May 9, 2016

Bringing Ukraine into NATO would be bad for the West

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don The United States-Russia relationship is already in bad shape, and U.S. diplomats are hurting it further by sending conflicting messages about Ukraine’s future relationship with NATO. First, NATO and Kiev signed a letter of intent in February for cooperation between their special operations ...

Germany to host fresh Ukraine talks

May 1, 2016

Germany to host fresh Ukraine talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 to smooth differences between Moscow and Kiev. “It is necessary to give new momentum (to efforts) to surmount obstacles between Kiev ...

Apr 29, 2016

Nearly 10,000 killed in two-year Ukraine conflict: U.N.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top United Nations official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council that the total number of casualties ...

Ukraine prepares to mark 30 years since Chernobyl

Apr 18, 2016

Ukraine prepares to mark 30 years since Chernobyl

Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardize the local population’s health. More than 200 tons of uranium remain inside the reactor that exploded three ...

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Apr 18, 2016

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Defying radioactive contamination and a government evacuation order, Yevgeny Markevich returned to his beloved Chernobyl shortly after it suffered the world’s worst nuclear accident, 30 years ago this week. The sturdy 78-year-old former teacher is among 158 people still living in the 30 kilometer ...