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    Ukraine feels let down by EU with visa deal elusive
    Dec06

    Ukraine feels let down by EU with visa deal elusive

    Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said, according to Reuters. The comments, made by two senior officials in interviews with Reuters, were unusually outspoken and cut through the public displays of bonhomie shown at a Ukraine-EU...

    Ukrainian Cabinet approves draft deal with EU on financing anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine
    Dec06

    Ukrainian Cabinet approves draft deal with EU on financing anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a draft agreement between Ukraine and the European Union on financing the project ”EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine.” Relevant decree No. 884-p of November 23, 2016, was published in the Ukrainian government`s Uriadovy Kurier newspaper. ”To approve the draft agreement on the financing of...

    EU diplomats hope to prolong Russia sanctions without debate – media
    Dec06

    EU diplomats hope to prolong Russia sanctions without debate – media

    European officials are hoping for an extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, according to an RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. The EU diplomats are hoping that the European Council will extend the economic sanctions earlier imposed against Russia for another six months, according to Jozwiak`s...

    U.S. Mission to OSCE: Police mission in Donbas should be first discussed by Ukraine, Russia
    Dec06

    U.S. Mission to OSCE: Police mission in Donbas should be first discussed by Ukraine, Russia

    Ambassador of the United States Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council has said that the issue of deployment of the OSCE armed police mission in the east of Ukraine is not on the agenda of a summit in Hamburg, and should be discussed by Ukraine and Russia. ”Whether there`s a need for other tools from the international community, whether...

    Naftogaz CEO: Ukraine may buy Russian gas but only on its own terms
    Dec06

    Naftogaz CEO: Ukraine may buy Russian gas but only on its own terms

    Ukraine may purchase Russian gas in the current heating season, but only on its own terms of price and delivery, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said on one of TV channels. ”There is no politics in this issue. This is law and commerce. We are always interested in having a wide range of suppliers. If Gazprom agrees to our conditions, we will sign an...

    Erdogan ratifies agreement with Russia on gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine
    Dec06

    Erdogan ratifies agreement with Russia on gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed a law on ratification of the agreement with Russia on the construction of the Turkish Stream as pipeline, RBC-Ukraine reports with reference to the Turkish president`s press service. ”Turkish Stream involves the construction of two lines with a pumping capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters of...

    Ukraine-EU-Russia trilateral gas meeting to be held in Brussels Dec 9
    Dec06

    Ukraine-EU-Russia trilateral gas meeting to be held in Brussels Dec 9

    A trilateral meeting in the Ukraine – Russia – EU format on the organization of deliveries and transit of gas from Russia to Europe can be held in Brussels on December 9, Ukraine`s oil and gas giant NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine wrote on Facebook. ”We reaffirm readiness of the Ukrainian side to hold a trilateral meeting in Brussels on...

    British Navy ship monitors Russian destroyer through British waters
    Dec06

    British Navy ship monitors Russian destroyer through British waters

    HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 frigate, was sent from her base at Devonport, Plymouth, to the edge of the English Channel to meet Vice Admiral Kulakov, The Telegraph reports. The Russian ship, an Udaloy class destroyer, was recently operating in the Eastern Mediterranean, and is now on her return journey, where she has been escorted by other NATO...

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria
    Dec06

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko condemned the blocking by Russia and China of the resolution on a week-long truce in Aleppo. The Ukrainian envoy compared the situation in Syria with what has been happening in Donbas. ”The methods used by Russia and the forces under its control in Donbas are exactly the...

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce
    Dec05

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

    Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria`s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow, according to Reuters. It was the sixth time Russia has vetoed a Security Council resolution on...

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