Russia. Speaking about threats faced by the U.S. and the world, Mr. Obama said: “Even as their economy severely […] …read more Source: The...

    Shokin-Kasko rivalry seen by U.S. as hindering anti-corruption efforts
    Jan15

    Shokin-Kasko rivalry seen by U.S. as hindering anti-corruption efforts

    KYIV – It’s the new year, but the Procurator General’s Office of Ukraine is still resisting the U.S. government’s anti-corruption recommendations. The latest episode in the U.S. government’s anti-corruption struggles with the Poroshenko administration involves Procurator General Viktor Shokin denying permission for Deputy...

    Ukraine stops power supply to Russian-annexed Crimea
    Jan15

    Ukraine stops power supply to Russian-annexed Crimea

    Shortly before its residents rang in the New Year, the Russian-annexed peninsula of Crimea again found itself entirely without Ukrainian electricity. As in November 2015, this was caused by unidentified saboteurs who blew up a power transmission line tower in Ukraine’s Kherson Oblast, which borders Crimea. However, this time, Kyiv is...

    Putin’s national security strategy marked by defiance and pushback
    Jan15

    Putin’s national security strategy marked by defiance and pushback

    The overall goal of pushing the U.S. and its “proxies” out of Kyiv is still a dominant strategic objective of Russia. Under existing legislation, Russia’s National Security Strategy (NSS) must be updated every six years. The previous version was approved in May 2009 by then-President Dmitry Medvedev, so a new NSS was due in […] …read...

    Helsinki Commission briefing sheds light on Russian human rights abuses in Crimea
    Jan15

    Helsinki Commission briefing sheds light on Russian human rights abuses in Crimea

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, held a briefing on “Human Rights Violations in Russian-Occupied Crimea” on December 12, 2015. The discussion featured a panel of activists who are working to keep the world’s attention focused on the troubling human rights...

    Vira Savchenko calls on Ukraine’s politicians to give all the facts about agreements reached
    Jan15

    Vira Savchenko calls on Ukraine’s politicians to give all the facts about agreements reached

    KYIV – Imprisoned Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s sister, Vira, appeared at a press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center, on December 30, 2015. She spoke about her sister’s case, noting that her trial is to resume on January 13, and pointing out that Nadiya started her second hunger strike on December 18, 2015, […]...

    As war in east continues, Ukraine moves Westward
    Jan15

    As war in east continues, Ukraine moves Westward

    Rocket attacks in the east marked the beginning of 2015 for Ukraine. Twelve civilians were killed and 11 were wounded by a missile fired by Russian-backed militants that hit a bus in the town of Volnovakha, 35 kilometers southwest of Donetsk, on January 13. President Petro Poroshenko stated: “This is a disaster and a tragedy […] …read more...

    EU Document Reflects Concerns About Pace Of Reforms In Ukraine
    Jan15

    EU Document Reflects Concerns About Pace Of Reforms In Ukraine

    Kyiv has touted a visa-free regime for Ukrainians traveling to the European Union as evidence of its success in carrying out reforms, but behind the scenes several key EU member states are bemoaning the country’s slow progress of implementation and lack of engagement both with its citizens and with Brussels. …read more Source: Radio...