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    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine
    May23

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine

    The Trump administration`s budget proposal would convert some of the United States` foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, as reported by Reuters. See also: Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans The cuts to programs under the State...

    Dutch senators poised to back EU`s treaty with Ukraine in key vote – Dutch News
    May23

    Dutch senators poised to back EU`s treaty with Ukraine in key vote – Dutch News

    The Dutch senate is set to vote in favour of the controversial EU treaty with Ukraine on Tuesday thanks to the support of the CDA, Dutch News reported citing the Volkskrant. Christian Democrat senators have a `positive attitude,` Elco Brinkman, the party`s leader in the senate, told the Volkskrant, according to Dutch News.   CDA MPs voted against...

    ”Ukraine stands together with Britain”: Poroshenko condemns Manchester terrorist attack
    May23

    ”Ukraine stands together with Britain”: Poroshenko condemns Manchester terrorist attack

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has condemned the deadly terrorist act in UK`s Manchester. ”Deeply shocked by news from Manchester Arena. Our condolences to the victims of the attack. Praying for swift recovery of those wounded,” he tweeted.  He also strongly condemned ”any acts of terrorism.” ”Ukraine stands together with Britain in this...

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans
    May23

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans

    President Donald Trump`s budget proposal this week will include provisions to end many foreign military grants administered by the State Department and replace them with loans, a move that could affect up to $1 billion in aid to dozens of countries if Congress approves, U.S. officials said, according to MarketWatch. An internal State Department...

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg
    May22

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg

    Belize authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and American political technologist Paul Manafort, according to Bloomberg. See also: Manafort falsified invoice to Belize company to legitimize Yanukovych`s $750,000 payment to himself – Ukrainian MP In the five-year period from...

    EU ”broke some rules” to meet promised deadline for Ukraine`s visa waiver – media
    May22

    EU ”broke some rules” to meet promised deadline for Ukraine`s visa waiver – media

    European structures had to violate the officially established rules for the publication of legislative acts in order to fulfill the promise regarding the date of enforcement of a visa-free travel for Ukrainians, according to Europeiska Pravda. As reported earlier, on Monday the Official Journal of the European Union published the decision on the...

    Ukraine allowed to export frozen beef to China
    May22

    Ukraine allowed to export frozen beef to China

    A protocol of veterinary requirements on exports of frozen beef from Ukraine to China has been approved by the sides, allowing Ukrainian farmers to ship this produce onto the Chinese market, according to the Ukrainian biosecurity and consumer protection service. ”Ukrainian beef now has an official access to the Chinese market. The State Service...

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive
    May22

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive

    Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country`s mounting turmoil. See also: Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea Venezuela`s socialist government has long...

    Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official
    May22

    Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official

    Ukraine is NATO`s valued partner, and the Bloc will continue offering strong political and practical support to Kyiv, according to Carmen Romero, the spokesperson for the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, LB.ua reports. ”For NATO, a sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic...

    U.S. promises to return to Ukraine funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko – Lutsenko
    May22

    U.S. promises to return to Ukraine funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko – Lutsenko

    Relevant U.S. authorities have assured the Ukrainian side that if a decision is made to confiscate the funds of Ukraine`s former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, most of this money will be transferred back to Ukraine, Ukraine`s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said at an international roundtable in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent. He...

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