President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the fire in the Odesa hotel and promised a fair punishment for those who are guilty of the tragedy. “Odesa. ‘Tokyo Star.’ At night, we lost eight human lives. Ten people were injured, four of them are in…

The US Supreme Court has said that President Donald Trump can use $2.5bn (£2bn) of Pentagon funds for a section of wall on the southern border. The court ruled by five votes to four to block a ruling by a federal judge in California that barred the president from spending the money on the wall….

UkrInform: European media organizations call on Merkel, Macron to protect rights of news agencies By UkrInform. Europe’s leading media organizations have called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emanuel Macron to support a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market that will protect the rights of news agencies. Europe’s leading media organizations have…

Economy Ministry: EU introduces final protective measures for steel products, Ukraine will continue metal supplies By Interfax-Ukraine. The European Commission has published a report on the introduction of final protective measures for imports of metal products to the European Union, which will come into force on February 2, 2019, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade…

Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych found guilty of treason – The Guardian Exiled former leader sentenced to 13 years’ jail over 2014 protests and Russian invasion Andrew Roth in Moscow A Ukrainian court has found the former president Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason for his efforts to crush the 2014 pro-western demonstrations that eventually toppled his government. Yanukovych was…

Ukraine bans entry to Russian men ‘to prevent armies forming’ – The Guardian Men aged 16-60 will be turned away, Ukraine says, while there are reports of women also being stopped from crossing the border Andrew Roth in Mariupol  A Ukrainian guard at a crossing point on the border between Russia and Ukraine. Photograph: Vyacheslav Madiyevsky/Reuters…

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