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via hrw.org04/13/2021

Bring Ukrainian Women, Children Home from Syria - Human Rights Watch

Regional authorities in northeast Syria are unlawfully detaining an estimated 40 Ukrainian women and children in inhuman and degrading conditions in camps, Human Rights Watch said today. They are among nearly 43,000 foreigners linked to the extremist armed group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) who are being held by Syrian regional authorities.

via hrw.org04/12/2021

Letter to MFA in Ukraine Regarding Nationals Arbitrarily Held in Syria - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch writes to call on your government to bring home or help repatriate, as a matter of urgent priority, the estimated 40 Ukrainian women, and children arbitrarily and indefinitely held in camps in northeast Syria (NES) as Islamic State (ISIS) suspects and family members. These citizens, a majority of them children, some as young as 2.5, are among nearly 14,000 non-Iraqi foreigners who have been detained by the armed forces of the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of NES since the fall of ISIS self-declared caliphate on March 23, 2019, and in some cases longer.

via sunjournal04/12/2021

Putin's Ukraine gambit is about gaining attention, not territory - Lewiston Sun Journal

Seeing himself as an historical figure, and relying increasingly on brute force to steamroll over any vestige of an opposition, Putin no longer needs to worry about legitimacy. Russia's swashbuckling propagandists are more than ready to go into overdrive if they need to justify an onslaught on Ukraine.

via menafn04/10/2021

Ukraine- Kyiv reports 1605 new COVID-19 cases - MENAFN.COM

Kyiv city has recorded 1,605 new coronavirus cases in the past day, bringing the total number to 175,872, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.

+1,605 confirmed coronavirus cases (in total, 175,872), the mayor wrote on his Telegram channel.

Among people who have contracted COVID-19 in Kyiv in the past day are 922 women aged 18-95 years; 45 gi

via ukrweekly04/09/2021

Ukraine holds second place in group of World Cup qualifiers - The Ukrainian Weekly

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukraine tied with Kazakhstan 1-1 on March 31 in a 2022 World Cup Group D qualifier in Kyiv. Roman Yaremchuk opened the scoring for Ukraine in the 20th minute, but Serikzhan Muzhikov equalized in the 59th minute. Ukraine tied 1-1 with Finland (third place, 2 points) on March 28 in Kyiv. Junior Moraes scored for Ukraine in the 80th minute, but Teemu Pukki leveled the score for the Finns in the 89th minute with a penalty kick.

via gzeromedia04/08/2021

Hard Numbers: COVAX delivery, Beijing’s billionaires, Belfast burns, a global seed cartel - GZERO Media

38.4 million: COVAX announced on Thursday it has delivered almost 38.4 million doses of COVID vaccines in its six weeks distributing jabs across the developing world. The rollout has so far been slowed by supply constraints from India, major producer of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the main jab for COVA...

via kyivpost04/08/2021

Ukraine records 19419 new COVID-19 cases per day, 10032 people recovered | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv Post

As of Thursday morning, some 19,419 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease were recorded in Ukraine, some 10,032 people recovered, 464 patients died, Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov said. “Some 19,419 new cases of coronavirus disease were recorded in Ukraine as of April 8, 2021. In particular, 766 children and 480 medical workers […]

via natlawreview04/12/2021

Transatlantic Trade US and Europe – April 5, 2021 - The National Law Review

Transatlantic trade report for the week of April 5, 2021 including COVID-19 developments with respect to the EU, UK, US; An update related to the EU COVID-19 vaccine export control mechanism; UK-EU trade deal developments; and US sanctions with respect to Burma, China, and the Western Hemisphere.

via voanews04/12/2021

What Russia Wants from Ukraine - Voice of America

Two US warships are expected to arrive in the Black Sea this week as a demonstration of the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as fears mount that Russian President Vladimir Putin is contemplating an assault on his neighbor. The Kremlin is overseeing the largest movement of Russian troops, tanks and missiles along the Ukrainian border since the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014, according to Ukrainian and US officials.

via kyivpost04/10/2021

Wall Street Journal: The Covid pandemic's terrible toll on kids | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv Post

When Victoria Vial’s Miami middle school shut down last spring and her classes went online, it felt like the beginning of an adventure. “I was in my pajamas, sitting in my comfy chair,” the 13-year-old recalled. “I was texting my friends during class.” Read more here. Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight […]

via ukrweekly04/09/2021

Ukraine sees new pandemic lockdown as country suffers worst COVID-19 infection rate in Europe, 7th in the world - The Ukrainian Weekly

KYIV – With 13,276 new cases reported on April 5, Ukraine topped the list of European countries with the highest COVID-19 infection rate, according to the statistics portal Worldometer. The following day, Ukraine also saw record numbers of hospitalizations and fatalities since the pandemic began more than a year ago, with 5,587 people hospitalized and 481 dead on April 6.

via nbcmontana04/08/2021

Biden weighs retaliation against Russia for SolarWinds, election interference - NBC Montana

The Biden administration has completed its review of Russian provocations and is weighing retaliation against an adversary that could greatly complicate President Joe Biden's domestic and foreign policy agenda. According to Bloomberg, officials are considering sanctions and expelling Russian intelligence officers in the U. S. under diplomatic cover. U. S.

via devdiscourse04/08/2021

World News Roundup: Putin accuses Ukraine of provocations in phone call; China says US to blame for tensions over Taiwan and more - Devdiscourse

Security forces arrested Ezzat last August in a raid in Cairo's Fifth Settlement district, the latest blow to a movement that has been the target of a crackdown since it was forced from power in 2013. Opus Dei, leftist, former goalie: who's who in Peru election race? Peru will vote for a new president on Sunday after a year of political turmoil, with a focus on the coronavirus pandemic, economic revival, corruption and mining policy in the world's no.

via menafn04/07/2021

Ukraine- PM Shmyhal: No need to impose total quarantine - MENAFN.COM

A decrease in newly reported COVID-19 cases is already observed in a number of regions classified as red zone, so there is no need to impose strict restrictive measures throughout the country.

'There is no need to impose a total lockdown throughout the country at the moment, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at the Cabinet's meeting, an Ukrinform corresp

via kyivpost04/12/2021

COVID-19 in Ukraine: 7856 new cases, 287 new deaths, 1216 new vaccinations | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv Post

Ukraine has registered 7,856 new cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on April 12, bringing the total number of cases in the country since the start of the pandemic to over 1.86 million. In the past 24 hours, 5,355 COVID-19 patients have recovered and 287 have died. Over 1.4 million people have recovered from […]

via voanews04/10/2021

Turkey's Erdogan Calls for End to 'Worrying' Developments in Eastern Ukraine, Offers Support - Voice of America

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for the "worrying" developments in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region to come to an end after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart in Istanbul, adding that Turkey was ready to provide any necessary support.  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held more than three hours of talks with Erdogan in Istanbul as part of a previously scheduled visit, amid tensions between Kyiv and Moscow over the conflict in Donbass.  Kyiv has raised the alarm over a buildup of Russian forces near the border between Ukraine and Russia, and over a rise in violence

via finance.yahoo04/09/2021

Ukrainian president expected to meet France's Macron next week: Interfax Ukraine - Yahoo Finance

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is expected to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on a visit to France next week, Interfax Ukraine reported on Friday, citing an interview by the French ambassador with the Kyiv Post newspaper. The two leaders would discuss the build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine's border, ambassador Etienne de Poncins was quoted as saying.

via ukrweekly04/09/2021

'Nothing about us without us': Normandy without Ukraine? - The Ukrainian Weekly

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron conferred, on March 30, by video-conference on multiple international issues, including the intensification of the “internal conflict in Ukraine” (according to Mr. Putin) or “conflict in Ukraine” (Ms. Merkel and Mr. Macron, though still not naming Russia).

via kyivpost04/08/2021

Shmyhal discusses increase in oxygen supplies to hospitals with producers | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kyiv Post

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal has held a meeting with oxygen producers, at which the parties discussed an increase in oxygen supplies to Ukrainian hospitals. “Oxygen therapy is one of the important treatment measures that saves lives. In Ukraine, as of today, 64,000 beds with supplied oxygen have been deployed, and the government is […]

via finance.yahoo04/08/2021

Ukraine Black Sea ports curb operations due to military drills - Yahoo Finance

Leading Ukrainian Black Sea ports restricted marine pilot operations on Thursday due to military drills in the region, the Ukrainian sea port authority said. The restrictions apply to the ports of Odessa region, Mykolayiv and Kherson, it said. The authority did not say how long the restrictions would last.