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Ukraine publishers speak out against ban on Russian books

Latest skirmish in conflict with hostile neighbour will threaten domestic book trade, say leading figures from the industry<p>Ukrainian publishers have reacted angrily to their government’s ban on importing books from Russia, claiming it will create a black market and damage the domestic industry.<p>The …

Russia

Ukraine negotiations heading in right direction - Lagarde | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Negotiations between the International Monetary Fund and Ukraine to allow the release of the next tranche of aid for the country are heading in the right direction, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.<p>International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine …

Economics

Trump Administration Issues Perplexing Statement on Whereabouts of Ukraine Conflict

U.S. statement says aim is to restore peace along border, even though fighting is taking place inside Ukraine<p>MOSCOW—The Trump administration added to confusion about its policy on Russia and Ukraine with a statement after a phone call with Ukraine’s president that noted Russia’s involvement in the …

Russia

Former Ukraine finance minister: Russia wants to upend Western democracy

<i>The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works for the podcast.</i><p><b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Russia's interference in the U.S. election was but the latest and most audacious episode in Moscow's ongoing …

University of Chicago

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in separatist offensive: military | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed when pro-Russian rebels attacked government positions in Avdiyivka on Sunday, cutting off power supplies to the eastern frontline town, Ukrainian officials said.<p>The two-year-old Minsk peace agreement has failed to stop fighting in eastern …

Russia

Will Ukraine Build a Wall to Keep Out the Russians?

As rumors mount of a Trump-Putin deal on Ukraine, some in Kiev talk about walling off the Russian-sponsored east. For others, that’s …

Russia

Putin Has a Constitution to Sell Syria

A well-tested Russian tactic is more likely to freeze than resolve the bloody conflict.<p>Russia, a country not known for strict constitutionalism, has offered Syria's warring sides a draft constitution that will probably get rejected. But the document sheds light on Russia's goals in the war-torn …

Russia

Ukraine demands say in any Russia-U.S. talks to end conflict on its territory | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine must have a say in any deal struck between Russia and the United States aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine, its deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.<p>A climber installs the Ukrainian national flag on a roof, marking the Day of the State Flag, on the eve of …

Russia

A Brief History of the Ukrainian Conflict, from the Sky: Part I

Using historical satellite imagery to understand the war in the Donbas, pre-Minsk I<p>Nearly three years after the Russian seizure of Crimea, we have a …

Vandals paint Nazi graffiti at Polish graves in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Unidentified vandals have spray-painted Nazi graffiti at a memorial cemetery in Ukraine where some Poles are buried.<p>Ukrainian …

Russia

U.S. Senate Confirms Haley, Ukraine Sovereignty Advocate, As UN Envoy

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive 96-to-4 vote on January 24.<p>South …

Russians Helping Ukraine In Moscow War? 5 Russians Under Investigation For Ties To Far-Right Ukraine Nationalists

Five Russian nationals are under criminal investigation for alleged ties to a far-right Ukrainian nationalist group, RIA Novosti reported Monday.<p>The …

Nolan Peterson: The Top Spy Who Is Fighting Corruption in Ukraine

<i>This article first appeared on The Daily Signal.</i><p>Ukraine’s former top security official has gone from tracking down Russian spies to fighting what he …

Close Relations review – illuminating but flawed documentary

Are the director’s own family the most reliable guides to the fallout from the uprising in Ukraine?<p>Acclaimed Russian documentarian Vitaly Mansky turns his lens on his own family to explore the fallout from Ukraine’s Maidan uprising. Although he was born in Lviv, Ukraine, Mansky moved to Moscow and …

Ukraine

The Uniforms: Inside a Military Boarding School in Kiev, Ukraine

View Slideshow<p>At Kiev’s military boarding school No. 23, the look of war comes in Lilliputian form: Morning lineups are filled with pale boys dressed in camouflage garb, shoulders back, ready for battle, and perpetually disciplined. The scene is captured by Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin, the …

Fallon tells Trump: Freedom cannot be traded in Ukraine

Britain will stand alongside Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia because freedom cannot be "traded", the Defence Secretary has said, amid fears Donald Trump may scale back support to Kiev in a deal with Moscow.<p>Sir Michael Fallon announced new British military training to Ukrainian forces …

Close Relations review – a family and a nation divided

Exploring how Russia’s involvement in Ukraine has affected his own family, Vitaly Mansky’s documentary shows the pain of loyalties tested<p>Vitaly Mansky’s gloomy, sombre and garrulous film is a portrait of his extended family and of the divided nation of Ukraine: it makes an intriguing companion …

Russia

Ukrainian president's candy maker to shut Russian factory

MOSCOW (AP) — A chocolate maker owned by Ukraine's president says it's planning to shut its factory in Russia for "economic and political …

Russia

Young women face obstacles as they win new power in Ukraine

“We are earning respect by doing.”

Poroshenko: Ukraine will get Crimea back | Reuters.com

It’s been three years since Russia annexed Ukraine, and international sanctions don’t seem to be pushing Moscow to reconsider the move. But Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko says he’s not giving up on getting the region back.

Russia

Ukrainian President Confident U.S. Ties Will Continue

Petro Poroshenko says he expects Trump administration will maintain support<p>DAVOS, Switzerland—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he hopes to meet U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington next month and that he believes the incoming administration will continue to support …

Russia

Canada and Russia are 'at war' already, says Ukrainian envoy

The West — including Canada — needs to wake up to the fact that it’s already at war with Russia, and Canadian policymakers need to send clear signals …

Russia

The Art of the Deal: How Donald Trump Should Handle Russia and Ukraine

The imminent changes in Washington have inspired a lot of discussions in world capitals. Both hope and concern are high in Eastern Europe—an area …

Why Putin needed the letter from Yanukovych

Article by: Vitaliy Portnikov<p><b>The Russian plan was to lure Yanukovych out of Ukraine and turn him into a hostage. And this was not a new plan.</b><p>When on …

Russia

Kiev controversy as MP Nadiya Savchenko faces accusations of treason over 'anti-Ukrainian' activities

Ex-pilot is in firing line after publishing names of prisoners – said Kiev may have to ease its claim on Crimea.<p>Ukrainian minister Nadiya Savchenko …

Ukraine Tries Do-It-Yourself Military Upgrade While Awaiting Trump

Kiev refurbishes tanks to confront Russia and waits to see how new president alters U.S. support<p>By<p>Julian E. Barnes<p>Julian E. Barnes<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@julianbarnes<p>julian.e.barnes<p>Google+<p>Julian.Barnes@wsj.com<p>KHARKIV, Ukraine—Ukraine is ramping up its defense industry at a Soviet-era tank …

Russia

Ukraine's Savchenko Draws Fire For Crimea Comments

Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko has caused controversy by suggesting that Kyiv must accept Moscow's grip on Crimea for the time being if it wants …

Kremlin Tells Ukraine That the Status of Annexed Crimea Is Non-Negotiable

The Kremlin has declared the status of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine nearly three years ago, “non-negotiable,” after a Ukrainian lawmaker …