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    Ukraine bans Russian airlines in new twist to showdow with Moscow
    Sep25

    Ukraine bans Russian airlines in new twist to showdow with Moscow

    The move would create headaches for travelers and escalate tensions between Ukraine and Russia. …read more Source: The Washington...

    UN: Russia-Backed Rebels in Ukraine Expel Aid Agencies
    Sep25

    UN: Russia-Backed Rebels in Ukraine Expel Aid Agencies

    UN criticizes Russia-backed rebels for shutting the door on international aid agencies …read more Source: ABC...

    Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend
    Sep25

    Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend

    KYIV – It’s no coincidence that the warring in Donbas has calmed this month, with relatively few casualties and injuries, Kyiv experts said. The Russian government was satisfied with the decision of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, to approve on August 31 the first reading of constitutional amendments establishing a specific...

    Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power
    Sep25

    Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power

    Ukraine has stepped up its effort to restrict Russia’s use of its veto in the U.N. Security Council, which Kyiv says has enabled the Kremlin to block international action to punish Moscow for “aggression.” In a resolution unanimously adopted on September 16, the Ukrainian Parliament called for urgent reform of the Security Council, in which...

    U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea
    Sep25

    U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea

    PRAGUE – The U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says there is a very important lesson for former Soviet republics to have learned from the devastating conflict in eastern Ukraine: Don’t be too reliant on Russia. “Having [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin as your only friend is a terrible...

    OSCE training in Ukraine focuses  on detecting forged travel documents
    Sep25

    OSCE training in Ukraine focuses on detecting forged travel documents

    CHERKASY, Ukraine – An advanced training course for Ukrainian border control officers aimed at increasing their practical abilities to detect forged travel documents began here on September 7. Two back-to-back one-week intensive training courses, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), are designed to update...

    Sep25

    Today, on the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Heorhii Gongadze, we pause to remember Mr. Gongadze and other Ukrainian journalists who have been killed, attacked or suffered intimidation, including of late in eastern Ukraine. Mr. Gongadze was an intrepid investigative journalist who dedicated his professional life to...

    Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film
    Sep25

    Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film

    TORONTO – The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from September 10 to 20 and features 289 films from 79 countries, again includes a film about the Maidan – “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” by Evgeny Afineevsky. Born in Kazan, Russia, in 1972, Afineevsky had a full film making career in […] …read...

    The chilling side to Russia’s claims about Yatsenyuk as a Chechnya fighter
    Sep25

    The chilling side to Russia’s claims about Yatsenyuk as a Chechnya fighter

    Russian Investigative Committee claims that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk once fought against Russia in Chechnya aroused hilarity and some excellent flights of Photoshop fantasy following publication of an interview with the head of the committee, Alexander Bastrykin. It was left to the Russian propaganda channel Life News to mention...

    Poroshenko Awards Ukrainian Filmmaker, Activist Jailed In Russia
    Sep25

    Poroshenko Awards Ukrainian Filmmaker, Activist Jailed In Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has awarded medals to film director Oleh Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, two Ukrainians who were controversially imprisoned in Russia last month. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...