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    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”
    Dec08

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko says that the northeastern part of the Black Sea has turned into a ”grey area” due to Russia-occupied Crimea. ”In view of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine`s rights as a coastal state in the maritime zones adjacent to...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.79 to dollar on interbank market
    Dec08

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.79 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday strengthened to UAH 25.75/25.79 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 27.8125/27.8557, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election
    Dec08

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election

    On Wednesday, a bill was introduced in U.S. Congress on creating an independent commission to investigate Russian government involvement in the digital attacks that shook the presidential election this year, according to Wired. The 12-member commission, to be chosen by both Republicans and Democrats, would present their findings and...

    Ukraine boosts crude oil imports by 1.8 times
    Dec08

    Ukraine boosts crude oil imports by 1.8 times

    Ukraine in January-November 2016 imported crude oil and gas condensate worth $1,449,800, which is 1.8 times more than in the same period last year, according to the State Fiscal Service. The main supply of oil (96.8%) came from Kazakhstan in the amount of $145 million, while the remaining volume (3.2%) came from Romania, worth $4.7 million. As...

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism
    Dec08

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism

    EU Ambassadors have confirmed the agreement between the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP) about the ”visa waiver suspension mechanism” between the EU and third countries. This particular solution was a condition for a positive decision on granting Ukraine and Georgia a visa-free regime. The EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in...

    Health Minister stands against elected State Secretary for Health
    Dec08

    Health Minister stands against elected State Secretary for Health

    The reformist head of Ukraine`s Health Ministry appointed earlier this year, Uliana Suprun, said she strongly disagrees with the elected state secretary of her ministry. ”We strongly disagree with the results of the competition and see systemic failures in its procedure, which is not perfect and requires a thorough revision,” Surpun wrote on...

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting
    Dec08

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting

    A ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has no agreement on the text of a joint declaration due to Russia`s position, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said before the OSCE ministerial meeting, which started on Thursday morning in Hamburg, Europeiska Pravda reported. The minister admitted...

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table
    Dec08

    Germany demands cooperation from Russia as ”question of war and peace” is on table

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday demanded that Russia cooperate constructively, ahead of the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hamburg, according to Ukraine Today. During a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Steinmeier told him that Moscow...

    EU`s Frontex launches rapid intervention pool
    Dec08

    EU`s Frontex launches rapid intervention pool

    Starting December 7, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, will be able to deploy as many as 1,500 border guards at short notice to assist member states in emergency situations at their EU`s external borders. The creation of the rapid reaction pool is a significant milestone in the development of the European Border and Coast Guard...

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department
    Dec08

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Hamburg December 7 to discuss the situation in Syria`s Aleppo, according to Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesperson John Kirby. ”Secretary Kerry met tonight in Hamburg, Germany with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,” Kirby said in a statement. ”They...

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