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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....

    Experts discuss information warfare, Ukraine and Europe
    Dec16

    Experts discuss information warfare, Ukraine and Europe

    KYIV – European journalism faced a number of challenges that drew its attention away from the events in Ukraine. This includes inadequate funding that results in editors’ inability to assign their reporters, Brexit, and Syria, which supersedes the war in Donbas, as well as the world of social media, where false information is spread beyond...

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award
    Dec16

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award

    WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent accepted the prize on behalf of the journalists in a ceremony on December 1 presided over by BBG...

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko  may have spied for Russia
    Dec16

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have spied for Russia

    KYIV – The head of investigations in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has charged that Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have been spying for Russia. Hryhoriy Ostafiychuk, head of the SBU’s Main Investigative Directorate, told reporters in Kyiv on December 1 that the SBU had obtained evidence that suggests treasonous...

    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...

    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...

    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...