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    SBU reports on new Russia`s tactics to split Ukraine
    Mar17

    SBU reports on new Russia`s tactics to split Ukraine

    Russia is trying to use ethnic groups living in Ukraine to promote national autonomies, head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak said at a security conference in Kyiv March 17, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”The Russian side does not abandon the idea of Ukraine`s federalization and tries to use ethnic factors in the west...

    European Parliament names voting date for travel-visa waivers for Ukraine
    Mar17

    European Parliament names voting date for travel-visa waivers for Ukraine

    The European Parliament (EP) will vote on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime on April 6, according to the European Parliament`s website. The debate on this issue will be held in the European Parliament on April 5. Voting on the draft legislative resolution on the inclusion of Ukraine in the list of third countries, whose citizens will no longer...

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine

    The Kremlin lies, saying that they have not received a letter from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine. Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed such a letter existed. His words are quoted on the Kremlin`s website dated March 4, 2014. ”What can be the reason for using the Armed Forces? Of...

    Canada calls on international community to put pressure on Moscow over Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Mar17

    Canada calls on international community to put pressure on Moscow over Russian aggression in Ukraine

    Canada has expressed concern over human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea and called on the international community to put pressure on Moscow in relation to Russia`s aggression against Ukraine, according to the statement by Canada`s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued March 16. See also: Canada...

    Case of downed Il-76: defense requests Ukrainian General`s acquittal
    Mar17

    Case of downed Il-76: defense requests Ukrainian General`s acquittal

    The lawyers of Major-General Viktor Nazarov have filed an acquittal motion a high-ranking official ”due to the absence of a criminal offense in his actions,” Radio Liberty reports, referring to the statement by Nazarov`s lawyer Mikhail Turik in the Pavlohrad district court (Dnipropetrovsk region), where the case is heard into the shooting down of...

    No additional obligations for Ukraine to receive IMF loan tranche – Groysman
    Mar17

    No additional obligations for Ukraine to receive IMF loan tranche – Groysman

    Ukraine has not undertaken additional obligations to receive the next $1 billion loan tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which can be allocated after the meeting of the IMF Executive Board on March 20, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said during a Q&A hour in the Verkhovna Rada. The tranche is granted in accordance with...

    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks
    Mar17

    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2 for the first bilateral visit since Russia annexed Ukraine`s Crimea Peninsula in 2014, according to Reuters. There is no immediate prospect that Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis will be...

    Over UAH 3 billion to be invested in seaports in 2017
    Mar17

    Over UAH 3 billion to be invested in seaports in 2017

    State Enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) in 2017 plans to invest UAH 3.507 billion in modernization and development of Ukrainian port infrastructure, the USPA press service told UNIAN. ”The planned volume of capital investments in 2017 is estimated at UAH 3507 million, including UAH 929.8 million on construction of six berths with...

    Lukashenko orders Belarus customs experts to Withdraw from Russian-led Customs Union
    Mar17

    Lukashenko orders Belarus customs experts to Withdraw from Russian-led Customs Union

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered the country`s top customs experts to withdraw from their posts at the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), according to The Moscow Times. The move follows Lukashenko`s refusal to sign the EAEU Customs Code in December 2016 in St. Petersburg. The Belarusian president refused to attend the meeting...

    Kremlin denies scenarios for occupied Donbas integration into Russia
    Mar17

    Kremlin denies scenarios for occupied Donbas integration into Russia

    The Kremlin denies the existence of integration scenarios for the occupied Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from a briefing by Vladimir Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. ”There have been no such scenarios written,” Peskov said, whether there are any scenarios for the integration into Russia of the so-called ”DPR-LPR.” ”You...

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