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    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president
    Dec17

    Russian opposition`s Navalny says will hold referendum on Crimea if elected president

    Alexei Navalny claimed he intends to hold an ”honest referendum” in Crimea and to completely fulfil Minsk agreements if elected Russia`s president in 2018, the Ukraine Today reports citing RFE/RL. ”The first step we must take is fulfilling the Minsk agreement. Basically, Putin himself speaks endlessly about it, but virtually nothing is really...

    Russia preparing another gas crisis in January-February to put pressure on EU – Naftogaz
    Dec17

    Russia preparing another gas crisis in January-February to put pressure on EU – Naftogaz

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine considers the statements of PJSC Gazprom on the possibility of termination of gas supplies to European consumers as a preparation by Russia of another gas crisis in January and February 2017 in order to promote their own interests in relations with the EU, Naftogaz wrote in a statement published on the company website....

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia
    Dec17

    U.S. Army Gen. Scaparrotti surveys Ukraine`s front lines against Russia

    In a signal to Moscow of U.S. and NATO resolve, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. ”Mike” Scaparrotti ended a two-day visit to Ukraine earlier on Thursday in which he toured the combat positions of Ukrainian troops facing off against a combined Russian and separatist force, according to Military.com. On his second visit to Ukraine within three weeks,...

    Date for Ukraine visa liberalisation vote removed from European Parliament website
    Dec17

    Date for Ukraine visa liberalisation vote removed from European Parliament website

    A preliminary date for the first reading vote of a visa liberalization package for Ukraine has been removed from the website of the European Parliament. The technical information on the corresponding bill does not include anymore the forecast date of a plenary sitting when the move is to be considered. Thursday reports stated that such forecast...

    Pentagon demands China return an ”unlawfully seized” U.S. underwater drone
    Dec17

    Pentagon demands China return an ”unlawfully seized” U.S. underwater drone

    The Pentagon is demanding that China return an ”unlawfully seized” underwater drone after a Chinese warship took the device from waters near a U.S. oceanographic vessel, CNN reports. ”We call upon China to return our UUV immediately, and to comply with all of its obligations under international law,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a...

    Dutch Government approves bill on EU-Ukraine Association
    Dec16

    Dutch Government approves bill on EU-Ukraine Association

    Today, December 16, the Dutch Government has approved a bill that is required for ratification by the country`s Parliament of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote on Facebook. According to Mr Rutte, the bill is yet to be approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Netherlands. The prime minister...

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia
    Dec16

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia

    The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that the European Union has again demonstrated its weakness by deciding to extend anti-Russian sanctions contrary to the interests of its member states, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The European Union has again shown its weakness and inability to recognize the obvious: it is absurd to link the...

    Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia

    Italy blocked attempts to extend European Union sanctions on Russia by a year as well as broaden the sanctions to cover alleged crimes by Russia in Syria, EU members said, according to Radio Liberty. ”We had a discussion that luckily ended without considering the option – which would have been wrong, I think – to react to the situation in Syria...

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC
    Dec16

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC

    U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election campaign, according to the BBC. ”We need to take action and we will,” he told U.S. radio station NPR, the BBC wrote. ”I think there`s no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our...

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants
    Dec16

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes that the Ukrainian authorities` decision to unilaterally release 15 individuals taken prisoner during the Donbas conflict will give momentum to the prisoner exchange process. ”The Vice President voiced strong support for the Ukrainian Government`s decision today [December 15] to unilaterally release 15...

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