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    Dutch parliament to debate Ukraine-EU ratification Feb 21, vote Feb 23
    Feb17

    Dutch parliament to debate Ukraine-EU ratification Feb 21, vote Feb 23

    The Dutch lower house of parliament will vote for the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement on February 23, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”Seems like the Dutch lower house will debate the ratification of Ukraine AA [Association Agreement] on 21 Feb and vote on 23 Feb,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on...

    Ukrainian hacker sentenced in U.S. to 41 months in prison – Reuters
    Feb17

    Ukrainian hacker sentenced in U.S. to 41 months in prison – Reuters

    A Ukrainian who administered two online hacking forums was sentenced on Thursday to 41 months in prison for using more than 13,000 computers to steal log-in and credit card data, U.S. prosecutors said, according to Reuters. Sergey Vovnenko, whose aliases included ”Flycracker” and ”Darklife,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in...

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media
    Feb17

    European intel intercepting communications between Michael Flynn, Rex Tillerson and Russian officials – media

    U.S. allies in Europe are conducting intelligence operations against President Trump`s staff and business associates and intercepting communications between advisors in the White House and Russian government officials, the International Business Times reports. Sources told Newsweek that a Western European country and Baltic nation are gathering...

    Cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine: new malware revealed
    Feb17

    Cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine: new malware revealed

    Internet security firm CyberX said it has spotted a new weapon in the ongoing cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine — a program called BugDrop that is being used to steal vast amounts of sensitive data from Ukrainian businesses and institutions, according to the Boston Globe. ”It looks very professional… and most important, very successful,”...

    European Parliament votes to create united EU army
    Feb17

    European Parliament votes to create united EU army

    The European Parliament has backed a resolution on strengthening centralization of the European Union, establishing a post of an EU finance minister, and creating a united European army, which was proposed by former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, EU`s chief Brexit negotiator, according to BBC Russian Service. The document was adopted with 283 votes...

    IMF offers Ukraine 3-year freeze of minimal wage – Ukrainian Social Policy Minister
    Feb17

    IMF offers Ukraine 3-year freeze of minimal wage – Ukrainian Social Policy Minister

    Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offered Ukraine to refrain from raising the minimum wage within the next three years. ”If we raise the minimum pension by 10% this year, we should increase the minimum wage for at least 15%. What can we see in the draft Memorandum [with the IMF]? [We have...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in Donbas – 3 soldiers killed, 4 wounded
    Feb16

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in Donbas – 3 soldiers killed, 4 wounded

    3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and 4 were wounded in action (WIA) as Russia`s hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian positions 35 times since the beginning of Thursday, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Russia`s hybrid military forces used mortars of...

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg
    Feb16

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg

    The timing was far from ideal, according to Bloomberg. Shortly after Ukraine slapped curbs on cash transactions to help rein in the grey economy, the head of the nation`s tax service told reporters he won`t entrust his savings to banks, Volodymyr Verbyany wrote in the article titled ”Ukraine Wants to Go Cashless But the Black Market Rules,”...

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the United States was ready to work with Russia if it found common areas for cooperation, but said Moscow had to adhere to commitments made over Ukraine, according to Reuters. ”As we search for new common ground we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to...

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    Russia believes that by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the United States ”becomes a party to the Ukrainian conflict,” head of the International Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kosachev said, according to RIA Novosti. ”By supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine ”to build the capacity of its forces”,...

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