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    Canadian diplomat quietly visited Russia for talks on Syria, Ukraine
    Nov17

    Canadian diplomat quietly visited Russia for talks on Syria, Ukraine

    Although Canada is taking a tough line with Russia in public, a senior Canadian diplomat quietly visited Moscow for talks on Ukraine and Syria earlier this month, prompting opposition concerns Ottawa might move to ease its sanctions, according to Canada`s Globe and Mail. Mark Gwozdecky, the foreign ministry`s political director, met Russian...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 26.34
    Nov17

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 26.34

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by 33 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.34 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for November 17: $100 costs UAH 2,634.5680 (on November 16, it was UAH...

    Oil prices fall on U.S. crude stock build, OPEC remains in focus
    Nov17

    Oil prices fall on U.S. crude stock build, OPEC remains in focus

    Crude oil futures dropped on Thursday after official inventory reports indicated a larger-than-expected build in U.S. oil stocks, according to Reuters. Crude inventories in the United States rose by 5.3 million barrels in the week to November 11, compared with expectations for an increase of 1.5 million barrels, Reuters said. The climb in...

    Russia to be brought to justice for aggression against Ukraine despite plans to withdraw from Rome Statute – MFA Ukraine
    Nov17

    Russia to be brought to justice for aggression against Ukraine despite plans to withdraw from Rome Statute – MFA Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine states that despite Russia`s intention to withdraw from the Rome Statute, it will sooner or later be held responsible for unleashing an aggression against Ukraine, MFS speaker Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. ”Russia intends to withdraw from the Rome Statute. And [it wants to do it] urgently. Especially...

    Evidence says shooting of Euromaidan activists was planned – Lawyer
    Nov17

    Evidence says shooting of Euromaidan activists was planned – Lawyer

    Berkut officer`s testimonies, tensions between prosecutors and the date when a possible verdict will be handed down are discussed in an interview by Ukraine Today with a Ukrainian lawyer Markiyan Halabala. Several chiefs of the Prosecutor General`s office vowed to bring the people behind the killings to justice. The latest of them, Mr. Yuriy...

    European leaders, Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin
    Nov17

    European leaders, Obama to discuss Russia sanctions in Berlin

    European leaders and President Barack Obama on Friday will discuss extending sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, and possible new sanctions for its bombing in Syria, sources familiar with the plans said, according to Reuters. The meeting in Berlin, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and including the leaders of...

    Yanukovych to testify via video conference Nov 25
    Nov17

    Yanukovych to testify via video conference Nov 25

    Disgraced Ukrainian ex-president Viktor Yanukovych is expected to testify via a video conference in a criminal case of the five former Berkut riot police officers on November 25, that`s according to Yanukovych`s lawyer Vitaliy Serdiuk. Sviatoshynskiy district court in the city of Kyiv earlier obtained an approval from the Russian side to set up a...

    EU Ambassadors to greenlight talks on Ukraine visa liberalization Nov 17
    Nov17

    EU Ambassadors to greenlight talks on Ukraine visa liberalization Nov 17

    The European Union Ambassadors tomorrow, November 17, are expected to allow start of negotiations between the EU Council and the European Parliament on visa liberalization for Ukraine, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”It looks likely that the EU ambassadors tomorrow will give green light to the [EU] council to start...

    Ukraine`s farm produce exports in 9 months estimated at over $10 bln
    Nov17

    Ukraine`s farm produce exports in 9 months estimated at over $10 bln

    Ukrainian farmers shipped farm produce abroad to the tune of $10.4 billion in the nine months of 2016, which accounted for 40.2% of total national exports over the period under review, according to the Agrarian Policy Ministry`s press service. Grain exports alone were estimated at $4.1 billion, exports of animal fat and vegetable oil amounted to...

    Johnny Depp supports Oleh Sentsov illegally imprisoned in Russia
    Nov17

    Johnny Depp supports Oleh Sentsov illegally imprisoned in Russia

    The ”Imprisoned for Art” campaign enlists Peter Gabriel, Johnny Depp, Pussy Riot`s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Edward Sharpe`s Alex Ebert, Tom Morello and Ana Tijoux to advocate on behalf of artists imprisoned around the world for freedom of expression, The Voice Project reports. Each artist is paired with a currently imprisoned counterpart, whose...

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