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Ukrainian nationalists vandalize Russian state-owned cultural center in Kyiv

Ukrainian nationalists broke into the Kyiv office of the Russian government’s center of culture and science, Rossotrudnichestvo, on Feb. 17. The nationalists tore apart and burnt a Russian flag, calling on the Russian federal agency to leave Ukraine. They had also met with Rossotrudnichestvo-Ukraine Chief Konstantin Soloviev and had been arguing with him for 30 […] The post Ukrainian nationalists vandalize Russian state-owned cultural center in Kyiv appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 07:05pm

Reuters: Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria’s Afrin, says accusations baseless

BEIRUT, ANKARA – Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, a Turkish diplomatic source said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria’s Afrin region. Read more here. The post Reuters: Turkey denies use of chemicals in Syria’s Afrin, says accusations baseless appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 06:52pm

112.ua: Poroshenko and May discussed the deployment of UN mission in Donbas

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May in the margins of the Munich Conference on Security. This was reported by the press service of the head of state. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Poroshenko and May discussed the deployment of UN mission in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 06:48pm

Poroshenko warns Polish leadership against steps threatening dialogue on historical issues

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at a meeting with the Polish delegation led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Munich has warned the leadership of Poland against actions that might threaten positive achievements in the historic dialogue. “The president urged the Polish leadership (to refrain) from taking steps that could jeopardize positive achievements in a bilateral […] The post Poroshenko warns Polish leadership against steps threatening dialogue on historical issues appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 06:15pm

Los Angeles Times: Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

The Dutch foreign affairs minister resigned Tuesday, a day after admitting that he lied about attending a meeting hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago. Read more here. The post Los Angeles Times: Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 06:10pm

Ukraine’s hotel industry ‘recovers’ after revolution

The Ukrainian hotel industry is attracting slightly more tourists than in the years before the 2014 EuroMaidan revolution, according to newly published U.S. market research. The industry has made up for losses following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting economic crisis, with Ukrainian hotels hosting three percent more guests in 2017 than in 2012, according […] The post Ukraine’s hotel industry ‘recovers’ after revolution appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 05:57pm

Ukrainian nationalists burn Russian flag removed from Rossotrudnichestvo building in Kyiv

Representatives from several Ukrainian nationalist organizations on Saturday removed a Russian flag from the Kyiv office building of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) and burned it down. Pictures and video footage from the scene appeared on S14’s Facebook page. “S14, PS [Right Sector], […] The post Ukrainian nationalists burn Russian flag removed from Rossotrudnichestvo building in Kyiv appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 05:50pm

Associated Press: Polish Jews stunned, scared by eruption of anti-Semitism

WARSAW, Poland — Matylda Jonas-Kowalik has spent most of her 22 years secure in the belief that she would never know the discrimination, persecution or violence that killed or traumatized generations of Polish Jews before her. She once thought the biggest problem that young Jewish Poles like herself faced was finding a Jewish boyfriend or […] The post Associated Press: Polish Jews stunned, scared by eruption of anti-Semitism appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 05:27pm

Canadian foreign minister: Reforms are not a favor Ukraine must do to West

MUNICH – Reforms are necessary for Ukraine itself and its citizens, it should not be a favor to the Western partners, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has stated. “Don’t do this for us. Reforms are needed for Ukrainians and for Ukraine … This is not some kind of favor that Ukraine should do to the […] The post Canadian foreign minister: Reforms are not a favor Ukraine must do to West appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 04:38pm

Financial Times: ‘Putin’s chef’ who trolled the US election

On May 29, 2016, an American posed in front of the White House with a sign reading, “Happy 55th Birthday Dear Boss”. Read more here. The post Financial Times: ‘Putin’s chef’ who trolled the US election appeared first on KyivPost.

17th, February 2018, 04:33pm
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