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    This Year, No US Pressure to Avoid Russia’s Davos
    Jun03

    This Year, No US Pressure to Avoid Russia’s Davos

    For three years after Russia annexed Crimea, Washington officials quietly cautioned major U.S. firms about attending the annual St. Petersburg forum, where investors mingle with President Vladimir Putin and his lieutenants. This year, the first forum since Donald Trump became U.S. president, such cautions were not issued, according to four people...

    Mueller’s Investigation Goes Wide
    Jun03

    Mueller’s Investigation Goes Wide

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is casting a wide net in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow.The Associated Press reported Friday that the former FBI director’s inquiry will absorb a federal criminal investigation into Paul Manafort,...

    Special Counsel’s Trump Probe Adds Manafort Case
    Jun03

    Special Counsel’s Trump Probe Adds Manafort Case

    The Associated Press has learned that the special counsel running the U.S. investigation into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has assumed oversight of an ongoing investigation involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller may...

    Six Countries to Join UN Security Council for Temporary Terms
    Jun02

    Six Countries to Join UN Security Council for Temporary Terms

    U.N. member states elected six countries Friday to temporary seats on the Security Council, the U.N. body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. Starting January 1, 2018, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Poland and Peru will serve two-year terms, while the Netherlands will join for one year, in a special arrangement...

    Cardinal Lubomyr Husar dies
    Jun02

    Cardinal Lubomyr Husar dies

    KYIV – Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, major archbishop emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, died on May 31, following a serious illness. He was 85. From January 26, 2001, to February 10, 2011, he headed the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church worldwide and was revered as the Church’s patriarch. Born in Lviv, on February 26, 1933, Lubomyr...

    Dutch Senate backs European Union-Ukraine Association Agreement
    Jun02

    Dutch Senate backs European Union-Ukraine Association Agreement

    The Dutch Senate has approved the European Union’s Association Agreement with Ukraine, paving the way for ratification of the pact strengthening ties between the EU and Kyiv. The 50-to-25 vote in the upper house of Parliament in the Netherlands on May 30 marks one of the final stages in a long path to the landmark […] …read more...

    Ukraine delivers legal knockout  to Russia in multi-billion-dollar gas case
    Jun02

    Ukraine delivers legal knockout to Russia in multi-billion-dollar gas case

    KYIV – Ukraine dealt a legal blow to Russia in their multi-faceted war when a Swedish arbitration tribunal on May 31 “rejected” claims by state-owned Gazprom over natural gas supplies to Ukraine worth more than $45 billion. Ukraine’s state-run energy holding company, Naftogaz, said in a news release that the tribunal dismissed...

    More than 90 percent of citizens consider themselves ethnic Ukrainians
    Jun02

    More than 90 percent of citizens consider themselves ethnic Ukrainians

    KYIV – An overwhelming 92 percent of citizens of Ukraine consider themselves ethnic Ukrainians, according to a recent survey by the Razumkov Center. Six percent of the respondents consider themselves ethnic Russians, and 1.5 percent cite other ethnic groups. This is the highest recorded percentage of Ukrainian self-identification since Ukraine...

    Chechen Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Spared Death By Sharp-Shooting Wife
    Jun02

    Chechen Accused Of Plotting To Kill Putin Spared Death By Sharp-Shooting Wife

    An assassination attempt on a Chechen man whom Russian authorities accuse of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin failed in Kyiv on June 1 after the victim’s wife returned gunfire and wounded the would-be assassin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine survives without coal from Russia-controlled Donbas
    Jun02

    Ukraine survives without coal from Russia-controlled Donbas

    In spite of a blockade on shipments of anthracite coal from the occupied Donbas to Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs) since this past winter, the country has thus far avoided blackouts. Moreover, Ukraine has managed to increase power generation by 2.1 percent year over year in January-April (Interfax, May 13). This was mainly thanks to […]...