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    Ukraine to produce NATO standard weaponry M4 Carbine in cooperation with U.S. company
    Jan03

    Ukraine to produce NATO standard weaponry M4 Carbine in cooperation with U.S. company

    Press-service of concern UkrObornProm reports that the U.S. company Areoscraft discusses with the Ukrainian State Enterprise “Ukroboronservice” (part of concern “UkrObornProm”) the produce of M4 carbines model WAC47 in Ukraine. This project is to equip the Ukrainian army with NATO standard weaponry produced in Ukraine by Ukraine and for Ukraine....

    U.S. not to support any agreement that does not guarantee full independence of Ukraine – John McCain
    Jan03

    U.S. not to support any agreement that does not guarantee full independence of Ukraine – John McCain

    U.S. Senator John McCain is confident that Congress will not support any initiative of Donald Trump that can harm Ukraine or the Baltic States. McCain stated in an interview with the TSN that the U.S. Congress will not approve actions that will harm the freedom and independence of Ukraine or the Baltic States. Answering the question whether...

    Ministers  of Ukraine and Austria to discuss deployment of armed OSCE police mission in Donbas
    Jan02

    Ministers of Ukraine and Austria to discuss deployment of armed OSCE police mission in Donbas

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reports that on January 3-4, 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, and the OSCE Chairman, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz to provide working visit to Donetsk Region. The head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry at the beginning of the...

    1st Deputy Rada Speaker suggests Normandy format could be expanded, but US Ambassador states US participation is not on the agenda
    Jan02

    1st Deputy Rada Speaker suggests Normandy format could be expanded, but US Ambassador states US participation is not on the agenda

    Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement and First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko believes the extension of the existing Normandy format is possible, TV Channel 5 reports. The Ukrainian official suggests that another country could join the negotiation...

    Austria has assumed Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017
    Jan02

    Austria has assumed Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017

    Austria has assumed Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Austria`s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, highlighted three key challenges facing the Organization and its participating States as Austria took over as the 2017 OSCE Chairmanship: deplorable and complex crises...

    EU expresses condolences over Istanbul attack
    Jan02

    EU expresses condolences over Istanbul attack

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn have expressed condolences over the deadly terror attack in Istanbul. ”Another deadly attack hit Istanbul overnight, killing at least 39 men and women...

    Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking
    Jan01

    Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday left open the possibility of meeting with Taiwan`s president if she visits the United States after he is sworn in on January 20 and also expressed continued skepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic Party officials, according to Reuters. In remarks to reporters...

    Antonio Guterres officially becomes new UN Secretary-General
    Jan01

    Antonio Guterres officially becomes new UN Secretary-General

    It is a heavy and critical workload which Antonio Guterres will inherit from Ban Ki-moon when the former Portuguese prime minister takes up office at the United Nations, according to Euronews. He becomes the new Secretary-General at a time when the world is enmeshed in a series of crises, Euronews reported. The civil war in Syria and its impact...

    Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone
    Jan01

    Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz, who was earlier reported to seek easing Russia sanctions, plans to visit Donbas, in particular, the areas near Mariupol, when his country takes over the OSCE chair. Kurz wants to get acquainted with the situation on the ground, said the statement by MFA Austria published Saturday, December...

    U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar visited command post near Shyrokine in Donbas
    Jan01

    U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar visited command post near Shyrokine in Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, along with U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar, who are visiting Ukraine, arrived at the command post of the Ukrainian forces in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the area of Shyrokine under Mariupol. ”I arrived at the command post in the area of Shyrokine along with John...

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