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    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire
    Jun30

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire

    KIEV, Ukraine — Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. It was unclear if the blaze has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire, although authorities said the flames swept...

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prosecutor leading an international criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine’s battlefields said Tuesday the probe has not yet identified specific suspects for possible prosecution, but that he is optimistic it will ultimately be a success. Earlier...

    Ukraine’s NATO Entrance Amid Russian Aggression ‘At Least 6-7 Years’ Away, Poroshenko Says
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s NATO Entrance Amid Russian Aggression ‘At Least 6-7 Years’ Away, Poroshenko Says

    It will take several years of work and a nationwide referendum for Ukraine to meet the minimum standards required to join the NATO military alliance, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday. Ukraine is one of several Eastern European nations whose leaders have broached the possibility of joining NATO amid an increase in Russian military...

    Forest fire hits destroyed Chornobyl reactor’s exclusion zone
    Jun30

    Forest fire hits destroyed Chornobyl reactor’s exclusion zone

    Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chornobyl plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness
    Jun30

    Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness

    (JTA) – Rabbis from Israel and Ukraine opened an office in eastern Ukraine that will help prospective immigrants to Israel prove they are Jewish. The office, which opened last week in Dnepropetrovsk, aims to facilitate the process for people who seek to immigrate to Israel under its Law of Return for Jews and their kin and is the joint initiative...

    The Daily Vertical: The Aces Up Putin’s Sleeve
    Jun30

    The Daily Vertical: The Aces Up Putin’s Sleeve

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Firefighters Battle Forest Fire Near The Chernobyl Plant
    Jun30

    Firefighters Battle Forest Fire Near The Chernobyl Plant

    Firefighters have been trying to contain a raging forest fire that started on the evening of June 29 in the exclusion zone near the destroyed Chornobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
    Jun30

    Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone

    Ukraine (AP) — Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia To Build Electrified Railway Line Bypassing Ukraine
    Jun30

    Russia To Build Electrified Railway Line Bypassing Ukraine

    Russia’s defense ministry and Russian Railways have reached an agreement to construct a two-way electrified railway line bypassing Ukraine, Russia’s TASS news agency reported Tuesday, citing a source. The deal was said to be finalized on June 25. …read more Source: International Business...

    Forest fire hits large section of off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl reactor
    Jun30

    Forest fire hits large section of off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl reactor

    Fire is raging in the woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl plant in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...