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    Gerashchenko: Ukraine in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas
    Nov30

    Gerashchenko: Ukraine in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas

    First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has said that the Ukrainian side at the Normandy Four foreign ministers meeting in Minsk insisted on liberating all hostages before Christmas. ”The Ukrainian side insists on liberating all hostages before Christmas and the beginning of the new year of 2017. The process of...

    Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”
    Nov30

    Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”

    The issue of an armed mission in eastern Ukraine ”is no longer relevant”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following the negotiations of theNormandy Four top diplomats in Minsk earlier today, November 29, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports. ”The question is no longer relevant, there exists no such need. Today, no one spoke about...

    Austria receives request for Firtash extradition to Spain
    Nov30

    Austria receives request for Firtash extradition to Spain

    Austrian authorities have received an extradition request regarding a Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to Spain, which had earlier put him on an international wanted list, Deutsche Welle reports citing a press secretary of the Vienna prosecutor`s office. The request was sent through official channels and is now being assessed, according to...

    Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”
    Nov30

    Russia`s Lavrov says issue of armed OSCE mission in Donbas ”no longer relevant”

    The issue of an armed mission in eastern Ukraine ”is no longer relevant”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following the negotiations of theNormandy Four top diplomats in Minsk earlier today, November 29, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports. ”The question is no longer relevant, there exists no such need. Today, no one spoke about...

    Discussion on Donbas ”road map” in Minsk short because of Russian position – Klimkin
    Nov30

    Discussion on Donbas ”road map” in Minsk short because of Russian position – Klimkin

    A discussion on a ”road map” of Donbas settlement in Minsk was short, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who said the Russian side did not agree with key priorities of Ukraine, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported from a briefing following a meeting of the Normandy Four top diplomats November 29. ”A discussion on the logic of the...

    Tuka forecasts return of Donbas in 2018 the latest
    Nov30

    Tuka forecasts return of Donbas in 2018 the latest

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied areas George Tuka predicts that Russia will give back the areas occupied by such terrorist organizations as Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics (”DPR” and ”LPR”) within a year or two, but it will keep ”seizing Crimea in an iron grip.” ”I am confident they will give the `DPR` and `LPR` back....

    Yatsenyuk: Ukraine can`t be held hostage to internal bureaucratic conflicts in Brussels
    Nov30

    Yatsenyuk: Ukraine can`t be held hostage to internal bureaucratic conflicts in Brussels

    Ukraine expects that the EU will fulfill its part of the arrangements and its strong political will in the current international circumstances, Popular Front Party leader and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk wrote on Facebook following his speech at a meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs in Brussels...

    Klimkin shows to Normandy Four in Minsk picture of Russian UAV, its flight route over Ukraine
    Nov30

    Klimkin shows to Normandy Four in Minsk picture of Russian UAV, its flight route over Ukraine

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin wrote on Twitter that during a Minsk meeting of the Normandy Four top diplomats he showed a photo of a Russian drone and its flight route over the Ukrainian territory, as another evidence of Russian aggression. ”Another evidence of Russian aggression: I showed photo of UAV of Russian Armed...

    55,000 Russian troops massing near Ukraine – Ukrainian Defense Ministry
    Nov30

    55,000 Russian troops massing near Ukraine – Ukrainian Defense Ministry

    Ukraine`s Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Dolhov says some 55,000 Russian troops are now massing near the border with Ukraine. ”Currently, Russia has amassed about 55,000 servicemen near the Ukrainian border. The presence of the Russian regular army on the territory of Ukraine varies from 5,000 to 7,500 soldiers. In Crimea, this figure is 23,000...

    France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive
    Nov30

    France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Tuesday that lifting European Union sanctions on Russia would weaken efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis and hand a victory to Moscow, Reuters reported. ”It would weaken the objective of resolving this conflict and would be a victory to those who endangered the security of a country,” Ayrault...

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