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    U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media
    May05

    U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media

    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state, according to Reuters. The vote was 419 to 1, Reuters wrote. Supporters said the legislation was intended to send a strong message to North...

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?
    May05

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?

    Over the last few months, a big matter regarding Russia`s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest had arisen. Unfortunately, it resulted in withdrawal of the country from the 2017 edition. However, the problems don`t seem to end there, since the Reference Group hasn`t decided which penalties will be imposed on the two countries, according to...

    U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion
    May04

    U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion

    The U.S. Congress has decided that the financial assistance to be allocated for Ukraine this year may not be used by the Azov Battalion, that`s according to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.1301). ”None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to the Azov Battalion,”...

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea
    May04

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea

    The Council of Europe`s Committee of Ministers has passed a decision condemning the annexation of Crimea and demanding from Russia to respect human rights on the occupied peninsula. In their decision concerning the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, referring to their previous decisions concerning Ukraine...

    Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue
    May04

    Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue

    The engagement between the United States and Russian Federation in relation to the Ukraine settlement is only possible after a certain level of trust is restored between the two nations, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his address to the State Department`s staff. In a video released by C-Span, Tillerson is seen calling the...

    Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU
    May04

    Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU

    The European choice of Ukraine determines the country`s strategy on the European Union as the priority foreign-trade partner. The pattern and pace of the national economy`s growth and the European integration idea`s progress critically depend on the development of commodity relations with the EU, UkrAgroConsult reports. From 2013 till 2015, the...

    Interpol rejects Russia`s appeal to put former prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on international wanted list
    May04

    Interpol rejects Russia`s appeal to put former prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on international wanted list

    Interpol has officially turned down the appeal by the Russian Federation to put on the international wanted list former prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine`s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Twitter Wednesday. Posting a copy of Interpol General Secretariat`s notice stating that the data contained in the NCB Moscow`s...

    Ukraine MFA comments on Council of Europe`s decision on Crimea
    May04

    Ukraine MFA comments on Council of Europe`s decision on Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has noted that the decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the situation in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine) is a serious contribution of the Council of Europe to ensuring democratic security in Europe, according to a statement published on the ministry`s website....

    Moldova Court declares illegal stay of Russian troops in Transnistria; president Dodon critical of ruling
    May04

    Moldova Court declares illegal stay of Russian troops in Transnistria; president Dodon critical of ruling

    The Constitutional Court of Moldova on Tuesday, May 2, declared unconstitutional the presence of Russian military forces on the territory of the republic`s Transnistrian region, while Moldova President says such a decision will provoke various political speculations. The court stressed the country`s permanent neutrality status, while the...

    Ukrainian President holds phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel
    May03

    Ukrainian President holds phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the president`s press service. Poroshenko congratulated the interlocutor on the 69th anniversary of the Independence Day of Israel, the press service said. The parties confirmed mutual willingness to intensify bilateral...

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