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    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament
    Dec18

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children — but… …read more Source:...

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament
    Dec18

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children — but only for one day. Heated debates at the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev have in the past spilled over into scuffles. One deputy a week ago lifted Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from the rostrum and dragged...

    EU chief says Russia-Germany gas line could break EU rules
    Dec18

    EU chief says Russia-Germany gas line could break EU rules

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says the Nord Stream gas pipeline project that would deliver supplies direct to Germany from Russia appears to break EU rules. European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday that “Nord Stream does not help diversification, nor would it reduce our energy dependence.” But Tusk said the EU’s...

    Ukraine to Russia: Don’t Expect That $3 Billion We Owe You
    Dec18

    Ukraine to Russia: Don’t Expect That $3 Billion We Owe You

    Ukraine faces a looming debt default after the country’s finance ministry said Thursday that the country cannot make a $3 billion debt due to Russia this weekend without violating a debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors. Ukraine, which is supposed to pay down the debt by Sunday, said it is ready to keep negotiating with...

    Presidents of Ukraine, Poland agree to cooperate in countering Russia
    Dec18

    Presidents of Ukraine, Poland agree to cooperate in countering Russia

    KYIV – Amid renewed Russian military aggression on the Donbas frontlines, which has brought a new round of dead and wounded, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hosted a visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda on December 14-15 during which they consolidated their cooperation across many spheres. Riding a wave of conservative political victories...

    Tusk Says Nord Stream 2 Does Not Meet EU Energy Rules
    Dec18

    Tusk Says Nord Stream 2 Does Not Meet EU Energy Rules

    European Council President Donald Tusk says the proposed Nord Stream-2 pipeline extension does not meet EU energy rules on supply diversification and would undermine Ukraine’s role as a gas transit state. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine to suspend trade with Crimea
    Dec18

    Ukraine to suspend trade with Crimea

    KYIV – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Kyiv will suspend trade with Russian-occupied Crimea in one month. Mr. Yatsenyuk said at a government meeting on December 16 that Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers had decided that “the supplying of goods, work and services to Crimea and from Crimea” will be banned within 30 days. The […]...

    Biden issues warning to oligarchs as corruption accusations fly in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Biden issues warning to oligarchs as corruption accusations fly in Ukraine

    Now may be the last chance to stop corruption from eroding the foundations of the Ukrainian state, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden told local politicians during his visit to Kyiv on December 6-8. Addressing the Ukrainian Parliament on December 8, he warned against repeating the mistakes of the 2004 Orange Revolution, after which oligarchs returned...

    Rep. Costello’s statement in support of Ukraine
    Dec18

    Rep. Costello’s statement in support of Ukraine

    Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.), who represents the 6th Congressional District in Pennsylvania and is a member of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, offered a statement of support for Ukraine in conjunction with Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s (D-Ohio) special order in the House of Representatives on December 1, which aimed to address the humanitarian...

    U.S. State Department warning  on travel to Crimea, Ukraine’s east
    Dec18

    U.S. State Department warning on travel to Crimea, Ukraine’s east

    The U.S. State Department on December 14 issued the following warning on travel to Crimea and the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and recommends those U.S. citizens currently living in or visiting these […] …read...