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New Ukrainian leader dissolves parliament after being sworn in

World / Politics May 20, 2019

New Ukrainian leader dissolves parliament after being sworn in

Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the country's new president on Monday, promised to stop the war in the country's east against Russian-backed separatists and immediately disbanded parliament, which he has branded as a group only interested in self-enrichment. Even before he ...

Trump and Putin discuss possible new nuclear accord, White House says

World May 4, 2019

Trump and Putin discuss possible new nuclear accord, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for more than an hour on Friday, discussing the possibility of a new nuclear accord, North Korean denuclearization, Ukraine and the political situation in Venezuela, the White House said. "Had a long and very good ...

Putin floats 'common citizenship' for Russians and Ukrainians

World / Politics Apr 30, 2019

Putin floats 'common citizenship' for Russians and Ukrainians

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Ukrainians and Russians are "one people" and will benefit from common citizenship after he angered Kiev by offering to fast-track Russian passports for Ukrainians. "I've said many times that Ukrainians and Russians are brotherly nations. Moreover, I believe ...

World Apr 28, 2019

Moscow 'thinking' of simplifying nationality process for all Ukraine: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Moscow was "thinking" of making it easier for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship after the Kremlin moved to grant passports in the country's separatist east, causing uproar in Kiev. "We are actually thinking about providing citizenship in ...

EU urges new Ukraine leader to push reforms

World / Politics Apr 22, 2019

EU urges new Ukraine leader to push reforms

The European Union delivered formal congratulations to Ukraine's novice president-elect Monday but made clear it expects TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy to pursue halting reforms, including fighting corruption. In a joint letter as Zelenskiy's landslide victory over President Petro Poroshenko was confirmed, European Council President Donald ...