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    Tusk says Russia sanctions likely to be extended
    Dec02

    Tusk says Russia sanctions likely to be extended

    The head of the European Union`s executive body has said he expects EU sanctions against Russia to be extended next year, but that it will be harder to do that in the future, according to Radio Liberty. Donald Tusk, who is president of the European Council and a former Polish prime minister, made the comments in an interview broadcast on December...

    Russian “provocation” risk worries Estonia amid U.S. transition
    Dec02

    Russian “provocation” risk worries Estonia amid U.S. transition

    Estonia is braced for ”provocations” from neighboring Russia, which it says could seek to undermine Western solidarity during Donald Trump`s transition to the U.S. presidency, according to Bloomberg. Instability in the Baltic region has risen because of ”the growing aggressiveness of Russia`s regime over several years,” according to Estonian...

    Oil prices dip after OPEC-Russia output cut deal, focus swings to implementation
    Dec02

    Oil prices dip after OPEC-Russia output cut deal, focus swings to implementation

    Oil prices slipped on Friday as some investors opted to cash out after Brent touched 16-month a high on Thursday, with optimism over this weekэs OPEC-Russia accord on cutting output giving way to questions on the ”sticking point” of implementing the deal, according to Reuters. International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading at $53.36 per...

    Ukrainian Bank for Reconstruction and Development sold to Chinese investor for almost UAH 83 mln
    Dec02

    Ukrainian Bank for Reconstruction and Development sold to Chinese investor for almost UAH 83 mln

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) chief Ihor Bilous said Wednesday it had sold at a second-try auction a state-owned Ukrainian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UBRD) to China`s Bohai Commodity Exchange Co., Ltd. (BOCE). The bank was sold at a starting price as the bidding had just one participant, Bilous reported on the results of...

    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept
    Dec01

    ”Protection” of Russians abroad, strengthening propaganda: Putin approves Russia`s new foreign policy concept

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new concept of Russia`s foreign policy. A relevant document repealing the effect of the previous Russian foreign policy concept of February 12, 2013 was published on the official website of the Russian legal information. In particular, the document provides for efforts to strengthen positions of the...

    Poroshenko to visit Poland on Dec 2
    Dec01

    Poroshenko to visit Poland on Dec 2

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make an official visit to the Republic of Poland on December 2, 2016, according to the president`s press service. The visit will take place at the invitation of President of Poland Andrzej Duda and will be dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Poland`s recognition of independence of Ukraine, the press...

    Russia cancels economic forum with Croatia holding grudge for Plenkovic Kyiv visit
    Dec01

    Russia cancels economic forum with Croatia holding grudge for Plenkovic Kyiv visit

    Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Croatia Anvar Azimov confirmed on Monday that the Croatian-Russian economic forum had been canceled, according to Total Croatia News citing N1. ”I have a very difficult task. I love Croatia and I deeply respect Croatia, and we will not forget that for more than 50 years Russia and the Soviet Union were one...

    U.S. Congress set to boost up to $350 mln security aid to Ukraine in National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017
    Dec01

    U.S. Congress set to boost up to $350 mln security aid to Ukraine in National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017

    U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have presented their consolidated version of the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017, with up to US$350 million to be allocated as security assistance to Ukraine, according to a posting on the website of Ukraine`s Embassy in the United States. ”From amounts authorized to be provided for...

    EU ambassadors may approve visa suspension mechanism next week – media
    Dec01

    EU ambassadors may approve visa suspension mechanism next week – media

    EU ambassadors may approve the suspension mechanism of EU visa waivers, which also concerns Ukraine and Georgia, at a meeting next week, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”I think there can be a deal on susp mech nxt week. EU ambs will meet on 7 Dec & new trialogue can follow the same day,” Jozwiak wrote on...

    U.S. to restrict movement for Russian diplomats
    Dec01

    U.S. to restrict movement for Russian diplomats

    The U.S. House of Representatives has agreed to restrict movement of Russian diplomatic officers and envoys within territory of the United States, according to Ukraine Today. The lower chamber of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, November 30, approved a draft bill providing a ban on travel for over 25 miles away from mission buildings for Russian...

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