: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: Voice of America (USA)

    US Adds Four More Russians to Human Rights Sanctions List
    Dec30

    US Adds Four More Russians to Human Rights Sanctions List

    The United States imposed sanctions on Monday on four more Russians for alleged human rights abuses, including two officials said to be involved in the cover-up of the death of a lawyer who died in prison after exposing large-scale corruption. Visa bans and asset freezes also were imposed on two senior officials of the Chechen Republic implicated...

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status
    Dec29

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to NATO, the western military alliance. Russia views NATO expansion as a threat and President Vladimir Putin last week signed a military doctrine reiterating those concerns. Poroshenko signed the...

    Analysts: Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s
    Dec29

    Analysts: Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s

    Ukraine’s pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-backed president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions will deteriorate into all-out war....

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking
    Dec29

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking

    Russia’s battered currency fell sharply on Monday after a government report showed the economy shrank in November, and predicted a four percent decline next year. At one point Monday, the Russian ruble was off six percent, trading around 56 to the dollar. It is the first time the economy has declined since 2009, and follows sharply falling...

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s
    Dec29

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s

    Ukraine’s pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-leaning president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions will deteriorate into all-out war....

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to Meet With Putin, Merkel, Hollande
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to Meet With Putin, Merkel, Hollande

    Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, said on Monday he intends to meet January 15 with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. The meeting, part of efforts to seek a negotiated end to the conflict in Ukraine’s east, would take place in Kazakhstan’s capital,...

    Russian Moves Provide New Mission for NATO
    Dec29

    Russian Moves Provide New Mission for NATO

    Russia’s more aggressive military posture in Europe during the past year has pushed NATO to take new steps to strengthen its defenses, providing it, analysts say, with a much-needed new mission. The change in NATO-Russia relations grew out of protests in Ukraine that led to the ouster of the country’s pro-Russian president. Russia...

    Belarusian President Dismisses PM Amid Economic Woes
    Dec27

    Belarusian President Dismisses PM Amid Economic Woes

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the country’s prime minister, as the former Soviet state struggles with the effects of Russia’s economic crisis. Lukashenko’s presidential office says he dismissed Mikhail Myasnikovitch, who had served in his post for four years, and replaced him with his chief of staff,...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebel Prisoner Exchange Continues
    Dec27

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebel Prisoner Exchange Continues

    Several Ukrainian prisoners are set to be handed over to Kyiv Saturday by pro-Russian separatists, a day after the two sides exchanged hundreds of prisoners. Saturday’s exchange will complete a prisoner swap. The office of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine handed over 222 rebel captives Friday, while separatists...

    Visa Stops Supporting Bank Cards in Crimea
    Dec26

    Visa Stops Supporting Bank Cards in Crimea

    International credit and debit card company Visa Inc. said on Friday it could no longer support bank cards being used in Crimea, following U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this month. The United States last Friday prohibited U.S.-registered companies from investing in Crimea or providing services to firms operating there, among sanctions imposed...

    Pin It on Pinterest