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    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death
    Feb22

    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death

    Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia`s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died, according to The Associated Press (AP). Vitaly Churkin, who died Monday at a hospital at age 64, had been Russia`s envoy at the U.N. since 2006. He was...

    Russia to boost nuclear capabilities, sees no alternative to military force – Russian Defense Minister
    Feb22

    Russia to boost nuclear capabilities, sees no alternative to military force – Russian Defense Minister

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that military force is becoming the main tool for resolving foreign policy issues, therefore Russia is set to further develop its strategic nuclear forces, an UNIAN news agency news agency news agency news agency correspondent in Moscow reported. See also: Russia seen putting new nuclear-capable...

    Russia`s attempts to destabilize Ukraine among most serious challenges facing Europe – U.S. Envoy to UN
    Feb22

    Russia`s attempts to destabilize Ukraine among most serious challenges facing Europe – U.S. Envoy to UN

    Greater cooperation with Russia cannot come at the expense of the security of Washington`s European friends and allies, according to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who addressed the UN Security Council Tuesday, according to RFE/RL. Speaking to the UN Security Council during a debate on conflicts in Europe, Haley said ”Russia`s...

    Poroshenko, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley discuss ways to counteract Russia aggression
    Feb22

    Poroshenko, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley discuss ways to counteract Russia aggression

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, during which the parties discussed the enhancement of strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States and ways to counteract Russian aggression, according to the president`s press service. The Ukrainian president thanked...

    EU ready to pose as 3rd party in Ukraine-Russia WTO dispute – Ukraine`s Trade Representative
    Feb22

    EU ready to pose as 3rd party in Ukraine-Russia WTO dispute – Ukraine`s Trade Representative

    The European Union has expressed its interest in joining as a third party the review of a trade dispute between Ukraine and Russia, initiated by Kyiv in the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to lift trade and transit restrictions imposed by Moscow against Ukrainian exports in January 2016, Ukraine`s Trade Representative...

    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...

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