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    Kremlin attempts to intimidate OSCE in Donbas by blowing up car – Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Apr23

    Kremlin attempts to intimidate OSCE in Donbas by blowing up car – Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says that a recent incident when an OSCE monitors` armored car was blown up in occupied Donbas is a confirmation of the Kremlin`s attempts to intimidate the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine. ”We consider the serious incident, which occurred inside territory controlled and supported by...

    Member of OSCE team killed in Russia-controlled Donbas was an U.S. citizen, Czech and German citizens injured. Video
    Apr23

    Member of OSCE team killed in Russia-controlled Donbas was an U.S. citizen, Czech and German citizens injured. Video

    The member of European OSCE`s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine who was killed after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk on Sunday morning was an American citizen, according to Reuters. An American man was killed and a German woman was injured on Sunday morning, a spokesman for Austria`s foreign ministry said, Reuters reported. See...

    OSCE car exploded on an anti-tank mine in Russia-controlled Donbas, casualties reported
    Apr23

    OSCE car exploded on an anti-tank mine in Russia-controlled Donbas, casualties reported

    A vehicle of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine was reported to have been damaged in an anti-tank blast in Donbas on Sunday morning, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. ”The Ukrainian members of the JCCC [Joint Centre for Control and Coordination] have reported that a car...

    NATO intercepts 780 Russian military planes in 2016
    Apr23

    NATO intercepts 780 Russian military planes in 2016

    More NATO fighter jets are being scrambled to monitor and intercept Russian planes than at any time since the end of the Cold War as tensions continue to rise, according to The Independent. Around 780 deployments were made from European military bases last year in response to Russian aircraft, compared to just 410 in 2015, The Independent...

    U.S. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs to visit Ukraine
    Apr23

    U.S. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs to visit Ukraine

    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Ambassador Tina Kaidanow will travel to Germany, Estonia, and Ukraine April 23-29 for discussions on a variety of international security issues, the U.S. Department of State said in a press release. ”Ambassador Kaidanow will consult with U.S. government officials from...

    Kremlin`s propaganda focusing on viral videos to influence foreign youth – instruction of Russia Today chief
    Apr23

    Kremlin`s propaganda focusing on viral videos to influence foreign youth – instruction of Russia Today chief

    Russia intends to use viral online videos to convey their version of ”truth” to the world, said Russia Today chief Margarita Simonyan at a meeting of the Victory organizing committee chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kremlin. You can read Russian transcript of full meeting on the official webiste of Russian President. ”We would like...

    Kyiv`s court releases former Member of Parliament Martynenko on bail of 15 MPs and four ministers
    Apr23

    Kyiv`s court releases former Member of Parliament Martynenko on bail of 15 MPs and four ministers

    Kyiv`s Solomyansky district court has decided on pretrial restrictions for former Member of Parliament in Ukraine Mykola Martynenko, who is a suspect in a case relating to state-run Skhidny (Eastern) uranium ore mining and processing enterprise, and ruled to release him on bail of 15 MPs and four ministers. The decision was announced by judge...

    Ukrtransgaz schedules next gas purchase for September
    Apr23

    Ukrtransgaz schedules next gas purchase for September

    State-owned operator of Ukraine`s gas transportation system Ukrtransgaz plans to buy natural gas again in a competitive market in early autumn, according to the press service of the national oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine. In 2016, Ukrtransgaz used 1.7 billion cubic meters of gas for own in-process needs, while 1.1 billion cubic meters...

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions – Politico
    Apr22

    Treasury denies Exxon waiver from Russian sanctions – Politico

    The Trump administration said Friday that it would not grant a waiver from Russian sanctions to Exxon Mobil or any other energy companies, according to Politico. The Treasury Department announcement follows reports that Exxon had been seeking such a waiver to drill in the Black Sea. It comes as the FBI and congressional intelligence committees...

    Finance Minister Danyliuk: Ukraine to borrow $1 bln abroad in autumn
    Apr22

    Finance Minister Danyliuk: Ukraine to borrow $1 bln abroad in autumn

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has announced Ukraine will resume borrowings on foreign markets and expects to raise $1 billion this autumn after the launch of the land and pension reforms, according to the Finance Ministry`s press service, which cited the minister`s interview with The Wall Street Journal during his recent visit to...

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