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    Erdogan ratifies agreement with Russia on gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine
    Dec06

    Erdogan ratifies agreement with Russia on gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed a law on ratification of the agreement with Russia on the construction of the Turkish Stream as pipeline, RBC-Ukraine reports with reference to the Turkish president`s press service. ”Turkish Stream involves the construction of two lines with a pumping capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters of...

    OSCE reports more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region
    Dec06

    OSCE reports more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported an increase in ceasefire violations in Donetsk region between the night of December 2 and the evening of December 3. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region in the reporting period between the night of December 2 and the evening of December 3, including more...

    Ukraine-EU-Russia trilateral gas meeting to be held in Brussels Dec 9
    Dec06

    Ukraine-EU-Russia trilateral gas meeting to be held in Brussels Dec 9

    A trilateral meeting in the Ukraine – Russia – EU format on the organization of deliveries and transit of gas from Russia to Europe can be held in Brussels on December 9, Ukraine`s oil and gas giant NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine wrote on Facebook. ”We reaffirm readiness of the Ukrainian side to hold a trilateral meeting in Brussels on...

    Ukraine secures funding for Eurovision-2017 – Finance Minister
    Dec06

    Ukraine secures funding for Eurovision-2017 – Finance Minister

    The Eurovision 2017 host city of Kyiv has fully secured the funding for holding an international song contest, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk wrote on Facebook. To ensure full financing, UAH 430 million worth of guarantees was allocated and almost UAH 456 million was  provided for in the budget for 2017. In addition, Kyiv as a...

    British Navy ship monitors Russian destroyer through British waters
    Dec06

    British Navy ship monitors Russian destroyer through British waters

    HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 frigate, was sent from her base at Devonport, Plymouth, to the edge of the English Channel to meet Vice Admiral Kulakov, The Telegraph reports. The Russian ship, an Udaloy class destroyer, was recently operating in the Eastern Mediterranean, and is now on her return journey, where she has been escorted by other NATO...

    Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube joining efforts to fight terrorism
    Dec06

    Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube joining efforts to fight terrorism

    The United States` biggest social networks are working together to build a database of photos and videos used to recruit people into terrorism, the companies said, according to The Verge. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Google`s YouTube will create a shared database that identifies images via a unique digital fingerprint, making it easier for...

    Ukrainian citizen Panov illegally captured and tortured in Crimea into confessing – lawyer
    Dec06

    Ukrainian citizen Panov illegally captured and tortured in Crimea into confessing – lawyer

    Ukrainian citizen Yevhen Panov was reportedly tortured into confessing ”sabotage” plans for Crimea after he had been detained on the Russian-occupied peninsula, according to the detainee`s lawyer. ”There`s some hidden agenda in the case. According to my client, investigators still visit him and persuade him to give up our services as lawyers,”...

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria
    Dec06

    Ukraine envoy to UN: Kremlin uses same methods in Donbas, Syria

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko condemned the blocking by Russia and China of the resolution on a week-long truce in Aleppo. The Ukrainian envoy compared the situation in Syria with what has been happening in Donbas. ”The methods used by Russia and the forces under its control in Donbas are exactly the...

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce
    Dec05

    Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

    Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria`s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow, according to Reuters. It was the sixth time Russia has vetoed a Security Council resolution on...

    EU nations near compromise on how to counter Russian gas supply risks
    Dec05

    EU nations near compromise on how to counter Russian gas supply risks

    EU nations are edging toward a compromise on a proposal to guard against gas supply disruptions, agreeing to share details on contracts and cooperate across borders, the Slovak presidency said on Monday, according to Reuters. Cuts in gas supplies from Russia in 2006 and 2009 exposed the bloc`s vulnerability – particularly in eastern Europe...

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