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    Ukraine voices requirements for potential UN chief following Ban-Ki moon`s remarks
    Jun17

    Ukraine voices requirements for potential UN chief following Ban-Ki moon`s remarks

    Kyiv says UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon`s successor must stay committed to defending the basic principles of the UN Charter, including on the support for sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of the UN member states, that`s according to deputy chief of Ukraine`s presidential staff Kostyantyn Yeliseyev, an UNIAN...

    Russia may face `debt trap` amid pre-election bond spree
    Jun17

    Russia may face `debt trap` amid pre-election bond spree

    President Vladimir Putin is about to go on a borrowing spree, according to an article by Olga Tanas and Andrey Biryukov published on Bloomberg.With Russia struggling to meet spending commitments and elections looming, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said the government will boost sales of ruble bonds over three years to cover the deficit and...

    Klimkin: EU works on mechanism of ”extra confidence” in visa-free travel for Ukraine
    Jun17

    Klimkin: EU works on mechanism of ”extra confidence” in visa-free travel for Ukraine

    Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin hopes that Ukraine will see a visa-free regime with the European Union as early as this year, an UNIAN correspondent reported from a Kyiv briefing Friday.According to Klimkin, the European Parliament and the relevant structures of the European Union are now discussing, what the process will be for the...

    Poroshenko names key condition for pursuing with political part of Minsk-2
    Jun17

    Poroshenko names key condition for pursuing with political part of Minsk-2

    The key prerequisite for any further shifts in the political part of the Minsk agreements is ensuring security in Donbas, said deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev during a Kyiv briefing Friday, an UNIAN correspondent reports. ”A key prerequisite for any further changes to the so-called political part is...

    Kyiv anxious Brexit might weaken EU support for Ukraine
    Jun17

    Kyiv anxious Brexit might weaken EU support for Ukraine

    Politicians in Ukraine worry that Great Britain`s vote to leave the European Union would weaken the EU`s support for Kyiv and undermine the Ukrainian government`s resolve to stand up to Russia, according to Reuters.”I do not think Brexit would lead to a U-turn on Ukraine, but it would be a serious stick to beat those who favor EU integration”...

    Estonian citizen suspected of terrorism to be extradited to Ukraine
    Jun17

    Estonian citizen suspected of terrorism to be extradited to Ukraine

    The Supreme Court of Estonia refused to hear the appeal of the decision that the extradition of Estonian citizen and terrorism suspect Vladimir Poljakov to Ukraine is lawful, which means that the decision stands and Poljakov now awaits extradition to Ukraine, according to ERR.ee.As the Supreme Court has refused to hear barrister Sven Sillar`s...

    Naftogaz: Russian gas transit via Ukraine cheaper compared to Nord Stream 2
    Jun17

    Naftogaz: Russian gas transit via Ukraine cheaper compared to Nord Stream 2

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine estimates that Russian gas transit shipments to the European Union (EU) via Ukraine will be more cost-effective by several times by 2020 than gas transit via the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the company`s press service reported. ”If the capacity is booked at the present level of 110 billion cubic meters (bcm) the...

    Kremlin: troops movements across Russia pose no threat to neighbors – TASS
    Jun17

    Kremlin: troops movements across Russia pose no threat to neighbors – TASS

    Russian troops` movements across the country`s territory pose no threat to neighboring states, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”As for the deployment of our military formations here and there, this is the sovereign right of the Russian Federation to move our troops across the entire territory...

    Ukrainian National Police chief: Only 32% of police in gear
    Jun17

    Ukrainian National Police chief: Only 32% of police in gear

    National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze says only 32% of officers of Ukraine`s National Police are in full gear, as required, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Currently, the level of availability of equipment for the police is 32%,” she told journalists in Kyiv on Friday.This figure should increase to 50% until the end of the current year,...

    CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat – Reuters
    Jun17

    CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat – Reuters

    Islamic State`s ”terrorism capacity and global reach” have not been reduced, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Thursday, adding that the group has tens of thousands of fighters around the world, far more than al Qaeda had at its height, according to Reuters.John Brennan told U.S. lawmakers in a rare public hearing of the...

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