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    Dutch parliament to debate Ukraine-EU ratification Feb 21, vote Feb 23
    Feb17

    Dutch parliament to debate Ukraine-EU ratification Feb 21, vote Feb 23

    The Dutch lower house of parliament will vote for the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement on February 23, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”Seems like the Dutch lower house will debate the ratification of Ukraine AA [Association Agreement] on 21 Feb and vote on 23 Feb,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on...

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media
    Feb17

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media

    U.S. allies in Europe are conducting intelligence operations against President Trump`s staff and business associates and intercepting communications between advisors in the White House and Russian government officials, the International Business Times reports. Sources told Newsweek that a Western European country and Baltic nation are gathering...

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg
    Feb16

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg

    The timing was far from ideal, according to Bloomberg. Shortly after Ukraine slapped curbs on cash transactions to help rein in the grey economy, the head of the nation`s tax service told reporters he won`t entrust his savings to banks, Volodymyr Verbyany wrote in the article titled ”Ukraine Wants to Go Cashless But the Black Market Rules,”...

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the United States was ready to work with Russia if it found common areas for cooperation, but said Moscow had to adhere to commitments made over Ukraine, according to Reuters. ”As we search for new common ground we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to...

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    Russia believes that by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the United States ”becomes a party to the Ukrainian conflict,” head of the International Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kosachev said, according to RIA Novosti. ”By supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine ”to build the capacity of its forces”,...

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary
    Feb16

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary

    Unable to reach success in the confrontation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the town of Avdiyivka, Russia is trying to undermine the situation inside Ukraine on the third anniversary of the Heavenly Hundreds heroes, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday at a solemn meeting on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the...

    Ukraine`s envoy to Council of Europe points at problems with Trump-Putin ”grand bargain”
    Feb16

    Ukraine`s envoy to Council of Europe points at problems with Trump-Putin ”grand bargain”

    U.S. President Donald Trump wants to improve relations with Russia, while Moscow is in a great relationship the America`s major adversaries, according to Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba, the Novoe Vremya weekly reported. As Donald Trump said he sincerely wished to seal a ”good deal” with Vladimir Putin,...

    U.S. President expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine but Kremlin states that this is impossible and Crimea won’t be returned
    Feb15

    U.S. President expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine but Kremlin states that this is impossible and Crimea won’t be returned

    The U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects the Russian Federation to return illegally annexed in 2014 Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, the White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at the official daily news briefing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the...

    UN and the Council of Europe call Ukraine not to adopt the law on occupied territories and take responsibility for the safety and lives of people in the territories occupied by Russia
    Feb13

    UN and the Council of Europe call Ukraine not to adopt the law on occupied territories and take responsibility for the safety and lives of people in the territories occupied by Russia

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Council of Europe, and Charity Foundation “The Right to Defense” call not to adopt the draft law №3593-d “On the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine”, according to the Ministry of temporarily occupied territories and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Ukraine. The...

    Dutch opposition is shocked that all signatures of people who initiated Ukraine-EU referendum were unverified
    Feb10

    Dutch opposition is shocked that all signatures of people who initiated Ukraine-EU referendum were unverified

    No guarantees that these are signatures of real people – a result of the Dutch Government’s answer on the lawyers’ request about the legitimacy of initiating a referendum on the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. The Dutch Internal Affairs Ministry informed that the authenticity of more than 400,000...

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