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    Dutch prosecutors: Russia, Ukraine making MH17 probe ”difficult”
    May16

    Dutch prosecutors: Russia, Ukraine making MH17 probe ”difficult”

    The investigation into the MH17 disaster is in a difficult phase and far from over, the Public Prosecutor wrote in a digital magazine meant to keep the victims` relatives informed about what is happening in the MH17 file, according to NLTimes. The investigators are having trouble getting data from the Ukrainian secret service and cooperation with...

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council
    May15

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council

    Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine — and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States as well — that could presage a new large-scale military operation, according to the Atlantic Council. First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising...

    EU into extension of sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian Foreign Minister
    May15

    EU into extension of sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian Foreign Minister

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has announced the foreign ministers of the European Union countries who participated in a meeting of the EU Informal Group ”Friends of Ukraine” supported the extension of sanctions against Russia. ”There was a very informative meeting with the EU foreign ministers, as we had time to discuss...

    Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine
    May15

    Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia was right to boycott this year`s Eurovision song contest because Ukrainian authorities were not up to the job of organizing such events, according to Reuters. Russia`s state broadcaster boycotted the contest after Ukraine, the host country, barred entry to the Russian contestant because...

    Russia to supply raw materials to seized factories in occupied Donbas
    May15

    Russia to supply raw materials to seized factories in occupied Donbas

    The Russian Federal Agency for State Reserves (Rosrezerv) in 2017 will receive RUB 10 billion from the government`s Reserve Fund to finance the costs associated with the recovery of stocks raw materials and materials of the metallurgical industry, RBC reports citing the government`s order of May 4, 2017, signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry...

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov
    May15

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov

    Authors, television hosts, and other creative allies joined PEN America in a letter calling on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to press for the immediate release of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian writer and filmmaker imprisoned in Russia`s Siberia on terrorism charges widely considered to be a groundless attempt to silence his criticism of...

    Four civilians killed in militant shelling of Avdiyivka`s residential district
    May14

    Four civilians killed in militant shelling of Avdiyivka`s residential district

    Around 19:30 on Saturday, militants opened fire on the residential neighborhood of Avdiyivka, which resulted in four civilians being killed and another one injured, that`s according to the chief of Donetsk region`s military and civilian administration Pavlo Zhebrivskiy. According to the press service of local police.   Three men and a woman were...

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas
    May14

    U.S. Mission to OSCE says Russia boosting artillery presence in Donbas

    In the past three months, Russian-occupation forces in Donbas have massively deployed heavy artillery banned under the Minsk agreements, according to Kate Byrnes, the U.S. envoy to the OSCE, who addressed the organization`s Permanent Council on Thursday, May 11. ”Despite a deliberate pattern of behavior by Russian-led separatist forces aimed at...

    N. Korea fires ballistic missile, S. Korea convenes National Security Council session
    May14

    N. Korea fires ballistic missile, S. Korea convenes National Security Council session

    North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning from a site north of Pyongyang, South Korea`s military said, as President Moon Jae-in immediately convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the issue, according to South Korea`s Yonhap news agency. ”North Korea fired an unidentified missile at around...

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts
    May14

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts

    Ukraine has accumulated vast experience in fighting the Kremlin propaganda and is ready to share it with its partners, Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Dmytro Zolotukhin said, addressing a scientific conference ”Overcoming the consequences of totalitarianism as a way of forming stability in the Baltic-Black Sea Region” held on May...

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