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    Wannabe ”diplomat” with backdoor plan to lease Crimea to Russia, MP Artemenko, excluded from Radical Party ranks
    Feb20

    Wannabe ”diplomat” with backdoor plan to lease Crimea to Russia, MP Artemenko, excluded from Radical Party ranks

    Ukrainian MP Andriy Artemenko, who recently came into a spotlight over the alleged attempt to back-channel to Washington a so-called plan on the Ukrainian-Russian settlement involving the lease of Crimea to Russia, was excluded from Radical Party faction Monday, according to MP Andriy Lozoviy. ”The decision of the Radical Party faction of [Oleh]...

    Germany says Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order
    Feb20

    Germany says Russia violating Ukraine peace deal with passport order

    Russian President Vladimir Putin`s decision to temporarily recognize passports issued by the de-facto authorities of the occupied areas in eastern Ukraine violates the Minsk peace agreement, a German government spokesman said on Monday, according to Reuters. ”The recognition of travel documents issued by the self-declared Donetsk People`s...

    Putin wants to have Ukrainian Aleppo in Donbas – Poroshenko
    Feb20

    Putin wants to have Ukrainian Aleppo in Donbas – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that Russia`s hybrid military forces in Donbas deliberately attack civilians, turning some areas in eastern Ukraine into a Ukrainian Aleppo, according to Germany`s Bild. ”In recent years, I have tested many agreements, but in fact, Russia has never abided by them. It`s as simple as that: If Putin...

    EU doesn`t recognize travel documents of self-proclaimed Donbas republics
    Feb20

    EU doesn`t recognize travel documents of self-proclaimed Donbas republics

    Spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Maja Kocijancic says that the European Union does not recognize travel documents issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”). ”Travel documents issued by the so-called `DPR/LPR` are not recognized within the European Union,” she said...

    Russia behind attempted Montenegro coup – Montenegrin prosecutor
    Feb20

    Russia behind attempted Montenegro coup – Montenegrin prosecutor

    Moscow orchestrated an attempted coup during Montenegro`s October 16 election in a bid to stop the country from joining NATO, a Montenegrin prosecutor said Sunday evening, according to POLITICO. ”So far we have had evidence that Russian nationalist structures were behind [the plot], but now also that Russian state bodies were involved at a...

    A back-channel plan for Ukraine and Russia, courtesy of Trump associates – The New York Times
    Feb20

    A back-channel plan for Ukraine and Russia, courtesy of Trump associates – The New York Times

    A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia, The New York Times reported. According to The New York Times, Andrii V. Artemenko, the Ukrainian lawmaker, who sees himself as a Trump-style leader of a...

    Oil prices flatline as U.S. drilling counters OPEC output cuts
    Feb20

    Oil prices flatline as U.S. drilling counters OPEC output cuts

    Oil prices held steady on Monday as investors gauged whether an increase in U.S. drilling rigs and record stockpiles would undermine efforts by producers to cut output and bring the market into balance, according to Reuters. Brent futures LCOc1 were down 5 cents at $55.75 a barrel at 0245 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 was...

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine: Russian recognition of ”Donetsk/ Luhansk People`s Republic” passports inconsistent with Minsk agreement
    Feb19

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine: Russian recognition of ”Donetsk/ Luhansk People`s Republic” passports inconsistent with Minsk agreement

    The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv says that the recognition by Russia of passports issued by the self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine – the so-called Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”) – is inconsistent with the Minsk peace process. ”Russian recognition of documents from separatist `republics` [is] troubling...

    Trump must punish Russia for election interference – Senator Graham
    Feb19

    Trump must punish Russia for election interference – Senator Graham

    A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power, according to ABC News. U.S. intelligence officials have told Trump that Moscow tried to influence voters by hacking Democratic emails and trolling social media...

    Russia watches U.S. reassure allies, and it`s disappointed – Bloomberg
    Feb19

    Russia watches U.S. reassure allies, and it`s disappointed – Bloomberg

    Shortly after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged to ”hold Russia to account” while looking for common ground in a speech to European allies, a hawkish Russian legislator reached out to shake his hand as he passed through a crowded hotel corridor, according to Bloomberg. ”Mr. Vice President, I am from Moscow and we hope we will reach those...

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