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    Trump received Lavrov on Putin`s personal request
    May12

    Trump received Lavrov on Putin`s personal request

    When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump`s team colluded with the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Politico...

    Bulgarian ESC 2017 entrant did not violate law by his 2014 Crimea visit  – border guards
    May12

    Bulgarian ESC 2017 entrant did not violate law by his 2014 Crimea visit – border guards

    The State Border Guard Service had no reason to refuse entry to Bulgarian singer Kristian Kostov since he had not violated the rules of crossing the Ukrainian border, the country`s Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian told UNIAN ”Together with the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, we are still studying all circumstances. But at the...

    Transportation by rail from Ukraine to EU soars by almost seven times
    May12

    Transportation by rail from Ukraine to EU soars by almost seven times

    Transportation by rail from Ukraine to the European Union member states soared by almost seven times in January-March 2017 year-over-year, to 34,500 passengers, according to state-run joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia. Trains and through-passenger cars run from Ukraine to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Poland,...

    Officials examine report Bulgarian Eurovision entrant performed in Crimea
    May12

    Officials examine report Bulgarian Eurovision entrant performed in Crimea

    Ukrainian authorities and Eurovision Song Contest officials in Kyiv said on May 11 that they were looking into reports that the Bulgarian entrant in the competition visited Crimea, a potential violation of Ukrainian law, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Speculation swirled on social media after the Russian Foreign...

    EU Council approves visa-free travel up to 90 days for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU Council approves visa-free travel up to 90 days for Ukrainians

    On 11 May 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted a regulation on visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the EU for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. The legislative act of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union was approved without further debate, within the framework of the...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format
    May11

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence the possibility of involving the U.S. in the ”Normandy format” of negotiations on settling the situation in Donbas and counteracting Russian aggression, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”Of...

    Ukraine, Turkey mull joint ammo production
    May11

    Ukraine, Turkey mull joint ammo production

    State-owned Joint-Stock Company Artem and the state-owned Spectehnoexport, both part of Ukraine`s major arms manufacturing holding Ukroboronprom, will cooperate on the ammunition production program with Turkey-based MKEK, according to Ukroboronprom press service. ”We are already cooperating with MKEK and deepening our cooperation. Today, points...

    Trump notes Russia`s responsibility for full Minsk implementation
    May11

    Trump notes Russia`s responsibility for full Minsk implementation

    The Russian Federation is responsible for the full implementation of the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the White House`s readout of U.S. President Donald Trump`s meeting with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov. ”The President raised Ukraine, and expressed his Administration`s commitment to remain engaged in...

    European Broadcasting Union  to consider sanctions against Ukraine over Russian Eurovision participant
    May11

    European Broadcasting Union to consider sanctions against Ukraine over Russian Eurovision participant

    Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will decide whether sanctions against Ukraine over a Russian contestant should be introduced or not after the competition is over. See also: Ukraine might be excluded from Eurovision if Russian artist who supports Crimea annexation...

    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister
    May11

    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister

    President of the United States Donald Trump on Wednesday received Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House, according to the MFA Ukraine`s press service. The sides discussed further efforts to support Ukraine, the press service reports. This meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice President Michael...

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