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Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media
Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media

Kiev showed off two purported Russian soldiers it captured during a gun battle in the separatist east that Ukraine's pro-Western leadership says proves the Kremlin's direct involvement in the war.

Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media
US wants progress on Ukraine peace deal after Russia diplomatic flurry
US wants progress on Ukraine peace deal after Russia diplomatic flurry

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland called for concrete progress on a frayed Ukraine peace plan after a flurry of diplomacy with Russia.

US wants progress on Ukraine peace deal after Russia diplomatic flurry
Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said.

Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
Kerry says 'critical moment' for Russia to fulfil Ukraine truce
Kerry says 'critical moment' for Russia to fulfil Ukraine truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia this was a critical time to fulfil a fragile peace deal to end the fighting in Ukraine.

Kerry says 'critical moment' for Russia to fulfil Ukraine truce
Nursultan Nazarbayev arrives in Moscow on Friday, May 8. Photo courtesy of may9.ru.
Attempts to distort history of World War II are unacceptable: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev criticized attempts of certain politicians and countries to rewrite the history of the World War II and emphasized the necessity to preserve the truth about those years.

Attempts to distort history of World War II are unacceptable: Nazarbayev
 Minister of Economic Integration of Kazakhstan Zhanar Aitzhanova. Photo © primeministr.kz
Kazakhstan allocates additional €1 million for Chernobyl Shelter Fund

Kazakhstan will allocate €1 million for the construction of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) intended to contain the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Kazakhstan allocates additional €1 million for Chernobyl Shelter Fund
Mike Tyson. Photo © REUTERS
Fearsome of them all: Tyson reviews fighters from post Soviet counties

The former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has reviewed promising professional boxers from Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia in his Maxim op-ed.

Fearsome of them all: Tyson reviews fighters from post Soviet counties
Photo courtesy of Administration of Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko.
Ukraine's Poroshenko slams 'appeasement' of Moscow

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko criticised what he termed a policy of appeasement towards Russia in the context of the separatist conflict in Ukraine's east.

Ukraine's Poroshenko slams 'appeasement' of Moscow
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Petr Poroshenko. Photo © akorda.kz
President of Ukraine Poroshenko to visit Astana

President of Ukriane Petro Poroshenko is coming to Astana with an official visit.

President of Ukraine Poroshenko to visit Astana
EU, NATO try to counter Russian propaganda
EU, NATO try to counter Russian propaganda

Western powers are getting set to counter an expertly crafted Russian disinformation campaign over Ukraine which has left them wrong-footed too many times for comfort.

EU, NATO try to counter Russian propaganda
Ukraine to push for peacekeepers, funds at EU summit
Ukraine to push for peacekeepers, funds at EU summit

Ukraine will press European leaders for peacekeepers to patrol its war-torn east and will angle for more international financial support at two days of high-level talks starting.

Ukraine to push for peacekeepers, funds at EU summit
Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: reports
Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: reports

Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but did not inform German airlines.

Berlin knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: reports
Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster
Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

Ukrainians marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster
Putin says 'no regrets' over Crimea annexation
Putin says 'no regrets' over Crimea annexation

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview broadcast to mark 15 years in power, said he has no regrets over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Putin says 'no regrets' over Crimea annexation
US Embassy in Bishkek ©Megapolis.kz
US Embassy in Bishkek receives odd cargo ahead of elections in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Many believe that the cargo weighing 152 tons that has been received by the US Embassy in Bishkek is more than just construction materials as the Embassy staff claims.

US Embassy in Bishkek receives odd cargo ahead of elections in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
Hollande to discuss Ukraine with Putin during visit to Armenia
Hollande to discuss Ukraine with Putin during visit to Armenia

French President Francois Hollande will discuss the Ukraine crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a visit to Armenia on April 24.

Hollande to discuss Ukraine with Putin during visit to Armenia
300 US troops in Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces: Army
300 US troops in Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces: Army

About 300 US paratroopers arrived this week in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard which is fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east.

300 US troops in Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces: Army
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Sanctions reciprocation and ruble trouble affect Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani political scientist Dosym Satpayev points to the sanctions against Russia and the ruble trouble as having effect on exports and domestic production in Kazakhstan.

Sanctions reciprocation and ruble trouble affect Kazakhstan
Another ally of Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych found dead
Another ally of Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych found dead

A former Ukraine deputy was shot dead in Kiev, the fourth ally of ousted pro-Moscow ex-president Viktor Yanukovych to die in suspicious circumstances.

Another ally of Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych found dead
Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7
Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7

Russia can expect international sanctions against it to be lifted only when it complies with the terms of a ceasefire with Ukraine.

Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7