: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    World-Renowned Economist Sergei Guriev on the Russian Economy: Takeaways from his Speech at the Oxford Guild
    Feb19

    World-Renowned Economist Sergei Guriev on the Russian Economy: Takeaways from his Speech at the Oxford Guild

    On January 27, 2016, Sergei Guriev, a leading Russian economist and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po University in Paris, made a speech to the Oxford Guild entitled “Whither the Russian Economy.” During his speech, Guriev shared his thoughts on Russia’s economic growth prospects, the current economic crisis in Russia, and...

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising
    Feb19

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising

    In the Oscar-nominated documentary Winter on Fire, filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky chronicles the massive 2014 mobilization of one million Ukrainians against what they saw as a corrupt political regime and their bloody clashes with security forces. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia’s Internet Censorship Grew Nine-Fold in 2015 Says Rights Group
    Feb19

    Russia’s Internet Censorship Grew Nine-Fold in 2015 Says Rights Group

    Internet censorship in Russia soared last year as the government stepped up efforts to filter content online, a report by a rights group has said. Titled “The Triumph of Censorship”, the report by Agora, a respected group of human rights lawyers, counted media reports and government statements about blocked web pages as well as prosecutions of...

    Russia’s Mixed Signals On Eastern Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia’s Mixed Signals On Eastern Ukraine

    One of the most dangerous elements of Ukraine’s nearly two-year-old conflict remains the unpredictability of its neighbour Russia’s tactics. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Swine Flu Outbreak Kills More Than 300 People In Ukraine
    Feb19

    Swine Flu Outbreak Kills More Than 300 People In Ukraine

    The country’s health minister, Alexander Kvitashvili, urged the public not to panic last month but 3.8 million cases of influenza and Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) have now been reported and transmission shows no sign of slowing. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    As world powers focus on freezing the conflict in Syria, the war in Ukraine continues unabated
    Feb19

    As world powers focus on freezing the conflict in Syria, the war in Ukraine continues unabated

    According to international monitoring organizations and soldiers on the front, the fighting has reached levels not seen in months. On Monday, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and six were wounded, according to a tweet from Col. Oleksander Motuzyank, a military… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Coalition near collapse after failed no-confidence vote
    Feb19

    Coalition near collapse after failed no-confidence vote

    KYIV – Ukraine’s coalition government approached the brink of collapse after the Verkhovna Rada failed on February 16 to muster enough votes to dismiss the highly unpopular prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and his Cabinet of Ministers. The Samopomich and Batkivshchyna parties announced in the following days that they were exiting the...

    Foreign ministers discuss  eastern Ukraine conflict, implementation of Minsk II
    Feb19

    Foreign ministers discuss eastern Ukraine conflict, implementation of Minsk II

    MUNICH – Senior diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met in Munich on February 13 to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and implementation of the Minsk II agreement on steps to end the conflict there. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. The foreign affairs ministers of Ukraine, […]...

    Wristwatch given to wounded soldier points to Russian role in Ukraine war
    Feb19

    Wristwatch given to wounded soldier points to Russian role in Ukraine war

    MOSCOW – A cybersleuthing group says it has uncovered new evidence pointing to deep, direct Russian involvement in the battle of Debaltseve in early 2015, a turning point in the conflict in eastern Ukraine that weakened Kyiv’s hand at peace talks. Using posts and photographs gleaned from the Russian social networking site VKontakte, the...

    Ukraine cuts Russian gas imports to a minimum
    Feb19

    Ukraine cuts Russian gas imports to a minimum

    Ukrainian gas consumption fell significantly last year, as GDP declined by more than 10 percent, and the output of the domestic industry in particular, which is heavily depends on natural gas, plunged by more than 13 percent. This allowed Ukraine to reduce gas imports from Russia to a minimum. Moreover, Ukraine is going to further […] …read...