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EU condemns Ukraine's Right Sector

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says she condemns the recent moves by Ukraine's RIght Sector nationalist group. Activists of Right Sector recently tried to storm the building of the Ukrainian Parliament, demanding the resignation of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

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'Darth Vader' to be nominated for Ukraine president

The Internet Party of Ukraine plans to introduce Darth Vader as a candidate for president of Ukraine at the 5th congress of the party in Kiev on March 29.Darth Vader won the party primaries and will be the candidate for president, said Dmitry …

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides and said that Moscow hoped European partners would accept the situation in Ukraine, Crimea and around it, ITAR-TASS reports.The minister added that he will discuss bilateral relations with Kasoulides and hear his opinion about the situation.

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Alexey Poltarakov, a political analyst, told Vestnik Kavkaza that banning the Right Sector, which rallied its forces outside parliament last night and demanded the trial of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov would not weaken radical groups in the country and would instead deprive the government of the last instruments to control the nationalists. Avakov views the ban of Right Sector as a more political than an administrative step. In his words, the organization has a very blurry origin, financing and structure that would not be disrupted by the ban.

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UN Gen Assembly adopts resolution backing Ukraine's territorial integrity

The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted for a resolution submitted by Ukraine denouncing the referendum in Crimea, reports Russia Today. One hundred UN member countries voted in favor of the resolution, while 11 voted against and 58 abstained. Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, North Korea, Nicaragua, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Zimbabwe voted against the resolution.  

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Ukraine sends ambassador back to Armenia

Ukraine was not planning to break diplomatic relations with Armenia and will send an ambassador to it next week, said Igor Roman, an advisor t the Ukrainian embassy in Armenia, News Armenia reports.Ukrainian Ambassador Ivan Kukhtu was called off back to Kiev on March 21 for consultations. Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan met the ambassador the same day and said that recognition of the right for self-identification by Armenia will not be reconsidered and had been backed by the country for many years.

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Kyrgyz ex-President Akayev describes struggles for integration in Eurasia

Kyrgyz ex-President Askar Akayev said at the Moscow Economic Forum that large geopolitical players were fighting for integration of post-Soviet states in their own economy. He emphasized that there was no other way to develop, besides integration. The ex-president pointed out Moldova and Georgia who were among the targets Europe tried to drag into its economy. Akayev assures that only strong regional integration would help Russia and CIS states to achieve world-level development.

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UTair-Ukraine ends Kharkov-Baku-Kharkov flights

UTair-Ukraine will end the Kharkov-Baku-Kharkov flights on March 29 due to instability in the country, Vesti.az reports.The flights were started on March 19, 2013. The last flight will be made from Baku to Kharkov on March 29.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk told parliament today that the government debt of Ukraine totaled %75 billion, about 53% of the GDP, ITAR-TASS reports.The gold reserves of the country dropped from $34.6 billion in early 2014 to $15 billion.

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Ukraine has extradited Muhammed Migayev, an alleged criminal from Chechnya, to Russia, RIA Novosti reports.Migayev has been on the international wanted list since 2008. He was detained in Odessa in December 2013. The Russian Prosecutor …

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According to GfK, only 39% of Americans approve President Barack Obama’s policy. 59% people are disappointed with it.Grievances over Obama’s foreign policy rose by 10% to 58% in January. 57% of people do not approve Washington’s policy in …

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British Prime Minister David Cameron met leader of the UDAR Party Vitaly Klitschko, as well as MPs of the Ukrainian parliament Pyotr Poroshenko and Andrei Shevchenko yesterday, ITAR-TASS reports.Cameron expressed a readiness to continue …

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