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    European Parliament votes for visa liberalization for Ukraine
    Apr06

    European Parliament votes for visa liberalization for Ukraine

    The European Parliament (EP) has upheld the European Commission`s decision to grant Ukraine a visa-free regime, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The vote took place as part of an EP plenary meeting in Strasbourg on April 6. Some 521 MEPs voted in favor of the decision, 75 were against, and 36 abstained. As is known, the European Commission...

    NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit Ukraine on 6 and 7 April
    Apr05

    NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit Ukraine on 6 and 7 April

    The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit Kiev on 6 and 7 April 2017, the organization`s website reports. ”During her visit the Deputy Secretary General will meet with the Prime Minister, Mr. Volodymyr Groysman, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Pavlo Klimkin, the First Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Ivan Rusnak...

    Poroshenko in Denmark: Russia undermines peace process in Donbas
    Apr05

    Poroshenko in Denmark: Russia undermines peace process in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with Speaker of the Folketing Pia Kjaersgaard and deputies of the Danish Parliament as part of his official visit to the Kingdom of Denmark to discuss the situation in Donbas, according to the president`s press service. The parties discussed the security situation in Donbas and the implementation of...

    Ukraine-IMF Memorandum assumes restructuring of ”Yanukovych debt”
    Apr05

    Ukraine-IMF Memorandum assumes restructuring of ”Yanukovych debt”

    The updated Memorandum on cooperation under Extended Fund Facility signed by Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund assumes that the restructuring will be achieved of a $3 billion ”Russian debt” on general terms, applied to other holders of Ukrainian Eurobonds, who have agreed to restructuring. ”It is assumed that the Russian-held bond will...

    Ukraine appoints Ukraine`s envoy to Romania
    Apr05

    Ukraine appoints Ukraine`s envoy to Romania

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Oleksandr Bankov as the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine to Romania. ”To appoint Oleksandr Serhiiovych Bankov as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Ukraine to Romania,” according to presidential decree No. 99 of April 4. Earlier, Poroshenko appointed Ihor...

    Ukraine to step up agricultural cooperation with Saudi Arabia
    Apr05

    Ukraine to step up agricultural cooperation with Saudi Arabia

    Ukraine plans to step up cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the agrarian sector, invite investors from that country and facilitate their investment in domestic livestock and fishery, as well as boost bilateral trade, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. ”Important tasks are to boost trade between the...

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media
    Apr05

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media

    A senior European Union official said on Tuesday he had seen no sign that U.S. President Donald Trump`s administration planned to lift sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and warned that unilateral American sanctions on Russia could destabilize some European energy markets, according to Reuters. See also: The U.S. Treasury...

    North Korea fires missile into sea
    Apr05

    North Korea fires missile into sea

    North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan, the BBC reported. South Korea`s defense ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles), according to the BBC. It is the latest in a series of tests which the North says is peaceful but is widely believed to be part of a program...

    Trump talks to Putin, offers ”full support” following St. Petersburg attack
    Apr05

    Trump talks to Putin, offers ”full support” following St. Petersburg attack

    U.S. President Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday to condemn the deadly attack on a St. Petersburg subway train, the White House said in a statement, Yahoo News reports. Trump ”expressed his deepest condolences to the victims and their loved ones, and to the Russian people,” the statement said, according to Yahoo...

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine
    Apr05

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine

    The Russian Federation violates the provisions of the Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949 (4th Geneva Convention), by forcing Crimean residents to serve in the Russian army, Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia wrote on Twitter. ”As an occupying power (UNGA Resolution), Russia violates Art. 51 of the 4th...

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