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    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine on May 29 – June 4, 2017
    Jun05

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine on May 29 – June 4, 2017

    Geopolitical Futures (USA) : Watch List Findings: June 3, 2017 – 3 June 2017, 11:55 The Conversation (USA) : Trump to Europe: You’re on your own – 3 June 2017, 01:40 The German Marshall Fund of the United States (USA) : The Counter-Enlightenment and the Great Powers – 2 June 2017, 23:10 Transitions Online (EU) : Push the Alarm...

    Russian artillery systems in Donbas start to shell at longer distance
    Jun01

    Russian artillery systems in Donbas start to shell at longer distance

    Ukrainian military journalist and blogger Yuriy Butusov claims that Russian artillery systems used against the Ukrainian army in Donbas have begun shelling at longer distances. According to him, two instances of shelling of the rear of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at a distance of about 20 km from the front line have recently been recorded. In...

    Russian VKontakte to close Kyiv`s office
    Jun01

    Russian VKontakte to close Kyiv`s office

    Russia`s VKontakte social network will close its office in the Ukrainian capital, according to the Russian online publication about startups, innovations and Internet projects vc.ru. The social network`s management has decided to dismiss part of the office staff, vc.ru reported, citing a source inside the company and a market player familiar with...

    Stockholm arbitration cancels Gazprom`s take or pay demands to Naftogaz
    Jun01

    Stockholm arbitration cancels Gazprom`s take or pay demands to Naftogaz

    The demand of the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom that Ukraine annually buy 52 billion cubic meters of gas or pay for it even without buying (the ”take or pay” principle), was canceled by a separate award rendered by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Naftogaz of Ukraine`s press service reports. ”The Stockholm...

    Ukrainian “Foreign legion”: foreign volunteers and their reasons to fight in Donbas on Ukrainian side
    May31

    Ukrainian “Foreign legion”: foreign volunteers and their reasons to fight in Donbas on Ukrainian side

    UaPosition starts a new category, where will be published texts about events in Ukraine during last few years through the eyes of witnesses. The information can be sometimes unexpected, shows the subjective points of view of participants, however, it is more honest and truthful than politically correct official news made by politics and...

    Putin, Macron did not discuss issue of Ukrainian political prisoners – Kremlin spox
    May31

    Putin, Macron did not discuss issue of Ukrainian political prisoners – Kremlin spox

    The issue of the release of Ukrainian political prisoners has not been discussed during Monday talks in Paris between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday. Answering an UNIAN correspondent`s question on whether the two leaders discussed the fate of...

    War crimes suspect in Ukraine conflict extradited to Austria
    May31

    War crimes suspect in Ukraine conflict extradited to Austria

    Poland has extradited to Austria a man suspected of war crimes after he allegedly killed civilians and enemy troops after they had surrendered while fighting for Ukrainian forces, authorities said Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. The 25-year-old Austrian man allegedly carried out the killings last year against mostly ethnic Russian...

    U.S. soldier who fought in Ukraine alongside Russian militants discharged from Army
    May31

    U.S. soldier who fought in Ukraine alongside Russian militants discharged from Army

    An American militant who earlier sided with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine to fight against government troops has been discharged from the military, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army said, according to The Washington Post. Earlier this month The Washington Post reported that Pfc. Guillaume Cuvelier, 29, had spent time with French...

    France says worried by Ukraine crisis, demands guarantees for observers – Reuters
    May31

    France says worried by Ukraine crisis, demands guarantees for observers – Reuters

    France`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was ”extremely concerned” by the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine and demanded guarantees that international observers be allowed to carry out their mission fully, according to Reuters. A ceasefire agreement signed in February 2015 in Minsk that aims to end the conflict between Ukrainian...

    Ukraine seizes Gazprom`s assets for anti-trust agency`s fines
    May31

    Ukraine seizes Gazprom`s assets for anti-trust agency`s fines

    Ukraine`s Justice Ministry has sent a notification to Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom about the seizure of shares of its subsidiary, Gaztransit, as part of court enforcement action to recover almost UAH 190 billion, or US$7.2 billion from Gazprom in a fine charged by the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU), according to Gazprom`s quarterly...

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