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    EU extends sanctions against Russia
    Jan30

    EU extends sanctions against Russia

    The EU extends the targeted sanctions for the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine until September and will start preparing the next steps that will be used against Russia, if the Minsk agreements are not performed. This is referred to in the conclusions of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, an extraordinary meeting of which was held in Brussels...

    Steinmeier expects tough debates during EU Council meeting
    Jan29

    Steinmeier expects tough debates during EU Council meeting

    The European Union will be forced to tighten sanctions against Russia if the militants in eastern Ukraine launch a threatened offensive. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said this to reporters in Brussels on Thursday, before an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “If the...

    Contact Group on Ukraine to hold truce talks in Minsk on Friday – Foreign Ministry of Belarus
    Jan29

    Contact Group on Ukraine to hold truce talks in Minsk on Friday – Foreign Ministry of Belarus

    The trilateral talks of the contact group on Ukraine will be held on Friday, January 30, in Minsk, Belarus. The Foreign Ministry of Belarus reported the news on Thursday, BiLta news agency reported. The Contact Group on Ukraine informed the Belarusian side that it intends to hold talks in Minsk, Belarus on January 30, 2015,” the statement...

    Poroshenko calls on members of contact group to meet as soon as possible
    Jan29

    Poroshenko calls on members of contact group to meet as soon as possible

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the members of the Trilateral Contact Group to urgently hold consultations with the signatories to the Minsk agreements. He said this during a meeting with members of the Trilateral Contact Group – OSCE Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini,...

    Savchenko to be transferred to prison clinic and face new criminal case
    Jan29

    Savchenko to be transferred to prison clinic and face new criminal case

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko will be transferred to a prison clinic because of rapid weight loss. In addition, the Federal Security Service of Russia started a new criminal case on her. Savchenko’s lawyer Ilya Novikov reported the news on his Twitter on Thursday. “A bad news. Nadiya Savchenko is to be transferred to Matrosskaya Tishina...

    Ukraine’s export of high-tech products to Russia collapsed by one third in 2014, expert says
    Jan29

    Ukraine’s export of high-tech products to Russia collapsed by one third in 2014, expert says

    Ukrainian exports of high-tech products to Russia in 2014 fell by a third. The expert in the field of internal and external economic and socio-political processes Vsevolod Stepaniuk reported the news on Thursday during a press conference on shutdown of Yuzhmash in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, manufacturing, Ukrinform reports. “More than 60%...

    Ukraine has evidence of Russian military presence in Donbas
    Jan29

    Ukraine has evidence of Russian military presence in Donbas

    Ukraine has documentary evidence of the participation of Russian military and citizens in the Donbas conflict. Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko said this at a briefing on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Currently, we have documentary evidence of the Russian military participation in the conflict on the...

    Ukrainian Interpipe stops export of pipes to Russia
    Jan29

    Ukrainian Interpipe stops export of pipes to Russia

    The devaluation of the Russian ruble and the anti-dumping duties forced Interpipe, one of the largest Ukrainian steel pipe and railroad wheel manufacturer owned by Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk, to stop its exports to Russia and to increase deliveries to other markets in 2015. The press service of Interpipe reported the news. “Our...

    France provides humanitarian aid to Ukraine
    Jan29

    France provides humanitarian aid to Ukraine

    France has contributed to the EU’s humanitarian operation in Ukraine by providing blankets, sleeping bags, generators and other equipment. This was reported to an Ukrinform correspondent by the press service of the French Foreign Ministry. “France has joined the European humanitarian operation, which began earlier in Ukraine, in order...

    Half of Ukrainian clothing merchandise exported to Europe in 2014, expert says
    Jan29

    Half of Ukrainian clothing merchandise exported to Europe in 2014, expert says

    Half of Ukrainian clothing merchandise produced by Ukrainian enterprises was exported to European countries in 2014. Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian clothes manufacturers Valentyna Izovit stated the news at the Committee of entrepreneurs of clothing manufacturing industry meeting, Ukrinform reports. “We manufactured clothes products...

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