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    55,000 Russian troops massing near Ukraine – Ukrainian Defense Ministry
    Nov30

    55,000 Russian troops massing near Ukraine – Ukrainian Defense Ministry

    Ukraine`s Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Dolhov says some 55,000 Russian troops are now massing near the border with Ukraine. ”Currently, Russia has amassed about 55,000 servicemen near the Ukrainian border. The presence of the Russian regular army on the territory of Ukraine varies from 5,000 to 7,500 soldiers. In Crimea, this figure is 23,000...

    France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive
    Nov30

    France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Tuesday that lifting European Union sanctions on Russia would weaken efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis and hand a victory to Moscow, Reuters reported. ”It would weaken the objective of resolving this conflict and would be a victory to those who endangered the security of a country,” Ayrault...

    OSCE SMM: Only limited access to disengagement areas in Donbas
    Nov30

    OSCE SMM: Only limited access to disengagement areas in Donbas

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reiterates it has only limited access to three disengagement areas on the contact line in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. ”Today again only limited access for OSCE SMM to Pervomaisk/Zolote, Stanytsia Luhanska and Petrivske/Bohdanivka disengagement areas – UAF (Ukrainian Armed Forces), ”LPR”, ”DPR”...

    Canada adds Crimean officials to sanctions list
    Nov29

    Canada adds Crimean officials to sanctions list

    In order to maintain the necessary pressure on Russia until it fully complies with its international obligations with respect to Ukraine, the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations have been amended to list 15 additional separatist individuals, including six members of Russia`s State Duma from Crimea, who are subject to an asset freeze...

    France calls for U.N. Security Council meeting on Aleppo
    Nov29

    France calls for U.N. Security Council meeting on Aleppo

    French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting, according to Reuters. ”More than ever before, we need to urgently put in place means to end the hostilities and to allow...

    EU visa suspension mechanism to be considered in Jan
    Nov29

    EU visa suspension mechanism to be considered in Jan

    The official website of the European Parliament (EP) has announced a preliminary date for consideration of a European Union visa suspension mechanism, which visa waivers for Ukraine depend on. The consideration is preliminarily scheduled for January 18, 2017, the EU services said. MEPs plan to consider relevant regulation 2016/0142 (COD) in first...

    Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break
    Nov29

    Norway resumes high-level trade talks with Russia after two-year break

    Norway has resumed high-level talks with Russia on trade and economic cooperation that were broken off after Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014, according to Reuters. ”This is the first time Norway and Russia hold bilateral meetings at the ministerial level since 2014,” the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries said in a statement on...

    Russia has huge sum losses because of maritime sanctions for illegally annexed Crimea
    Nov29

    Russia has huge sum losses because of maritime sanctions for illegally annexed Crimea

    Due to dramatic decrease of public and freight sea transportation to occupied Crimea Kremlin have to fill the gap in up to 200 vessels, Ukraine Today reports citing BlackSeaNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs. Although Kremlin keeps telling that foreign naval vessels ignore the sanctions and sail to Crimea, the majority of vessels that carry...

    Ukraine condemns extension of Sushchenko`s arrest in Russia
    Nov29

    Ukraine condemns extension of Sushchenko`s arrest in Russia

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed protest against the ruling by Moscow`s Lefortovo district court to extend Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko`s arrest. ”The case is politically motivated. Another hostage of Russian aggression. We express protest and demand the release of Roman Sushchenko,” spokesperson for the Ukrainian...

    We expect final decision of Stockholm arbitration in case against Gazprom in early 2017 – Yatsenyuk
    Nov29

    We expect final decision of Stockholm arbitration in case against Gazprom in early 2017 – Yatsenyuk

    During his visit to Brussels on Monday, November 28, leader of the Popular Front Party, Ukraine`s former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic. After the meeting, the leader of the Popular Front said that the issues were discussed in particular on energy security. He recalled that the...

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