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MINSK, Belarus | Ukraine: Ex-premier Tymoshenko announces presidential run

MINSK, Belarus — Yulia Tymoshenko, who became Ukraine’s prime minister after helping lead the 2004 Orange Revolution and was later imprisoned when her arch-foe came to power, says she will run for president in next year’s election. She announced her candidacy on Thursday, her website reported. With her fiery speeches and the striking braids she … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Ukraine: Ex-premier Tymoshenko announces presidential run

MINSK,Belarus | Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker’s hunger strike hits Day 75

MINSK, Belarus — The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker who is imprisoned in Russia says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day. Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for conspiracy to commit terrorism. The … Continue reading MINSK,Belarus | Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker’s hunger strike hits Day 75

MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine‘s parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country’s new anti-corruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. The measure adopted Thursday by parliament would extend the jurisdiction of the court, which was established in June, to handle all corruption cases, including those opened before … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus | 2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have charged a second suspect for allegedly organizing a murder plot against a Russian journalist whose killing was faked last month. Ukrainian police last month said journalist Arkady Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, had been shot to death in his apartment building in Kiev. But the next … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | 2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

Belarus bristles at Kazakhstan’s offer to host Ukraine talks

MINSK, Belarus/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Belarus on Friday mocked Kazakhstan’s suggestion that it could serve as a new venue for Ukraine peace talks previously hosted by Minsk. Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said in a statement released to The Associated Press that the ex-Soviet nation “isn’t seeking peacemaker’s laurels unlike some others.” He added that moving … Continue reading Belarus bristles at Kazakhstan’s offer to host Ukraine talks