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    EU Council approves visa-free travel up to 90 days for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU Council approves visa-free travel up to 90 days for Ukrainians

    On 11 May 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted a regulation on visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the EU for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. The legislative act of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union was approved without further debate, within the framework of the...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format
    May11

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence the possibility of involving the U.S. in the ”Normandy format” of negotiations on settling the situation in Donbas and counteracting Russian aggression, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”Of...

    Ukraine, Turkey mull joint ammo production
    May11

    Ukraine, Turkey mull joint ammo production

    State-owned Joint-Stock Company Artem and the state-owned Spectehnoexport, both part of Ukraine`s major arms manufacturing holding Ukroboronprom, will cooperate on the ammunition production program with Turkey-based MKEK, according to Ukroboronprom press service. ”We are already cooperating with MKEK and deepening our cooperation. Today, points...

    Trump notes Russia`s responsibility for full Minsk implementation
    May11

    Trump notes Russia`s responsibility for full Minsk implementation

    The Russian Federation is responsible for the full implementation of the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the White House`s readout of U.S. President Donald Trump`s meeting with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov. ”The President raised Ukraine, and expressed his Administration`s commitment to remain engaged in...

    European Broadcasting Union  to consider sanctions against Ukraine over Russian Eurovision participant
    May11

    European Broadcasting Union to consider sanctions against Ukraine over Russian Eurovision participant

    Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will decide whether sanctions against Ukraine over a Russian contestant should be introduced or not after the competition is over. See also: Ukraine might be excluded from Eurovision if Russian artist who supports Crimea annexation...

    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister
    May11

    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister

    President of the United States Donald Trump on Wednesday received Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House, according to the MFA Ukraine`s press service. The sides discussed further efforts to support Ukraine, the press service reports. This meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice President Michael...

    Russia becomes largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in 2017
    May11

    Russia becomes largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in 2017

    Russia became the largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in the first four months of 2017, according to the Ukrainian agrarian news portal Agravery. Overall exports of Ukrainian wine in January-April 2017 were estimated at US$12 million, wine shipments to Russia alone totaled $6.3 million, or 52.8% of total exports, Agravery reported with reference to...

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News
    May10

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News

    A day before the Russian foreign minister arrives in Washington, Moscow has sent dozens of new artillery howitzers to Syria to be used by the Assad regime in a future ground campaign against rebel forces, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday. The additional military weaponry comes days after a new ceasefire effort began in Syria. Russian...

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” –  Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson
    May10

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” – Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” to having a better relationship, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, according to the BBC. He said he thought Moscow`s relations with the current administration would be better than with the previous one, the BBC wrote. Lavrov was speaking after talks in Washington with...

    Reuters: U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states
    May10

    Reuters: U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that a Russian missile deployment near the Baltic states was ”destabilizing”, and officials suggested the United States could deploy a Patriot missile battery in the region for NATO exercises in the summer, according to Reuters. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in...

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