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    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off
    Feb22

    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off

    On February 7, Donald Trump used his first tweet of the day to distance himself from Russia and Vladimir Putin. Twenty minutes later in Berlin, the Chancellery issued a statement detailing Angela Merkel`s latest conversation with the Russian leader, according to Bloomberg. The call was Merkel`s second in three weeks with Putin to discuss the...

    Finance Minister to visit Washington in coming days for IMF talks
    Feb22

    Finance Minister to visit Washington in coming days for IMF talks

    Ukraine`s Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk in the coming days will fly to Washington to hold talks with the International Monetary Fund on the allocation of the fourth loan tranche for Ukraine in the amount of $1 billion, a government source has told UNIAN news agency. All the fundamental contradictions in the Ukraine-IMF memorandum have...

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate
    Feb22

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate

    The Parliament of the Netherlands (Second Chamber) has the required number of votes to support the bill introduced by the country`s government with a proposal to ratify the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, an UNIAN news agency correspondent reported following a Tuesday debate in The Hague, held in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

    U.S. oil holds near seven-week high; OPEC upbeat on output curbs
    Feb22

    U.S. oil holds near seven-week high; OPEC upbeat on output curbs

    Oil prices held near multi-week highs on Wednesday after OPEC signaled optimism over its deal with other producers to curb output to clear a glut that has weighed on markets since 2014, according to Reuters. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate April crude contract CLc1, the new front-month future, was up 16 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $54.49 a barrel...

    Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia`s veto abuse at UNSC
    Feb22

    Ukraine Foreign Minister slams Russia`s veto abuse at UNSC

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, who is chairing today`s meeting of the United Nations Security Council on unresolved conflicts in Europe, has called to reform the organization to prevent further veto power abuses by Russia. ”We need urgently to reform the Security Council in order to remove the veto power abuses,” said Klimkin, speaking...

    Trump lawyer confirms meeting Ukrainian, denies carrying peace plan
    Feb22

    Trump lawyer confirms meeting Ukrainian, denies carrying peace plan

    President Donald Trump`s personal lawyer has acknowledged to NBC News that he met privately in New York last month with a controversial Russian-born Trump associate and a member of Ukraine`s parliament, but disputes a New York Times report that the men gave him a peace plan for Ukraine that he delivered to then-National Security Adviser Mike...

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko
    Feb21

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko

    The advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, did not rule out the possibility of avoiding imprisonment for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in exchange for his testimony against senior Russian leaders, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. Gerashchenko told reporters that the ”American justice”...

    Russia intensifies of attacks near Avdiivka, Ukraine reports 9 wounded after 74 attacks in last day
    Feb21

    Russia intensifies of attacks near Avdiivka, Ukraine reports 9 wounded after 74 attacks in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 74 times in the past 24 hours with nine Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the Russian occupation forces used proscribed...

    OSCE condemns Russia`s recognition of ”DPR/LPR” passports
    Feb21

    OSCE condemns Russia`s recognition of ”DPR/LPR” passports

    The OSCE Chairmanship has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin`s decree to recognize documents and license plates of vehicles issued to Ukraine`s citizens and stateless persons who reside in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. ”The OSCE Chairmanship expresses strong concern about this measure taken by the Russian Federation. In...

    Firtash detained in Vienna courthouse following ruling on his extradition
    Feb21

    Firtash detained in Vienna courthouse following ruling on his extradition

    Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash was detained in a courthouse in Vienna after the court of appeals ruled on a possibility of his extradition to the United States. The Time reporter, Simon Shuster, has tweeted on Firtash being detained, ”Firtash has just been detained in the courthouse by Austrian police. Lawyers confirm he is now in custody.”...

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