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    The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference
    Dec28

    The US government to announce measures to punish Russia for the 2016 presidential election interference

    The U.S. officials reports that probably this week Obama administration to announce a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election. It would include economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, The Washington Post reports. The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include...

    Minsk deal not to be implemented, Normandy format must be expanded – Foreign Minister of Poland
    Dec28

    Minsk deal not to be implemented, Normandy format must be expanded – Foreign Minister of Poland

    ”In our opinion, the Minsk agreements will not be implemented,” said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski. According to the minister, in order to put an end to the conflict in Donbas, it is necessary to expand the Normandy format. He stressed that Poland, as a country bordering with the aggressor state, is insisting on expanding the group...

    Court intervenes in gas dispute, says Polish utility – Deutsche Welle
    Dec28

    Court intervenes in gas dispute, says Polish utility – Deutsche Welle

    Polish energy concern PGNiG says it`s won a European Court of Justice stay on high-volume gas deliveries by Russia`s Gazprom through the pipeline ”OPAL.” The conduit forwards supplies to the Czech Republic and Germany, according to Deutsche Welle. A European Commission decision in October to enlarge a previous 50-percent cap of Gazprom deliveries...

    U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force
    Dec28

    U.S. extended sanctions against Russian companies enter into force

    Embassy of Ukraine in the USA has reported that the decision on the introduction of the U.S. additional sanctions against Russian companies entered into force. ”The United States continues to build up pressure on Russia with new sanctions for its violation of international law and fueling the conflict in eastern Ukraine. 15 Russian arms sector...

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain
    Dec27

    U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security – senator John McCain

    The United States is committed to the security of the Baltic region and NATO, Republican senator John McCain said in the Estonian capital on Tuesday, during a visit seen as a bid to soothe concerns over the policy of President-elect Donald Trump, according to Reuters. Trump unnerved many in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia by saying on the campaign...

    Ukraine gets European Union`s second tranche of financial aid worth EUR 55 mln
    Dec27

    Ukraine gets European Union`s second tranche of financial aid worth EUR 55 mln

    Ukraine has received the second tranche of the financial assistance of the European Union in the amount of EUR 55.125 million in the framework of a financing agreement signed between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission in 2014. As reported on the website of the Ministry of Finance, these funds represent the second and final...

    Ukraine fulfills all obligations to cooperate with IMF – Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade
    Dec27

    Ukraine fulfills all obligations to cooperate with IMF – Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade

    Ukraine has fulfilled all its obligations to continue cooperation with the key creditor of the country, the International Monetary Fund, which opens the way to get the fourth tranche of $1.3 billion, Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv said at a press conference in Kyiv. ”As of today, Ukraine has fulfilled all...

    4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis
    Dec27

    4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis

    Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov has said that four states of the former Soviet Union are almost ready to recognize that Crimea is not the Ukrainian territory anymore, 112.ua reports. ”It is painful to me that four states of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan), these four...

    Trump calls UN club for people to `have a good time`
    Dec27

    Trump calls UN club for people to `have a good time`

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at the United Nations on Monday days after the Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, according to Fox News. Taking to Twitter, he said the U.N. has ”such great potential,” but has become ”just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good...

    Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017
    Dec27

    Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017

    Moscow will continue to influence the processes in the European Union and the United States in order to undermine Western unity by cyberattacks, propaganda campaigns, and political manipulation. Moreover, Moscow will step up these efforts in 2017 to achieve its objectives, which include the lifting of sanctions by the EU and the U.S., which means...

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