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    Pro-Russian Bosnian Serb leader claims Crimea issue ”settled”
    Mar06

    Pro-Russian Bosnian Serb leader claims Crimea issue ”settled”

    The so-called ”president” of the self-proclaimed Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Milorad Dodik, has said that the Russian annexation of Crimea is ”settled,” according to the Russian newspaper Izvestia. Speaking about the results of the so-called referendum in Crimea, he said that the ”will of the people must be respected,” Izvestia...

    International Committee of the Red Cross head arrives in Ukraine
    Mar06

    International Committee of the Red Cross head arrives in Ukraine

    President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer has arrived in Ukraine. ”[I`ve] arrived in Ukraine for a visit. For nearly three years, people in the east have lived in the shadow of war, and hostilities again on the rise,” he wrote on Twitter on March 6. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged Maurer...

    Hague Court to begin hearing of Ukraine case against Russia on March 6
    Mar06

    Hague Court to begin hearing of Ukraine case against Russia on March 6

    The Hague-based International Court of Justice will start hearings on Monday, March 6, on the Ukraine case concerning Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine vs. Russian Federation). The...

    IMF reaches staff-level agreement in Ukraine in third review under EFF
    Mar05

    IMF reaches staff-level agreement in Ukraine in third review under EFF

    The International Monetary Fund has announced it reached a staff-level agreement with Ukraine on the third review of the arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). ”The IMF staff has reached agreement with the Ukrainian authorities on an updated Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies. This paves the way for consideration of the...

    Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Mar05

    Civilian casualties in Donbas double in past two months – United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reported that the number of civilian casualties in Donbas doubled in January-February 2017 compared to the previous reporting period of November-December 2016. ”Insecurity peaked up again in late January across eastern Ukraine, generating additional civilian...

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine thanks Portugal for recognition of Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide
    Mar05

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine thanks Portugal for recognition of Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has expressed gratitude to the Portuguese parliament for the recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide. ”We express our gratitude to the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal for the recognition of genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933 and commemoration of the Holodomor...

    Trump administration to propose `dramatic reductions` in foreign aid
    Mar05

    Trump administration to propose `dramatic reductions` in foreign aid

    The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose ”fairly dramatic reductions” in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month, according to Fox News. Reuters and other news outlets reported earlier this week that the administration plans to propose to Congress cuts in the budgets for the U.S. State...

    Portugal recognizes Ukraine Holodomor (Famine Genocide) in 1932-1933 as genocide
    Mar04

    Portugal recognizes Ukraine Holodomor (Famine Genocide) in 1932-1933 as genocide

    The Portuguese parliament has recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide, according to the Ukrainian Diaspora`s media portal VIDIA. The document, which was adopted on March 2, 2017, condemns the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 and recognizes it as genocide committed by Joseph ”Stalin`s totalitarian communist regime, which...

    Germany warns Ukraine over corruption
    Mar04

    Germany warns Ukraine over corruption

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Ukraine on Friday urged lawmakers to battle endemic corruption, tying the issue to the country`s economic development and conflict with Russian-backed separatists, according to Deutsche Welle (DW). ”It is an important task in your land to ensure the reform process is successful,” Gabriel told a group of...

    EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas
    Mar04

    EU believes in Minsk agreements implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas

    A European Union spokesperson for foreign affairs has declined to comment on an idea of sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, according to the Ukrainian news portal Yevropeiska Pravda. Asked by a German journalist at a daily briefing in Brussels on Friday whether UN peacekeepers could be sent to the east of Ukraine, she said: ”I would...

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