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    Kremlin hopes Kyiv to backtrack decision on Russian Eurovision singer despite of Ukraine’s law
    Mar23

    Kremlin hopes Kyiv to backtrack decision on Russian Eurovision singer despite of Ukraine’s law

    The Kremlin is calling on Ukraine to review its entry ban on Russia`s singer who planned to participate in this year`s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Yulia Samoilova, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”Certainly, the Ukrainian side`s decision seriously devalues the upcoming contest and this is a blow to Eurovision`s image,” Russian...

    EU`s chief negotiator challenges Theresa May directly over Brexit talks – The Guardian
    Mar23

    EU`s chief negotiator challenges Theresa May directly over Brexit talks – The Guardian

    The EU`s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has challenged Theresa May directly over her claim that she would be willing to walk away from the negotiating table, saying that failure to reach a deal would have serious repercussions for the UK, according to the Guardian. In what he conceded were candid comments in only his second public...

    Kremlin permits ”Luhansk People`s Republic” to loot enterprises seized from Ukraine
    Mar23

    Kremlin permits ”Luhansk People`s Republic” to loot enterprises seized from Ukraine

    The authorities of the so-called ”Luhansk People`s Republic” (”LPR”) have received permission to block shipments of products from the ”nationalized” Ukrainian enterprises if they do not pay taxes to the budget of the ”LPR,” according to Information Resistance, a non-governmental project on information security. ”On this occasion, the leadership...

    National Bank of Ukraine enforces sanctions against Russian banks` subsidiaries
    Mar23

    National Bank of Ukraine enforces sanctions against Russian banks` subsidiaries

    According to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council, the National Bank of Ukraine on March 23 imposes sanctions on subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks, according to the NBU press service. ”The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine on March 21 approved Decree No. 25, aimed at ensuring the implementation of sanctions...

    U.S. officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians – CNN
    Mar23

    U.S. officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians – CNN

    The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton`s campaign, U.S. officials told CNN. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday...

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry summons Hungarian envoy over Budapest official statement on creating autonomies
    Mar22

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry summons Hungarian envoy over Budapest official statement on creating autonomies

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine to explain the recent statements of Hungarian politicians on the creation of Ugric autonomies abroad, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Foreign Ministry Speaker Mariana Betsa as saying. ”On our part, we have now summoned for a conversation the Hungarian...

    National Bank of Ukraine comments on Russia`s restrictions on money transfers to Ukraine
    Mar22

    National Bank of Ukraine comments on Russia`s restrictions on money transfers to Ukraine

    The decision by the Russian Federation to ban money transfers to Ukraine through the international payment systems without opening an account will not affect Ukraine`s banking system, First Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy told UNIAN. ”I do not think it will have an impact on the banking system because the amount is not...

    Stockholm gas dispute: Naftogaz does not rule out bankruptcy in case of loss to Gazprom
    Mar22

    Stockholm gas dispute: Naftogaz does not rule out bankruptcy in case of loss to Gazprom

    Commercial Director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko does not rule out bankruptcy in case it loses its dispute with the Russian energy giant Gazprom in the Stockholm Arbitration Chamber, Novoye Vremia magazine reports. ”The state is not liable for the obligations of Naftogaz. Naftogaz will just go bankrupt. Our assets will be auctioned...

    Ukrainian Parliament calls on U.S. Congress to make Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally
    Mar22

    Ukrainian Parliament calls on U.S. Congress to make Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has urged the United States Congress to conclude a mutual defense treaty with Ukraine and grant the country Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status, according to an UNIAN correspondent. A relevant decision was supported by 232 out of the 327 MPs registered in the session hall. ”In accordance with the spirit and letter of the...

    U.S. says Tillerson could attend rescheduled NATO meeting – media
    Mar22

    U.S. says Tillerson could attend rescheduled NATO meeting – media

    The United States has left open the possibility that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could attend a NATO foreign ministers meeting if it was rescheduled to another date, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The announcement came less than a day after the State Department said Tillerson would skip an early April NATO gathering...

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