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    EU nations near compromise on how to counter Russian gas supply risks
    Dec05

    EU nations near compromise on how to counter Russian gas supply risks

    EU nations are edging toward a compromise on a proposal to guard against gas supply disruptions, agreeing to share details on contracts and cooperate across borders, the Slovak presidency said on Monday, according to Reuters. Cuts in gas supplies from Russia in 2006 and 2009 exposed the bloc`s vulnerability – particularly in eastern Europe...

    Russia is ”threat No.1” – U.S. Air Force Secretary
    Dec05

    Russia is ”threat No.1” – U.S. Air Force Secretary

    Russia`s increasing military activities around the world have unsettled top U.S. military officials, who say they are reshaping their budget plans to better address what they now consider to be the most pressing threat to U.S. security, Reuters reports. ”Russia is the No. 1 threat to the United States,” Air Force Secretary Deborah James told...

    Yet another anti-Ukraine treaty group enters national politics
    Dec05

    Yet another anti-Ukraine treaty group enters national politics

    A third grouping involved in April`s referendum on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement has decided to enter the mainstream political arena, according to DutchNews.nl. GeenPeil, the initial driver behind the campaign to collect signatures and force the vote, is launching its political wing on Monday, Dutch media said at the weekend, DutchNews.nl...

    Stoltenberg comments on upcoming Ukraine-NATO meeting in Brussels
    Dec05

    Stoltenberg comments on upcoming Ukraine-NATO meeting in Brussels

    A meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission will take place on Wednesday, December 7, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels. ”On Wednesday we will hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The security situation in eastern Ukraine remains extremely serious. The ceasefire is being violated every day,...

    Kyiv Commercial Court obliges Gazprom to pay UAH 171 bln in fines and penalties on ACU`s claim
    Dec05

    Kyiv Commercial Court obliges Gazprom to pay UAH 171 bln in fines and penalties on ACU`s claim

    The Commercial Court of Kyiv has fully satisfied the claim of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) to the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, brought for violation of Ukrainian competition law, and obliged Gazprom to pay UAH 171 billion fines and penalties on the claim, according to the ACU`s statement, which is at the disposal at UNIAN. ”Today,...

    MFA Ukraine exposes Russia`s violations of Budapest memorandum on 22nd anniversary of signing
    Dec05

    MFA Ukraine exposes Russia`s violations of Budapest memorandum on 22nd anniversary of signing

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry published on Twitter a statement condemning Russian aggression against Ukraine despite commitments undertaken as a party to the Budapest memorandum of 1994. ”22 years ago Budapest Memorandum was signed. Russia showed utter contempt and disregard for it by occupying Crimea and invading Eastern Ukraine,” the Ukrainian...

    World Bank temporarily takes away $220 mln from Ukravtodor
    Dec05

    World Bank temporarily takes away $220 mln from Ukravtodor

    The World Bank has decided to temporarily take about $220 million from the loan portfolio of the State Agency of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor), the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen said during a meeting with Ukravtodor CEO Slawomir Nowak, the press-service of the agency said. ”With respect to funding, in...

    German Foreign Minister Steinmeier hopes for hostage swap in Donbas before Christmas
    Dec05

    German Foreign Minister Steinmeier hopes for hostage swap in Donbas before Christmas

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who currently chairs the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), expressed confidence that the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the Donbas conflict will have taken place by Christmas, Deutsche Welle reported. ”That would be more than a glimpse,” Steinmeier said in an...

    Ukraine, U.S. Navy approve plan of Sea Breeze-2017 drills
    Dec04

    Ukraine, U.S. Navy approve plan of Sea Breeze-2017 drills

    A conference was held in Odesa aimed at planning the Ukrainian-American military exercises Sea Breeze 2017, the theme of which is a multinational security operation in a crisis region, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported. Besides Ukrainian and U.S. military, the event was also attended by representatives from Georgia,...

    Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities – media
    Dec04

    Putin says Trump clever, will understand new responsibilities – media

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV, according to Reuters. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up...

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