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    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico
    Mar13

    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico

    As ”little green men” invaded Crimea in the spring of 2014, while Russian media went into overdrive, smearing Ukraine`s Euro-Revolution as a ”fascist coup d`etat,” a group of Ukrainian professors and students struck back launching StopFake.org, the first site to directly tackle and refute Russian propaganda, according to Politico. Now that the...

    EU prolongs sanctions over Crimea crisis for another 6 months
    Mar13

    EU prolongs sanctions over Crimea crisis for another 6 months

    On March 13, 2017, the EU Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until September 15, 2017. The measures consist of asset freezes and travel bans, the European Council said in a press release. The assessment of...

    Foreign Minister of Luxembourg flies in Mariupol
    Mar13

    Foreign Minister of Luxembourg flies in Mariupol

    Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin together with his Luxembourg colleague Jean Asselborn has arrived in the city of Mariupol in Donetsk region today, March 13, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry posted on Twitter. ”Foreign ministers of Ukraine and Luxembourg are flying to Mariupol. Important visit to see the scale of Russian aggression and its...

    One of sepat ”Donetsk People`s Republic” founders dies in Donetsk
    Mar13

    One of sepat ”Donetsk People`s Republic” founders dies in Donetsk

    Vladimir Makovich, one of the ”founders” of the ”DPR” terrorist organization (the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic) died in the city of Donetsk on March 12, according to Novosti Donbassa media outlet referring to one of the former so-called leaders of the ”DPR foreign ministry” Boris Borisov. ”They write that Makovich has died in...

    United Nations warns of possible threat of chemical disaster in eastern Ukraine
    Mar12

    United Nations warns of possible threat of chemical disaster in eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations has raised the alarm over the threat of a possible chemical disaster due to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported. A UN human rights expert said in a statement issued on March 10 that fighting has been underway in areas where large chemical and industrial facilities are...

    International Committee of the Red Cross head alarmed at deteriorating conditions for civilians on front line in Donbas
    Mar12

    International Committee of the Red Cross head alarmed at deteriorating conditions for civilians on front line in Donbas

    The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has concluded a five-day visit to Ukraine. With hundreds of thousands of people living in towns and villages close to the front line, he expressed alarm about their living conditions following the dramatic increase in fighting in eastern Ukraine since the...

    First election in Donbas, then Ukraine regains control of these territories – Head of EU Delegation
    Mar12

    First election in Donbas, then Ukraine regains control of these territories – Head of EU Delegation

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hug Mingarelli says local elections in certain Russian-occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions can be held if the Ukrainian political parties and media are free to participate in the campaign, according to his interview with UNIAN news agency. ”Local election can be held when the...

    Journalist says Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine allegedly lenient with Russian banks
    Mar11

    Journalist says Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine allegedly lenient with Russian banks

    Journalist and economic expert Oleksandr Dubinsky says Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeryia Gontareva was too lenient with Russian banks set to expand their presence in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO), also known as the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People`s Republics, ”LPR” and ”DPR,” according...

    Trump will ask Angela Merkel for advice on Putin and war in Ukraine
    Mar11

    Trump will ask Angela Merkel for advice on Putin and war in Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump will ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel for advice on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. officials said on Friday, as the U.S. and German leaders meet next week after sometimes pointed disagreements in recent months, according to Reuters. Merkel will visit the White House on Tuesday for talks with...

    Arbitration in The Hague to hand down rulings in another 2 claims of Ukraine businesses against Russia over Crimea annexation
    Mar11

    Arbitration in The Hague to hand down rulings in another 2 claims of Ukraine businesses against Russia over Crimea annexation

    Two more cases are also expected to reach a jurisdictional ruling soon, lodged with the Arbitration Tribunal in The Hague against Russia by Ukrainian oil companies Ukrnafta and Stabil over seized petrol stations in Crimea, according to Global Arbitration Review. A hearing in those cases took place at roughly the same time as the one in the...

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