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    Ratification of EU-Ukraine Association deal: Dutch socialists want Kyiv to sign additional document
    Feb23

    Ratification of EU-Ukraine Association deal: Dutch socialists want Kyiv to sign additional document

    Leader of the Socialist Party of the Netherlands Harry van Bommel has offered that the Dutch Parliament vote for a decision, obliging Ukraine to sign an additional political document concerning the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Europeiska Pravda reports. The proposal will be considered February 23 following a vote for a government-offered...

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media
    Feb23

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media

    The court in Vienna has refused to satisfy the motion of the Austrian prosecutors regarding the arrest of the Ukrainian businessman, Dmytro Firtash, on Spain`s extradition request, Ukrainska Pravda reported citing a source close to Mr Firtash. As reported earlier, on February 17, Austria received Spain`s request for the extradition of Dmytro...

    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Feb23

    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    Parliament of the Netherlands (the Second Chamber) upheld a government-proposed bill providing for a ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. The voting took place in The Hague Thursday. The roll-call showed 89 votes for the bill and 55 against it. The proposal of Dutch Socialists...

    Ukraine needs to return its tankers from Caspian to Black Sea to privatize shipping companies –  Ukraine`s State Property Fund
    Feb23

    Ukraine needs to return its tankers from Caspian to Black Sea to privatize shipping companies – Ukraine`s State Property Fund

    State-owned Black Sea Shipping Company (BSSC) and Ukrtanker are not subject to privatization, head of Odesa branch of Ukraine`s State Property Fund (SPF) Oleksiy Kosmin said at an Odesa press conference February 22, according to an UNIAN news agency news agency correspondent. ”The government has decided to search for additional assets of the...

    Cyber-espionage group uses malware, hacked microphones and Dropbox accounts to spy on Ukrainian targets
    Feb23

    Cyber-espionage group uses malware, hacked microphones and Dropbox accounts to spy on Ukrainian targets

    A well-organized cyber-espionage group is infecting computers at selected targets in Ukraine, turning on their microphone to record nearby audio, stealing documents, and storing exfiltrated data inside Dropbox accounts, according to security firm CyberX, who recently came across the malware used in these attacks, according to Bleeping Computer, a...

    Poroshenko satisfied with dialogue with Trump Administration
    Feb23

    Poroshenko satisfied with dialogue with Trump Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was satisfied he has established a dialogue with U.S. President Donald Trump`s administration despite concerns in Kyiv that Trump might sacrifice ties with Ukraine in favor of a closer relationship with Russia, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Poroshenko told a meeting of...

    U.S. Senator, Congressman call for lethal weapons for Ukraine
    Feb23

    U.S. Senator, Congressman call for lethal weapons for Ukraine

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-Illinois) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (Democrat-Illinois) have called on the United States to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine so it can better defend itself against Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country, according to the Ukrainian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....

    International investment banks mull opening Ukraine offices
    Feb23

    International investment banks mull opening Ukraine offices

    International investment banks are considering opening their offices in Ukraine, the country`s First Deputy Finance Minister, Oksana Markarova, said on Wednesday, February 22. The official noted that previously, the international investment banks were not interested in such a move due to the almost complete lack of medium-sized businesses whom...

    ”No time for freelancing” in Ukraine-Russia settlement behind Kyiv back
    Feb23

    ”No time for freelancing” in Ukraine-Russia settlement behind Kyiv back

    The latest Russia-related questions President Trump urgently needs to address involve the president`s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his work with an obscure Ukrainian opposition legislator and a Russian-born New Yorker who has done business deals with Mr. Trump, reads the New York Times editorial titled ”Ukraine and the Shadowy Freelancers”...

    UN envoy doubts “breakthrough” at Syria peace talks – Deutsche Welle
    Feb23

    UN envoy doubts “breakthrough” at Syria peace talks – Deutsche Welle

    The UN-brokered Syria peace talks are set to resume in Geneva on Thursday. But with a fragmented opposition, Staffan de Mistura questioned how much progress could be made in the initial talks, according to Deutsche Welle (DW). Talks to end Syria`s six-year conflict restart in Geneva on Thursday. They will be the first United Nations-mediated...

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