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    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine
    Dec23

    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has explained why the ”representatives of Donbas” are not satisfied with the negotiations with Ukraine on the exchange of prisoners, according to an UNIAN correspondent from Russia. ”Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once expressed the idea of an ”all for all”  exchange. I totally agree with that, but later...

    Putin says early presidential elections in 2017 possible
    Dec23

    Putin says early presidential elections in 2017 possible

    Russian President Vladimir Putin considers ”inappropriate” to hold early presidential elections in 2017 but at the same time admits they are possible. A journalist of The Wall Street Journal asked whether it was possible to hold early presidential elections next year. ”It is possible, but inappropriate,” Putin answered at a press conference in...

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war
    Dec23

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russia is not to blame for the war in Donbas and other tragedies that have taken place in Ukraine over the past three years. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, he said that Russia had not been the initiator of ”what has happened,” according to the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper. ”We do not...

    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    U.S. State Department appeals to Russia about accords on ”ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. State Department hopes that a long-term truce will be established in Donbas in connection with the intention of parties to armed conflict to observe the ”ceasefire” from midnight on December 24. ”The United States welcomes the trilateral contact group`s announcement of an agreement for a holiday ceasefire in eastern Ukraine – excuse me –...

    U.S. returns part of Okinawa island to Japan
    Dec23

    U.S. returns part of Okinawa island to Japan

    The return of land on Okinawa`s Northern Training Area will reduce the footprint of U.S. forces on the Japanese island by 20%, U.S. Department of Defense reports, according to Ukraine Today. The land that used to be a training area was returned during a ceremony hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his office in Tokyo, Ukraine Today...

    Ukraine to be ”technologically” ready to introduce visa regime with Russia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Dec23

    Ukraine to be ”technologically” ready to introduce visa regime with Russia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will be technologically ready to introduce a visa regime with Russia if the relevant political decision is taken, said spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported. ”Indeed, we are analyzing this issue, it is not new to us. In any case, the Foreign...

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay U.S. Government $519 mln for allegedly bribing foreign officials, including in Ukraine
    Dec23

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay U.S. Government $519 mln for allegedly bribing foreign officials, including in Ukraine

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agreed to pay more than $519 million to settle U.S. criminal and civil allegations that the company bribed overseas officials to gain business for its medications, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday, Reuters reports. The company paid millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Mexico, Russia and...

    Ukrainian Member of Parliament Bereza chosen Ukraine`s representative in PACE to replace Savchenko
    Dec23

    Ukrainian Member of Parliament Bereza chosen Ukraine`s representative in PACE to replace Savchenko

    Ukrainian Member of Parliament Boryslav Bereza will represent Ukraine in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) after MP Nadiia Savchenko was expelled from the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”Today`s voting [on the exclusion of Savchenko from the delegation] shows that Savchenko – this is...

    Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers
    Dec22

    Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers

    The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years, according to Reuters. The head of cyber security told Reuters three cases of Russian spyware on its government computers had been discovered...

    After assassination of the Russian ambassador, Turkey and Russia are only getting closer
    Dec22

    After assassination of the Russian ambassador, Turkey and Russia are only getting closer

    The assassination of Russia`s ambassador to Turkey on Monday might have been expected to derail a fragile detente between the regimes of Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Instead, it has served to underline a budding alliance that could have the effect of excluding the United States from the endgame of Syria`s civil war and critically...

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