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    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully
    Mar01

    Trialogue on EU visa waivers for Ukraine ends successfully

    Interinstitutional talks between the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament on EU visa liberalization for Ukraine have ended successfully, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. ”The Council of the EU, the European Parliament, and the European Commission have made a decision to grant a...

    Yatsenyuk not willing to become National Bank of Ukraine Governor
    Feb28

    Yatsenyuk not willing to become National Bank of Ukraine Governor

    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk does not apply for the post of a governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), believing Valeria Gontareva`s successor should not be affiliated with any political forces. ”I`m not going to become the NBU governor. I believe that an absolutely apolitical figure should be heading the NBU,”...

    Russia`s crawling advance: ”LPR” to recognize ruble official currency from March 1
    Feb28

    Russia`s crawling advance: ”LPR” to recognize ruble official currency from March 1

    The self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic will adopt the Russian ruble as its official currency on March 1, according to The Moscow Times. The so-called Luhansk government, which currently uses rubles unofficially alongside the Ukrainian hryvnia, claimed that the change would help stabilize the occupied territory`s volatile economy, MT...

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor
    Feb28

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to remove from the text of the European Parliament (EP) resolution on annexed Crimea (Feb 4, 2016) a notion of the Crimean Tatars as the peninsula`s indigenous people, according to Obozrevatel, a Ukrainian online news outlet. ”A surprising thing happened. The resolution stipulates that Russia is an...

    SBU says Savchenko ”interviewed” after her ”DPR” visit
    Feb28

    SBU says Savchenko ”interviewed” after her ”DPR” visit

    MP Nadia Savchenko was among those questioned by the Security Service of Ukraine in the framework of anti-terrorist criminal proceedings, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser to the SBU chief, TV Channel 5 reports. He expressed concern over the fact that Nadia Savchenko, as an official with access to classified information, communicates...

    Germany`s new foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine on March 2-3
    Feb28

    Germany`s new foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine on March 2-3

    Germany`s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel will be on a visit to Ukraine on March 2-3, according to UNIAN news agency`s source in diplomatic circles. His visit to Ukraine was announced by German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer in Berlin on Monday morning, the source told UNIAN news agency. ”That`s true, the visit...

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes
    Feb27

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes

    The second-ranking U.S. Senate Democrat called Monday for an independent commission as well as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to Bloomberg. Minority Whip Dick Durbin, back from a trip to Ukraine and other countries he said were worried about Russia, told Bloomberg editors and reporters in...

    Montenegro seeks arrest of Russian spy over coup plot
    Feb27

    Montenegro seeks arrest of Russian spy over coup plot

    Montenegro is to indict a top Russian spy it accuses of masterminding a failed plot to topple its pro-western government and stop the tiny Balkan nation from joining NATO, according to The Times. Eduard Shishmakov, 46, a captain in the Russian navy who was exposed as an agent for GRU military intelligence, is accused of running a network of...

    Yanukovych says Maidan crackdown organized by Firtash, Lyovochkin
    Feb27

    Yanukovych says Maidan crackdown organized by Firtash, Lyovochkin

    A disgraced Ukrainian ex-president, Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia following a carnage during Euromaidan protests, said he had not ordered a violent dispersal of activists earlier in late 2013, and accused the then environment in plotting intrigues against him, according to his interview with the German publication Der Spiegel, Deutsche...

    Ukraine has own plan for Donbas with no concessions to Putin regime – Interior Minister
    Feb27

    Ukraine has own plan for Donbas with no concessions to Putin regime – Interior Minister

    Ukrainian authorities have a plan for Donbas settlement, not related to any concessions to Vladimir Putin`s regime, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said in an interview with TSN Week. ”I believe we are now in a time period when the issue could be resolved quickly and diplomatically,” Avakov said, answering a question on how...

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