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Two killed after minibus hits landmine near east Ukraine's Donetsk

YELENOVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - A minibus hit a landmine while crossing the border between Ukraine and the breakaway Donetsk region on Saturday, killing two civilians and injuring a third, local authorities and witnesses said.


Siren song! MARUV wins Ukraine’s Eurovision selection Vidbir 2019 amid scandal and drama

Vidbir‘s producer Ruslan Kvinta had already described tonight’s final as a hot competition. He was right, as MARUV won tonight’s show with “Siren Song” amid explosive drama and red-hot words. She’ll represent Ukraine at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv.


President of Ukraine Says Trump Doing “Excellent” Job Handling Putin

(ZH) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told Fox News on Friday that he approves of the way President Trump is handling Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I think that this administration does an excellent, a great job. This is not an assumption,” said Poroshenko. “I have a feeling that this U.S


Ukraine Seeks to Ban Russian WWII Action Flick...in the US

Kiev has apparently decided to move its war on everything Russian to the movies screens – this time in the US. Ukraine’s embassy has urged US cinemas to stop showing a Russian WWII film, calling it “propaganda.”


In the Gas War, Ukraine Is the Loser No Matter Who Wins

Roughly speaking, it is waged between Russia, who wants to export gas to consumers in Europe, and America, who wants to export their liquified natural gas (LNG) to consumers in Europe. There is a European consumer called Germany, who needs a lot of gas. The Germans have gone nuts, they want to repla


Could the Ukraine Conflict be the Start of WW3? Here’s the Background on This Brewing Crisis

While many are concerned with possible flare-ups in places like Syria, Israel, or the South China Sea, another area where there is the distinct potential for a third world war has always been and still remains to be Ukraine.


New Naval Strategy of Ukraine to 2035: Implications and Challenges

The Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, introduced the “New Strategy of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to 2035” at the International Maritime Security Conference, in late November 2018. At least a year of intensive work preceded this document. Admiral


Mueller issues new sentencing memo for Paul Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a second sentencing memo taking former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort to task for what he says is years of illegal activity. “For over a decade, Manafort repeatedly and brazenly violated the law,” Mueller’s team writes. “His crimes continued up through th


Donbass War in Ukraine update: Multiple attacks, 1 dead, many wounded

Within the past few days, Russian-backed separatist forces have mounted 10 attacks on Ukrainian Army (UA) positions in the Donbass region of Ukraine. On February 18, 2019, Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation released a press statement on their Facebook page announcing that one Ukrainian service member


Comedian leads new poll in Ukraine presidential election

KIEV (Reuters) - Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy is the frontrunner in Ukraine’s presidential election, according to the latest opinion poll published on Wednesday. A survey, conducted by the Kiev-based Razumkov Centre, showed the 41-year-old Zelenskiy, a political novice, was ahead of current Presi


The US Navy has sent another ship into the Black Sea, where Ukraine is preparing for another Russian attack

The US destroyer Donald Cook re-entered the Black Sea Tuesday to conduct exercises with Ukraine and other allies, the Navy announced Tuesday. The ship's arrival into the Black Sea, its second visit this year, comes amid escalating tensions and violence between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainia


“Everything changed.” Ukraine’s literary star Serhiy Zhadan on 5 years since Euromaidan

As well as being Ukraine’s most famous novelist, Serhiy Zhadan is a poet, ska band front man, and political activist. He has been dubbed Ukraine’s “enfant terrible” and compared to writers like Irvine Welsh, Kurt Vonnegut and William Burroughs. Born in the village of Starobilsk, near Luhansk, the 44


Hungarian officials slam Ukraine's education reform package as 'semi-fascist'

A Hungarian official has branded Ukraine's education law "semi-fascist," saying it "tramples" on the rights of minority citizens living in the neighboring country to have access to education in their own language.


Why a centuries-old religious dispute over Ukraine’s Orthodox Church matters today

A new Orthodox Church was recently established in Ukraine. Shortly after, Bartholomew I, the Patriarch of Constantinople and the spiritual head of global Orthodox Christianity, granted independence to the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine and transferred its jurisdiction from the church of Moscow to th


The World According to Ukraine

On 31 March, Ukraine will elect a new president. But no clear winner has yet to emerge, as the three leading candidates, President Petro Poroshenko, ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko, and newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky, are neck and neck in the polls.


Klimkin: Ukraine is ready to terminate the Sea of Azov agreement with Russia

Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, announced that in the foreseeable future, Ukraine is preparing to terminate the agreement with Russia on the Sea of Azov. "In the foreseeable future, we will do it. After the hearings, our legal position will be determined, and the international arbitration issues wi


Ukraine: Religious Organizations Increasingly Violate Journalist Rights

Endowment for Public Awareness https://epa.foundation/. In early January 2019, an event remarkable for the Ukrainian faithful happened – the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was granted independence. Before that, there were three largest religious denominations in the country; two of them – the Ukrainian O


Could Robert Mueller actually be investigating Ukrainian collusion?

The news that special counsel Robert Mueller may complete his investigation as early as next week has sent Washington into what Victorian women called “vapors.” For Republicans, the fear is that the report will build a case for criminal conduct that could be the basis for an indictment later but an


Ukraine: Looking forward, five years after the Maidan Revolution

Five years after the Maidan Revolution drove out an authoritarian president, Ukraine has made significant progress on domestic reform and agreed on the goal of becoming a normal European state. However, Ukraine has more to do, and it has to pursue further reforms while engaged in a low-intensity but