An EU bill allowing Ukrainians into the bloc for short stays without visas has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament. Amid the conflict with Russia, the deal is a show of closer EU-Ukraine ties.


Level, a new carrier, will be based in Barcelona and will initially fly to Oakland, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and the Dominican Republic.



Kyiv will get five flights a week from London Stansted, Ryanair’s biggest base, together with three each from Stockholm, Manchester in northern England and Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Lviv will have three weekly services from the Polish cities of Krakow and Wroclaw and two apiece from Stansted, Eindhoven, Berlin, Budapest and Memmingen, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Munich. 


Groysman also thanked the Turkish people and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity. "This is really important for us in these difficult times," he added. 


Under the draft law, both Member States and the European Commission will be able to trigger the suspension mechanism.

The former Soviet republics are seeking to move further away from their former master Moscow

Poroshenko (second from left) said there's no black cat in a dark room on visas (Photo


Belarus alleges Ukraine authorities threatens Belavia pilot and forces aircraft’s return to Ukraine airport



It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the saga of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 that Russia has again trotted out a general who claims that neither Russia nor its Russia-based rebels could possibly have shot down the plane tnat resulted in 298 dead men, woman and children.  The only consistent theme in these denials is that neither Russia nor any of its Donbas proxies could possibly be responsible. And just as in the past, the evidence studied in immnse detail by the Dutch air crash service strongly suggests that Russian military personnel committed this mass murder.



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