Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine to change status of Crimea

Ukrainian MP Yury Chizhmar said that President Petro Poroshenko had instructed the constitutional commission to prepare a draft of changes regarding the status of Crimea. He said that the commission is …

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Is Ukraine more dangerous for Russians than ISIS?

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) has conducted a public opinion poll on the threat of a military attack: potential allies and opponents of Russia. According to its results, more than a third of the Russians feel …

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 EU prolongs sanctions against Crimea

  The European Union foreign ministers have prolonged restrictions against Crimea and Sevastopol for one year, the EU’s press-service said. The sanctions were prolonged until June 23, 2018 The …

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Russian social network VK’s office in Kiev closed

Kiev-based office of the Russian social networking site VK (VKontakte) has shut down in the wake of Ukraine’s sanctions, the spokesman of the VK Ukrainian branch said on Friday, TASS reports. "The legal entity is blacklisted …

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Ukraine denies entry for Russian boxer Kushitashvili

Eight people from a Russian boxing delegation heading for the European Boxing Championship in Ukraine were denied entry to the country and were turned away, a spokesperson for the Russian Boxing Federation Vlada Romanova …

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St. George's ribbon banned in Ukraine

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko signed into force the bill banning the use of St. George's ribbons in Ukraine on Monday. "Signed the law banning St. George ribbons. Since it is not a symbol of the …

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 Will Ukraine abandon railway traffic with Russia?

The Ukrainian authorities are preparing to cut off railway passenger traffic with Russia in early July, a source close to Kiev officials said. "Ukraine is preparing to halt rail passenger traffic with Russia starting around July …

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Ukraine to seize Russia's Gazprom property

Ukraine’s supreme economic court dismissed on Tuesday the appeal of Russian energy giant Gazprom which was demanding a reversal of the decision of lower courts on enforced recovery of around $6.4 billion in fines from the country in favor …

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Railway bypassing Ukraine to be opened in August

The works on the section of the Zhuravka-Millerovo railway, bypassing the territory of Ukraine, will be completed by August 1, 2017, the head of the Main Directorate of the Railway Troops of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, …

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Ukraine building up military presence near Crimea

Ukraine is increasing the military presence of government forces near its borders with Russia's Republic of Crimea, the head of Crimea’s government committee for inter-ethnic relations, Zaur Smirnov said. …

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UN court rejects Ukraine's case against Russia

The International Court of Justice rejected Ukraine's request for measures aimed at blocking Russian support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, saying Kiev did not provide enough evidence to back up its claim that Moscow sponsored terrorism by …

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