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    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas
    Dec08

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia`s Foreign Minister, believes that Kyiv needs to switch to direct talks with `authorities` of the occupied cities of Luhansk and Donetsk to effectively solve Donbas conflict, Ukraine Today reports citing Europeiska Pravda. Lavrov made the statement during a meeting of 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council, which began on Thursday in...

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz expresses hope that the EP is ready since September to vote for lifting visa requirements for Ukraine and Georgia. The European Parliament President hopes that there will be no more delays on the part of the EU Council in the issue of granting a visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia, according to his...

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty
    Dec08

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty

    Mark Rutte`s government should ratify Ukraine`s association treaty with the EU despite the ”no” vote in this year`s referendum, according to its main advisory body on foreign affairs, according to DutchNews. The Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) said a rejection of the treaty could damage the Netherlands` standing and European...

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas
    Dec08

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas

    From mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, 9,733 people were killed and another 22,720 wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, according to a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15, 2016. ”In total, from mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, OHCHR recorded 32,453 casualties, among Ukrainian armed forces,...

    U.S. Senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine late December
    Dec08

    U.S. Senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine late December

    Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze and Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly met with Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, member of the Senate Committee on Armed Forces, Committee on Legal...

    Tusk: EU ”almost there” in decision on visa lib for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    Tusk: EU ”almost there” in decision on visa lib for Ukraine, Georgia

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the EU is ”almost there” in the decision on a visa-free travel for Ukraine and Georgia. ”Almost there. Visa suspension mechanism dispute over. Now the final stretch towards visa free travel for Ukraine and Georgia,” Tusk wrote on Twitter. The European Parliament Committee on Civil...

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors
    Dec08

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors

    EU assistance to Ukraine had limited impact and, despite the impetus for reform since then, the results achieved so far remain fragile, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Over most of the period audited, the unstable political, legislative and administrative context limited the effectiveness of EU assistance, according...

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”
    Dec08

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko says that the northeastern part of the Black Sea has turned into a ”grey area” due to Russia-occupied Crimea. ”In view of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine`s rights as a coastal state in the maritime zones adjacent to...

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election
    Dec08

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election

    On Wednesday, a bill was introduced in U.S. Congress on creating an independent commission to investigate Russian government involvement in the digital attacks that shook the presidential election this year, according to Wired. The 12-member commission, to be chosen by both Republicans and Democrats, would present their findings and...

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism
    Dec08

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism

    EU Ambassadors have confirmed the agreement between the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP) about the ”visa waiver suspension mechanism” between the EU and third countries. This particular solution was a condition for a positive decision on granting Ukraine and Georgia a visa-free regime. The EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in...

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