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    Russian singer Samoilova performs in occupied Crimea instead of Eurovision 2017
    May10

    Russian singer Samoilova performs in occupied Crimea instead of Eurovision 2017

    Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, banned from entering the country in view of her violation of the Ukrainian legislation, namely her visit to the Russian-occupied Crimea in breach of the existing immigration rules, appeared at a festive concert in the occupied city of Sevastopol dedicated to the Victory Day. Samoilova performed the song ”Flame Is...

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine may be signed in European Parliament May 17 – source
    May10

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine may be signed in European Parliament May 17 – source

    The signing ceremony of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime may be held in the European Parliament (EP) on May 17, a source close to the EP said, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported. The ceremony will take place in Strasbourg in the framework of the plenary session of the EP, which will be held on May 15-18. It is expected that the EU...

    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council
    May10

    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said at a meeting of the Security Council that the Russian Federation had created ”controlled instability” in many countries along its borders, as in Ukraine. ”Since the 1990s, the Russian Federation had created `controlled instability` in many countries along its...

    Dutch Senate receives latest documents necessary to consider EU-Ukraine Association
    May10

    Dutch Senate receives latest documents necessary to consider EU-Ukraine Association

    The Senate of the Netherlands has received the last package of documents necessary to consider the decision to ratify the Association Agreement with Ukraine and confirmed that the debate would be held on May 23, according to the official data released by the Dutch parliament, Europeiska Pravda reports. The Senate said the necessary decisions of...

    Russia set to play awkward guest at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development party
    May09

    Russia set to play awkward guest at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development party

    Prickly relations with Russia and lagging reforms in Ukraine risk souring the mood for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as it holds its annual meeting this week against a mostly cheerful background of quickening global growth, according to Reuters. Doubts persist over Ukraine`s progress in tackling corruption and cleaning up...

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10
    May09

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues, according to the U.S. Department of State. ”On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the...

    Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline`s offshore section commenced – Gazprom
    May08

    Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline`s offshore section commenced – Gazprom

    Construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline was commenced on Sunday in the Black Sea near the Russian coast, Russian energy giant Gazprom said in a release. Pipelaying is carried out by the Audacia vessel owned by Allseas, the construction contractor for both strings of the gas pipeline`s offshore section. The vessel will be also used for pipe...

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea
    May08

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea

    Three Russian warships have challenged NATO by entering Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, according to armed forces officials in Riga, Express.co.uk reported. The corvettes – Liven 551, Serpukhov 603 and Morshansk 824 – were detected only four nautical miles from Latvian territorial waters, the report says. See also: Russian...

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship
    May08

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship

    Andriy Artemenko, the ”back-door diplomat” who allegedly pitched a so-called plan to resolve the conflict with Russia onto the desk of Trump`s national security adviser (at the time) Michael Flynn, has been deprived of Ukrainian citizenship by a presidential decree, according to the State Migration Service. The State Migration Service reported on...

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians
    May08

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians

    Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kizima said that he had attended the meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko, where the latter assured that there would not be any military aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. See also: Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military...

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