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    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor
    Feb28

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to remove from the text of the European Parliament (EP) resolution on annexed Crimea (Feb 4, 2016) a notion of the Crimean Tatars as the peninsula`s indigenous people, according to Obozrevatel, a Ukrainian online news outlet. ”A surprising thing happened. The resolution stipulates that Russia is an...

    Russia`s Gazprom names gas price for EU in 2017
    Feb28

    Russia`s Gazprom names gas price for EU in 2017

    Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee Alexander Medvedev said in his address to the Singapore Investment Forum that the export price of gas to the European Union in the current year may reach $180-190 per thousand cubic meters, according to Prime news agency. ”The price range in 2017 will remain between $180-$190 per 1,000 cubic...

    IMF hoping to finalize next week negotiations on 3rd loan tranche for Ukraine
    Feb28

    IMF hoping to finalize next week negotiations on 3rd loan tranche for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has denied reports about any delays of negotiations with Ukraine on the next loan tranche over the possible resignation of National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Valeria Gontareva, according to the IMF`s press service. Responding to the request by Voice of America, the press service said that significant...

    Germany`s new foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine on March 2-3
    Feb28

    Germany`s new foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine on March 2-3

    Germany`s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel will be on a visit to Ukraine on March 2-3, according to UNIAN news agency`s source in diplomatic circles. His visit to Ukraine was announced by German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer in Berlin on Monday morning, the source told UNIAN news agency. ”That`s true, the visit...

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reiterates ”resolute support” for Ukraine`s sovereignty
    Feb28

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reiterates ”resolute support” for Ukraine`s sovereignty

    On the third anniversary of Crimea`s Parliament by Russian troops, the United States remain resolute in its support for a united and sovereign Ukraine, according to the statement by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. ”Three years ago today, the Crimean parliament in Ukraine was seized illegally by force. Today, as Russia`s occupation of Crimea enters...

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes
    Feb27

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes

    The second-ranking U.S. Senate Democrat called Monday for an independent commission as well as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to Bloomberg. Minority Whip Dick Durbin, back from a trip to Ukraine and other countries he said were worried about Russia, told Bloomberg editors and reporters in...

    Reuters: Oil edges up as bullish bets on rising prices hit record high
    Feb27

    Reuters: Oil edges up as bullish bets on rising prices hit record high

    Oil prices edged higher on Monday as investors showed record confidence that prices would rise further, though gains were capped by the prospect of faster growth in U.S. oil production, according to Reuters. On its second to last day as the front-month contract, Brent futures for April delivery were up 16 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $56.15 a barrel...

    IMF again postpones decision on loan tranche for Ukraine
    Feb27

    IMF again postpones decision on loan tranche for Ukraine

    The Executive Board of Ukraine`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund is not going to consider the Ukrainian issue in the coming week, according to its schedule of meetings formed until March 6. There is only one issue on the agenda – the analysis of a micro-financial situation. Earlier, head of the IMF External Relations Department...

    Montenegro seeks arrest of Russian spy over coup plot
    Feb27

    Montenegro seeks arrest of Russian spy over coup plot

    Montenegro is to indict a top Russian spy it accuses of masterminding a failed plot to topple its pro-western government and stop the tiny Balkan nation from joining NATO, according to The Times. Eduard Shishmakov, 46, a captain in the Russian navy who was exposed as an agent for GRU military intelligence, is accused of running a network of...

    Russian official reacts to Avakov`s statement on liberation of Donbas
    Feb27

    Russian official reacts to Avakov`s statement on liberation of Donbas

    A Federation Council member has issued a comment regarding an earlier statement of Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claiming the Ukrainian authorities have a plan for Donbas settlement. ”Avakov said: Kyiv ”has a plan for the return of Crimea and Donbas,” but did not disclose the essence. However, Crimea is definitely not to return. With...

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