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    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21
    Dec21

    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21

    The release of hostages, the opening of the Zolote exit and entry checkpoint, as well as the aggravation of the situation at the Svitlodarsk arc will be discussed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on December 21, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. ”The meeting of the four working groups will begin, and at 14:00 local time...

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings
    Dec21

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings

    Turkey`s foreign minister has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, ministry sources said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Ankara has also accused Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup in July, a charge the...

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon
    Dec21

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon

    A Pentagon memo outlining the incoming Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia, which has been identified by senior military officials as the No. 1 threat to the United States, according to Foreign Policy. ”People there [in Pentagon] now would be pretty concerned to see Russia not on the list,” said...

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Dec21

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    The upper chamber of the parliament of the Netherlands will back the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement with Ukraine, according to a local Telegraaf. According to insiders, the lower house of parliament – House of Representatives – sees opposition to the government`s declaration on the agreement with Ukraine, but the situation...

    Italy to give Ukraine EUR 1 mln in emergency contribution
    Dec21

    Italy to give Ukraine EUR 1 mln in emergency contribution

    Italy`s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano has announced his country has decided to give Ukraine EUR 1 million in emergency contribution through the World Food Programme and UNICEF. ”Italy has approved an emergency contribution of EUR 1 million, divided into two funding packages: an initial EUR 700,000 for...

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec21

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

    Moscow police free Radio Liberty journalist, provide no explanation
    Dec21

    Moscow police free Radio Liberty journalist, provide no explanation

    Ivan Voronin, a journalist of the Russian language service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, who was detained by Moscow police amid a rally on Tuesday, December 20, together with seven more people, including a French national, has been released, according to his colleague from Radio Liberty Alina Shvydko. ”According to the journalist [Voronin],...

    Obama bans drilling in parts of the Atlantic, the Arctic
    Dec21

    Obama bans drilling in parts of the Atlantic, the Arctic

    President Obama announced on Tuesday what he called a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling along wide areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic Seaboard as he tried to nail down an environmental legacy that cannot quickly be reversed by Donald J. Trump, according to The New York Times. Mr. Obama invoked an obscure provision of a 1953 law,...

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation
    Dec21

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, 2016, designated seven individuals and eight entities under two Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine, and identified two vessels as blocked property. ”Today`s action is part of Treasury`s continued effort to counter attempts to...

    Ivan Voronin, Radio Liberty journalist, detained in Moscow
    Dec20

    Ivan Voronin, Radio Liberty journalist, detained in Moscow

    Moscow police have detained Ivan Voronin, a journalist of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, together with seven more people, including a French national, according to OVD-Info, a Russian-based independent human rights media project that monitors political persecution cases. The detainees were brought to the Krasnoselsky police station, OVD-Info...

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