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    Russia`s recognition of ”DPR-LPR” travel documents to complicate Donbas settlement – UN official
    Feb28

    Russia`s recognition of ”DPR-LPR” travel documents to complicate Donbas settlement – UN official

    The fact that the Russian Federation has moved to recognize the so-called passports issued by self-proclaimed authorities of the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine can complicate the process of the conflict settlement in eastern Ukraine, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in an interview with Kommersant....

    Russia`s crawling advance: ”LPR” to recognize ruble official currency from March 1
    Feb28

    Russia`s crawling advance: ”LPR” to recognize ruble official currency from March 1

    The self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic will adopt the Russian ruble as its official currency on March 1, according to The Moscow Times. The so-called Luhansk government, which currently uses rubles unofficially alongside the Ukrainian hryvnia, claimed that the change would help stabilize the occupied territory`s volatile economy, MT...

    U.S. to help Ukraine set up headquarters to counter threats to energy infrastructure
    Feb28

    U.S. to help Ukraine set up headquarters to counter threats to energy infrastructure

    The Threat Reduction Agency at the U.S. Defense Department in the framework of a program on combatting possible nuclear threats and enhancing safety at nuclear facilities will assist Ukraine`s Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry to form the Interagency Operational Headquarters to counter threats to the country`s energy infrastructure, the...

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor
    Feb28

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to remove from the text of the European Parliament (EP) resolution on annexed Crimea (Feb 4, 2016) a notion of the Crimean Tatars as the peninsula`s indigenous people, according to Obozrevatel, a Ukrainian online news outlet. ”A surprising thing happened. The resolution stipulates that Russia is an...

    Russia`s Gazprom names gas price for EU in 2017
    Feb28

    Russia`s Gazprom names gas price for EU in 2017

    Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee Alexander Medvedev said in his address to the Singapore Investment Forum that the export price of gas to the European Union in the current year may reach $180-190 per thousand cubic meters, according to Prime news agency. ”The price range in 2017 will remain between $180-$190 per 1,000 cubic...

    IMF hoping to finalize next week negotiations on 3rd loan tranche for Ukraine
    Feb28

    IMF hoping to finalize next week negotiations on 3rd loan tranche for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has denied reports about any delays of negotiations with Ukraine on the next loan tranche over the possible resignation of National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Valeria Gontareva, according to the IMF`s press service. Responding to the request by Voice of America, the press service said that significant...

    Restoration of water supplies to Avdiyivka delayed over mines at filtration plant – Zhebrivskiy
    Feb28

    Restoration of water supplies to Avdiyivka delayed over mines at filtration plant – Zhebrivskiy

    Maintenance crews in Avdiyivka are not yet able to restore water supplies to the town as the mines have been planted by militants at the Donetsk filtration plant, where chlorine pipeline is damaged, according to Chairman of the Donetsk Military and Civil Administration Pavlo Zhebrivskiy, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. According to Zhebrivskiy,...

    SBU says Savchenko ”interviewed” after her ”DPR” visit
    Feb28

    SBU says Savchenko ”interviewed” after her ”DPR” visit

    MP Nadia Savchenko was among those questioned by the Security Service of Ukraine in the framework of anti-terrorist criminal proceedings, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser to the SBU chief, TV Channel 5 reports. He expressed concern over the fact that Nadia Savchenko, as an official with access to classified information, communicates...

    Germany`s new foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine on March 2-3
    Feb28

    Germany`s new foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine on March 2-3

    Germany`s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel will be on a visit to Ukraine on March 2-3, according to UNIAN news agency`s source in diplomatic circles. His visit to Ukraine was announced by German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer in Berlin on Monday morning, the source told UNIAN news agency. ”That`s true, the visit...

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reiterates ”resolute support” for Ukraine`s sovereignty
    Feb28

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reiterates ”resolute support” for Ukraine`s sovereignty

    On the third anniversary of Crimea`s Parliament by Russian troops, the United States remain resolute in its support for a united and sovereign Ukraine, according to the statement by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. ”Three years ago today, the Crimean parliament in Ukraine was seized illegally by force. Today, as Russia`s occupation of Crimea enters...

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