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    World Bank temporarily takes away $220 mln from Ukravtodor
    Dec05

    World Bank temporarily takes away $220 mln from Ukravtodor

    The World Bank has decided to temporarily take about $220 million from the loan portfolio of the State Agency of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor), the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen said during a meeting with Ukravtodor CEO Slawomir Nowak, the press-service of the agency said. ”With respect to funding, in...

    German Foreign Minister Steinmeier hopes for hostage swap in Donbas before Christmas
    Dec05

    German Foreign Minister Steinmeier hopes for hostage swap in Donbas before Christmas

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who currently chairs the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), expressed confidence that the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the Donbas conflict will have taken place by Christmas, Deutsche Welle reported. ”That would be more than a glimpse,” Steinmeier said in an...

    Ukraine, U.S. Navy approve plan of Sea Breeze-2017 drills
    Dec04

    Ukraine, U.S. Navy approve plan of Sea Breeze-2017 drills

    A conference was held in Odesa aimed at planning the Ukrainian-American military exercises Sea Breeze 2017, the theme of which is a multinational security operation in a crisis region, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported. Besides Ukrainian and U.S. military, the event was also attended by representatives from Georgia,...

    Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities – media
    Dec04

    Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities – media

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV, according to Reuters. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up...

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award
    Dec04

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win Burke Award

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service`s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent accepted the prize on behalf of the journalists in a ceremony today presided over by BBG Chief Executive Officer...

    Forum in Tel-Aviv to kick off Israeli-Ukrainian business Alliance
    Dec04

    Forum in Tel-Aviv to kick off Israeli-Ukrainian business Alliance

    An Israeli-Ukrainian Entrepreneurship Forum will take place in in Tel Aviv on 14-15 December 2016. The Forum offers a new focus for research on the challenges of meeting Israeli-Ukrainian business demands for the sustainable development, according to EuromaidanPress. The purpose of the Forum is to create conditions for a potential partnership in...

    Moscow responds to U.S. curbing military ties with Russia
    Dec04

    Moscow responds to U.S. curbing military ties with Russia

    Moscow sees nothing new in U.S. Congress banning cooperation between Russian and U.S. military, according to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, TASS reports. ”Nothing new here, the Congress adopted a similar law last year, too,” he said Saturday, according to TASS. ”In Pentagon`s last year budget was a ban on contacts between military...

    Norway urges Trump to issue predictable, clear policy on Russia
    Dec04

    Norway urges Trump to issue predictable, clear policy on Russia

    Norway on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to enunciate a clear and predictable policy on Russia as soon as possible, amid growing concerns in Oslo about increasing Russian military activities in the ”High North” or Arctic region, according to Reuters. ”What is most important to us right now is to have both a predictable and a very...

    Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call
    Dec03

    Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

    Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the telephone on Friday with Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, which was the first U.S.-Taiwanese presidential contact since diplomatic relations were cut in 1979, according to The Financial Times. Although it is not...

    Ukraine asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”
    Dec03

    Ukraine asks Interpol to launch international search for ”Scythian gold”

    Pechersk District Court of Kyiv ordered to seize the ”Scythian gold”, which was exhibited at the expo in the Netherlands titled Crimea – the golden island in the Black Sea, as reported by the press service of the Prosecutor`s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In addition, a copy of the court order was forwarded to Interpol with a...

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