Russia offers quick citizenship in Ukraine’s separatist area

Europe 04/24/19, 08:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to expedite applications for Russian citizenship by Ukrainians living in separatist-held areas, a move that could shatter hopes for peace in the region following the election of a new Ukrainian president.The decree published on the Kremlin's website says that people living ...

Separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine divides young voters

Europe 03/29/19, 03:17

Five years after a deadly separatist conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine, the front line between government forces and Russia-backed separatists has become a de-facto border, cutting off a generation of first-time voters from Sunday's presidential election.Only those who left their homes in the east to live in areas under ...

Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

Europe 02/21/19, 13:05

Building a snowman isn't always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it's a way to possibly earn some significant money.The YouTube channel SlivkiShow, popular among Russian-speakers with more than 12 million subscribers, launched some elaborate construction efforts last month by ...

EU slaps sanctions on breakaway Ukraine officials

Europe 12/10/18, 07:39

The European Union is slapping sanctions on nine more people over "illegal" elections in eastern Ukraine last month, while it weighs how to help Kiev in its Black Sea standoff with Russia.EU foreign ministers on Monday imposed asset freezes and travel bans on the nine local government and election officials ...

Incumbents win vote in Ukraine rebel regions

Europe 11/12/18, 05:23

Preliminary results show the acting leaders of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine winning weekend local elections that have been denounced by Ukrainian authorities and the West.A woman exits a polling booth during rebel elections in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed ...

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

World 11/11/18, 14:15

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.The elections were to choose heads of government and legislature members in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, where separatists have fought Ukrainian forces since the ...

4 wounded in blast at Communist meeting in eastern Ukraine

Europe 09/29/18, 07:59

Four people were wounded Saturday in an explosion at a meeting of the local Communist Party in the largest city in Ukraine's separatist east.The blast occurred in Donetsk, capital of the Donetsk region, where Russia-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces since 2014. The separatist government said in a statement ...

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