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    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...

    Putin to launch informal campaign headquarters in March – media
    Feb27

    Putin to launch informal campaign headquarters in March – media

    Sources close to the Russian presidential administration state that Vladimir Putin`s informal campaign headquarters will start its work in March 2017, a year before the presidential election. Unlike previous campaigns, this one can attract state corporations and large state-owned companies. Experts believe that if a ”corporate mobilization” model...

    National Bank of Ukraine denies reports of Gontareva resignation
    Feb27

    National Bank of Ukraine denies reports of Gontareva resignation

    Reports about the resignation of National Bank Governor Valeria Gontareva are untrue, the NBU press service told UNIAN news agency responding to media reports claiming Ms Gontareva intended to leave post. ”Traditionally, the National Bank reports about the upcoming changes in the composition of the Board a month ahead. There was no such...

    Ukraine not to hold direct talks with militants despite being pushed toward their legitimization – Iryna Gerashchenko
    Feb27

    Ukraine not to hold direct talks with militants despite being pushed toward their legitimization – Iryna Gerashchenko

    Various forces have been pushing Ukraine toward legitimization of Donbas militants and holding direct negotiations with representatives of the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada and Ukraine`s humanitarian envoy to the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement Iryna...

    Thousands take to Moscow streets to remember opposition`s Nemtsov
    Feb26

    Thousands take to Moscow streets to remember opposition`s Nemtsov

    On February 26, Russians are taking part in a rally in the memory of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov; while those opposing repression against Ukraine are also part of the March, having formed a separate group, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent in Russia. The rally expected to involve as many as 30,000 participants has been...

    French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case
    Feb26

    French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case

    A French magistrate is to investigate payments made to the family of center-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon, prosecutors say, according to the BBC. It is a step up from what was until now a preliminary inquiry. The judge can still decide to drop the case, the BBC reported. The inquiry does not mention directly Mr. Fillon, who is...

    Merkel formally nominated for German election run
    Feb25

    Merkel formally nominated for German election run

    Angela Merkel`s conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party`s top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base, according to The Associated Press (AP). The dpa news agency reported that Merkel won the support of 95 percent of delegates at a convention of the...

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath
    Feb24

    Anti-corruption agency may probe finances of Ukrainian Tax Service chief’s trip to see Trump oath

    Head of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) Natalia Korchak says her agency has received a request from Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk to probe into the finances of Ukrainian State Fiscal Service chief Roman Nasirov`s trip to attend the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The request cites publicly...

    Firtash released on EUR 125 mln bail on Friday
    Feb24

    Firtash released on EUR 125 mln bail on Friday

    A Vienna-based court has released Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on EUR 125 million bail, according to the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda, citing its own source close to the businessman`s defense. Firtash was detained on February 23 at the request of the U.S. authorities that demand his extradition, Ukrayinska Pravda wrote. Both...

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