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Europe Dismantles Ukraine’s ‘Paper Curtain’

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Europe Dismantles Ukraine’s ‘Paper Curtain’

- Photo MOSCOW — Petro O. Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, called it the collapse of the “paper curtain.” Since June 11, when 30 European countries began waiving short-stay visa requirements for Ukrainians as an incentive for Kiev to pursue further reforms, tens of thousands of Ukrainians have flocked to those nations. More than 20,000 Ukrainians have already seized on the rule change, some stepping out of airports at their destinations pumping their fists to celebrate putting the bureaucratic headache of visas behind them

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US voices concern about violence against monitors in east Ukraine

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US voices concern about violence against monitors in east Ukraine

- WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it was "deeply concerned" about a pattern of violence by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine targeting unarmed civilians of a European mission monitoring the conflict in region. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said members of a special monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were harassed, threatened and ultimately fired upon on June 20

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US Vice President Mike Pence to host Ukraine's Poroshenko, Trump unclear

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US Vice President Mike Pence to host Ukraine's Poroshenko, Trump unclear

- WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Vice President Mike Pence will meet Petro Poroshenko in Washington on Tuesday (June 20), the White House said, but there was no word on whether the Ukrainian president will be hosted by his opposite number Donald Trump. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that Poroshenko would meet the US number two, but would not say whether a meeting with Trump is on the cards

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Ukraine hails visa-free travel to European Union

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Ukraine hails visa-free travel to European Union

- Ukrainians have celebrated the introduction of visa-free travel to the European Union with special events. President Petro Poroshenko hailed the "fall of the paper curtain" at a gathering in the capital Kiev. He also opened a symbolic visa-free door to Europe, and met Slovak President Andrej Kiska, at the Uzhgorod border checkpoint. However, Ukrainians who want to work in the EU still need to obtain a working visa

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Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

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Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

- Ukrainians were on Sunday celebrating the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with hundreds crossing the border as President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "breakaway" from Moscow. The move is symbolic for Kyiv, where a pro-EU revolt in 2014 toppled the previous Russia-backed government and was followed by Moscow's annexation of the Crimea peninsula sparking a protracted ongoing conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

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Opening of Azerbaijan’s trading house in Ukraine to boost non-oil products’ export

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Opening of Azerbaijan’s trading house in Ukraine to boost non-oil products’ export

- Baku, Azerbaijan, June 8. Opening of Azerbaijan’s Trading house in Ukraine will increase export of non-oil products, said Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev at a meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Alexander Mishchenko, the ministry told Trend.

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США пересматривают свою политику по Украине

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США пересматривают свою политику по Украине

- Госсекретарь США Рекс Тиллерсон изучает все возможности более активного приобщения США к переговорному процессу по Донбассу, Вашингтон занимается пересмотром своей политики в отношении Киева, заявила посол США на Украине Мари Йованович. «Я думаю, что мы пересматриваем нашу политику в отношении Украины, и я считаю, мы движемся дальше очень положительным и решительным образом», - сказала Йованович. По ее словам, США намерены «оказывать поддержку, насколько это возможно», а Тиллерсон сейчас «тщательно изучает все возможности» приводит ее слова УНИАН

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Russia's Yandex to close offices in Ukraine's Odessa and Kiev

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Russia's Yandex to close offices in Ukraine's Odessa and Kiev

- MOSCOW: Russia's top search site Yandex has decided to close its offices in the Ukrainian cities of Kiev and Odessa, the company said on Thursday. The decision was announced after Ukraine's State Security Service raided Yandex's Kiev and Odessa offices on Monday, accusing the company of illegally collecting Ukrainian users' data and sending it to Russian security agencies. Yandex said it had been added to a sanction list by the Ukrainian authorities and its bank accounts had been blocked, making it impossible to pay salaries to its local staff

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Austria releases suspect accused of war crimes in Ukraine

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Austria releases suspect accused of war crimes in Ukraine

- VIENNA: An Austrian accused of committing war crimes in eastern Ukraine has been released from custody in his home country after credibly denying the allegations against him, a spokesman for the prosecutors' office handling the case said on Thursday. The investigation into the 25-year-old, who was alleged to have fought alongside Ukrainian forces against pro-Moscow separatists, remains open but he is now free to travel, the spokesman said

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Six track athletes handed doping bans after Olympic retests

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Six track athletes handed doping bans after Olympic retests

- Top News Russian sprinter Yulia Chermoshanskaya along with five Russian and Ukrainian track athletes were handed a doping ban on Wednesday after their samples showed that they had doped at the Bejing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that Chermoshanskaya, who won 4×100 meter relay gold medal at Bejing, faces a two-year ban while Oleksandr Pyatnytsya and Denys Yurchenko of Ukraine were also handed a two-year doping ban

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France says worried by Ukraine crisis, demands guarantees for observers

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France says worried by Ukraine crisis, demands guarantees for observers

- PARIS: France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was "extremely concerned" by the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine and demanded guarantees that international observers be allowed to carry out their mission fully. A ceasefire agreement signed in February 2015 in Minsk that aims to end the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists has failed to end artillery fighting

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Ukraine and Russia trade Twitter barbs, including a ‘Simpsons’ GIF

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Ukraine and Russia trade Twitter barbs, including a ‘Simpsons’ GIF

- In an odd development in the fast-paced world of digital diplomacy, Ukraine took a swipe at Russia using its verified Twitter feed, and ended the exchange with GIF taken from “The Simpsons.” At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to Anna Yaroslavna — a Kiev-born princess who went on to become queen of France in the 11th century — as “Russian Anne” and not Anne of Kiev, as she is historically known

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Twitter d'oh-plomacy: Ukraine mocks Russia with Simpsons GIF

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Twitter d'oh-plomacy: Ukraine mocks Russia with Simpsons GIF

- "When @Russia says Anne de Kiev established Russia-France relations, let us remind the sequence of events," Ukraine wrote. Included below the tweet is a picture of Anna Yaroslavna, a caption recounting her reign, and a picture of undeveloped forest with the caption "Meanwhile, in Moscow..." When @Russia says Anne de Kiev established Russia-France relations, let us remind the sequence of events pic

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After a year's delay, Dutch approve Ukraine treaty

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After a year's delay, Dutch approve Ukraine treaty

- AMSTERDAM: The Dutch senate on Tuesday approved a European Union "association agreement" with Ukraine, a final hurdle to the treaty, which strengthens the former Soviet republic's ties with Western Europe and moves it further from Moscow's orbit. It did so following amendments made at the EU level to tak into consideration the Dutch referendum vot last year against the agreement. "Today's vote in the Dutch Senate sends an important signal from the Netherlands and the entire European Union to our Ukrainian friends: Ukraine's place is in Europe

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Emmanuel Macron Says France, Russia Agree On Need For Ukraine Peace Talks Soon

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Emmanuel Macron Says France, Russia Agree On Need For Ukraine Peace Talks Soon

- VERSAILLES: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were agreed the time was right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine. The two were speaking at a joint news conference in Versailles, outside Paris, during a visit by Putin at the invitation of the newly inaugurated French leader. Macron said last week that he wanted to bring together soon the 'Normandy format' which groups the leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine and which met first in Normandy, northwest France

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Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

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Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

- VERSAILLES, France: France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attempted to improve their countries' strained ties on Monday (May 29) during talks at Versailles palace described by Macron as "extremely frank". Their first meeting since Macron took office provided another test of the Frenchman's diplomatic skills after his memorable vice-grip handshake last week with US President Donald Trump

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Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

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Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

- Versailles (France) (AFP) - France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attempted to improve their countries' strained ties on Monday during talks at Versailles palace described by Macron as "extremely frank". Their first meeting since Macron took office provided another test of the Frenchman's diplomatic skills after his memorable vice-grip handshake last week with US President Donald Trump

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  • Ukraine: un soldat tué dans l'explosion d'une voiture à Kiev
    Ukraine: un soldat tué dans l'explosion d'une voiture à Kiev

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    Un soldat ukrainien a été tué mardi dans l'explosion d'une voiture à Kiev, conduisant la police à ouvrir une enquête pour acte terroriste, a annoncé le ministère de l'Intérieur de ce pays en proie à un conflit armé entre forces régulières et rebelles prorusses. "La police de Kiev a ouvert une enquête pour attentat", a indiqué le porte-parole du ministère, Artiom Chevtchenko

     

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  • Dutch Lawmakers Approve E.U. Trade Deal With Ukraine
    Dutch Lawmakers Approve E.U. Trade Deal With Ukraine

    , nytimes.com

    Photo BRUSSELS — In a decision laden with symbolic value, Dutch lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to closer ties and the creation of a free-trade area with Ukraine, completing a long and contentious negotiation that pushed Russia and the European Union to the edge of confrontation. The agreement became a focal point of the geopolitical battle between Moscow and Brussels over the future of Ukraine, which President Vladimir V

     

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  • Kremlin says Ukraine's accusation of cyber attack 'groundless'
    Kremlin says Ukraine's accusation of cyber attack 'groundless'

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    MOSCOW: Ukrainian accusations that Moscow was behind cyber attacks on President Petro Poroshenko's official website are baseless, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. "The lack of any details confirms the groundlessness of the accusations," Peskov told reporters during a regular conference call. Ukraine accused Russia on Tuesday of carrying out an organised cyber attack on Poroshenko's website in response to Kiev's decision to impose sanctions against a number of major Russian internet businesses

     

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  • Emmanuel Macron Says France, Russia Agree On Need For Ukraine Peace Talks Soon
    Emmanuel Macron Says France, Russia Agree On Need For Ukraine Peace Talks Soon

    , ndtv.com

    VERSAILLES: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were agreed the time was right for a new round of peace talks on Ukraine. The two were speaking at a joint news conference in Versailles, outside Paris, during a visit by Putin at the invitation of the newly inaugurated French leader. Macron said last week that he wanted to bring together soon the 'Normandy format' which groups the leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine and which met first in Normandy, northwest France

     

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  • Ukrainians Can Now Travel to EU Visa-Free, But Only as Tourists
    Ukrainians Can Now Travel to EU Visa-Free, But Only as Tourists

    , russia-insider.com

    Good news. Three years and a half after Ukraine tore itself apart to please the EU the latter has finally thrown a bone its way. Ukrainians may now travel to EU visa-free. As long as they own a biometric passport and won't stay longer than 90 days. In other words, as long as they're traveling as tourists wanting to spend money in the EU, rather than as workers trying to earn it

     

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  • Kiev car bomb kills colonel in Ukrainian military intelligence
    Kiev car bomb kills colonel in Ukrainian military intelligence

    , channelnewsasia.com

    KIEV: A colonel in Ukraine's military intelligence was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Tuesday, the defence ministry said, describing the incident as a "terrorist act". Police said an explosive device in the vehicle blew up at 0516 GMT while the car was moving, killing the driver and wounding a passer-by. "As a result of (the explosion) a member of the defence ministry's main intelligence department, Colonel Maksim Shapoval, was killed," the defence ministry said in a statement

     

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