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    EU ambassadors support visa waivers for Ukraine
    Apr26

    EU ambassadors support visa waivers for Ukraine

    On April 26, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU member states (COREPER) supported the move to grant the Ukrainians a visa-free travel across the EU, the Council of the European Union told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The Committee supported without further consideration a draft legislative act of the European Parliament...

    Ukraine Embassy in U.S. explains reports on Washington`s possible assistance cut
    Apr26

    Ukraine Embassy in U.S. explains reports on Washington`s possible assistance cut

    Information on 68.8% U.S. assistance decrease to Ukraine should be viewed in correlation with American financial assistance in the form of a loan guarantee, the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States wrote on Facebook. ”In 2016, the U.S. Government provided to Ukraine $1 billion loan guarantee that was funded from the U.S. budget in the amount of...

    Ukraine offers China Railways to invest in subway, bridge and high-speed rail link
    Apr26

    Ukraine offers China Railways to invest in subway, bridge and high-speed rail link

    The Ukrainian government on Tuesday offered China Railway International Group (CRIG) a number of infrastructure investment opportunities, including the fourth line of the Kyiv Metro and the construction of a bridge, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade wrote on Twitter, Global Construction Review reports. The ministry published two...

    Council of Europe puts Turkey on notice over rights, democracy
    Apr25

    Council of Europe puts Turkey on notice over rights, democracy

    A leading European human rights body on Tuesday put Turkey on a watchlist over the crackdown on dissent since last year`s coup attempt, rights violations and concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan`s increased grip on power, according to Reuters. Turkey reacted furiously to the vote at the Strasbourg-based Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

    So-called Yalta Forum unlikely to bring investment to sanctioned Crimea – European Commission
    Apr25

    So-called Yalta Forum unlikely to bring investment to sanctioned Crimea – European Commission

    Unlawful ”international” events, like a recent economic forum in Yalta in Russia-occupied Crimea, which took place on April 20-22, will not bring foreign investment to the peninsula as it is under sanctions, according to a representative of the European Commission. ”The EU does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the...

    North Atlantic Council delegates led by Stoltenberg to visit Ukraine in July
    Apr25

    North Atlantic Council delegates led by Stoltenberg to visit Ukraine in July

    Delegates of the North Atlantic Council (NAC), which is the principal political decision-making body of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), who will be led by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, will visit Ukraine in July, according to Ukraine`s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna...

    Former political prisoner from Crime Afanasyev to tell UK parliament of atrocities in Russian prisons
    Apr25

    Former political prisoner from Crime Afanasyev to tell UK parliament of atrocities in Russian prisons

    Former political prisoner Hennadiy Afanasyev, who was detained in Crimea in May 2014 and kept in Russia`s prison for 760 days, will give a two-hour lecture in the British Parliament, Voice of America reported on April 25. ”I`ve received an invitation from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, from the Ukrainian Embassy in the UK to visit the country...

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with  Russian delegation
    Apr25

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with Russian delegation

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demands the resignation of Pedro Agramunt from the post of PACE President. Italian representative Michele Nicoletti made a relevant statement at the PACE session in Strasbourg on Monday. After that, a number of deputies rose from their seats and supported the statement with applause....

    Both U.S. parties deal with pro-Russian Ukrainians – media
    Apr25

    Both U.S. parties deal with pro-Russian Ukrainians – media

    The Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), administered by the Department of Justice and other sources, provides evidence of both Democrats and Republicans having been hired as political consultants and lobbyists by pro-Russian Ukrainian kleptocrats. These are the very same political figures who have been routinely criticized by U.S....

    Moscow court to consider extension of Roman Sushchenko`s arrest April 26
    Apr25

    Moscow court to consider extension of Roman Sushchenko`s arrest April 26

    On Wednesday, April 26, Moscow`s Lefortovo district court will consider the investigators` motion to extend the arrest of illegally detained Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, his lawyer Mark Feygin told UNIAN. ”At 13:00 on April 26, the Lefortovo court will consider the motion of the investigation to extend the arrest of Ukrainian journalist...

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