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    Human Rights Watch asks Poroshenko to revoke ban on Russian social media in Ukraine
    May17

    Human Rights Watch asks Poroshenko to revoke ban on Russian social media in Ukraine

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to revoke a ban on Russian social media platforms and news outlets, as it infringes the right to freedom of expression and information in Ukraine. ”Poroshenko should immediately reverse the ban, which affects such internet platforms as VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, RBC, and...

    Court rejects Gazprom`s appeal over Ukraine`s claim of UAH 172 bln fine
    May17

    Court rejects Gazprom`s appeal over Ukraine`s claim of UAH 172 bln fine

    The Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine ruled to reject the cassation appeal by Russian energy giant Gazprom on canceling the Antimonopoly Committee`s decision to recover from Gazprom a UAH 171.932 billion fine, according to the committee`s press service. ”Today, the Supreme Economic Court refused to satisfy the cassation appeal by PJSC Gazprom...

    Ukraine`s Naftogaz pays back the Europeans as Russian influence dwindles – Forbes
    May17

    Ukraine`s Naftogaz pays back the Europeans as Russian influence dwindles – Forbes

    Ukraine is making good on its debts with the European Union. This time it`s Naftogaz, arguably the country`s most important company, paying off a $300 million loan it had with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Tuesday, according to Forbes. Naftogaz used the funds between July and September, but the EBRD loan option...

    Ukraine adds more Russian, Crimean transport enterprises to sanction list
    May17

    Ukraine adds more Russian, Crimean transport enterprises to sanction list

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, by his decree No. 133 of May 15, 2017, has enacted a resolution dated April 28 of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to extend sanctions for one year against Crimean-based and Russian legal entities, according to which the Simferopol airport, Crimean Railways and the Federal Freight company...

    European Parliament signs visa liberalization for Ukraine
    May17

    European Parliament signs visa liberalization for Ukraine

    An official ceremony has taken place in the European Parliament to sign a legislative act under which a visa-free regime with the European Union will be introduced for citizens of Ukraine. The document was signed in Strasbourg by EP President Antonio Tajani and Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Carmelo Abela. The ceremony...

    Trump defends “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia – BBC
    May16

    Trump defends “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia – BBC

    U.S. President Donald Trump has defended his ”absolute right” to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material, BBC wrote. Donald Trump tweeted that he had shared ”facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety” and wanted Russia to do more against so-called Islamic State, according to BBC News. U.S. media said Trump...

    European Parliament rapporteur on Ukraine`s waivers to be given Commission`s digital portfolio – media
    May16

    European Parliament rapporteur on Ukraine`s waivers to be given Commission`s digital portfolio – media

    Mariya Gabriel, Bulgaria`s pick to join the European Commission, will be given the digital economy and society portfolio, the Commission said Tuesday, according to Politico. She was interviewed for the job Tuesday morning by Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission president. She still needs to be confirmed by the European Parliament, Politico wrote....

    China interested in modernization of state coal mines in Ukraine
    May16

    China interested in modernization of state coal mines in Ukraine

    Chinese-based Sany Heavy Industry has shown interest in the modernization of Ukrainian state-owned coal mines with the high degree of machinery and equipment wear and tear, according to the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry`s website. ”Chinese companies have shown interest in upgrading Ukrainian coal enterprises. During a visit to...

    Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office
    May16

    Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

    President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia`s foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, two U.S. officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump`s short tenure in office, according to Reuters. The intelligence, shared at a meeting last week with...

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council
    May15

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council

    Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine — and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States as well — that could presage a new large-scale military operation, according to the Atlantic Council. First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising...

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