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    In the Hague Tribunal Ukraine accuses Russia in terrorism and ethnic persecution
    Jan16

    In the Hague Tribunal Ukraine accuses Russia in terrorism and ethnic persecution

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service informs that on January 16, 2017, Ukrainian diplomats conveyed a lawsuit in the international court of justice (the Hague Tribunal) against Russia . The Russian Federation is accused of violating two conventions: the UN Convention on combating financing of terrorism and the Convention on the...

    Russia plans to leave G8 group of industrialized democracies after suspension for the illegal Crimea annexation
    Jan16

    Russia plans to leave G8 group of industrialized democracies after suspension for the illegal Crimea annexation

    The Russian Federation has announced its intention to permanently walk away from the G8 inter-governmental political forum of the world′s major highly industrialized economies which brings together the world’s richest countries to discuss global issues from economic growth to terrorism, according to The Independent. Russia was added to the...

    UK sees the Budapest Memorandum as not legally binding document because Russia turned it into a worthless piece of paper – Ukrainian Ambassador in London
    Jan13

    UK sees the Budapest Memorandum as not legally binding document because Russia turned it into a worthless piece of paper – Ukrainian Ambassador in London

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom Natalia Galibarenko, spoke if London is going to implement the Budapest Memorandum in her interview with LB.ua Ukrainian Ambassador in London assured that during her contacts with British partners she informed them of the fact that the Ukrainian society was frustrated...

    Big Japanese companies began economic activities in Ukraine – Japanese Ambassador
    Jan12

    Big Japanese companies began economic activities in Ukraine – Japanese Ambassador

    On January 11, 2017, Japanese Ambassador to Kyiv Shigeki Sumi held a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. A decree on celebrating the Year of Japan in Ukraine was signed and the President of Ukraine expressed his gratitude to Japan in support the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, according to the presidential press...

    All sides has to respect Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity – EU Council President Donald Tusk
    Jan11

    All sides has to respect Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity – EU Council President Donald Tusk

    European Council President Donald Tusk and Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English held a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Leaders of the European Union and New Zealand have discussed a role New Zealand has played in the UN Security Council over the last two years, among others conflict in Syria and Ukraine, economic sanctions...

    U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia
    Jan10

    U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia

    John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senate Republican said on January 9, 2017, that he would join Democratic Senators Ben Cardin and Robert Menendez in introducing the legislation for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia because of its alleged attempts to influence the 2016 Presidential election....

    The UN International Tribunal on Crimea maritime to begin in 2017, annexation of Crimea by Russia is not in question
    Jan10

    The UN International Tribunal on Crimea maritime to begin in 2017, annexation of Crimea by Russia is not in question

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal states that the tribunal within the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which will study the issues related to Crimea, to start work in the middle of 2017, and will announce their verdict in 2019-2021. “We have completed all the necessary pre-trial procedures. The...

    The U.S. assesses Russian influence in US Elections, 2016
    Jan08

    The U.S. assesses Russian influence in US Elections, 2016

    The USA Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on January 6, 2017 published a report “Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution” that focuses on activities aimed at the 2016 US presidential election and draws on understanding of previous...

    The Security Service of Ukraine can’t ban President of Moldova to entry Ukraine despite his pro-Russian statement
    Jan07

    The Security Service of Ukraine can’t ban President of Moldova to entry Ukraine despite his pro-Russian statement

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) Press Service Olena Gitlyanska states that the President of Moldova Igor Dodon who has told that the annexed Crimea belongs to the Russian Federation during his electoral campaign, cannot be forbidden to entry into Ukraine. The SSU says that Igor Dodon has a special status of border crossing as...

    EU complains about the weakening economy because of sanctions against Russia
    Jan06

    EU complains about the weakening economy because of sanctions against Russia

    The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) sates that the European Union (EU) economy in 2015 lost in economic activity EUR 17.6 billion ($18.6 billion) including because of sanctions against the Russian Federation. In particularly in Austria 36% of the negative impact on economic activity with Russia could be attributed to the sanctions....

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