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    Ukrainian Prime Minister postpones visit to Israel following tensions after UNSC Resolution vote
    Dec25

    Ukrainian Prime Minister postpones visit to Israel following tensions after UNSC Resolution vote

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman postponed his visit to Israel, according to prime minister`s press secretary Dmytro Stoliarchuk. ”Volodymyr Groysman has postponed his visit to Israel. A new date of the visit will be determined later,” Stoliarchuk informed. As was reported earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday,...

    Russian Defense Ministry`s Tu-154 aircraft crash: possible causes named
    Dec25

    Russian Defense Ministry`s Tu-154 aircraft crash: possible causes named

    Viktor Ozerov, the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, said the plane crash could be caused by technical failure or pilot error, Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported. ”I rule out a terrorist attack as cause of the crash. The aircraft [operated by] the Defense Ministry, [flying in] the Russian airspace, there...

    Russian defence plane Tu-154 flying to Syria crashed into Black Sea. 92 people died including chief of Russia’s military police
    Dec25

    Russian defence plane Tu-154 flying to Syria crashed into Black Sea. 92 people died including chief of Russia’s military police

    The Tu-154 plane of Russia`s Defense Ministry has fallen in the Black Sea, near Sochi. ”According to preliminary data, it fell in the Black Sea,” the source said, according to TASS. The source also said that debris and chassis of the Tu-154 plane of Russia`s Defense Ministry were found some 6 kilometers from the Black Sea coast. The Defense...

    Trump aide partnered with firm run by man with alleged KGB ties – Bloomberg
    Dec25

    Trump aide partnered with firm run by man with alleged KGB ties – Bloomberg

    Donald Trump`s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, partnered this year with a controversial technology company co-run by a man once convicted of trying to sell stolen biotech material to the Russian KGB espionage agency, according to Bloomberg. Subu Kota, who pleaded guilty in 1996 to selling the material to an FBI agent posing as a Russian...

    Igor Dodon was sworn in as Moldova`s president promising unity and neutrality
    Dec24

    Igor Dodon was sworn in as Moldova`s president promising unity and neutrality

    Igor Dodon was sworn in as Moldova`s new president on December 23, calling for unity in the divided country and pledging to maintain Moldova`s neutrality, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The inaugural ceremony at the Palace of the Republic in Chisinau was attended by dignitaries from Russia, Belarus, Hungary and other European...

    Boris Johnson calls on all parties to implement agreed ceasefire in Donbas
    Dec24

    Boris Johnson calls on all parties to implement agreed ceasefire in Donbas

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has welcomed the announcement of the ceasefire in Donbas and called on all parties to implement it. ”I welcome the announcement of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, which follows particularly high levels of violence over recent days,” he said in a statement. According to Johnson, this conflict continues to...

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security
    Dec24

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017 authorizing up to US$350 million to be made available for security assistance to Ukraine, according to Ukraine`s Embassy to the United States. This amount includes lethal defensive assistance, for the fiscal year 2017, the Embassy wrote on...

    U.S. abstains as UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements
    Dec24

    U.S. abstains as UN Security Council demands end to Israeli settlements

    The United States on Friday allowed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction to be adopted, defying extraordinary pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s government in alliance with President-elect Donald Trump, according to CNN. The Security Council approved the resolution with 14 votes, with the US...

    Amid nuclear arms race, Trump releases friendly Putin letter
    Dec24

    Amid nuclear arms race, Trump releases friendly Putin letter

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday made public a conciliatory holiday letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin and said the two countries can forge a constructive new relationship or ”travel an alternate path,” according to Yahoo News. Trump released the message, which was dated December 15, after reportedly shrugging off concerns he...

    Ukraine expects IMF decision on next loan tranche by end of January
    Dec23

    Ukraine expects IMF decision on next loan tranche by end of January

    Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk says Ukraine expects to conclude talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the next tranche of a $17.5 billion loan by the end of January 2017, according to Reuters. ”We are discussing amendments to the memorandum with the IMF. We hope to be ready for the IMF board meeting at the end of January,”...

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