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    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017
    Dec14

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017

    A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a new survey of experts. The Council on Foreign Relations` (CFR) ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified seven top potential flashpoints...

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people
    Dec14

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people

    The Russian Supreme Court has confirmed Ukrainian presidential envoy for the Crimean Tatar people and leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev is refused entry into Russia for five years, according to a lawyer. ”The Supreme Court did not change the ruling passed by the Moscow City Court on a five-year ban on Dzhemilev`s...

    Dutch court rules Scythian gold treasures from Crimea must be returned to Kyiv
    Dec14

    Dutch court rules Scythian gold treasures from Crimea must be returned to Kyiv

    A priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine and not Crimea, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday in a judgment likely to anger Moscow, according to Reuters. There was no immediate reaction from Russian officials, but the ruling was likely to...

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas
    Dec14

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas

    The mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has delivered more than 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 16 trucks of the ICRC Mission drove through the Novotroyitske entry and exit checkpoint toward the...

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement
    Dec14

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement

    The cabinet has not yet reached agreement with other EU states on a separate declaration to take away Dutch objections to the EU treaty with Ukraine, foreign minister Bert Koenders told parliament on Tuesday, according to Dutch News. On Monday, opposition MPs asked Koenders and Rutte to publish the concept agreement so that MPs can discuss it...

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases
    Dec14

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has complained to German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to coordinate an agreement on Russian gas purchases, according to the Kremlin. ”The two leaders continued to discuss the situation around Russian gas deliveries to European consumers via Ukrainian territory. Vladimir Putin again expressed...

    EP, EU Council reach deal on visa liberalisation with Georgia
    Dec14

    EP, EU Council reach deal on visa liberalisation with Georgia

    ”Good news:we reached a deal wt the EUCouncil @eu2016sk for visa liberalisation wt Georgia! Shared commitment to deliver asap!” the EU visa liberalization rapporteur, Mariya Gabriel, tweeted Tuesday. This week, the governing institutions of the European Union are expected to agree on a draft legislative decision on a visa waiver for the citizens...

    NATO to hold military exercises in Norway province bordering Russia
    Dec14

    NATO to hold military exercises in Norway province bordering Russia

    NATO military exercises will be held in March 2017 in the Norwegian province of Finnmark sharing borders with Russia, Ukraine Today reports citing the NRK outlet. According to the sources, upcoming drills will be the largest ones held in the province since 1967, with up to 10,000 of the Norwegian, American and British personnel engaged in...

    Ukraine`s Parliament may exclude Savchenko from delegation to PACE
    Dec13

    Ukraine`s Parliament may exclude Savchenko from delegation to PACE

    The position of People`s Deputy Nadia Savchenko has not gone unnoticed in the PACE. There are many questions to Savchenko in this regard, MP Leonid Yemets, member of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, wrote on Facebook. ”The position of our colleague Savchenko has not gone unnoticed. There are plenty of questions,” Yemets wrote. At the same...

    Trump`s advisor Carter Page on Moscow visit says fate of Russia sanctions unclear
    Dec13

    Trump`s advisor Carter Page on Moscow visit says fate of Russia sanctions unclear

    Advisor to Donald Trump campaign Carter Page during his visit to Moscow said it was too early to talk about the fate of the anti-Russian sanctions, RIA Novosti reports. Answering a reporter`s question on the fate of the Western sanctions against the Russian Federation, Mr Page has told a press conference he believes it is too early to talk about...

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