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    Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer –  New York Times
    May25

    Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer – New York Times

    American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence, according to The New York Times. The conversations focused on...

    Russia comes up with new trumped up criminal charges against Ukrainian military
    May25

    Russia comes up with new trumped up criminal charges against Ukrainian military

    The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has announced the launch of another series of criminal cases against the Ukrainian military defending their country from Russian invaders, according to the agency`s press service. Three criminal cases have been opened in connection with the alleged use of ”heavy weapons against civilians in...

    Naftogaz expects Stockholm Arbitration`s decision by late May
    May25

    Naftogaz expects Stockholm Arbitration`s decision by late May

    Oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine expects to see a ruling by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in the claim of the Ukrainian company to the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom on the contract for the purchase of gas before the end of this month, Commercial Director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko said on May...

    EU aims to approve new quotas for Ukraine before July
    May25

    EU aims to approve new quotas for Ukraine before July

    The European Union plans to approve new autonomous preferences for Ukraine before the end of June, ahead of the Ukraine-EU summit to be held in the middle of summer, Europeiska Pravda reports with reference to a source in the European Commission. The main obstacle to the move remains the lack of a unified position within the EU Council. ”Last...

    EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs
    May25

    EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs

    Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hughes Mingarelli has called on the Ukrainian authorities to take a firm stance to prevent pressure on anti-corruption NGOs. ”My first reaction is one of growing concern for what appears to be another sign of pressure against anti-corruption NGOs. Yesterday`s intervention in the Rada adds to a negative...

    Kyiv court starts releasing ex-taxmen detained amid massive anti-corruption crackdown
    May25

    Kyiv court starts releasing ex-taxmen detained amid massive anti-corruption crackdown

    Kyiv`s Pechersky district court has started releasing ex-heads of regional tax agencies on condition of bail after they were apprehended amid massive raids and detentions of former chiefs of local tax agencies across Ukraine on May 24. In particular, former head of Poltava region`s tax agency Volodymyr Zadorozhniy was released after he had been...

    Ukraine to report to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Russian violations of int`l law
    May25

    Ukraine to report to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Russian violations of int`l law

    Ukraine readies to lodge with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) a statement on Russia`s violations of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and other core agreements, according to Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion. ”Today we were visited by President of ICAO Council  Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Regional...

    Court rejects defense`s appeal over confiscation of ”Yanukovych assets”
    May25

    Court rejects defense`s appeal over confiscation of ”Yanukovych assets”

    The Donetsk Regional Appeals Court has refused to commence proceedings regarding the confiscation of $1.5 billion on the appeal of the team of lawyers, representatives of non-resident companies of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych`s criminal organization, according to the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine. However, the PGO has not yet received...

    OSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of civilians killed in Donbas more than doubles
    May25

    OSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of civilians killed in Donbas more than doubles

    Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the Donbas crisis, Ambassador Martin Sajdik says that the number of civilians killed in the east of Ukraine January through May 2017 soared by 120% year-over-year, according to the Belarussian telegraph agency BELTA. ”This has been...

    Russian-controlled media spread false information about Ukraine`s national nuclear company – EU-Ukraine Business Council
    May25

    Russian-controlled media spread false information about Ukraine`s national nuclear company – EU-Ukraine Business Council

    Founding Director of the EU-Ukraine Business Council James Wilson says that the pro-Russian nuclear lobby and Russian-controlled media spread false information and rumors about the activities of Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company Energoatom and equipment suppliers for nuclear power plants due to the fact that the company reduces...

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