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    Dutch cast votes on Ukraine treaty in test of anti-EU sentiment – Reuters
    Apr06

    Dutch cast votes on Ukraine treaty in test of anti-EU sentiment – Reuters

    Dutch voters began casting ballots in a national referendum on Wednesday on the European Union`s treaty with Ukraine – a test of anti-EU sentiment before Britain vote on its membership of the bloc in June, according to Reuters.Dutch politicians say rejecting a treaty intended to bring Ukraine closer to the European Union would hand a symbolic...

    Abromavicius: Eight foreigners among applicants for Ukrzaliznytsia CEO
    Apr06

    Abromavicius: Eight foreigners among applicants for Ukrzaliznytsia CEO

    Ukrainian Minister for Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius says that there are eight foreign citizens among applicants for the position of General Director at the State Administration of Railways Transport of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia). ”In total, there are 31 candidates, including eight foreigners and 23 our [citizens],” he wrote...

    U.S. mulls pulling troops from Sinai due to ISIS threat – CNN
    Apr06

    U.S. mulls pulling troops from Sinai due to ISIS threat – CNN

    The Obama administration is considering pulling troops out of a base in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula in part due to the growing threat from ISIS and other militants, CNN has learned.The U.S. is mulling moving some U.S. and international troops into southern portions of Sinai. They are discussing the possibility with Egypt and Israel, which signed a...

    Donbas seeing escalation with 76 attacks on Ukraine in last day
    Apr06

    Donbas seeing escalation with 76 attacks on Ukraine in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 76 times in the past 24 hours, including 23 attacks with the use of banned 120mm and 82mm mortars, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The situation was most tense in the Donetsk sector. Ukrainian soldiers have survived...

    Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh: NATO chief calls on sides to prevent escalation
    Apr06

    Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh: NATO chief calls on sides to prevent escalation

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is encouraged by the reports of the cessation of hostilities along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact.”I urge the sides to respect the ceasefire, show restraint and prevent any new escalation,” Stoltenberg said in a statement issued on April 5.”NATO supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group. The...

    Private traders account for half of gas imports from EU
    Apr06

    Private traders account for half of gas imports from EU

    Spokesperson for state-owned Ukrtransgaz, the operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system, Maksym Bielawski says that 50% of Ukraine`s gas purchases from the EU last month was handled by 12 private trading companies, which was six times higher than the number of traders in March 2015. ”The good news is that private traders (12 companies) accounted...

    Reuters: Panama law firm says data hack was external, files complaint
    Apr06

    Reuters: Panama law firm says data hack was external, files complaint

    The Panamanian lawyer at the center of a data leak scandal that has embarrassed a clutch of world leaders said on Tuesday his firm was a victim of a hack from outside the company, and has filed a complaint with state prosecutors, according to Reuters.Founding partner Ramon Fonseca said the firm, Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in setting up...

    TASS: Russia`s proposal on Syria inclusive talks blocked at UN Security Council
    Apr06

    TASS: Russia`s proposal on Syria inclusive talks blocked at UN Security Council

    Russia`s UN envoy Vitally Churkin says Western member states of the UN Security Council voted to block Russia`s proposal on the all-inclusive nature of the upcoming round of intra-Syrian talks, according to Russian news agency TASS.”We were surprised when the draft was blocked by some Western countries,” he said. ”The Ukrainian delegation also...

    Ukrainian students hold flashmob ahead of Dutch vote on EU deal
    Apr06

    Ukrainian students hold flashmob ahead of Dutch vote on EU deal

    A Ukrainian human chain, in support of a European future. Hundreds of students gathered in Kyiv for the flashmob, linking the Dutch Embassy in the historical Podil neighbourhood to European Square. The event happened a day before Dutch voters decide whether or not the EU and Ukraine should strengthen cooperation through the Association Agreement,...

    Washington Post releases new article on Poroshenko`s offshore assets
    Apr05

    Washington Post releases new article on Poroshenko`s offshore assets

    Reports based on the Panama Papers suggest that the president of Ukraine attempted to use an offshore company for a pre-sale restructuring of his business. The authors` initial analysis suggests, though, that there is no direct evidence of major wrongdoing. ”The incident will, however, accelerate the public debate in Ukraine about its outdated...

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