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    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec31

    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    Russia has been blackmailing Ukraine with prisoners whom Moscow refuses to release despite earlier agreements, however the talks on hostage liberation should continue with Russia, not with the militant leaders, according to First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact...

    Trump has no talks scheduled with Russian president
    Dec31

    Trump has no talks scheduled with Russian president

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has no immediate plans to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the American expulsion of Russian diplomats over spying and interference in the November elections, a spokesman said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”There is nothing scheduled at this time. The priority right now is for the president-elect...

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
    Dec30

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

    Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the third truce this year seeking to end the nearly six years of war in Syria, according to Reuters. The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey...

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan
    Dec30

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan

    The parliamentary Constitution Commission has approved amendments to the Turkish Constitution proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that pave the way to an executive presidency amid fears of one-man rule, according to Turkish Minute. With the constitutional amendments approved in the early hours of Friday, the president will...

    Putin decides not to expel U.S. diplomats from Russia
    Dec30

    Putin decides not to expel U.S. diplomats from Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision not to expel any U.S. diplomats from Russia in retaliation for Washington`s latest sanctions against Moscow, according to TASS. ”The Russian diplomats returning home will spend the New Year Holidays with their relatives and dear ones. At home. We will not create problems for U.S. diplomats. We...

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister
    Dec30

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister

    Ukrainian President Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the president`s press service has reported. The parties discussed the state and prospects of bilateral relations and agreed to intensify political dialogue at all levels, according to the press service. The interlocutors...

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers
    Dec30

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers

    The new regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allows the Ukrainian military to shoot down foreign aircraft violating the country`s borders or involved in committing a terrorist act. The Cabinet resolution dated December 28 refers to ”the destruction of the aircraft of the armed forces of other states, which have violated the state...

    Journalists assess probability of Russian invasion via Belarus
    Dec30

    Journalists assess probability of Russian invasion via Belarus

    Ukrainian journalists have discussed the possibility of an invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine via the Belarus territory, Apostrophe reported. Political columnist Pavlyuk Bykovsky noted that the placement of the Russian military base in Belarus could become an unpleasant surprise to Ukraine. The issue has been on the agenda since 2015. Bykovsky...

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec30

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    The official Moscow has made every effort to discredit the Minsk process, because it is linked to the sanctions, according to Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement. ”Now, on the eve of the formation of Trump`s new administration, we see exacerbation in...

    Russia announces 35 U.S. diplomats persona non grata in mirror move
    Dec30

    Russia announces 35 U.S. diplomats persona non grata in mirror move

    Russia announces the US 35 diplomats persona non grata – those are 31 personnel of the embassy in Moscow and four of the consulate general in St. Petersburg, Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday, according to TASS. ”We, of course, cannot leave unanswered the insults of the kind, reciprocity is the law of diplomacy and...

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