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    Lukashenko orders Belarus customs experts to Withdraw from Russian-led Customs Union
    Mar17

    Lukashenko orders Belarus customs experts to Withdraw from Russian-led Customs Union

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered the country`s top customs experts to withdraw from their posts at the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), according to The Moscow Times. The move follows Lukashenko`s refusal to sign the EAEU Customs Code in December 2016 in St. Petersburg. The Belarusian president refused to attend the meeting...

    Kremlin denies scenarios for occupied Donbas integration into Russia
    Mar17

    Kremlin denies scenarios for occupied Donbas integration into Russia

    The Kremlin denies the existence of integration scenarios for the occupied Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from a briefing by Vladimir Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. ”There have been no such scenarios written,” Peskov said, whether there are any scenarios for the integration into Russia of the so-called ”DPR-LPR.” ”You...

    Ukraine exports over 2.6 MMT of sunflower oil
    Mar17

    Ukraine exports over 2.6 MMT of sunflower oil

    For the second month in a row, Ukraine has been decreasing its exports of sunflower oil, though the volume exported in February and since the beginning of 2016/17 remains at record high level, UkrAgroConsult reports. In February 2017 Ukraine exported 442 KMT of sunflower oil, which was 4.7% less than over the previous month, but 12.5% higher than...

    EU, Asian states halt poultry imports from Ukraine due to bird flu outbreaks
    Mar17

    EU, Asian states halt poultry imports from Ukraine due to bird flu outbreaks

    The European Union and some Asian countries have introduced temporary restrictions on imports of poultry from Ukraine due to bird flu outbreaks, according to the press service of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection. ”[This is] to inform the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service`s regional branches and exporters of...

    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists
    Mar17

    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists

    Berlin is concerned about the developments in eastern Ukraine, particularly, the blockade and calls to stop actions that lead to even greater escalation. German Federal Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert and German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer have stated this at on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Germany....

    Chief taxman Nasirov free on bail, wearing ankle monitor
    Mar17

    Chief taxman Nasirov free on bail, wearing ankle monitor

    Chairman of Ukraine`s State Fiscal Service (SFS) Roman Nasirov, who has been suspended for the period of trial on charges of abuse of power, is now free on bail after his wife posted UAH 100 million, or $US3.7 million, for him on Thursday evening. Nasirov has thanked his family for having collected ”that crazy amount.” ”I disagree with this very...

    Russia paid ex White House adviser Flynn $67,000, documents show
    Mar17

    Russia paid ex White House adviser Flynn $67,000, documents show

    Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn was paid more than $67,000 by Russian companies before the U.S. presidential election, according to documents released on March 16 by a Democratic congressman, RFE/RL reports. U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (Democrat-Maryland) asked the Trump administration to provide a comprehensive...

    Syrian army says it shot down Israeli jet – Reuters
    Mar17

    Syrian army says it shot down Israeli jet – Reuters

    Syria`s army high command said in a statement on Friday Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace early in the morning and attacked a military target near Palmyra in what it described as an act of aggression that aided Islamic State, Reuters reports. It said its air defenses shot down one of the Israeli jets over what it called ”occupied ground” and...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded
    Mar16

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 91 times in the past 24 hours, with four 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 Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired all types...

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks
    Mar16

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given a go-ahead to imposing sanctions against Russian banks, according to TSN news service. The president approved sanctions by adopting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of March 15, 2017 ”On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”...

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