Tag: Ukraine

The threat of far-right populism in #Ukraine

The threat of far-right populism in #Ukraine

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The slogan “Celebrate diversity” has been chosen as the strapline for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv this May, writes Olexandr Vilkul, Co-Chairman of the Opposition Block in Ukraine “Celebrate diversity” is an attractive soundbite, but the reality on the ground in Ukraine presents a different picture. […]

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Johnson and McCain harden resolve on #Ukraine, #Russia, and health-care reform

Johnson and McCain harden resolve on #Ukraine, #Russia, and health-care reform

US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) said that the first priority for the United States in Ukraine is to provide defensive weapons such as javelin missiles and counter-battery radar. Speaking on the final day of The German Marshall Fund’s 12th Brussels Forum (25 March), McCain said US military advisors have proven effective, and “the Ukrainian military has […]

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#CrimeanTatars demand human-rights protection from UN

#CrimeanTatars demand human-rights protection from UN

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group located in Crimea, have called on international law in hopes of putting an end to human-rights violations they have been suffering from the one-man governed Mejlis led by Mustafa Dzhemilev, writes Olga Malik. In February, 2017 the non-governmental organization Kyrym movement appealed to the UN with the request to recognize […]

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MEPs and Council negotiators agree to waive EU visa requirement for #Ukrainians

MEPs and Council negotiators agree to waive EU visa requirement for #Ukrainians

Ukrainian citizens will be able to travel to the EU visa free under an informal deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday (28 February). Once the change enters into force, and provided they have biometric passports, they will be able to enter the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day-period for […]

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EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

EU announces €18 million in humanitarian aid for #Ukraine

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (20 February) Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit to the country. Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has announced additional funding for people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine during his visit […]

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EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

EU warned of #Ukraine conflict spreading to neighbouring #Belarus

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU has been urged to intensify sanctions against Russia or risk a repeat of the Ukraine crisis in neighbouring Belarus. The warning comes amid a recent big upsurge in fighting in Donbass between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces. The deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting has resulted in several fatalities, is […]

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EU #Russia relations: a key strategic challenge

EU #Russia relations: a key strategic challenge

| February 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Amid temperatures of -20°C people in Eastern Ukraine were cut off from electricity, heating and water after pro-Russian rebels broke the ceasefire and started shelling the area last week. Another sign that managing EU-Russia relations remains a challenge especially in view of the country’s assertiveness and uncertainty surrounding the future of US foreign policy. The […]

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