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    Visa liberalisation postponed due to position of individual member states – Presidential Administration
    Dec29

    Visa liberalisation postponed due to position of individual member states – Presidential Administration

    The European Union has postponed the decision on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime across the Schengen zone because of the position of individual member states, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev has told Obozrevatel. ”The delay was due to the position of individual Member States, for whom it is very...

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham
    Dec28

    Sanctions will hit Russia hard after cyber attacks – U.S. Senator Graham

    A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could expect sanctions after cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported. ”You can expect that the Congress will investigate the Russian involvement in our elections and […] there will be bipartisan sanctions coming that will hit...

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence
    Dec28

    Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

    Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say, according to Reuters. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad`s Alawite sect, is in...

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit
    Dec28

    Czech Republic set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit

    The Czech government is to set up a specialist ”anti-fake news” unit as officials attempt to tackle falsehoods, predominantly about migrants, which they claim are spread by websites supported by the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, The Guardian reports. ”The key goal of Russian propaganda in the Czech Republic is to sow doubts into...

    U.S. senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine on December 30-31
    Dec28

    U.S. senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine on December 30-31

    U.S. Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham will visit Ukraine on December 30-31, according to the United States Embassy in Ukraine. U.S. Senator Graham and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee McCain will arrive in Ukraine on Friday, the press service of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has told UNIAN. The visit will last two...

    Montenegro issues arrest warrant against Russians, Serbs involved in coup plot
    Dec28

    Montenegro issues arrest warrant against Russians, Serbs involved in coup plot

    Montenegro has issued an international arrest warrant for two Russians and three Serbs who were allegedly involved in a coup plot to overthrow the country`s pro-NATO government, according to RFE/RL. The state prosecutor`s office said on December 27 that the five are being sought for alleged ”terrorist” activities that included plans to kill the...

    Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, Washington refutes accusations
    Dec28

    Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, Washington refutes accusations

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he had evidence that the U.S.-led coalition gave support to terrorist groups in Syria, according to Reuters. ”They were accusing us of supporting Daesh,” he told a press conference in Ankara, Reuters reports. ”Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh [the Islamic State], YPG,...

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice
    Dec28

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice

    The First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostyanova states that the recognition by the court in Moscow the protests of 2014 in Ukraine as ”coup d`etat” does not bear any legal consequences for Ukraine, TV Channel 5 reports. The Ukrainian official comments about the fact that Dorogomilovsky court in Moscow on the suit of...

    Ukraine has adopted a decision to reduce import of Russian fertilizers
    Dec28

    Ukraine has adopted a decision to reduce import of Russian fertilizers

    The press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade reported that the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has adopted a decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of nitrogen fertilizers from the Russian Federation. “Soon the government would send a bill on measures to diversify fertilizer supplies via...

    President of Ukraine Poroshenko to meet with Trump in February 2017 – the Presidential Administration
    Dec28

    President of Ukraine Poroshenko to meet with Trump in February 2017 – the Presidential Administration

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko may meet with the 45th U.S. President, Donald J. Trump, in February 2017, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev said in an interview with Obozrevatel. ”A more specific discussion will be held after the inauguration ceremony. We are preparing Poroshenko`s visit to the...

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