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    United Nations warns of possible threat of chemical disaster in eastern Ukraine
    Mar12

    United Nations warns of possible threat of chemical disaster in eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations has raised the alarm over the threat of a possible chemical disaster due to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported. A UN human rights expert said in a statement issued on March 10 that fighting has been underway in areas where large chemical and industrial facilities are...

    First election in Donbas, then Ukraine regains control of these territories – Head of EU Delegation
    Mar12

    First election in Donbas, then Ukraine regains control of these territories – Head of EU Delegation

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hug Mingarelli says local elections in certain Russian-occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions can be held if the Ukrainian political parties and media are free to participate in the campaign, according to his interview with UNIAN news agency. ”Local election can be held when the...

    UN warns of worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 with 20 mln starving
    Mar12

    UN warns of worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 with 20 mln starving

    The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945, with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, the UN humanitarian chief said on March 10, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Stephen O`Brien told the UN Security Council that ”without collective and...

    Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort`s daughter
    Mar11

    Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort`s daughter

    A Ukrainian human rights attorney representing the victims of mass police shootings in Kyiv in 2014 has asked prosecutors to investigate what are purported to be the hacked text messages of one of Paul Manafort`s daughters, saying the texts point to possible influence Manafort had with Ukraine`s president during that period, according to CNN....

    Trump will ask Angela Merkel for advice on Putin and war in Ukraine
    Mar11

    Trump will ask Angela Merkel for advice on Putin and war in Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump will ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel for advice on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. officials said on Friday, as the U.S. and German leaders meet next week after sometimes pointed disagreements in recent months, according to Reuters. Merkel will visit the White House on Tuesday for talks with...

    Arbitration in The Hague to hand down rulings in another 2 claims of Ukraine businesses against Russia over Crimea annexation
    Mar11

    Arbitration in The Hague to hand down rulings in another 2 claims of Ukraine businesses against Russia over Crimea annexation

    Two more cases are also expected to reach a jurisdictional ruling soon, lodged with the Arbitration Tribunal in The Hague against Russia by Ukrainian oil companies Ukrnafta and Stabil over seized petrol stations in Crimea, according to Global Arbitration Review. A hearing in those cases took place at roughly the same time as the one in the...

    Kremlin sees Minsk-2 as only document for Donbas settlement
    Mar10

    Kremlin sees Minsk-2 as only document for Donbas settlement

    Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov claims Minsk peace agreements dated February 2015, also known as Minsk 2, are considered to be the only document for the settlement of the Donbas crisis, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia. ”The Minsk agreements remain the only signed text that is a road map within this intra-Ukrainian...

    Charges against Ukrainian woman detained in UAE dropped – media
    Mar10

    Charges against Ukrainian woman detained in UAE dropped – media

    The charges against a South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee, who were detained in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on charges of ”pregnancy outside marriage,” were dropped earlier this week, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation said on Friday, according to South Africa`s News24. ”All charges against the couple have...

    Election in occupied Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda – Ukraine`s negotiator
    Mar10

    Election in occupied Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda – Ukraine`s negotiator

    Expert of the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the Donbas crisis Olga Aivazovska claims that the issue of holding local elections in Russia-occupied Donbas is no longer on the agenda of Minsk peace talks due to the efforts of the Ukrainian side, according to a Ukrainian television channel. ”In fact, the...

    Arbitrators rule Russia obliged under BIT to protect Ukrainian investors in Crimea following annexation
    Mar10

    Arbitrators rule Russia obliged under BIT to protect Ukrainian investors in Crimea following annexation

    In a pair of rulings rendered on February 24, 2017 by identically-constituted tribunals hearing parallel claims against the Russian Federation, certain key jurisdictional objections have been dismissed, according to IAReporter. In particular, arbitrators have accepted the principle that Russia could be liable under the Ukraine-Russia BIT for the...

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