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    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...

    Ukraine receives second EUR 600 mln disbursement from EU
    Apr05

    Ukraine receives second EUR 600 mln disbursement from EU

    The European Union has provided its second tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 600 million, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted. Today the EU made the 2nd payment of €600m to Ukraine as a part of its Macro-Financial assistance to stabilize & reform its economy,” Petro Poroshenko tweeted. As UNIAN...

    Poltorak sees cyber security as priority of Ukraine-Canada cooperation
    Apr04

    Poltorak sees cyber security as priority of Ukraine-Canada cooperation

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak sees cyber security as a priority in cooperation between the Ministries of Defense of Ukraine and Canada, according to a statement posted on the Ukrainian ministry`s website. ”The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine will cooperate with Canada in many aspects, including those related to cyber security. It`s...

    Transit of Russian gas via Ukraine up 20%
    Apr04

    Transit of Russian gas via Ukraine up 20%

    Transit of natural gas through the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS) in January-March 2017 increased by 20% compared with the same period in 2016, up to 23.2 billion cubic meters, according to state-owned company Ukrtransgaz. In March, the transit volume amounted to 6.6 bcm, which corresponds to the indicators of March 2016, the report says....

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister expresses condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg subway bombing
    Apr04

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister expresses condolences to families of victims of St. Petersburg subway bombing

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin on Twitter has expressed his condolences to the victims of the attack in the St. Petersburg subway earlier on Monday. Klimkin also noted that the Ukrainian diplomats were checking information on possible casualties among the Ukrainian citizens. ”We are checking, whether there are any Ukrainians were hurt...

    IMF approves 4th loan tranche for Ukraine
    Apr04

    IMF approves 4th loan tranche for Ukraine

    Ukraine`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund, has completed the third review of its cooperation program with Ukraine involving the Extended Fund Facility and approved for the first time in history the allocation to Ukraine of the fourth loan tranche worth $1 billion, President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook. ”The Executive Board of...

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement
    Apr04

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Canadian Minister of National Defense Kharjit Singh Saijan signed a cooperation agreement on Monday, April 3 2017. At a signing ceremony, broadcast by Canada`s Defense Ministry on Facebook, Minister Poltorak stressed that his visit to Canada was a historic one, being the first official visit of a...

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