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Russia’s entry has all the right ingredients for a Eurovision winner. Australia, Ukraine and host nation Sweden are also among the bookmakers’ favorites. (Associated Press, Karl Ritter)
Europeans can show they are “not indifferent to suffering” in Crimea, which has been annexed by Russia, by voting for Ukraine in the Eurovision song contest, the Ukrainian contestant has suggested. (The Guardian, Shaun Walker)
A group of Ukrainian hackers has published the names and contact information of thousands of journalists who have reported from rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine, raising concerns about the safety of the journalists, including many from international media organizations. (The Washington Post, Lynn Berry)
The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned last month’s decision by Crimea’s Russia-backed authorities to ban the Crimean Tatars’ representative body amid reports that access to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Crimea news website had been blocked in the region. (Voice of America, Jonas Bernstein)
Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday appointed a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko with no legal background as general prosecutor, a position seen by the West as crucial for Kiev’s plans to tackle entrenched corruption. (Reuters, Pavel Polityuk)
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