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    Turchynov wants to clean Ukraine of Kremlin media
    Dec19

    Turchynov wants to clean Ukraine of Kremlin media

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has said he intends to clean the Ukrainian media space of the Russian media. He told this in an interview with LigaBusinessInform online news site. “We need to complete the started processes that have been announced, clean the information field of...

    Lavrov: Obama’s Act on Ukraine may harm relations for a long time
    Dec19

    Lavrov: Obama’s Act on Ukraine may harm relations for a long time

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 signed by U.S. President Barack Obama may harm relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time. Lavrov said this during phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported....

    EU now not to impose new sanctions on Russia – Hollande
    Dec19

    EU now not to impose new sanctions on Russia – Hollande

    The decision was made at the EU summit in Brussels on December 18 to refrain from imposing new sanctions on Russia, French President Francois Hollande has told reporters after the summit, according to Interfax. “The decision to tighten sanctions was not taken, because the process [of a peace settlement in Ukraine] is ongoing,” he...

    Terrorists provoke ‘Cyborgs’
    Dec19

    Terrorists provoke ‘Cyborgs’

    Militants continue to fire on the defenders of the Donetsk airport, provoking them to return fire. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “In the Donetsk airport area units of the Russian-terrorist troops continue to fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops, trying to provoke Ukrainian...

    Russia a strategic problem for EU – Tusk
    Dec19

    Russia a strategic problem for EU – Tusk

    The EU should have a single strategy towards Russia that now poses a strategic problem for the EU. The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said this after the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We need to be realistic. We have to treat this as a long-term game. We must go beyond being...

    EU supports reforms in Ukraine, ready to step up pressure on Russia – conclusions
    Dec19

    EU supports reforms in Ukraine, ready to step up pressure on Russia – conclusions

    The European Union will continue to support the reform process in Ukraine, is ready to take further steps to resolve the situation in eastern Ukraine and tightened sanctions against the economy of Russian-occupied Crimea. This is stated in the conclusions on Ukraine approved by the European Council on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent in...

    Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act
    Dec19

    Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act

    Bill H.R.5859 entitled “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014″ has come into force after it was signed on Thursday by U.S. President Barack Obama. His statement in this regard has been posted on the website of the White House, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Today, I have signed H.R. 5859, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of...

    Poroshenko submits bill cancelling Ukraine’s non-bloc status
    Dec19

    Poroshenko submits bill cancelling Ukraine’s non-bloc status

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has submitted for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada a draft law introducing amendments to certain laws of Ukraine on Ukraine’s refusal to implement non-alignment policy, the presidential press service has reported. “The non-aligned status of Ukraine, which was secured in the law of Ukraine on...

    Statement by the US President on the Ukraine Freedom Support Act
    Dec19

    Statement by the US President on the Ukraine Freedom Support Act

    Today, I have signed H.R. 5859, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, into law. Signing this legislation does not signal a change in the Administration’s sanctions policy, which we have carefully calibrated in accordance with developments on the ground and coordinated with our allies and partners.  At this time, the Administration does not...

    Poroshenko to create constitutional commission on decentralization next week
    Dec18

    Poroshenko to create constitutional commission on decentralization next week

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stressed the importance for Ukraine of the Polish experience on the decentralization of power and announced his intention to initiate the establishment of a constitutional commission for the introduction of constitutional amendments on the decentralization of power. He said this at a meeting with the...

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