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    Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military exercise West-2017 not to turn into invasion of Ukraine
    Apr29

    Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military exercise West-2017 not to turn into invasion of Ukraine

    Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the large-scale Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises West-2017 near the Ukrainian border would not turn into a military invasion, Poroshenko said Friday while visiting the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent reports. See also:...

    Ukraine suspends validation of Poland`s memorials in return of UPA monument demolition
    Apr29

    Ukraine suspends validation of Poland`s memorials in return of UPA monument demolition

    The Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance is about to suspend the process of validating Poland`s memorials in Ukrainian territory, according to a statement by the Institute. ”In the past two years, the Institute has been working to create mechanisms to legalize Poland`s monuments and memorial signs set up in Ukraine between 1991 and 2017...

    Secretary of State Tillerson urges U.N. to act “before North Korea does”
    Apr29

    Secretary of State Tillerson urges U.N. to act “before North Korea does”

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the threat of an attack by Pyongyang against Japan and South Korea is real and urged the U.N. Security Council to act ”before North Korea does,” according to Reuters. In remarks to the U.N. Security Council, Tillerson called on the international community to fully implement U.N. sanctions and...

    70th anniversary of the Operation “Vistula” criminal act – forced relocation of 500 000 Poland’s Ukrainians after WWII
    Apr28

    70th anniversary of the Operation “Vistula” criminal act – forced relocation of 500 000 Poland’s Ukrainians after WWII

    28.04.1947 at 4.00 am 6 Polish division (near 17 000 soldiers) and groups of Polish Internal Security Corps surrounded the area where the Ukrainian population lived. In addition, 13 602 soldiers of the Czechoslovak army blocked the border, and 17 reconnaissance aircraft controlled in the border of the forest and mountains. Soldiers surrounded the...

    Ukrainian border guards get U.S. equipment worth $21 mln
    Apr28

    Ukrainian border guards get U.S. equipment worth $21 mln

    The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has received U.S. military radio communication means worth $21 million, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The transfer of modern military radio communication means from the U.S. Department of Defense to the border guards took place with the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the...

    Russia develops bills to turn occupied Crimea into offshore jurisdiction
    Apr28

    Russia develops bills to turn occupied Crimea into offshore jurisdiction

    Russia`s State Duma is preparing a package of bills, initiated by Deputy Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Chepa (”Fair Russia”), on the introduction of an offshore regime in the annexed Crimea, according to Kommersant publication. In addition to expanding tax benefits, the amendments propose a mechanism for creating trusts...

    Merkel, Putin to discuss G20, Syria, Ukraine in Sochi on Tuesday – media
    Apr28

    Merkel, Putin to discuss G20, Syria, Ukraine in Sochi on Tuesday – media

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi next Tuesday to prepare the upcoming G20 summit in July and discuss geopolitical conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, a German government spokesman said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”The visit serves the preparation of this year`s G20 summit in Hamburg,” Merkel`s...

    Russian navy ship sinks off Turkey`s Black Sea coast after collision with cargo vessel – media
    Apr28

    Russian navy ship sinks off Turkey`s Black Sea coast after collision with cargo vessel – media

    Russian navy ship crashed with a freighter carrying livestock off Turkey`s Black Sea coast near the Bosporus on Thursday, April 27, according to Daily Sabah Turkey. The Togo-flagged cargo ship Youzarsif H. collided with the Russian intelligence vessel ”Liman” some 18 miles north of the town of Kilyos in Istanbul`s Sar?yer district due to heavy...

    About 1,500 Russian soldiers killed in Donbas since spring 2014 – Russian NGO
    Apr28

    About 1,500 Russian soldiers killed in Donbas since spring 2014 – Russian NGO

    Chairperson of NGO Union of the Committees of Soldiers` Mothers of Russia Valentina Melnikova estimates that at least 1,500 Russian servicemen have been killed in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, since spring 2014, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”There aren`t any exact numbers – we`ve got general estimates,” she told Channel 112. ”Unlike...

    Flynn hid $33,000 Russian payday from feds – The Daily Beast
    Apr28

    Flynn hid $33,000 Russian payday from feds – The Daily Beast

    Documents released by the House Oversight Committee show that the Defense Intelligence Agency, which Flynn directed before joining the White House in January, has no record of him disclosing a $33,750 payment from state-sponsored Russian broadcaster Russia Today, according to The Daily Beast. Flynn traveled to Moscow in December 2015 to give an...

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