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Ukraine

Chance to bridge European divide missed at Eastern Partnership summit – Moscow
Some European countries have once again failed to mend the deepening split on the continent, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the Riga summit results. Instead, a furthering of east-west divisions prevailed, Moscow believes.

22.05.2015 20:15

Kiev’s limitations on human rights in Donbass ‘not a carte blanche’
Ukraine’s derogation from certain human rights obligations in east Ukraine does not give it carte blanche; all restrictions must be proportionate or necessary, and monitored by international bodies, Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch, told RT.

22.05.2015 09:58

​EU signs new €1.8bn bailout for Ukraine
The European Union and Ukraine have signed a third loan agreement for Ukraine worth €1.8 billion. The EU says helping Ukraine’s ailing economy is now one of the biggest challenges for Europe.

22.05.2015 08:57

Russian leftists promise intl action over fresh anti-communist laws in Ukraine
The UN and PACE must officially denounce the latest Ukrainian laws discriminating against Communists and press for the cancelation of these acts as violating the political freedoms of Ukrainian citizens, believes the head of the Communists of Russia.

22.05.2015 09:28

​Foreign investors demand $8.2bn from Ukraine in intl courts - deputy justice minister
Foreign investors are claiming about $8.2 billion from Ukraine, said Deputy Justice Minister Anton Yanchuk. The Ministry of Justice is providing litigation support in 19 lawsuits with foreign investors and is working on pre-trial mediation in 21 others.

22.05.2015 07:46

‘No promises’ on EU membership for Eastern states at Riga summit
The EU is not ready to welcome its eastern non-member partners, including Ukraine, according to a leaked draft resolution ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned EU leaders not to make false promises.

22.05.2015 04:10

Europe to support reverse gas supplies to Ukraine – draft document
Countries taking part in the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga will support reverse gas supplies to Ukraine from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, according to a draft declaration obtained by TASS.

21.05.2015 20:48

'Humanitarian suicide': Kiev backtracks on human rights pledge in Eastern Ukraine
The Ukrainian parliament has approved a regulation removing the obligation to protect certain human rights in the eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

21.05.2015 12:57

Clashes, tires on fire outside Ukrainian parliament in Kiev
Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament.

21.05.2015 15:33

EU not sure where Ukrainian ‘Frankenstein monster’ will lead it
Wiser heads seem to be prevailing in the European Union, where many observers fear the West may have overplayed its hand against Russia, UK-based journalist Neil Clark told RT.

21.05.2015 14:14

Three years of confronting Western propaganda
After my two days marathon discussion with Noam Chomsky, (at MIT in 2012), a bestselling book was born. Later this year a film will hit the cinemas.

21.05.2015 12:57

Violence erupts in Kiev as protesters attack controversial construction site (VIDEO)
A protest against the construction of a new shopping mall in Kiev turned into a violent confrontation when a melee broke out among protestors, camouflaged hooligans, and police. Fifteen police officers were reported injured in the incident.

20.05.2015 20:49