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    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks
    Mar17

    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2 for the first bilateral visit since Russia annexed Ukraine`s Crimea Peninsula in 2014, according to Reuters. There is no immediate prospect that Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis will be...

    Lukashenko orders Belarus customs experts to Withdraw from Russian-led Customs Union
    Mar17

    Lukashenko orders Belarus customs experts to Withdraw from Russian-led Customs Union

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered the country`s top customs experts to withdraw from their posts at the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), according to The Moscow Times. The move follows Lukashenko`s refusal to sign the EAEU Customs Code in December 2016 in St. Petersburg. The Belarusian president refused to attend the meeting...

    EU, Asian states halt poultry imports from Ukraine due to bird flu outbreaks
    Mar17

    EU, Asian states halt poultry imports from Ukraine due to bird flu outbreaks

    The European Union and some Asian countries have introduced temporary restrictions on imports of poultry from Ukraine due to bird flu outbreaks, according to the press service of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection. ”[This is] to inform the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service`s regional branches and exporters of...

    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists
    Mar17

    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists

    Berlin is concerned about the developments in eastern Ukraine, particularly, the blockade and calls to stop actions that lead to even greater escalation. German Federal Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert and German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer have stated this at on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Germany....

    Russia paid ex White House adviser Flynn $67,000, documents show
    Mar17

    Russia paid ex White House adviser Flynn $67,000, documents show

    Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was paid more than $67,000 by Russian companies before the U.S. presidential election, according to documents released on March 16 by a Democratic congressman, RFE/RL reports. U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (Democrat-Maryland) asked the Trump administration to provide a comprehensive...

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year
    Mar16

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year

    The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consensus decision taken at its meeting in Vienna on Thursday, March 16, agreed to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine by one year until March 31, 2018. ”The decision sets the Mission`s budget at EUR 105.5 million for the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018,” the OSCE said...

    EU envoy Hugues Mingarelli tells when Ukrainians should expect for free travel-visa
    Mar16

    EU envoy Hugues Mingarelli tells when Ukrainians should expect for free travel-visa

    Ukraine can get a visa-free regime with the European Union at the end of June if no additional difficulties arise, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli at a business forum in Kyiv. Ukraine has managed to fulfill 144 requirements, he said. According to Mingarelli, the EU is a bureaucracy, and the processes are...

    Kremlin rules out another referendum in occupied Crimea for lifting sanctions
    Mar16

    Kremlin rules out another referendum in occupied Crimea for lifting sanctions

    The Kremlin ruled out the possibility of holding another referendum in the occupied Crimea, so that the U.S. could cancel anti-Russian sanctions, Vladimir Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to an UNIAN correspondent in the Russian Federation. Asked, whether the Kremlin was ready for any deal with the U.S. on Crimea and, in...

    EU Commission approves EUR 600 mln in aid to Ukraine
    Mar16

    EU Commission approves EUR 600 mln in aid to Ukraine

    The European Commission on Thursday, on behalf of the EU, adopted the decision to release the second tranche of Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) to Ukraine, a loan which amounts to EUR 600 million. ”With this disbursement, the total Macro-Financial Assistance that the EU has extended to Ukraine since 2014 will reach EUR 2.81 billion, the largest...

    Ukraine to continue cooperation with IMF, fight for reforms – Ukraine’s Prime Minister
    Mar16

    Ukraine to continue cooperation with IMF, fight for reforms – Ukraine’s Prime Minister

    Ukraine intends to implement fully and on time the International Monetary Fund`s Extended Fund Facility totaling $17.5 billion until 2019, and carry out relevant reforms, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman told a Kyiv business forum Thursday. ”Today, it is a challenge for modern politicians, for all of us. We will continue our...

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