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    EU ready to pose as 3rd party in Ukraine-Russia WTO dispute – Ukraine`s Trade Representative
    Feb22

    EU ready to pose as 3rd party in Ukraine-Russia WTO dispute – Ukraine`s Trade Representative

    The European Union has expressed its interest in joining as a third party the review of a trade dispute between Ukraine and Russia, initiated by Kyiv in the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to lift trade and transit restrictions imposed by Moscow against Ukrainian exports in January 2016, Ukraine`s Trade Representative...

    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off
    Feb22

    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off

    On February 7, Donald Trump used his first tweet of the day to distance himself from Russia and Vladimir Putin. Twenty minutes later in Berlin, the Chancellery issued a statement detailing Angela Merkel`s latest conversation with the Russian leader, according to Bloomberg. The call was Merkel`s second in three weeks with Putin to discuss the...

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate
    Feb22

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate

    The Parliament of the Netherlands (Second Chamber) has the required number of votes to support the bill introduced by the country`s government with a proposal to ratify the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, an UNIAN news agency correspondent reported following a Tuesday debate in The Hague, held in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

    Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia`s veto abuse at UNSC
    Feb22

    Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia`s veto abuse at UNSC

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who is chairing today`s meeting of the United Nations Security Council on unresolved conflicts in Europe, has called to reform the organization to prevent further veto power abuses by Russia. ”We need urgently to reform the Security Council in order to remove the veto power abuses,” said Klimkin, speaking...

    Trump lawyer confirms meeting Ukrainian, denies carrying peace plan
    Feb22

    Trump lawyer confirms meeting Ukrainian, denies carrying peace plan

    President Donald Trump`s personal lawyer has acknowledged to NBC News that he met privately in New York last month with a controversial Russian-born Trump associate and a member of Ukraine`s parliament, but disputes a New York Times report that the men gave him a peace plan for Ukraine that he delivered to then-National Security Adviser Mike...

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko
    Feb21

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko

    The advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, did not rule out the possibility of avoiding imprisonment for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in exchange for his testimony against senior Russian leaders, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. Gerashchenko told reporters that the ”American justice”...

    OSCE condemns Russia`s recognition of ”DPR/LPR” passports
    Feb21

    OSCE condemns Russia`s recognition of ”DPR/LPR” passports

    The OSCE Chairmanship has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin`s decree to recognize documents and license plates of vehicles issued to Ukraine`s citizens and stateless persons who reside in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. ”The OSCE Chairmanship expresses strong concern about this measure taken by the Russian Federation. In...

    Firtash detained in Vienna courthouse following ruling on his extradition
    Feb21

    Firtash detained in Vienna courthouse following ruling on his extradition

    Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash was detained in a courthouse in Vienna after the court of appeals ruled on a possibility of his extradition to the United States. The Time reporter, Simon Shuster, has tweeted on Firtash being detained, ”Firtash has just been detained in the courthouse by Austrian police. Lawyers confirm he is now in custody.”...

    Up to 20 Crimean Tatars detained in occupied Crimea on Tuesday – Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar
    Feb21

    Up to 20 Crimean Tatars detained in occupied Crimea on Tuesday – Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar

    Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Member of Parliament of Ukraine Refat Chubarov says that from 10 to 20 Crimean Tatars were detained in occupied Crimea on Tuesday, citing difference sources, according to an UNIAN news agency news agency correspondent. ”Just this morning, several hours ago, about 20 men were arrested in the...

    Bypassing Ukraine: Gazprom reports on signing another deal on TurkStream pipeline
    Feb21

    Bypassing Ukraine: Gazprom reports on signing another deal on TurkStream pipeline

    A contract has been signed in Amsterdam on construction of the second string of the offshore section of TurkStream pipeline, which is planned to be laid across the Black Sea bypassing Ukraine. ”South Stream Transport B.V. and Allseas Group today signed in Amsterdam a contract to build the second string of the TurkStream gas pipeline`s offshore...

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