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    Process of liberalization of EU travel visa for Ukrainians probably will finish in May
    Mar03

    Process of liberalization of EU travel visa for Ukrainians probably will finish in May

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, confirmed, on behalf of the Council of the European Union, the informal agreement reached on February 28, 2017, between the Maltese Presidency and the European Parliament on visa liberalization for Ukrainians. The agreement provides for visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens when travelling to the EU for a period...

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year
    Mar02

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, decided to extend sanctions against fugitive ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his allies for another 12 months. ”The decision was taken against 15 individuals,” the Council of the EU told UNIAN`s correspondent in Brussels following a meeting on Thursday. The decision should be endorsed by the Council...

    Naftogaz to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary in March
    Mar02

    Naftogaz to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary in March

    Ukraine`s national JSC oil and gas giant, Naftogaz of Ukraine, plans to import gas from Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary in March. ”Imports from Slovakia will be about 40 million cubic meters per day. As for Poland and Hungary – we`ll see, as these routes are auxiliary for Naftogaz,” the company`s CCO Yuriy Vitrenko said at the Ukrainian Energy...

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation
    Mar02

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation

    The experts from a private U.S. intelligence company Stratfor have reported on why they believe the conflict in the occupied Donbas escalated following Donald Trump`s inauguration. Strategically, Ukraine is the most important post-Soviet state for both Russia and the West, Ukraine`s Apostrophe wrote, referring to a Stratfor report. Experts point...

    European Parliament says ready to grant Ukraine additional trade preferences
    Mar02

    European Parliament says ready to grant Ukraine additional trade preferences

    The European Parliament is ready to take a decision on granting Ukraine the additional trade preferences on the proposal of the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported on Twitter, referring to chairman of the INTA committee (International Trade) of the European Parliament Bernd Lange. The comment...

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament
    Mar02

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament

    Britain is not Russia`s enemy, and should stop accusing Vladimir Putin of war crimes in Syria, effectively calling for a reappraisal of relations with Moscow – stated the report of Foreign Affairs Committee. Until this moment UK has been among the strongest advocates of a hard line towards Russia, differentiating itself from Donald Trump,...

    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline
    Mar02

    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline

    National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine has applied to the European Court of Justice with a request to grant it a right to join the claim of the Polish company PGNiG, which challenged the decision of the European Commission on expanded access for the Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom company to the European gas pipeline OPAL,...

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia
    Mar02

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia

    The Moldovan government is recalling Ambassador to Russia, Dmitry Braghis, who was also the head of the country`s diplomatic mission in Tajikistan. A decision on the issue was made at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reported. The draft decision was presented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration,...

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister
    Mar02

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has told ZN.ua that the signing of the memorandum with the IMF is a matter of several days. ”We have not signed the memorandum, but we are very close to that. I think that everything will be decided in the coming days – today or tomorrow. And I hope that this issue will not be delayed. But at the...

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation –  Presidential Administration
    Mar02

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation – Presidential Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has had two telephone conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian presidential administration told Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. ”Since the latest escalation in Donbas, in order to stop the...

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