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    UN: Rights of Crimean Tatars Deteriorating Under Russian Rule
    May18

    UN: Rights of Crimean Tatars Deteriorating Under Russian Rule

    Human rights concerns are growing over the deteriorating situation of tens of thousands of Tatars since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, considered part of Ukraine, two years ago. “Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have been subjected to arbitrary searches, seizure of books and arrests. Allegations of ill-treatment have largely gone...

    Ukraine Talks Seek Progress, But Donbas Elections Remain a Hurdle
    May18

    Ukraine Talks Seek Progress, But Donbas Elections Remain a Hurdle

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s surprise trip to Moscow is evidence of a new push for progress on implementing the peace deal for Ukraine signed last year in Belarus’ capital, Minsk. Nuland’s trip began Tuesday, just a day before the Trilateral Contact Group meets in Minsk to try to break a political deadlock...

    OSCE Chief: More Diplomacy Needed on Ukraine
    May17

    OSCE Chief: More Diplomacy Needed on Ukraine

    The head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) says stepped up international diplomacy is needed to prevent the situation in Ukraine from becoming an intractable conflict. “The risk of the frozen conflict remains, if there is no progress at the political level,” Lamberto Zannier told VOA. “The more this drags on, in a...

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine
    May17

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine

    The launch of Ukraine’s new police patrol force last year sparked an internet craze of citizens posting selfies with newly recruited officers. Their popularity stemmed not from their uniforms, body cameras and tablets, but the fact they did not demand bribes. The most visibly successful reform to have emerged from the pro-European Maidan...

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked
    May17

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, according to video posted on social media. Footage showed the assailants, described by Navalny as Cossacks and wearing traditional fur hats, some in...

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award
    May17

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award

    Eurovision Song Contest winner Jamala has been awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine in Kyiv following her weekend victory at the competition with her “1944” song about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union. Ukrainian politicians, including President Petro Poroshenko, who handed the singer the award on...

    Ukrainian President Honors Eurovision Winner
    May17

    Ukrainian President Honors Eurovision Winner

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has bestowed the honorary title of People’s Artist of Ukraine on the singer Jamala, following her surprise victory over a Russian competitor at last week’s Eurovision contest. Poroshenko, gushing with national pride, also said Monday he had asked the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to...

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul
    May16

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is heaping public praise on Ukrainian singer Jamala, after her surprise win Saturday over a Russian entry in the wildly popular Eurovision song contest. Poroshenko, writing on Twitter, said he personally congratulated the 33-year-old performer, whose winning song, “1944,” lamented the Soviet...

    Glitz, Glam, Glory of Eurovision Song Contest Come to US
    May15

    Glitz, Glam, Glory of Eurovision Song Contest Come to US

    U.S. television viewers are finally getting a look at the biggest pop culture event in Europe: the Eurovision song contest, which is being broadcast on the U.S. Logo channel as well as on networks across Europe Saturday. The talent contest known for wild costumes and over-the-top performances drew 200 million viewers for its final round last...

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression
    May14

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression

    President Barack Obama said Friday that an agreement between the U.S. and five Nordic nations to increase cooperation in the face of rising Russian aggression is an effort to ensure that “smaller nations are not bullied by larger nations.” The president hosted the leaders of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland at the White House...

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