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    Ukraine PM Warns Russia May Try to Disrupt Sunday Poll
    Oct23

    Ukraine PM Warns Russia May Try to Disrupt Sunday Poll

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday warned of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt Sunday’s parliamentary election in Ukraine and ordered a full security mobilization to prevent “terrorist acts” from being carried out. “It is clear that attempts to destabilize the situation will continue and be provoked by the Russian...

    Ukrainians Vote Sunday in Key Election
    Oct22

    Ukrainians Vote Sunday in Key Election

    Ukrainian voters go to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, the last political step in the revolution that started nearly a year ago. The vote is expected to move the country closer to badly-needed reforms, but won’t solve all of its problems. When Ukrainians took to the streets last winter for protests that led to the ouster of...

    Poll: Ukraine Leader’s Bloc Holds Election Lead, Tymoshenko Threatened
    Oct22

    Poll: Ukraine Leader’s Bloc Holds Election Lead, Tymoshenko Threatened

    President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc holds a big lead ahead of Ukraine’s election on Sunday while a rising populist party looks set to take second place, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. A surge in support for the Radical Party of populist Oleh Lyashko, the champion of government troops and scourge of super-wealthy oligarchs,...

    Russia Wants Ukraine Assurance of Gas Payment
    Oct22

    Russia Wants Ukraine Assurance of Gas Payment

    Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kyiv. The latest round of gas talks between Moscow and Kyiv ended late on Tuesday in Brussels with no agreement in a dispute...

    Shelling Sends Donetsk Residents into Stalin-era Shelter
    Oct22

    Shelling Sends Donetsk Residents into Stalin-era Shelter

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sent some residents fleeing to bomb shelters from previous wars. Despite a cease-fire reached in September, clashes between the government and pro-Russian separatists continue as the two sides fight for control of Donetsk airport. Some civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. Zlatica Hoke reports on how...

    Europe Hoping for Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Next Week
    Oct22

    Europe Hoping for Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Next Week

    Russia and Ukraine failed to strike an interim gas deal in Brussels on Tuesday, with both sides holding out for guarantees on payment and price. European Union negotiators, however, are hoping for an agreement next week. After hours of talks, efforts to resolve a natural gas pricing dispute between the neighboring countries proved fruitless, but...

    Ukraine to Try Fugitive Yanukovych in Absentia
    Oct21

    Ukraine to Try Fugitive Yanukovych in Absentia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a move to head off discontent before an election, signed a law on Tuesday that will allow ousted leader Viktor Yanukovych to be tried by court in his absence for crimes carried out while he was in power. Poroshenko and his pro-Western government, who are seeking a strong mandate in a parliamentary election...

    War Heroes, Activists to Shape New-look Ukraine Parliament
    Oct21

    War Heroes, Activists to Shape New-look Ukraine Parliament

    Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine’s next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won’t be to Russia’s liking. Candidate lists for the October 26 elections show how personal favorites backed by old school powerbrokers in the...

    Ukraine, Russia, EU Energy Chiefs Meet to Finalize Gas Deal
    Oct21

    Ukraine, Russia, EU Energy Chiefs Meet to Finalize Gas Deal

    Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies on Tuesday as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union’s energy commissioner. Citing unpaid bills worth more than $5 billion, Russia cut off gas flows to Kyiv in mid-June, adding to tensions sparked by Russia’s annexation of...

    EU Targets Ministers, UAE Firm in Latest Syria Sanctions
    Oct21

    EU Targets Ministers, UAE Firm in Latest Syria Sanctions

    The European Union imposed sanctions on Tuesday on 12 Syrian government ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company it accused of helping supply oil to Syria. The moves were part of a gradual tightening of EU sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has clung to power despite a...

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