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    Dirty Russian money buying influence in EU – members of the European Parliament
    Dec15

    Dirty Russian money buying influence in EU – members of the European Parliament

    MEPs from the main groups in the European Parliament have raised the alarm over illicit Russian money in Europe and its use to influence European politics, according to EU Observer. The larger, $1 billion scam, which involved fraudulent VAT refunds by the same group of Russian tax officials and mafia enforcers, was documented by Novaya Gazeta, a...

    Swedish island in the Baltic Sea likely to reject renting space to Russia
    Dec15

    Swedish island in the Baltic Sea likely to reject renting space to Russia

    Officials on Gotland, Sweden`s militarily strategic island in the Baltic Sea, said Wednesday they likely will turn down a Russian request to rent harbor space after the government warned it could harm the country`s defense and political interests, according to The Associated Press. ”Following the information we got from the government, we very...

    Poroshenko on Savchenko`s Minsk talks with militants: neither she, nor Ukraine will benefit from this
    Dec14

    Poroshenko on Savchenko`s Minsk talks with militants: neither she, nor Ukraine will benefit from this

    Neither MP Nadia Savchenko nor Ukraine will benefit from Savchenko`s meetings militant leaders from ”DPR” and ”LPR” Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who spoke to reporters during his working visit to Ivano-Frankivsk region Wednesday. ”I will not allow anyone to pretend that there is an...

    Lower House of Canadian Parliament ratifies free trade area deal with Ukraine
    Dec14

    Lower House of Canadian Parliament ratifies free trade area deal with Ukraine

    The Lower House of Canada`s Parliament has unanimously ratified the agreement on a free trade area with Ukraine, Ukraine`s Trade Envoy Natalia Mykolska wrote on Twitter Wednesday. ”The Lower Chamber of the Parliament of Canada unanimously ratified the Free Trade Agreement. Then goes the ratification by the Canada Senate. We work very closely with...

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017
    Dec14

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017

    A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a new survey of experts. The Council on Foreign Relations` (CFR) ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified seven top potential flashpoints...

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people
    Dec14

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people

    The Russian Supreme Court has confirmed Ukrainian presidential envoy for the Crimean Tatar people and leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev is refused entry into Russia for five years, according to a lawyer. ”The Supreme Court did not change the ruling passed by the Moscow City Court on a five-year ban on Dzhemilev`s...

    Dutch court rules Scythian gold treasures from Crimea must be returned to Kyiv
    Dec14

    Dutch court rules Scythian gold treasures from Crimea must be returned to Kyiv

    A priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine and not Crimea, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday in a judgment likely to anger Moscow, according to Reuters. There was no immediate reaction from Russian officials, but the ruling was likely to...

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas
    Dec14

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas

    The mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has delivered more than 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 16 trucks of the ICRC Mission drove through the Novotroyitske entry and exit checkpoint toward the...

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement
    Dec14

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement

    The cabinet has not yet reached agreement with other EU states on a separate declaration to take away Dutch objections to the EU treaty with Ukraine, foreign minister Bert Koenders told parliament on Tuesday, according to Dutch News. On Monday, opposition MPs asked Koenders and Rutte to publish the concept agreement so that MPs can discuss it...

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases
    Dec14

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has complained to German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to coordinate an agreement on Russian gas purchases, according to the Kremlin. ”The two leaders continued to discuss the situation around Russian gas deliveries to European consumers via Ukrainian territory. Vladimir Putin again expressed...

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