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    Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers
    Dec22

    Lithuania found Russian spyware on its government computers

    The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years, according to Reuters. The head of cyber security told Reuters three cases of Russian spyware on its government computers had been discovered...

    Russia plans to boost military presence at Ukraine borders – Russian Ministry of Defense
    Dec22

    Russia plans to boost military presence at Ukraine borders – Russian Ministry of Defense

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced that Russia will take measures to strengthen its military grouping at the borders of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia. ”In 2017, the Ministry of Defense will have to deal with a number of priorities. First of all, to continue strengthening combat capabilities of the armed...

    Ukrainian governmen extends restrictions on Russian imports for 2017
    Dec22

    Ukrainian governmen extends restrictions on Russian imports for 2017

    The Ukrainian government has extended import duties until December 31, 2017, on goods originating in the Russian Federation, according to the press service of Ukraine`s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The decision was taken at a government meeting on Wednesday, December 21. ”The decision was made in response to the introduction by the...

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals
    Dec22

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law ”On amnesty in 2016” with the proposals by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (No. 4255), according to an UNIAN correspondent. After many attempts, the law was voted by 226 MPs out of 308 registered in the session hall (with the required minimum of 226). President`s envoy in the Verkhovna Rada...

    PrivatBank to resume all services by close of business – new Chairman of the Board of PrivatBank
    Dec22

    PrivatBank to resume all services by close of business – new Chairman of the Board of PrivatBank

    PrivatBank will fully resume all of its services and transactions by close of business, new Chairman of the Board of PrivatBank Oleksandr Shlapak told a press conference Thursday. ”Over the last three days, the interim administration has been working in the bank, and a number of operations have been blocked. However, today, according to the Board...

    After assassination of the Russian ambassador, Turkey and Russia are only getting closer
    Dec22

    After assassination of the Russian ambassador, Turkey and Russia are only getting closer

    The assassination of Russia`s ambassador to Turkey on Monday might have been expected to derail a fragile detente between the regimes of Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Instead, it has served to underline a budding alliance that could have the effect of excluding the United States from the endgame of Syria`s civil war and critically...

    Rada approves development of transport corridor bypassing Russia
    Dec22

    Rada approves development of transport corridor bypassing Russia

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified the Protocol amending the multilateral agreement on international transport on the development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor bypassing Russia. The adoption of bill No. 0118 ”On ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transportation for...

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation
    Dec22

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has abolished the beyond-quota election of MP Nadia Savchenko to its delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), according to an UNIAN correspondent. Resolution No. 5572 on amending the decree ”On the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to international organizations and...

    U.S. State Depatment issues terrorist threat alert throughout Europe ahead of Christmas
    Dec22

    U.S. State Depatment issues terrorist threat alert throughout Europe ahead of Christmas

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets, according to the statement by the U.S. Department of State. ”Credible information indicates the Islamic State...

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response
    Dec22

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed decree No. 561 to pardon nine convicts. The Head of State considered the petition for pardon of individuals convicted by Ukrainian courts and proposals by the Amnesty Commission, taking into account the severity of the crimes committed, the term of the actual sentence, the identity of convicts,...

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