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    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council
    May10

    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said at a meeting of the Security Council that the Russian Federation had created ”controlled instability” in many countries along its borders, as in Ukraine. ”Since the 1990s, the Russian Federation had created `controlled instability` in many countries along its...

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”
    May09

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”

    A military parade was staged in the center of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk on May 9 on the occasion of Victory Day. Over 50 pieces of military equipment were involved in the event, according to Russian proxies` news portals. ”An L-29 military jet trainer aircraft [a standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations in the...

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10
    May09

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues, according to the U.S. Department of State. ”On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the...

    Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in WWII
    May09

    Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in WWII

    On May 9, Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in the Second World War. It is the 72nd Victory Day anniversary. This memorable date was enshrined by the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, in the law on perpetuating victory over Nazism in 1939-1945 World War II, passed on April 9, 2015, as part of a package of laws on de-communization. Since...

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists
    May09

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists

    The Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, condemns the sexual harassment of an SMM patrol member by an armed man in the pro-Russian separatists controlled area of Donetsk region, which took place on May 5. ”Together with all OSCE participating States, the SMM condemns all forms of...

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship
    May08

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship

    Andriy Artemenko, the ”back-door diplomat” who allegedly pitched a so-called plan to resolve the conflict with Russia onto the desk of Trump`s national security adviser (at the time) Michael Flynn, has been deprived of Ukrainian citizenship by a presidential decree, according to the State Migration Service. The State Migration Service reported on...

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians
    May08

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians

    Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kizima said that he had attended the meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko, where the latter assured that there would not be any military aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. See also: Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military...

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions
    May07

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions

    Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the Council of Europe Decision on extending restrictive measures against Russia, that`s according to a declaration by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU. The sanctions in question were imposed against Russia over its actions...

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security
    May07

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security

    The Ukrainian SBU Security Service has barred American movie actor Steven Seagal, from entering Ukraine for a period of four years, the SBU press service has told UNIAN. The agency noted that the entry ban effective until 2021 was introduced in order to ensure the protection of the country`s national interests. See also: Reuters: Putin presents...

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas
    May06

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas

    There are 128 Ukrainian citizens held hostage by Russian-backed Donbas militants, while ten more Ukrainians remain in captivity in the territory of the Russian Federation, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser of the SBU head, Ukraine`s TV Channel 5 reported. ”As of today, 128 people are being illegally held captive in Donetsk and Luhansk, and...

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