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BBC: The audacious pilot who landed in Red Square.

Dr Robin Stott loads up a video on the computer in his study in Greenwich in south-east London. The film has been transferred from an old video camera. The colour is subdued, with the characteristic faded palette of old VHS tapes. The post BBC: The audacious pilot who landed in Red Square appeared first on KyivPost.

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Wall Street Journal: Trump likely to maintain Obama’s sanctions against Russia.

President Donald Trump is leaning toward maintaining sanctions against Russia that were adopted by the Obama administration in response to Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, a senior administration official said May 25. The post Wall Street Journal: Trump likely to maintain Obama’s ...

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AFP: EU's Tusk calls on G7 to maintain Russia sanctions.

European Union president Donald Tusk called May 26 on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet “have a position” on the issue. The post AFP: EU's Tusk calls on G7 to maintain Russia sanctions appeared first on KyivPost.

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Poll: Eurovision fans see Ukraine entering European family.

According to a new poll, 92 percent of EU citizens who visited Kyiv during the Eurovision Song Contest in early May would like to return to Ukraine. And some 64 percent of the EU citizens said they would like to see Ukraine form an even closer relationship with the European Union, the poll found. The The post Poll: ...

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112.ua: Kyiv county administrative court is being searched.

Kyiv county administrative court is being searched. Bohdan Sanin, the judge of the County administrative court reported that on his Facebook page. The post 112.ua: Kyiv county administrative court is being searched appeared first on KyivPost.

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New York Times: Attack on convoy in Egypt kills at least 20 Christians.

CAIRO — Gunmen opened fire on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt early May 26, killing at least 20 people, according to state news agencies, the latest deadly assault on the country’s embattled religious minority. The post New York Times: Attack on convoy in Egypt kills at least 20 Christians ...

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Wall Street Journal: Global stocks decline with oil prices.

U.S. stocks were poised to stall May 26 after losses in energy companies dragged down bourses in Europe and Asia. The post Wall Street Journal: Global stocks decline with oil prices appeared first on KyivPost.

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UNIAN: Poroshenko says Russia's aggression against Ukraine challenge for whole Black Sea region.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia's annexation of Crimea and its aggression in eastern Ukraine are a challenge for the entire Black Sea region and global security, according to his statement made at a solemn opening ceremony of the Istanbul Park in Odesa, an UNIAN correspondent reports. The post UNIAN: ...

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Poroshenko says new Ukrainian missiles tested successfully in Odesa region.

Successful tests of the newest Ukrainian missiles have been carried out in Odesa region, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. “Successful tests of the newest Ukrainian missile have just been completed, all the missile components were manufactured in Ukraine. This is our joint success!” the president, who ...

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RFE/RL: Trump, other leaders hold 'most challenging G7 summit in years'.

Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized countries met on the Italian island of Sicily for what European Council President Donald Tusk said would “no doubt” be “the most challenging G7 summit in years.” The post RFE/RL: Trump, other leaders hold 'most challenging G7 summit in years' ...

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Ukraine absent from meeting of CIS heads of govt.

Ukraine will not be represented at a meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States Council of Heads of Government, which is expected to take place in the Russian city of Kazan on May 26. There are no Ukrainian representatives on the list of participants in the session, which was circulated among journalists ahead of The ...

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UNIAN: IMF says Ukraine’s fiscal, monetary policies remain on track to meet 2017 targets

An International Monetary Fund mission, led by Ron van Rooden, completed its visit to Kyiv, aimed to initiate discussions on the fourth review of the authorities’ economic reform program supported under the Extended Fund Facility arrangement. The post UNIAN: IMF says Ukraine’s fiscal, monetary policies remain on ...

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Washington Post: Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation. The post Washington Post: Jared ...

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Financial Times: IMF urges Ukraine to stick with reform effort

The International Monetary Fund has urged Ukraine’s government to stick the course with its reform efforts as part of its financial aid programme to the country. The post Financial Times: IMF urges Ukraine to stick with reform effort appeared first on KyivPost.

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Reuters: Kremlin says Putin, Trump won't meet in Europe when Putin visits France

The travel plans of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will not overlap when Putin travels to France next week, the Kremlin said on May 26. The post Reuters: Kremlin says Putin, Trump won't meet in Europe when Putin visits France appeared first on KyivPost.

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EU's Tusk calls on G7 to maintain Russia sanctions

European Union president Donald Tusk called Friday on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet "have a position" on the issue

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IMF sets tough new Ukraine loan demands

IMF sets tough new Ukraine loan demands...

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Reuters: IMF mission to Ukraine says reforms critical for growth

The International Monetary Fund said on May 26 Ukraine must stick to its reform commitments, including planned pension changes, in order to achieve stronger and sustainable growth. The post Reuters: IMF mission to Ukraine says reforms critical for growth appeared first on KyivPost.

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RFE/RL: Trump 'looking at' sanctions on Russia over aggression in Ukraine

U.S. President Donald Trump is “looking at” the series of sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration over Moscow's interference in Ukraine and has no position right now on whether to maintain them, a senior official has said. The post RFE/RL: Trump 'looking at' sanctions on Russia over aggression in ...

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IMF: Ukraine reforms 'critical to achieve stronger and sustainable growth'

In the short run, Ukraine's economy is looking good. In the long run, it's not looking good , unless Ukraine's leaders make decisive reforms in cutting the pension deficit, creating an agricultural land market, selling of state-owned enterprises and creating an anti-corruption court. Those were the findings of the recently ...

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Reuters: Crimean lawyer fighting 'unwinnable' cases wins human rights award

LONDON - A Crimean lawyer who was jailed earlier this year by Russian authorities vowed to continue his work to bring global attention to Crimeans fighting for justice after receiving a major human rights award on May 26. The post Reuters: Crimean lawyer fighting 'unwinnable' cases wins human rights award appeared first on ...

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UNIAN: Another international gas trader enters Ukraine

Gas trader DufEnergy in late April established its subsidiary company in Ukraine for trade in natural gas and other energy resources, DufEnergy Ukraine , according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, OilNews reports. The post UNIAN: Another international gas trader enters Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

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Lutsenko predicts he will stay in office for half a year or so

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko says he will fulfill his commitments to head the Prosecutor General's Office for about 18 months and has no ambition of running for presidency. Answering a question if he sees himself as president of Ukraine on Channel 1+1 on May 25 evening, he answered: “No.” ...

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UNIAN: Court overturns liquidation of Mykhailivsky Bank

Kyiv's District Administrative Court on May 15, on the suit by Ecosipan company, the sole owner of the Mykhailivsky Bank, canceled the decision of the National Bank of Ukraine on the insolvency of the Mykhailivsky Bank, the decision of the Deposit Guarantee Fund to introduce an interim administration in the financial ...

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Crimean Tatar lawyer wins international prize for human rights defenders at risk

Emil Kurbedinov, a 35-years-old Crimean Tatar lawyer, who has been fighting for the rights of several prominent Crimean Tatar and pro-Ukrainian activists and journalists in Russian-held Crimea,  becomes the 2017 winner of the Front Line Defenders prize, the annual award for human rights defenders at risk. “When ...

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Washington Post: How a Russia-friendly adviser found his way into the Trump campaign

As Donald Trump surged in the Republican primary polls in the early months of 2016, his outsider campaign faced growing pressure to show that the former reality-TV star and noted provocateur was forming a coherent and credible world view. The post Washington Post: How a Russia-friendly adviser found his way into the Trump ...

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IMF urges Ukraine to stick with reform effort

- Financial Times - US

Ukrainians Express Outrage Over U.S. Sculptor's Seated Ballerina

Ukrainians have taken to the Internet to criticize U.S. artist Jeff Koons over his sculpture of a sitting ballerina recently installed in New York, saying it appears remarkably similar to a work by a Ukrainian artist.

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Trump 'Looking At' Sanctions On Russia Over Aggression In Ukraine

U.S. President Donald Trump is "looking at" the series of sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration over Moscow's interference in Ukraine and has no position right now on whether to maintain them, a senior official has said.

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Reuters: Trump scolds NATO allies, says they owe 'massive' sums

U.S. President Donald Trump on May 25 intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week's Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants. The post Reuters: Trump scolds NATO allies, says they owe 'massive' sums appeared first on ...

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RFE/RL: Savchenko says Ukraine ignoring her party registration bid

KYIV - Nadiya Savchenko, a former military helicopter navigator who entered politics after returning home following two years in a Russian jail, says the Justice Ministry is ignoring her request to register her new political movement. The post RFE/RL: Savchenko says Ukraine ignoring her party registration bid appeared first ...

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New York Times: In NATO speech, Trump is vague about mutual defense pledge

BRUSSELS — President Trump on May 25 punctured any illusions that he was on a fence-mending tour of Europe, declining to explicitly endorse NATO’s mutual defense pledge and lashing out at fellow members for what he called their “chronic underpayments” to the alliance. The post New York Times: In NATO ...

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UNIAN: Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

The situation in the combat zone in eastern Ukraine remains difficult, with the signs of escalation at certain sectors of the contact line, the Ukrainian military press center wrote on Facebook. The post UNIAN: Five Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

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Mingarelli advises Ukraine to focus on transition to EU standards in trade

The speedy implementation of the norms and standards of the European Union in accordance with the provisions on the establishment of a free trade zone is a more promising way of increasing exports to the EU countries for Ukraine than the only struggle to expand tariff quotas, Head of the EU Delegation to The post Mingarelli ...

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RFE/RL: Montenegro's Markovic shrugs off Trump shoving incident at NATO summit

U.S. President Donald Trump shoved Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic aside as he pushed to get into a group photo at the NATO summit on May 25, but the Balkan leader says he took no offense. The post RFE/RL: Montenegro's Markovic shrugs off Trump shoving incident at NATO summit appeared first on KyivPost.

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UNIAN: DTEK receives first batch of anthracite coal from South Africa

The first cargo ship loaded with deficient anthracite coal arrived in Ukraine from the Republic of South Africa, the press service of Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK wrote on Facebook. The post UNIAN: DTEK receives first batch of anthracite coal from South Africa appeared first on KyivPost.

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Vice News: Decapitating Lenin statues is the hottest new trend in Ukraine

Like all post-Soviet states, Ukrainians harbor a complicated relationship with their Communist roots. For decades, statues of revolutionary figures like Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and, particularly, Vladimir Lenin were erected around the country. By 1991, there were 5,500 in Ukraine alone. Until as late as 2015 in some ...

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$95.6M awarded to Philadelphia building collapse survivor

An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. Mariya Plekan's attorney, Andrew Stern, announced the division of the … Click to Continue »

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Ukraine reports 5 WIAs in Donbas in past 24 hours

The situation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation remains difficult, with the signs of escalation at certain sectors of the contact line, the ATO press center wrote on Facebook.

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DTEK receives first batch of anthracite coal from South Africa

The first cargo ship loaded with deficient anthracite coal arrived in Ukraine from the Republic of South Africa, the press service of Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK wrote on Facebook.

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Rutte predicts Dutch Senate to support EU-Ukraine Association

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte predicts that the country's Senate on May 30 will support the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which will pave way for the government to ratify the deal, Radio Svoboda reports.

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Daily Sabah: Deputy FM says Ukraine to establish autonomy for Crimean Tatars

The first Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Vadim Prystaiko, said President Poroshenko presented an initiative to Parliament for the creation of an autonomous Crimean Tatars republic for people that fled Crimea after the annexation, adding that the Minsk process aiming to restore peace cannot go further due to the ongoing ...

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$95.6M awarded to Philadelphia building collapse survivor

PHILADELPHIA — An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse.

- Billings Gazette - US

XData ransomware starts wreaking havoc

The dust hasn't even settled around WannaCry, another ransomware appears. This one was detected by ESET and identified as Win32/Filecoder.AESNI.C. Security researchers dubbed it XData ransomware. It appears mostly in Ukraine . The outbreak seems to have started on May 17, reaching its peak on May 19. ESET says that it has ...

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Transparency International urges the Prosecutor General to take constructive criticism less emotionally

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine and his press office used accusations towards international organizations in response to the critical statement of the anti-corruption network Transparency International concerning the apparent lack of progress in the anti-corruption investigation against the grand corrupts officials of the ...

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Ukraine moves to support political prisoners held in Crimea & Russia and their families

A very welcome legislative initiative, if passed into law, will give formal recognition to the political prisoners held in occupied Crimea and Russia, and financial assistance to their families. Donbas at present does not appear to be included, which is one of many issues that needs to be considered

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How Felix Sater , former mob-linked hustler and ex-Trump adviser , sought to 'protect' Ukraine's nuclear plants

The saga of Felix Sater - a twice-convicted one-time Mafia associate, real estate developer, sometime partner and former “senior adviser” to Donald Trump - continues to grow more complicated and bizarre. Details have now emerged of a second attempted diplomatic intervention b...

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White House Reviewing Sanctions On Russia Over Aggression In Ukraine

The Trump White House is reviewing the series of sanctions imposed on Russia by the Obama administration and has no position right now on whether to maintain them, a top Trump official said on May 25.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Stoltenberg says NATO allies confirm support of Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces that NATO allies have confirmed political and practical support of Ukraine at a meeting for the first time attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, according to an UNIAN correspondent from Brussels.

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Russia just released this video of its elite Spetsnaz taking over a cargo ship

Screenshot/Sputnik Russia just released a video of their elite Spetsnaz forces simulating a drilling rig rescue in Crimea — the region of Ukraine that Moscow illegally annexed in 2014.  The training simulation was performed as "a response to the current challenges and threats, first of all coming from Ukraine, including ...

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