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    EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk
    May26

    EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the European Union and the United States will continue their common sanctions policy toward Russia. ”My impression of that when it comes to conflict in Ukraine we were more or less on the same line with President Trump and Secretary Tillerson. Of course, maybe I`m less optimistic when it...

    Majority of Americans see Russia as foe – Fox News poll
    May26

    Majority of Americans see Russia as foe – Fox News poll

    By a 36-point margin, American voters consider Russia an enemy of the U.S. rather than an ally, according to a poll by Fox News. In contrast, by a 53-point spread, most think President Trump sees it the other way around, Fox News reports. The latest Fox News national poll asks voters to label a list of countries as either an ally or an enemy....

    Stoltenberg says NATO allies confirm support of Ukraine
    May26

    Stoltenberg says NATO allies confirm support of Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announces that NATO allies have confirmed political and practical support of Ukraine at a meeting for the first time attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, according to an UNIAN correspondent from Brussels. ”When it comes to Ukraine, it was clearly stated by many...

    Rutte predicts Dutch Senate to support EU-Ukraine Association
    May26

    Rutte predicts Dutch Senate to support EU-Ukraine Association

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte predicts that the country`s Senate (parliament`s upper house) on May 30 will support the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which will pave way for the government to ratify the deal, Radio Svoboda reports. ”My forecast is that the Senate will support it next week. Then the Dutch government can ratify the association...

    IMF mission completes work in Kyiv this week
    May25

    IMF mission completes work in Kyiv this week

    An International Monetary Fund mission that has been in Kyiv since May 16 is to complete its work this week, according to Acting Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakiv Smolii. ”The mission of the International Monetary Fund is completing its work in Ukraine this week,” he told reporters on Thursday, May 25. Smolii recalled that the four...

    Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer –  New York Times
    May25

    Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer – New York Times

    American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence, according to The New York Times. The conversations focused on...

    Russia comes up with new trumped up criminal charges against Ukrainian military
    May25

    Russia comes up with new trumped up criminal charges against Ukrainian military

    The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has announced the launch of another series of criminal cases against the Ukrainian military defending their country from Russian invaders, according to the agency`s press service. Three criminal cases have been opened in connection with the alleged use of ”heavy weapons against civilians in...

    Naftogaz expects Stockholm Arbitration`s decision by late May
    May25

    Naftogaz expects Stockholm Arbitration`s decision by late May

    Oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine expects to see a ruling by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in the claim of the Ukrainian company to the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom on the contract for the purchase of gas before the end of this month, Commercial Director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko said on May...

    EU aims to approve new quotas for Ukraine before July
    May25

    EU aims to approve new quotas for Ukraine before July

    The European Union plans to approve new autonomous preferences for Ukraine before the end of June, ahead of the Ukraine-EU summit to be held in the middle of summer, Europeiska Pravda reports with reference to a source in the European Commission. The main obstacle to the move remains the lack of a unified position within the EU Council. ”Last...

    EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs
    May25

    EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs

    Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hughes Mingarelli has called on the Ukrainian authorities to take a firm stance to prevent pressure on anti-corruption NGOs. ”My first reaction is one of growing concern for what appears to be another sign of pressure against anti-corruption NGOs. Yesterday`s intervention in the Rada adds to a negative...

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