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Russia returns Ukraine's protest note on Putins's visit to Crimea without considering it
The Russian Federation's Foreign Ministry returned the protests note back to their colleagues in Ukraine; previously, the Ukrainian authority blamed Vladimir Putin's visit to the annexed Crimea on the fifth anniversary of its occupation.
Putin signs 'fake news' law punishing Russian media for criticising him – before crowds of thousands cheer his name at rally in marking five years since he annexed Crimea
President Vladimir Putin has signed into law tough new fines for Russians who spread what the authorities regard as fake news or who show 'blatant disrespect' for the state online, an official portal for legal information showed on Monday.
Canada to extend military training mission in Ukraine: source
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will announce as expected on Monday that it is extending a 200-strong military training mission in Ukraine, a source directly familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Kremlin demonstrating full readiness for military intervention in Ukraine
The conclusion was made by the experts of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies” (CACDS). “In the first half of March, 2019, the CACDS experts recorded a significant deterioration of the security situation around Ukraine. First of all, this state of affairs is a consequence of the
BBC: ‘Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped’
The port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine has become a symbol in recent months of the country’s economic struggles. A recent partial blockade by Russian naval vessels of the nearby Kerch Strait means that fewer ships are now docking at the harbor.
Elections Loom over Ukraine's Upstream: Consultant
No international oil companies have yet won blocks, suggesting they think there are safer places for their money,. Ukraine is holding a series of licensing rounds this year to increase gas production, but investors fear they might still run into regulatory and fiscal changes following the March 31 p
Chelsea make formal complaint to UEFA over alleged racial abuse towards Callum Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea have made a formal complaint to UEFA following alleged racial abuse towards Callum Hudson-Odoi during Chelsea's Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev on Thursday night. The 18-year-old started the match in Ukraine, providing one assist for Marcos Alonso and then scoring the final goal in the 5-0
Voice of America: Ukraine’s night train to the front lines
The Soviet-era carriages decorated in the blue and yellow hues of the Ukrainian flag have seen better days. But as the passengers prepare to embark, the smartly uniformed staff takes great pride in the train. Windows and handles are given the last polish, coal-fired heaters are stoked for the cold n
Russia decides to deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Crimea: RIA
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has decided to deploy nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers to the Crimean peninsula in response to the U.S. rolling out missile defense systems in Romania, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Monday.
We war-gamed an escalation of the Ukraine-Russia crisis – here’s what it taught us about the real world
It is 9am on a chilly March morning. Delegates from across the world have assembled for an emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s main decision-making body. The main item on the agenda: an update from the Supreme Allied Commander Europe on Russian escalations in Ukraine and elsewher
Ukraine and Iraq deployments extended
Military operations will continue in Ukraine and Iraq for the next several years. Canada has roughly 200 soldiers deployed in Ukraine, whose mission was set to expire at the end of the month. However, according to multiple media reports, forces will remain there until March of 2022 to help monitor u
Portnikov: Is Crimea Ukraine’s Sudetenland?
Five years after the occupation of Crimea, we can state that there is a striking analogy with the events of 1938 when Hitler occupied and annexed Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. Not only is there a marked resemblance between the actions and logic of both Führers – Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin – but
Chelsea Release Statement Confirming Report of Racist Abuse From Home Fans in Dynamo Kiev Win
Chelsea have confirmed a report that one of their players was subjected to racial abuse during the club's 5-0 win at Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last 16 second leg. The Blues won the clash in Ukraine by a five-goal margin, handing them an 8-0 win on aggregate, thanks to a hat-trick from Olivier
Eastern Ukraine: re-registration demand closes churches
Ukraine (MNN) – There really isn’t such a thing as a ‘thumbnail sketch’ of the situation between Ukraine and Russia. Politics are at the surface of complex loyalties that run generations deep. Most ministries in the region walk carefully, skirt the political buzz phrases like potholes, and try not t
The 20 most unhealthy countries on earth, ranked
A new global health ranking has identified the most unhealthy countries in the world. The ranking is based on 10 measures: healthy life expectancy, blood pressure, blood glucose (diabetes risk), obesity, depression, happiness, alcohol use, tobacco use, inactivity (too little exercise), and governmen
Duma sets up working group to assess damage caused to Crimea by Ukraine
Russian State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin announced the establishment of a special working group to assess damage caused to Crimea’s economy by Ukraine. “We are setting up a working group led by [First Deputy Speaker] Ivan Ivanovich Melnikov. Any objections? Decision adopted,” Volodin said at a
Oligarchic shadow of Ukraine’s 2019 elections
This article was first published at ukraineverstehen.de. The oligarchs remain the main influencers of Ukrainian politics. During the presidential and parliamentary campaigns they direct their means, like money and media resources, to promote needed candidates and political forces.
Cossacks in Ukraine Back Kyiv Autocephaly; Cossacks in Russia Want It for Themselves
Cossacks in Ukraine and Russia are not the unquestioning soldiers of empire and repression that Moscow, Hollywood and the Western media routinely portray them as being. Certainly, some of the neo-Cossacks that President Vladimir Putin has created to more or less surreptitiously carry out the Kremlin
Bogdan Globa: How Russia exports homophobia into Ukraine
During the Euromaidan protests, Russia deliberately stoked anti-LGBT bigotry in Ukraine as part of a campaign to delegitimize Western values and keep Ukraine in Russia’s sphere of influence. These deliberate attacks must be publicized and taken seriously by the United States and others. If they aren
Foreign funds cash up after Ukraine debt surge to sit out election
LONDON (Reuters) - A wave of new year optimism toward emerging markets lifted Ukraine’s sovereign bonds to multi-month highs just weeks before a closely fought presidential election, but foreign funds are already cashing up and are keen to sit out the poll.