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    Canada set to strengthen Ukraine ties with loans, humanitarian aid
    Sep17

    Canada set to strengthen Ukraine ties with loans, humanitarian aid

    Ottawa expected to make new humanitarian aid commitments, finalize millions in loans during visit by President Petro Poroshenko …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukrainian Leader to Seek Greater US Support on Visit
    Sep17

    Ukrainian Leader to Seek Greater US Support on Visit

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington this week amid a shaky cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists, the ratification of an EU pact, and moves to grant self-rule to eastern Ukraine. As he tackles a range of challenges, the Ukrainian leader is expected to press for greater U.S. support during talks Thursday with President...

    U.S. Lawmakers Introduce New Russian Sanctions Legislation
    Sep17

    U.S. Lawmakers Introduce New Russian Sanctions Legislation

    The chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced a new bill on September 16 stiffening sanctions against Russia and providing more military assistance to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Due To Visit Canada, United States
    Sep17

    Poroshenko Due To Visit Canada, United States

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to depart for North America on September 17. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Ratified Despite Tremendous Pressure From Russia
    Sep17

    Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Ratified Despite Tremendous Pressure From Russia

    BRUSSELS—Members of the Ukrainian Parliament and the European Parliament voted today to ratify an agreement that sparked unrest in Ukraine almost a year ago. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,called the vote “historic.” The association agreement lays a framework for political cooperation and better trade relations between the two, requiring...

    Ukraine ratifies association with EU, grants concessions to rebels
    Sep17

    Ukraine ratifies association with EU, grants concessions to rebels

    New deal lowers trade tariffs between Europe and Ukraine and requires Ukrainian goods to meet European regulatory standards. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine lawmakers OK EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels
    Sep17

    Ukraine lawmakers OK EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels

    Ukrainian lawmakers Tuesday endorsed an association agreement with the European Union, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that possibility has ignited with Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko must first sign the autonomy bill and bring it into force, Alexander...

    Future of Former Ukraine President’s Estate Remains Uncertain
    Sep17

    Future of Former Ukraine President’s Estate Remains Uncertain

    More than six months after Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych fled revolution to Russia, authorities have yet to gain control of his palatial estate. Protesters have occupied the grounds and opened it to tourists, but they are also refusing to turn it over to the state. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Mezhigirya, north of...

    Russia Urges Calm as Currency Continues Plunge
    Sep17

    Russia Urges Calm as Currency Continues Plunge

    Moscow urged the Russian public not to panic Tuesday, as its battered currency, the ruble, plunged to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar. The national currency fell below 38 rubles per dollar amid investor worries about the impact of new Western sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis. Deputy Russian Finance...

    Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support
    Sep17

    Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support

    The commander of Ukraine’s famed Donbas Battalion, Semen Semenchenko, is in Washington this week to lobby U.S. officials for stepped-up non-lethal aid and possible West Point training for his men. Semenchenko, who was recently wounded during an attack on the eastern city of Ilovaysk and walks with a cane, arrived just ahead of Ukrainian...