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    Soros brands Trump ”would-be dictator”
    Dec31

    Soros brands Trump ”would-be dictator”

    Hungarian-born financial expert George Soros says the world`s democracy is in a state of crisis, Project Syndicate reports. ”Even the US, the world`s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president,” George Soros wrote in his column published by Project Syndicate. ”Although Trump has toned down his rhetoric since he...

    “When Russia hack U.S. election it’s an act of war” – McCain in Kyiv
    Dec31

    “When Russia hack U.S. election it’s an act of war” – McCain in Kyiv

    The Republican paid a visit to Ukraine where he said Friday that Russia must be made to pay the price for cyber attacks on the United States and that it was possible to impose many sanctions, including on financial institutions. ”When you attack a country, it`s an act of war,” McCain said in an interview with the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 while on...

    Naftogaz gets $500 mln loan secured with World Bank guarantee
    Dec31

    Naftogaz gets $500 mln loan secured with World Bank guarantee

    On 30 December 2016, Naftogaz signed with Citi and Deutsche Bank a euro-denominated revolving credit facility for gas purchase in the equivalent of $500 million, according to the state holding`s press service. ”The facility is secured by the World Bank`s guarantee, which, in turn, is secured by the sovereign guarantee issued within the formation...

    Russia hacks Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security
    Dec31

    Russia hacks Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security

    A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials, The Washington Post reports. While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of...

    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec31

    Russia blackmails Ukraine with prisoners – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    Russia has been blackmailing Ukraine with prisoners whom Moscow refuses to release despite earlier agreements, however the talks on hostage liberation should continue with Russia, not with the militant leaders, according to First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact...

    Trump has no talks scheduled with Russian president
    Dec31

    Trump has no talks scheduled with Russian president

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has no immediate plans to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the American expulsion of Russian diplomats over spying and interference in the November elections, a spokesman said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”There is nothing scheduled at this time. The priority right now is for the president-elect...

    Linseed exports from Ukraine three times lower this season
    Dec31

    Linseed exports from Ukraine three times lower this season

    Linseed exports from Ukraine totaled 4.8 KMT in November 2016/17 that is 14% more than last month (4.2 KMT) and 7% more than in November 2015 (4.5 KMT), UkrAgroConcult reports. Despite November`s upward trend in exports, their three-month total amounted to just a third of the volume exported in the same period last year: 13.3 KMT against 40 KMT,...

    Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers
    Dec31

    Russian militants attacked 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, Ukraine lost eight soldiers

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 25 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Friday, December 30, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Russia`s hybrid military force continued to attack the Ukrainian positions in all sectors. In the Mariupol sector, the...

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
    Dec30

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

    Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the third truce this year seeking to end the nearly six years of war in Syria, according to Reuters. The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey...

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan
    Dec30

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan

    The parliamentary Constitution Commission has approved amendments to the Turkish Constitution proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that pave the way to an executive presidency amid fears of one-man rule, according to Turkish Minute. With the constitutional amendments approved in the early hours of Friday, the president will...

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