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    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months

    The leaders of the European Union during a summit December 15 agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, Reuters tweeted. ”BREAKING: EU leaders agree on extension of economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine for six months: diplomats,” Reuters wrote on Twitter. As reported earlier, the...

    EU agrees with Dutch proposals on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement ratification
    Dec16

    EU agrees with Dutch proposals on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement ratification

    The leaders of the European Union have agreed to the proposals voiced by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, aimed at unblocking the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which was suspended due to the negative outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The corresponding conclusions...

    Rutte closes deal with EU on Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec16

    Rutte closes deal with EU on Ukraine Association Agreement

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Brussels agreed with the EU leaders on the Netherlands-offered addendum to the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, NOS reports. With this adjustment, Rutte wants the Dutch authorities to ratify the Deal, which the Netherlands voted against at a referendum earlier in 2016, according to NOS. ”After a one and a half...

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day
    Dec16

    Civilian areas in Donbas come under Russian militant fire twice in last day

    Civilian areas in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, came under militant fire twice in the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Militants attacked civilian areas twice. The village of Maiorsk was shelled with the use of small arms, while mortars, anti-aircraft guns and heavy machine guns were...

    Crime against Ukrainians: U.S. Ambassador on money stolen by Yanukovych
    Dec15

    Crime against Ukrainians: U.S. Ambassador on money stolen by Yanukovych

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch has branded the illegal withdrawal of assets from Ukraine by ex-top officials during the Viktor Yanukovych rule a crime against the Ukrainian citizens. The diplomat agreed with the idea that asset recovery cases are ”complicated” because there is the ”need for justice and getting the...

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister
    Dec15

    Ukrzaliznytsya website hacked on order from Russia – Infrastructure Minister

    Today`s ddos-attack on a data network of Ukrzaliznytsia was performed by Ukrainian hackers on the order of an unidentified person from St. Petersburg, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan wrote on Facebook. He said that the attack on the cargo database was carried out as a diversionary tactic. ”Reliable sources in law...

    ”No one postponed anything”: European Parliament source elaborates on date of Ukraine visa liberalisation vote
    Dec15

    ”No one postponed anything”: European Parliament source elaborates on date of Ukraine visa liberalisation vote

    The issue of visa liberalization for Ukraine will be put to a vote in the European Parliament immediately after the completion of inter-institutional negotiations, while the forecast date of April 3, 2017 is not mandatory, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported citing her source in the EP. ”No one postponed anything,” the source said,...

    European Parliament to decide on visa liberalisation for Ukraine in April
    Dec15

    European Parliament to decide on visa liberalisation for Ukraine in April

    The European Parliament has slated its decision on visa liberalisation for Ukraine for April 2017, according to technical information on the EP`s official website. The date of the EP`s indicative plenary sitting on Ukraine is set for April 3, 2017. It will be considered in first reading in single reading mode. Earlier, this decision-making was...

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International
    Dec15

    Crimean Tatars face systematic persecution in occupied Crimea – Amnesty International

    The Crimean Tatar community has been subjected to systematic persecution by the Russian authorities since the occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, said Amnesty International in a report tilted ”In the Dark: The Silencing of Dissent, ” which was published on December 15. In the report, Amnesty International looks...

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre
    Dec15

    Ukrainians organized rally outside Russia embassy in Kyiv over Aleppo massacre

    A rally was staged outside Russia`s embassy in Kyiv on Thursday over alleged war crimes against civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo that was captured on Tuesday by the regime forces backed by Russia, according to hromadske.tv. About a hundred protesters gathered on Povitroflotsky Avenue near the Russian embassy`s building, hromadske.tv said....

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