: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say
    Mar06

    Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say

    MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she’s ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she’s offered a balanced diet. …read more Source: U.S....

    Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say
    Mar06

    Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say

    Nadezhda Savchenko has been in Russian custody since June on charges that she aided a mortar attack that killed two Russian journalists covering the war between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed separatists. [...] her lawyers on Friday posted photos on Twitter of a handwritten statement from Savchenko saying the high-fat broth was dangerous to...

    Putin Says He’ll Take a 10% Pay Cut
    Mar06

    Putin Says He’ll Take a 10% Pay Cut

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday he would take a 10% pay cut, as the country’s economy continues to stagnate. The decision, effective March 1 through Dec. 31, will affect other officials, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and Investigative Committee President Alexander Bastrykin, AFP...

    Ukraine Ceasefire Monitoring Mission Must Be Expanded, More Sanctions Ready For Violations, EU Says
    Mar06

    Ukraine Ceasefire Monitoring Mission Must Be Expanded, More Sanctions Ready For Violations, EU Says

    The European Union’s priority in Ukraine is to strengthen the ceasefire monitoring mission there, the bloc’s foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, said Friday. If fighting picks up again, she said the EU is ready to place more economic sanctions on Russian businesses and politicians. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukrainian girlfriend of Boris Nemtsov under protection after death threats
    Mar06

    Ukrainian girlfriend of Boris Nemtsov under protection after death threats

    KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Kremlin critic and Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been assigned security detail after receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said Friday. See also: ‘Heroes never die!’: Russians honor opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in massive rally Anna Duritskaya, the 23-year old...

    EU Removes Four Ukrainians From Sanctions List
    Mar06

    EU Removes Four Ukrainians From Sanctions List

    The European Union has removed four Ukrainians from a sanctions list due to lack of evidence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Strengthening “Atlantic Resolve”
    Mar06

    Strengthening “Atlantic Resolve”

    With Russia holding massive military drills as shows of force in sensitive places like Crimea and South Ossetia, and with Moscow’s bombers getting in the way of civilian airliners in Irish-controlled airspace, the West has decided to step up its response. Operation Atlantic Resolve, a mission to place NATO troops in countries on...

    BRICS Apart as Oil Prices Plunge
    Mar06

    BRICS Apart as Oil Prices Plunge

    The oil price plunge since last June has been deemed, overall, as a boon for the global economy. However, that depends on where one stands as a producer or user, as illustrated here with the divergence of impacts on BRICS economies.Lower oil prices have come for long Brent crude oil prices fell to US$45 a barrel at the end of January, from as...

    Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Released From Moscow Jail
    Mar06

    Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Released From Moscow Jail

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) – Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention center on Friday and promised that Russia’s opposition will continue to challenge President Vladimir Putin, uncowed by last week’s killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. But Navalny and other opposition...

    Recovering The Bodies In Donetsk
    Mar06

    Recovering The Bodies In Donetsk

    The battle for Donetsk airport was some of the fiercest in the Ukrainian war so far. After 242 days, the Ukrainian government forces retreated from the ruined terminal buildings at the end of January. Now, each day, bodies are recovered from the ruins. (RFE/RL’s Current Time program, www.currenttime.tv, and Voice of America) …read...