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    PACE passes no-confidence vote against President Agramunt over Syria visit with Russians
    Apr28

    PACE passes no-confidence vote against President Agramunt over Syria visit with Russians

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), following an open debate on a notorious Syria visit on Russian invitation of PACE President Pedro Agramunt, deprived him of the right to represent the Assembly, head of the Ukrainian delegation Volodymyr Ariev wrote on Facebook on Friday, April 28. ”PACE President Agramunt failed to...

    Estonia says Russia may put troops in Belarus to challenge NATO
    Apr28

    Estonia says Russia may put troops in Belarus to challenge NATO

    Estonia`s defense minister said on Thursday that Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO, according to Reuters. Russia and Belarus aim to hold joint war games in September that some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies believe could number more...

    Ukrainian Foreign Ministry calls provocation move to take down monument to UPA fighters in Poland
    Apr27

    Ukrainian Foreign Ministry calls provocation move to take down monument to UPA fighters in Poland

    Kyiv is outraged by the taking down of the monument set up 23 years ago in honor of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) in the cemetery of the village of Hruszowice near the city of Przemysl, Poland. Such actions are deemed a provocation on the eve of the marking of the 70th anniversary of the Operation Vistula criminal act, the Ukrainian Foreign...

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council
    Apr27

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council

    Hacked emails show that the Kremlin directs and funds the ostensibly independent ”republics” in eastern Ukraine and runs military operations there, Aric Toler and Melinda Haring wrote in an article for Atlantic Council titled ”Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show.” In late 2016, Ukrainian hacker groups released emails...

    Lithuania remains Ukraine`s reliable partner – officials
    Apr27

    Lithuania remains Ukraine`s reliable partner – officials

    Lithuanian leadership assured that Lithuania would continue to be a reliable partner of Ukraine in upholding its territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as realizing the urgent tasks of the reform process, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry`s press service told UNIAN following the meetings of Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin with...

    Putin quietly detaches Ukraine`s rebel zones as U.S. waffles
    Apr27

    Putin quietly detaches Ukraine`s rebel zones as U.S. waffles

    Vladimir Putin is seizing on mixed signals from the U.S. to quietly tighten Russia`s grip on two rebel regions of Ukraine, burying hopes for a European-brokered peace deal and relief from sanctions anytime soon, according to Bloomberg. While the Kremlin continues to publicly back the accord that Germany and France oversaw in 2015, Putin`s real...

    Ombudswoman`s Office appeals to Russia to extradite Ukrainian convict from Crimea
    Apr26

    Ombudswoman`s Office appeals to Russia to extradite Ukrainian convict from Crimea

    Secretariat of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska sent a letter to the Russian Ombudswoman regarding prisoner Andriy Lugin, who launched a hunger strike in a penal facility in the annexed Crimea, according to the secretariat representative, Mykhailo Chaplyga, RFE/RL`s Krym-Realii media project reports. The office...

    Russia`s Eurovision act to perform in Crimea instead of Kyiv on May 9 – media
    Apr26

    Russia`s Eurovision act to perform in Crimea instead of Kyiv on May 9 – media

    Russia`s 2017 Eurovision act, Yulia Samoylova, will perform at a concert in Crimea instead of at the competition in Kyiv, according to The Moscow Times. Samoylova will take to the stage in Sevastopol on May 9, the day of the first Eurovision semi-final,  local officials confirmed, The Moscow Times wrote. Russia formally withdrew from this year`s...

    Lukashenko voices position on Ukraine issue
    Apr26

    Lukashenko voices position on Ukraine issue

    Belarus will be working for peace in Ukraine, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he visited the Chornobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, BelTA has learned. ”The Ukrainian president and the Ukrainian people know our position – peace and only peace. The Ukrainians have never been strangers for Belarusians. We are close people, may...

    Russia uses OSCE car blast for propaganda purposes, attempts to blame Ukraine – media
    Apr26

    Russia uses OSCE car blast for propaganda purposes, attempts to blame Ukraine – media

    The Kremlin-controlled media have resorted to using the recent tragic incident involving the death of an OSCE monitor in militant-controlled part of Donbas region for propaganda purposes, accusing Ukraine`s military of shelling the site where the land mine blew up the OSCE patrol vehicle, claiming Kyiv is impeding the investigation, Stopfake.org...

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