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    Corruption alleged  at top government rungs
    Sep18

    Corruption alleged at top government rungs

    KYIV – When it comes to reforms, Ukrainians are more concerned about corruption than any other issue, according to a poll conducted in late July by Kyiv’s Razumkov Center and the Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Fund. When asked to choose five spheres of reform as most important, about 65 percent of the 2,011 respondents cited...

    Saakashvili, Yatsenyuk spar over Ukrainian reforms
    Sep18

    Saakashvili, Yatsenyuk spar over Ukrainian reforms

    A war of words has erupted between Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now governor of Ukraine’s Odesa Oblast, over the pace and depth of reforms being implemented by the government in Kyiv. Mr. Saakashvili lashed into Mr. Yatsenyuk’s reform agenda during a September 3...

    OSCE Warns of Breakdown of Central Heating in East Ukraine
    Sep18

    OSCE Warns of Breakdown of Central Heating in East Ukraine

    Observers say damaged infrastructure in eastern Ukraine could leave thousands cold in winter …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine’s pro-government parties join forces ahead of local elections
    Sep18

    Ukraine’s pro-government parties join forces ahead of local elections

    The parties of President Petro Poroshenko, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk have joined forces ahead of the local elections scheduled for October 25. This is in order to defeat the Opposition Bloc, which is associated with the government overthrown in February 2014; oligarchic groups such as the Ukrainian Alliance...

    Observers say damaged infrastructure in eastern Ukraine could leave thousands cold in winter
    Sep18

    Observers say damaged infrastructure in eastern Ukraine could leave thousands cold in winter

    The Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe is raising the alarm about a potential breakdown of central heating systems across war-torn eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Action plan to end war in Ukraine charted at Berlin meeting
    Sep18

    Action plan to end war in Ukraine charted at Berlin meeting

    An overall consensus, in broad outline, seems to have taken shape among the main European players, pre-eminently Moscow and Berlin, to accelerate a solution to the conflict in Ukraine by the end of this year, on Russia’s terms. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a meeting in Berlin on August 24, in an unprecedented “Normandy minus […]...

    Crimea winery director faces investigation for opening 240-year-old bottle of wine for Putin, Berlusconi
    Sep18

    Crimea winery director faces investigation for opening 240-year-old bottle of wine for Putin, Berlusconi

    When the winery was Ukrainian property, two separate presidential decrees were required to approve the sale of vintage wine from its collection …read more Source: Vancouver...

    ‘Significant progress’ reported  at latest Ukraine peace talks
    Sep18

    ‘Significant progress’ reported at latest Ukraine peace talks

    BERLIN – German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said “significant progress” had been made toward a resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Speaking after a three-and-a-half-hour meeting with his French, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in Berlin on September 12, Mr. Steinmeier said the talks had been “less...

    Crimean Tatars call for blockade of Crimea
    Sep18

    Crimean Tatars call for blockade of Crimea

    KYIV – Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, experts have come to a common conclusion that is also supported by the Crimean civic activists: to stop supplying any goods from the mainland to the peninsula and, in this way, blockade Crimea. Also since the annexation, two new laws have been introduced to Ukrainian legislation. These are […]...

    Ukrainian National Deputy Hanna Hopko on the controversial decentralization vote
    Sep18

    Ukrainian National Deputy Hanna Hopko on the controversial decentralization vote

    August 31 was marked with violent clashes in Kyiv over a key decentralization reform vote in the Ukrainian Parliament. The reform has its proponents and critics, the main point of contention being provisions for special local governance in certain Donbas counties currently occupied by Russia’s hybrid troops. Hanna Hopko, a Euro-Maidan...