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    2 Ukraine officials arrested on live TV during gov’t meeting
    Mar25

    2 Ukraine officials arrested on live TV during gov’t meeting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police officers charged into a televised government meeting Wednesday and detained two top officials on suspicion of extorting bribes. The government in Ukraine has vowed to take firm action to stamp out rampant corruption and the highly public nature of the detentions appeared designed to convey the impression that...

    ‘Ultimate’ Putin Cartoon Goes Viral in Russia
    Mar25

    ‘Ultimate’ Putin Cartoon Goes Viral in Russia

    A short Norwegian cartoon depicting possible scenarios to explain the mysterious 11-day disappearance of Russian president Vladimir Putin earlier this month, has gone viral, attracting over 900,000 views, almost all of which have come from the former Soviet Union. The cartoon, which is just under a minute long and entitled Where Did Putin Go?...

    2 Ukraine officials arrested on live TV during gov’t meeting
    Mar25

    2 Ukraine officials arrested on live TV during gov’t meeting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police officers charged into a televised government meeting Wednesday and detained two top officials on suspicion of extorting bribes. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine Starts Cleaning Its Augean Stables
    Mar25

    Ukraine Starts Cleaning Its Augean Stables

    Ukraine appears to have taken some very deliberate, forceful, and very welcome steps towards fighting the corruption that has been at the heart of its state since independence. First, in a bid to end a dangerous standoff that had developed over the weekend, President Petro Poroshenko late last night fired upstart oligarch Igor Kolomoisky from his...

    Ukraine’s President Dismisses Powerful Regional Governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s President Dismisses Powerful Regional Governor

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government. Poroshenko’s office said in a statement that Ihor Kolomoysky had asked to be released from his duties as governor of Dnipropetrovsk. The government last...

    Ukrainian Police Detain Top Officials During Televised Meeting
    Mar25

    Ukrainian Police Detain Top Officials During Televised Meeting

    Ukrainian police detained Emergency Situations Service head Serhiy Bochkovskiy and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetskiy in the midst of a government session being broadcast live on television on March 25. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the two were being investigated on suspicion of corruption connected to offshore companies. (Reuters) …read...

    EU Criticizes Azerbaijan, Notes Ukraine’s Challenges In Annual Reports
    Mar25

    EU Criticizes Azerbaijan, Notes Ukraine’s Challenges In Annual Reports

    The EU sharply criticized Azerbaijan’s government, saying there was a “regression in the democratic transition process and with regard to human rights and fundamental freedoms” in the South Caucasus nation in 2014. It also said of Ukraine that reform was conducted in the “very diffcult” context of economic troubles...

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Militia Gears up For More Fighting
    Mar25

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Militia Gears up For More Fighting

    The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists. The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia has a reputation as a fierce pro-government fighting force in the almost...

    Ukraine Police Detain Top Official At Televised Government Session
    Mar25

    Ukraine Police Detain Top Official At Televised Government Session

    Ukrainian police have interrupted a government session being broadcast live on television and detained Emergency Situations Service head Serhiy Bochkovskiy and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetskiy, leading both officials away in handcuffs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Officials Detained During Government Meeting
    Mar25

    Ukrainian Officials Detained During Government Meeting

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukrainian police have detained the head of the state emergency service and his deputy on suspicion of fraud during a televised government meeting. The two officials were escorted out of Wednesday’s meeting in handcuffs by police officers. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the men have been detained on suspicion of...