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    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN after Vitaly Churkin`s death – CNN
    Feb22

    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN after Vitaly Churkin`s death – CNN

    The UN Security Council paid public tribute to late Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on Tuesday – but tensions simmered behind the scenes, as Ukraine blocked a more formal statement of condolences, according to CNN. The 15-nation Security Council stood for a minute of silence in honor of the popular and combative Russian diplomat, who died...

    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death
    Feb22

    More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador`s cause of death

    Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia`s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office and later died, according to The Associated Press (AP). Vitaly Churkin, who died Monday at a hospital at age 64, had been Russia`s envoy at the U.N. since 2006. He was...

    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off
    Feb22

    Merkel`s efforts to get Trump to take a harder line on Russia may be paying off

    On February 7, Donald Trump used his first tweet of the day to distance himself from Russia and Vladimir Putin. Twenty minutes later in Berlin, the Chancellery issued a statement detailing Angela Merkel`s latest conversation with the Russian leader, according to Bloomberg. The call was Merkel`s second in three weeks with Putin to discuss the...

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate
    Feb22

    Dutch Parliament secures required majority to support ratification of EU-Ukraine deal – outcome of debate

    The Parliament of the Netherlands (Second Chamber) has the required number of votes to support the bill introduced by the country`s government with a proposal to ratify the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, an UNIAN news agency correspondent reported following a Tuesday debate in The Hague, held in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

    Trump lawyer confirms meeting Ukrainian, denies carrying peace plan
    Feb22

    Trump lawyer confirms meeting Ukrainian, denies carrying peace plan

    President Donald Trump`s personal lawyer has acknowledged to NBC News that he met privately in New York last month with a controversial Russian-born Trump associate and a member of Ukraine`s parliament, but disputes a New York Times report that the men gave him a peace plan for Ukraine that he delivered to then-National Security Adviser Mike...

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko
    Feb21

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko

    The advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, did not rule out the possibility of avoiding imprisonment for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in exchange for his testimony against senior Russian leaders, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. Gerashchenko told reporters that the ”American justice”...

    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.
    Feb21

    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.

    An Austrian court has ruled that one of Ukraine`s richest men, Dmytro Firtash, should be extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges, according to the BBC. The wealthy oligarch has been in Austria since 2014, when the allegations were first brought by U.S. prosecutors, the BBC reported. Mr. Firtash was an ally of ousted leader Viktor...

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist
    Feb21

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist

    The European Union will prolong the sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych next week, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”The EU will next week prolong the sanctions against the former president of Ukraine Yanukovych + 15 of his associates,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on February 21, 2017. Earlier,...

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president
    Feb21

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president

    Two former officials from the team of Viktor Yanukovych, ousted Ukrainian ex-president – former Deputy Minister of Income and Fees Andriy Holovach and Deputy Economy Minister Oleksandr Suhomlin have testified to the investigation, providing sufficient evidence against Yanukovich and his entourage, according to Chief military prosecutor Anatoliy...

    Wannabe ”diplomat” with backdoor plan to lease Crimea to Russia, MP Artemenko, excluded from Radical Party ranks
    Feb20

    Wannabe ”diplomat” with backdoor plan to lease Crimea to Russia, MP Artemenko, excluded from Radical Party ranks

    Ukrainian MP Andriy Artemenko, who recently came into a spotlight over the alleged attempt to back-channel to Washington a so-called plan on the Ukrainian-Russian settlement involving the lease of Crimea to Russia, was excluded from Radical Party faction Monday, according to MP Andriy Lozoviy. ”The decision of the Radical Party faction of [Oleh]...

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