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    EU report: Ukraine is carrying out unprecedented reforms
    Dec16

    EU report: Ukraine is carrying out unprecedented reforms

    BRUSSELS – Ukraine is carrying out intense and unprecedented reforms across its economy and political system, while its democratic institutions have been further revitalized. This is the observation of a joint report released on December 13 by the European External Action Service and the European Commission, ahead of the third European...

    Belarus and Ukraine  face strained relations
    Dec16

    Belarus and Ukraine face strained relations

    On October 21, a regular Kyiv-Minsk flight by a Belavia (Belarusian state carrier) Boeing 737-800 passenger jet was interrupted. At 3:36 p.m., Ukrainian air traffic control demanded that the airliner, which had 136 passengers on board and took off 11 minutes earlier from Kyiv International Airport, immediately return to the Ukrainian capital....

    Holodomor commemorated on Parliament Hill
    Dec16

    Holodomor commemorated on Parliament Hill

    OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, held a solemn commemoration in Canada’s Parliament to mark the 83rd anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine. In 1932-1933 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the...

    Insider’s guide to travel in Ukraine
    Dec16

    Insider’s guide to travel in Ukraine

    “Ukraine: Europe’s Best Kept Secret, An Insider’s Guide,” by Maria Kachmar, Lviv: Paliturnyk Publishing House, 2016. 96 pp. ($10.99 softcover, $5.99 kindle edition) Ukraine has risen to claim its place among the leading countries of Europe, and with that rise come tourists looking to learn more. There have been numerous tourism...

    Rex W. Tillerson: America’s Advocate or Putin Apologist?
    Dec16

    Rex W. Tillerson: America’s Advocate or Putin Apologist?

    Rex W. Tillerson, C.E.O of Exxon Mobil, will face tough questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. The Committee will carefully examine Tillerson’s track record. There are several concerns, which include Exxon Mobils’s business in Iraq and its ties to Russia. Critics...

    Barack Obama has vowed to retaliate against Russia for election interference
    Dec16

    Barack Obama has vowed to retaliate against Russia for election interference

    “We need to take action,” he declared. Barack Obama has vowed to take retaliatory action against Russia for using cyber attacks to interfere with the US election process — with just five weeks left before Donald Trump, arguably the most openly pro-Russia incoming president in recent memory, takes office. “I think there is no doubt that when...

    Dutch PM Confident Parliament Will Pass EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec16

    Dutch PM Confident Parliament Will Pass EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he is confident parliament will approve a compromise he secured from other European Union leaders on an EU-Ukraine pact. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    State Department Softens Ukraine Travel Warning with No Apparent Explanation
    Dec16

    State Department Softens Ukraine Travel Warning with No Apparent Explanation

    The U.S. State Department updated its travel warning for Ukraine this week, backing off a recommendation that U.S. citizens currently in Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk leave the area. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Russia to Obama: Put up or shut up
    Dec16

    Russia to Obama: Put up or shut up

    The Russian government is firing back at the Obama administration in the escalating war of words over the hacking of former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s email inbox. President Barack Obama, who will leave office in a little over a month, has promised that the United States will retaliate against Russia for their alleged...

    Russia’s Paramilitary Mercenaries Emerge From The Shadows
    Dec16

    Russia’s Paramilitary Mercenaries Emerge From The Shadows

    The leader of a shadowy Russian private mercenary corps has been spotted at a lavish Kremlin reception for holders of military honors, in the strongest indication yet of the key role such groups have played in Russia’s interventions in Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...