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    Russia becomes largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in 2017
    May11

    Russia becomes largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in 2017

    Russia became the largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in the first four months of 2017, according to the Ukrainian agrarian news portal Agravery. Overall exports of Ukrainian wine in January-April 2017 were estimated at US$12 million, wine shipments to Russia alone totaled $6.3 million, or 52.8% of total exports, Agravery reported with reference to...

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News
    May10

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News

    A day before the Russian foreign minister arrives in Washington, Moscow has sent dozens of new artillery howitzers to Syria to be used by the Assad regime in a future ground campaign against rebel forces, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday. The additional military weaponry comes days after a new ceasefire effort began in Syria. Russian...

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” –  Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson
    May10

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” – Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” to having a better relationship, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, according to the BBC. He said he thought Moscow`s relations with the current administration would be better than with the previous one, the BBC wrote. Lavrov was speaking after talks in Washington with...

    Reuters: U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states
    May10

    Reuters: U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that a Russian missile deployment near the Baltic states was ”destabilizing”, and officials suggested the United States could deploy a Patriot missile battery in the region for NATO exercises in the summer, according to Reuters. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in...

    Russian singer Samoilova performs in occupied Crimea instead of Eurovision 2017
    May10

    Russian singer Samoilova performs in occupied Crimea instead of Eurovision 2017

    Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, banned from entering the country in view of her violation of the Ukrainian legislation, namely her visit to the Russian-occupied Crimea in breach of the existing immigration rules, appeared at a festive concert in the occupied city of Sevastopol dedicated to the Victory Day. Samoilova performed the song ”Flame Is...

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine may be signed in European Parliament May 17 – source
    May10

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine may be signed in European Parliament May 17 – source

    The signing ceremony of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime may be held in the European Parliament (EP) on May 17, a source close to the EP said, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported. The ceremony will take place in Strasbourg in the framework of the plenary session of the EP, which will be held on May 15-18. It is expected that the EU...

    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council
    May10

    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said at a meeting of the Security Council that the Russian Federation had created ”controlled instability” in many countries along its borders, as in Ukraine. ”Since the 1990s, the Russian Federation had created `controlled instability` in many countries along its...

    Dutch Senate receives latest documents necessary to consider EU-Ukraine Association
    May10

    Dutch Senate receives latest documents necessary to consider EU-Ukraine Association

    The Senate of the Netherlands has received the last package of documents necessary to consider the decision to ratify the Association Agreement with Ukraine and confirmed that the debate would be held on May 23, according to the official data released by the Dutch parliament, Europeiska Pravda reports. The Senate said the necessary decisions of...

    Russia set to play awkward guest at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development party
    May09

    Russia set to play awkward guest at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development party

    Prickly relations with Russia and lagging reforms in Ukraine risk souring the mood for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as it holds its annual meeting this week against a mostly cheerful background of quickening global growth, according to Reuters. Doubts persist over Ukraine`s progress in tackling corruption and cleaning up...

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10
    May09

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues, according to the U.S. Department of State. ”On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the...

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