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Poroshenko tells Stoltenberg Ukraine interested in deeper cooperation with NATO

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a meeting in Brussels that Ukraine is interested in further promoting cooperation with the alliance. Poroshenko “reaffirmed Ukraine's interest in further deepening cooperation with NATO through the ...

Voice of America: Texas company reports selling lethal weapons to Ukraine

A U.S. company says it has been selling lethal weapons to Ukraine since last year, ahead of an expected decision by the Trump administration on whether to provide such weapons to Ukraine. The post Voice of America: Texas company reports selling lethal weapons to Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

112.ua: Lukashenko says Belarus do not aggravate situation in relations with Ukraine

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko commented on the detention of Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sharoyko in Minsk and the announcement of Ihor Skvortsov persona non-grata. He said that he “does not aggravate the situation in relations with Ukraine,” the local Belta ...

Agence France-Presse: 5 Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up

Ukraine said Friday that five of its soldiers had died during fighting in the east of the country, as it accused Russia of ramping up its military presence in the war-torn region. The post Agence France-Presse: 5 Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up appeared first on KyivPost.

RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power struggle

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days. The post RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power ...

OSCE SMM describes situation in Luhansk as calm

DONETSK - The situation in Luhansk is calm, the number of armed people has fallen, the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has said. Observers saw unidentified people and military equipment in central Luhansk, SMM deputy head Alexander Hug said at a ...

UNIAN: NBU revokes license of Ukraine's largest chain of forex booths

The National Bank of Ukraine has revoked the general license for foreign currency transactions from the financial company “Absolut Finance”, which unites a network of non-bank foreign exchange offices. The post UNIAN: NBU revokes license of Ukraine's largest chain of forex booths appeared ...

112.ua: Head of Luhansk People's Republic resigns

Ihor Plotnytsky, the Head of Luhansk People's Republic  resigned. Luhansk Information Center reported this citing the statements of Leonid Pasechnyk, the so-called Minister of State Security of LPR. The post 112.ua: Head of Luhansk People's Republic resigns appeared first on KyivPost.

Reuters: Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive

BRUSSELS - EU leaders offered Ukraine closer ties on Friday at a summit meant to cement Kiev’s ties with the West, but they declined to promise that the country could one day join the bloc. The post Reuters: Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive appeared first on KyivPost.

New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after search by Russian agents

MOSCOW — Vedzhie Kashka, a diminutive 83-year-old Crimean Tatar activist who collapsed during a Russian security operation and died hours later, was buried on Friday in a funeral ceremony that drew mourners from across Crimea. The post New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after ...

RFE/RL: Ukraine's Tymoshenko urges 'different negotiating format' on eastern conflict

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said the Minsk process for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine has failed to produce results and needs to be accompanied by a parallel peace process based on the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. The post RFE/RL: Ukraine's Tymoshenko urges ...

Poroshenko hopes Sweden will support economic sanctions against Russia during next revision in Dec

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have discussed the continuation of economic sanctions against Russia and the future of the Nord Stream 2 project. According to the press service of the Ukrainian president, during a meeting in Brussels Poroshenko briefed ...

UNIAN: Poroshenko says Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of international law, EU

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s ...

Poroshenko says EU macro-financial aid program for Ukraine to be extended for 2018-2019

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced reaching an agreement on the European Union macro-financial assistance program for Ukraine for 2018-2019. “We have agreed that next week the European Commission will issue a communiqué on a very ambitious macro-financial assistance plan for ...

Declaration: EU should cooperate more closely with partner countries on security issues

The European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries should cooperate more closely in countering threats to security, according to a declaration by the leaders of the European People's Party and the Eastern Partnership countries, which was agreed at a meeting in Brussels on Nov. 23. “We ...

Anti-graft agency whistleblower publishes alleged correspondence with Poroshenko official

A whistleblowing official at a Ukrainian anti-corruption agency on Nov. 24 published what she claims is smartphone correspondence in which she is asked by an official at the Presidential Administration to “attack” two leading opposition politicians and a prosecutor. The whistleblower, ...

Entertainment Guide Nov. 24 - Dec. 3

Editor’s Note: To see the full list of events, please check the calendar. To let us know about the upcoming shows, exhibitions, concerts, and parties, please send an e-mail to ls@kyivpost.com. Maiak Ukrainian indie rock band Maiak will present their new EP “United Kingdom” in an ...

Washington Post: Flynn’s lawyer stops working with Trump team in Russia probe

A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed an attorney for President Trump this week that he can no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a sign that Flynn may be preparing to cooperate in the ...

New York Times: Why Putin’s foes deplore US fixation on election meddling

MOSCOW — For months, President Vladimir V. Putin has predictably denied accusations of Russian interference in last year’s American election, denouncing them as fake news fueled by Russophobic hysteria. The post New York Times: Why Putin’s foes deplore US fixation on election meddling ...

Poroshenko, Danish PM discuss mandate of peacekeeping mission in Donbas, Nord Stream 2 project

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen have coordinated their positions regarding the mandate of the future UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas. The talks between Poroshenko and Rasmussen were held within the framework of the Fifth Eastern Partnership ...

UNIAN: Source says Eastern Partnership summit declaration agreed

Participants in the Eastern Partnership summit have agreed on a final version of their declaration, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels was told in diplomatic circles. The post UNIAN: Source says Eastern Partnership summit declaration agreed appeared first on KyivPost.

Turkish Airlines Black Friday Offer

Don’t miss your chance and fly to more than 290 destinations all over the world from Ukraine with special Black Friday offer from Turkish Airlines. Only within 4 days Turkish Airlines offers the opportunity to its passengers to travel through more than 290destinations with a special Black ...

Leader of Russian-occupied part of Luhansk Oblast seen in Moscow amid coup attempt

Igor Plotnitsky, the Kremlin-installed leader of the Russian-occupied part of Ukraine’s Luhansk Oblast, was seen arriving in Moscow on Nov. 23 after a rival warlord, Igor Kornet, apparently launched an attempt to overthrow him. Plotnitsky was seen in a YouTube video arriving at Moscow’s ...

Associated Press: 5 killed in eastern Ukraine in latest flare-up of violence

MINSK, Belarus — At least five troops have been killed and four injured in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months. The post Associated Press: 5 killed in eastern Ukraine in latest flare-up of violence appeared first on KyivPost.

Ukrinform: Poroshenko, Merkel discuss escalation in Donbas and release of hostages

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the aggravation of the situation in Donbas and coordinated further actions for deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission. The post Ukrinform: Poroshenko, Merkel discuss escalation in Donbas and release of ...

UNIAN: Ukraine's company wins tender to supply components for T-72 tanks

Ukraine's major arms exporter Ukrspecexport, which is part of UkrOboronProm State Concern, has signed a contract with a state-run European company to supply components to T-72 tanks during 2017-2019, according to the company's press service. The post UNIAN: Ukraine's company wins tender to supply ...

Gazprom looking at extending TurkStream to Baumgarten hub in Austria

MOSCOW - Gazprom is looking at the possibility to extend the TurkStream pipeline as far as the Baumgarten hub in Austria via Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, the Russian gas giant said. Gazprom said it had asked its NIIgazekonomika institute to perform a pre-investment study of scenarios to continue ...

Kyiv city approves restructuring $101 million unsettled eurobonds

Kyiv City Council on Nov. 21, approved the restructuring of $101.149 million eurobonds. The decision has been published in the Khreshchatyk newspaper. The restructuring conditions include interest rate of no more than 7.5 percent per annum and the amortization schedule: the principal of the debt ...

SBU deports Chechen head Kadyrov's proxy to Russia

The Ukrainian Security Service has deported to Russia a Russian citizen who, as an agent of Chechen head Ramzan Kadyrov, was collecting information about ethnic Chechens with pro-Ukrainian views in Ukraine, the SBU press service said on Nov. 24. Officers of law-enforcement agencies established that ...

Russia’s war against Ukraine has killed at least 2,774 soldiers

Fighting picked up again along the war front in late October and continued sporadically through November. Russian-led forces had as of noon on Nov. 23 attacked Ukrainian army positions in the Donbas at least 12 times in the previous 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in ...

Reuters: Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed when Russian-backed separatists attacked government positions mostly in the Luhansk region on Nov. 24, the Ukrainian military said. The post Reuters: Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

UNIAN: Reuters publishes photos of Travneve retaken by Ukraine's army

Reuters has published photos from the village of Travneve, Luhansk region, which is again under the Ukrainian military's control. The post UNIAN: Reuters publishes photos of Travneve retaken by Ukraine's army appeared first on KyivPost.

Crimean Tatar activist, 82, dies after raid by Russian authorities

Despite international condemnation and a United Nations Court ruling that it stop the persecution of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula occupied by Russia since early 2014, the Kremlin is continuing its repression of the peninsula’s indigenous nation. The latest victim was ...

UNIAN: PACE refuses to hold debate on Russian delegation's return

Chair of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, President of the Committee for Culture and Media Volodymyr Ariev has said the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe refused to hold a debate on the return of the delegation of the Russian Federation to the Assembly's ...

Euronews: No respite in east Ukraine as another war winter approaches

In its fourth year, the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas continues to blight the light of ordinary Ukrainians. “The conflict deprives the most vulnerable of basic necessity, and most importantly their safety and protection,” – UN monitoring mission reports. The post ...

Putin’s Inheritance From Stalin: Fear Of Ukraine

The Kyiv Post on Nov. 19 interviewed author Anne Applebaum about her new book “Red Famine,” a history of Josef Stalin's drive to crush Ukrainian nationalism by starving to death 3.9 million Ukrainians in the 1932-1933 Holodomor. One of many common denominators with today is that Stalin ...

EUobserver: UK to call out 'hostile' Russia at EU summit

British leader Theresa May aims to designate Russia as a “hostile state” and to pledge more than 110 million euros to fight Russian propaganda at an EU summit on Nov. 24. The post EUobserver: UK to call out 'hostile' Russia at EU summit appeared first on KyivPost.

Engadget: Google will downrank Russian state news agencies

The extent to which fake news is propagating the internet has become increasingly clear in recent months. In October Facebook revealed some 3,000 politically-charged adverts had been placed in crucial swing states in the US, while Freedom House this month demonstrated that governments in no less ...

Applebaum: Corruption bigger threat to Ukraine's independence than military invasion

Fear of Ukraine, particularly of Ukraine as an independent nation, is one fixation shared by Josef Stalin and his modern-day successor in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin. In Stalin’s case, his paranoia prompted him to kill 3.9 million Ukrainians by starving them to death during the Holodomor of ...

Depression gets little attention, sympathy in Ukraine

Editor’s Note: This article is a part of the “Journalism of Tolerance” project by the Kyiv Post and its affiliated non-profit organization, the Media Development Foundation. The project covers challenges faced by sexual, ethnic and other minorities in Ukraine, as well as people with ...

Ukraine’s private banking sector serves wealthiest

Private banking — banking for the most affluent — is not attracting many more clients in Ukraine. Traditionally this form of banking has been used by the country’s richest to manage their considerable wealth — anything from arranging big mortgage loans to purchasing private jets ...

World Traveler: Secrets of Red Light District on display in Museum of Prostitution in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — When walking the Red Light District in Amsterdam, tourists are not allowed to take pictures of the sex workers posing behind the floor-to-ceiling windows in teasing lingerie. There is one place, however, that encourages photographs. The Museum of Prostitution invites visitors to ...

Ukraine’s banks are slowly recovering trust of clients

For the average Ukrainian, the banking system is finally gaining better shape. As Ukraine’s banking sector went through many shocks during the past three years — the nationalization of its largest bank PrivatBank, currency depreciation, the liquidation of more than 90 banks and the loss of ...

Can bank shareholders protect their rights during the liquidation of a bank?

Analysis of practical issues on the revocation of National Bank of Ukraine’s decisions on banks insolvency and liquidation. The cases on the revocation of the National Bank’s decisions are new for the Ukrainian practice. It appeared as the result of a massive liquidation of banks, which ...

Kamaliya to raise money for children’s heart center

The hall of the state Scientific-Practical Children’s Cardiac Center in Kyiv has graffiti on the wall: Smiling faces of a boy and a girl. It was drawn by a happy father whose child was cured in this center. But the center that performs nearly 2,000 heart surgeries a year needs expensive new ...

Reform Watch: Nov. 17-24

Editor’s Note: The Kyiv Post tracks the progress made by Ukraine’s post-EuroMaidan Revolution leaders in making structural changes in the public interest in a broad range of areas, from the defense and energy sectors, to taxation and pensions. Below are the main issues in focus from Nov. ...

Xinhua: Cooperation helps improve both Chinese, Ukrainian welding technology

As an embodiment of the achievements of Chinese-Ukrainian cooperation in the field of science and technology, the China-Ukraine E.O. Paton Institute of Welding is attracting visitors at the ongoing China-Ukraine Science, Technology and Innovation exhibition here. The post Xinhua: Cooperation helps ...

PrivatBank spawns lawsuits, shady power company deal

Next month will mark one year since PrivatBank was nationalized. The nationalization sucked $5.6 billion from Ukraine’s state budget — money used to plug the hole left in the bank’s capital by its former owners, Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov. The December nationalization ...

Poroshenko believes Ukraine should do its best to get macro-financial aid from EU

Ukraine will do its best to receive the third tranche of the macro-financial assistance from the European Union, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said. “For my part, I will do everything in my power to enable Ukraine to receive the macro-financial assistance, and we have developed a ...

Associated Press: Congressional Russia probes likely to head into 2018

Some Republicans are hoping lawmakers will soon wrap up investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that have dragged on for most of the year. But with new details in the probe emerging almost daily, that seems unlikely. The post Associated Press: Congressional Russia probes likely to ...