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    U.S. senators urge Trump to take tough line on Russia over Ukraine
    Dec09

    U.S. senators urge Trump to take tough line on Russia over Ukraine

    A bipartisan group of 27 U.S. senators sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to take a tough line against Russia over what they termed its ”military land grab” in Ukraine, according to Reuters. The letter, whose 12 Republican and 15 Democratic signatories included some leading foreign policy voices from Trump`s...

    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini
    Dec09

    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini says that the EU is ready to increase its support for Minsk implementation and to sustain a possible OSCE mission to bolster the security of local elections in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. ”The European Union is ready to increase its support for the...

    Kenya shows interest in Ukrainian turbines and transformers – trade envoy
    Dec09

    Kenya shows interest in Ukrainian turbines and transformers – trade envoy

    Ukrainian Deputy Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and Ukraine`s Trade Representative Nataliya Mykolska says Kenya has shown interest in Ukrainian industrial equipment, including turbines, motors, and transformers. ”Kenya interested in Ukrainian exports, namely of turbines, motors, pipes, transformers, PV and hydropower [equipment]....

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6
    Dec08

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6

    Speaking for the first time, inside the London headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 head Alex Younger was highly critical of what Moscow is trying to achieve in the Middle East, according to Sky News. ”Russia seeks to make a desert and call it peace,” he said of the country`s bombing of Aleppo, Sky News reported. ”The human...

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas
    Dec08

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia`s Foreign Minister, believes that Kyiv needs to switch to direct talks with `authorities` of the occupied cities of Luhansk and Donetsk to effectively solve Donbas conflict, Ukraine Today reports citing Europeiska Pravda. Lavrov made the statement during a meeting of 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council, which began on Thursday in...

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz expresses hope that the EP is ready since September to vote for lifting visa requirements for Ukraine and Georgia. The European Parliament President hopes that there will be no more delays on the part of the EU Council in the issue of granting a visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia, according to his...

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty
    Dec08

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty

    Mark Rutte`s government should ratify Ukraine`s association treaty with the EU despite the ”no” vote in this year`s referendum, according to its main advisory body on foreign affairs, according to DutchNews. The Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) said a rejection of the treaty could damage the Netherlands` standing and European...

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas
    Dec08

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas

    From mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, 9,733 people were killed and another 22,720 wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, according to a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15, 2016. ”In total, from mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, OHCHR recorded 32,453 casualties, among Ukrainian armed forces,...

    U.S. Senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine late December
    Dec08

    U.S. Senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine late December

    Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze and Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly met with Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, member of the Senate Committee on Armed Forces, Committee on Legal...

    Tusk: EU ”almost there” in decision on visa lib for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    Tusk: EU ”almost there” in decision on visa lib for Ukraine, Georgia

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the EU is ”almost there” in the decision on a visa-free travel for Ukraine and Georgia. ”Almost there. Visa suspension mechanism dispute over. Now the final stretch towards visa free travel for Ukraine and Georgia,” Tusk wrote on Twitter. The European Parliament Committee on Civil...

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