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    Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine
    Mar01

    Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine

    The blockade has raised the already high tensions in Ukraine, where a war between government forces and separatist rebels has killed more than 9,800 people in eastern Ukraine since April 2014. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s government has spoken against the blockade, saying it hurts ordinary Ukrainians in the rest of the country by...

    Team Trump at the UN: Still Not Russian Patsies
    Mar01

    Team Trump at the UN: Still Not Russian Patsies

    The U.S. and Russia are once again clashing in the Security Council, with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley laying into Russia for vetoing a resolution to sanction Syria for its use of chemical weapons. The Wall Street Journal reports: The U.S. on Tuesday accused Russia of covering for Syria’s use of chemical weapons, and Russia accused the U.S. of...

    Ukrainian PM Says Blockade Forces Firms To Buy From Russia
    Mar01

    Ukrainian PM Says Blockade Forces Firms To Buy From Russia

    Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman said that the nationalist blockade of coal supplies from separatist territory in the east is having a major impact on Ukrainian companies. Speaking to RFE/RL in Kyiv on February 28, he said the blockade was forcing firms to buy coal from Russia. (Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Key Aid Provider Says it Can’t Operate in Rebel-held Ukraine
    Mar01

    Key Aid Provider Says it Can’t Operate in Rebel-held Ukraine

    Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they are taking over scores of factories and mines in the region, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid to a war-battered population.The moves came in the… …read more Source:...

    Russia Threatens ‘Reaction’ to Proposed U.S. Military Buildup
    Mar01

    Russia Threatens ‘Reaction’ to Proposed U.S. Military Buildup

    Moscow has reacted sharply to President Trump’s announcement of a substantial budget increase in military spending, warning that the U.S. can expect a response from Russia. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Simplifies Legal Process For Gender Transition
    Mar01

    Ukraine Simplifies Legal Process For Gender Transition

    Ukraine’s Health Ministry has taken steps to reduce the legal obstacles faced by transgender people. Since the end of December 2016, it’s no longer necessary to petition a board of mental health professionals or spend a month in a psychiatric facility in order to legally change one’s gender. (Maryna Stupak, Current Time TV)...

    Tensions Rise In Ukraine As Separatists Seize Companies Over Blockade
    Mar01

    Tensions Rise In Ukraine As Separatists Seize Companies Over Blockade

    Tensions over a blockade hampering commerce between eastern territories held by Russia-backed separatists and the rest of Ukraine have mounted after the separatists announced they would seize control of enterprises on the land and the Ukrainian interior minister said Kyiv should end the blockade by force if necessary. …read more Source:...

    Maverick dancer Polunin seeks to be David Beckham of ballet
    Mar01

    Maverick dancer Polunin seeks to be David Beckham of ballet

    LONDON (AP) — Sergei Polunin wants to shake up the ballet world by becoming the David Beckham of dance.The 27-year-old Ukrainian star, who has… …read more Source:...

    Maverick dancer Polunin seeks to be David Beckham of ballet
    Mar01

    Maverick dancer Polunin seeks to be David Beckham of ballet

    The 27-year-old Ukrainian star, who has been in the headlines for rebellious tweets, tattoos and leaving the Royal Ballet, wants to challenge the dance world’s established system to provide more creative freedom for its artists. Citing Beckham’s role as a soccer ambassador, Polunin says he is on a mission to make ballet more popular...

    More Russians Are Proud Of Crimea Than Being the First Country to Send a Man in Space, Poll Says
    Mar01

    More Russians Are Proud Of Crimea Than Being the First Country to Send a Man in Space, Poll Says

    The annexation of Crimea ranks above Yury Gagarin’s flight and the works of Russia’s great writers, in pride index. …read more Source:...