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US, Ukraine Sign Nuclear Disposal Deal

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine and the United States have formalized a deal to dispose of Ukraine’s stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ukrainian Foreign Minster Kostyantyn Gryshchenko signed the agreement Monday in New York. Clinton called it a win-win for both countries, saying it provides benefits for the Ukrainian people and makes the world […]

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Immigration Appeals Panel Upholds Deportation of Ex-Ukrainian Nazi

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. immigration appeals panel has upheld the deportation order against a Ukrainian man accused of murdering Jews during World War II. A judge in January ordered 90-year-old John Kalymon to leave the country. The Justice Department says Kalymon rounded up and shot Jews when he volunteered for the Nazi-sponsored Ukrainian Auxiliary Police in L’viv […]

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Ukraine Judge Delays Tymoshenko Trial

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 10:57 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian judge has suspended the trial of former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko for two weeks. Judge Rodion Kireyev decided Monday to postpone the trial until September 27 to guarantee the rights of the defense and provide extra time. Ms. Tymoshenko says the suspension shows that the case against her “has fallen […]

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Ukraine to Guarantee Gas Deliveries

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine says it will guarantee the transit of Russian natural gas to Europe regardless of the outcome of a Ukrainian dispute with Russia about the price of the gas deliveries. Ukrainian Energy and Coal Minister Yuriy Boyko made the pledge to foreign diplomats in Kyiv on Thursday. European nations want Ukraine and Russia to avoid […]

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Ukraine Pressures Russia for New Gas Agreement

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ukraine says it must reach a new agreement on the price it pays Russia for natural gas because of its plans to break up its national energy company, voiding the previous contracts. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Friday that the Naftogaz company, which signed the 10-year agreement with Russia’s monopoly Gazprom in 2009, will […]

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Ukraine Gives Russia Ultimatum on Gas Deal

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine has given Russia a final chance to resolve a dispute over exporting less natural gas to Ukraine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said in a speech Thursday that his government will make one more attempt with Russian officials to reach a long-term agreement. He said if this does not happen, the responsibility for the […]

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Ukraine Gives Russia Ultimatum on Gas Deal

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukraine has given Russia a final chance to resolve a dispute over exporting less natural gas to Ukraine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said in a speech Thursday that his government will make one more attempt with Russian officials to find a long-term agreement. He said if this does not happen, then responsibility for the […]

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Ukraine Judge Denies Bail for Opposition Leader Tymoshenko

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 2:31 am (UTC-5)
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A Ukrainian judge has denied bail for former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition Batkivschina party leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been in custody since early August. Ms. Tymoshenko’s corruption trial is set to resume Thursday in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. She is charged with abusing her powers by signing a 2009 gas contract with Russia without […]

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Suspect in Gongadze Murder Implicates Ex-Ukrainian Pres. Kuchma

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief suspect in the 2000 murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze has reportedly testified that then-President Leonid Kuchma ordered the killing. Former senior police official Olexiy Pukach is being tried behind closed doors for the murder. A lawyer for Gongadze’s widow said Tuesday that Pukach testified Mr. Kuchma and other officials ordered Gongadze’s murder. […]

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Ukraine’s President Discusses Closer Ties to EU in Poland

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was in Poland Tuesday to talk about closer ties to Europe. Mr. Yanukovych met with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Gdansk, where they discussed plans for greater cooperation and a free trade agreement with the European Union. Poland currently holds the rotating EU presidency. Mr. Yanukovych wrote in The Wall Street […]

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