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    Militants charge Donetsk woman with ”espionage” for Ukraine
    Mar01

    Militants charge Donetsk woman with ”espionage” for Ukraine

    The militants of the so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” terrorist organization have abducted a local woman Valentyna Buchok, accusing her of ”collaboration with the SBU Security Service of Ukraine.” She has been detained according to a `who-knows-what-kind-of` a code,” the adviser to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Yuriy Tandit...

    Ukraine signs IMF memo to unlock next loan tranche
    Mar01

    Ukraine signs IMF memo to unlock next loan tranche

    Ukraine has signed an International Monetary Fund memorandum, paving the way for the disbursement of the next tranche of loans under its $17.5 billion bailout program, a source in the central bank said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ”The Ukrainian side has signed the updated memorandum on cooperation,” the source told Reuters. Disbursements...

    Trump intelligence nominee sees Russia one of maing challenges
    Mar01

    Trump intelligence nominee sees Russia one of maing challenges

    President Donald Trump`s nominee to be the director of national intelligence pledged on Tuesday to support thorough investigation of any Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, Reuters reports. ”I think this is something that needs to be investigated and addressed,” former Republican Senator Dan Coats told the Senate...

    Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine
    Mar01

    Russia needs war in Donbas – MFA Ukraine

    The number of attacks on the Ukrainian positions by the Russian-backed militants in Donbas has sharply increased over the past day, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. ”Ukraine wants peace, Russia needs war. 117 attacks by Russian militants, 2 UA servicemen KIA, 2 WIA, heavy weaponry used,” she tweeted....

    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully
    Mar01

    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully

    Interinstitutional talks between the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament on EU visa liberalization for Ukraine have ended successfully, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. ”The Council of the EU, the European Parliament, and the European Commission have made a decision to grant a...

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
    Feb28

    Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks

    Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict, according to Reuters. China backed Russia and cast its sixth veto on Syria, Reuters said....

    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine
    Feb28

    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Ministry has stated the possibility of ”new tragedies” in case Washington moves to supply lethal aid to Ukraine, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent in Russia citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying. The Russian side will ”explain” to the new U.S. administration ”the history and status of the conflict...

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia
    Feb28

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia

    Washington must make its own decision on the prospects for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, as Moscow did not ask and does not intend to ask for that, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, the BBC Russian Service reported. ”If we talk about sanctions, due to which the U.S. turnover dipped by almost a third – from $29...

    Gazprom violates contractual terms, reducing gas pressure at entrance to Ukraine`s gas transport system
    Feb28

    Gazprom violates contractual terms, reducing gas pressure at entrance to Ukraine`s gas transport system

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has once again violated the terms of the contract on ensuring required levels of gas pressure in the Ukrainian gas transport system (GTS), which undermines stable gas transit to the European Union, National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine reported. As of 08:00 on Tuesday, the pressure on Sudzha gas-measuring...

    Russia`s recognition of ”DPR-LPR” travel documents to complicate Donbas settlement – UN official
    Feb28

    Russia`s recognition of ”DPR-LPR” travel documents to complicate Donbas settlement – UN official

    The fact that the Russian Federation has moved to recognize the so-called passports issued by self-proclaimed authorities of the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine can complicate the process of the conflict settlement in eastern Ukraine, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in an interview with Kommersant....

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