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    Dutch parliament to debate Ukraine-EU ratification Feb 21, vote Feb 23
    Feb17

    Dutch parliament to debate Ukraine-EU ratification Feb 21, vote Feb 23

    The Dutch lower house of parliament will vote for the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement on February 23, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”Seems like the Dutch lower house will debate the ratification of Ukraine AA [Association Agreement] on 21 Feb and vote on 23 Feb,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on...

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media
    Feb17

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media

    U.S. allies in Europe are conducting intelligence operations against President Trump`s staff and business associates and intercepting communications between advisors in the White House and Russian government officials, the International Business Times reports. Sources told Newsweek that a Western European country and Baltic nation are gathering...

    European Parliament votes to create united EU army
    Feb17

    European Parliament votes to create united EU army

    The European Parliament has backed a resolution on strengthening centralization of the European Union, establishing a post of an EU finance minister, and creating a united European army, which was proposed by former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, EU`s chief Brexit negotiator, according to BBC Russian Service. The document was adopted with 283 votes...

    IMF offers Ukraine 3-year freeze of minimal wage – Ukrainian Social Policy Minister
    Feb17

    IMF offers Ukraine 3-year freeze of minimal wage – Ukrainian Social Policy Minister

    Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offered Ukraine to refrain from raising the minimum wage within the next three years. ”If we raise the minimum pension by 10% this year, we should increase the minimum wage for at least 15%. What can we see in the draft Memorandum [with the IMF]? [We have...

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg
    Feb16

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg

    The timing was far from ideal, according to Bloomberg. Shortly after Ukraine slapped curbs on cash transactions to help rein in the grey economy, the head of the nation`s tax service told reporters he won`t entrust his savings to banks, Volodymyr Verbyany wrote in the article titled ”Ukraine Wants to Go Cashless But the Black Market Rules,”...

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the United States was ready to work with Russia if it found common areas for cooperation, but said Moscow had to adhere to commitments made over Ukraine, according to Reuters. ”As we search for new common ground we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to...

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    Russia believes that by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the United States ”becomes a party to the Ukrainian conflict,” head of the International Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kosachev said, according to RIA Novosti. ”By supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine ”to build the capacity of its forces”,...

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary
    Feb16

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary

    Unable to reach success in the confrontation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the town of Avdiyivka, Russia is trying to undermine the situation inside Ukraine on the third anniversary of the Heavenly Hundreds heroes, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday at a solemn meeting on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the...

    EU calls to undo the trade blockade of Russian-occupied Donbas
    Feb16

    EU calls to undo the trade blockade of Russian-occupied Donbas

    The European Union has called for ceasing a railway blockade in Donbas, which Brussels believes may trigger an energy crisis in Ukraine, affecting civilian population on both sides of the contact line, according to the EU spokesman`s comment to an UNIAN correspondent. ”The blockade of railway connections between the areas under the control of the...

    Experts name ”hot” trends in Russia`s fake news against Ukraine
    Feb16

    Experts name ”hot” trends in Russia`s fake news against Ukraine

    Disinformation and propaganda have become a serious problem for Ukraine since the start of a hybrid war with Russia, according to the representative of Ukraine`s StopFake.org, Ruslan Deynichenko, Novoye Vremya reports. Moreover, Russian media have deliberately refused from creating high-profile stories, the ”crucified boy”-type, choosing to...

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