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    Putin reportedly asks Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, for loyalty to get his son released in 2014
    Nov28

    Putin reportedly asks Dzhemilev, a leader of the Crimean Tatar people, for loyalty to get his son released in 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to release Hayser Dzhemilev, a son of the Crimean Tatars leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, from prison back in 2014 in exchange for Mustafa`s loyalty, First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook. ”Few people know it, but back in 2014 Putin offered to release Dzhemilev`s son...

    Trump, Obama have been `talking regularly` – Trump`s aide
    Nov28

    Trump, Obama have been `talking regularly` – Trump`s aide

    President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama have been in regular communication, a top Trump aide said Sunday, according to CNN. Asked on NBC`s ”Meet the Press” about who Trump was consulting on Cuba policy, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway replied: ”He`s even been talking to President Obama. You know, beyond the sit-down they had 30...

    Reuters: High turnout as French conservatives choose candidate to battle far-right for presidency
    Nov28

    Reuters: High turnout as French conservatives choose candidate to battle far-right for presidency

    Two former prime ministers went head-to-head on Sunday in a runoff vote for France`s center-right presidential nomination, with the victor expected to face a showdown against a resurgent far-right in May, Reuters reported. The winner, either Francois Fillon or Alain Juppe, will most likely represent the entire French political mainstream against...

    DPR militants say Dozhd journalists `deported` from Eastern Ukraine
    Nov28

    DPR militants say Dozhd journalists `deported` from Eastern Ukraine

    The militants of the Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) terrorist organization say they have expelled two journalists with Russia`s independent TV channel Dozhd from territory they control, accusing the men of ”biased and provocative” coverage of the conflict there, according to Radio Liberty. Separatist authorities in Donetsk said in a November 25...

    European Commission President Juncker sees no ”argument” for lifting anti-Russian sanctions
    Nov28

    European Commission President Juncker sees no ”argument” for lifting anti-Russian sanctions

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he sees no argument for lifting sanctions against Russia, according to Euronews. ”Up until now, I have seen no argument for the sanctions against Russia being immediately lifted,” Juncker said in an interview with Euronews. ”I would like to have an agreement with Russia that goes beyond the...

    Russian Defense Ministry protests Ukraine`s restrictions in airspace over Black Sea
    Nov28

    Russian Defense Ministry protests Ukraine`s restrictions in airspace over Black Sea

    Russia`s Defense Ministry has issued a formal protest to Ukraine over the imposition of illegal restrictions for the use of airspace over the Black Sea, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”On November 24, the attache for defense issues of the Ukrainian Embassy in Russia was invited to the Defense Ministry and given a military diplomatic...

    Fitch affirms biggest Ukraine`s PrivatBank at `CCC`
    Nov28

    Fitch affirms biggest Ukraine`s PrivatBank at `CCC`

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed PJSC CB PrivatBank`s (Privat) and Bank Pivdennyi`s (PB) Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at `CCC`, Fitch Ratings said in its press release. The IDRs are driven by the banks` respective standalone creditworthiness, as expressed by the `ccc` Viability Ratings (VRs). The VRs reflect weak asset...

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 37 times in last day
    Nov27

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 37 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 37 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired 152mm artillery systems on the village of Shyrokyne, as well as mortars,...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 21.11.– 27.11.2016
    Nov27

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 21.11.– 27.11.2016

    Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) : In Memory of the Victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 - 27 November 2016, 00:28 European Parliamentary Research Service Blog (EU) : The EU’s Eastern Partnership [What Think Tanks are Thinking] - 25 November 2016, 18:58 Transitions Online (EU) : Human Rights Group Publishes Names of Those Responsible for...

    Normandy Four foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine in Minsk Nov 29
    Nov27

    Normandy Four foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine in Minsk Nov 29

    The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine will meet in Belarus next week to discuss the implementation of a cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexandre Giorgini made the announcement on November 25, saying the meeting on November 29 would...

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