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    EU on social networks ban: national security measures should not affect right to free expression
    May20

    EU on social networks ban: national security measures should not affect right to free expression

    The European Union admits that national security is a prerogative of the Ukrainian authorities, at the same time noting Brussels expects that the restrictive measures do not affect the right to free expression, that`s according to a statement by Jurgis Vilcinskas, Head of the Press and Information Section at the EU Delegation to Ukraine. ”We are...

    U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation
    May20

    U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation

    Donald Trump Administration does not want to take on additional functions and join the Normandy format of talks on Donbas settlement, the German government`s coordinator for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia, and the Eastern Partnership countries Gernot Erler told Deutsche Welle. See also: Germany expects U.S. mediation in...

    FBI once warned Congressman Rohrabacher of recruitment attempt by Russian spies
    May20

    FBI once warned Congressman Rohrabacher of recruitment attempt by Russian spies

    The FBI warned Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in 2012 that Russian spies were trying to recruit him, officials told The New York Times, an example of how aggressively Russian agents have tried to influence Washington politics. The congressman, Dana Rohrabacher of California, has been known for years as one of Moscow`s biggest defenders...

    Economy ministry: Donbas trade blockade doesn`t stop growth in Ukraine
    May19

    Economy ministry: Donbas trade blockade doesn`t stop growth in Ukraine

    Ukraine`s Economic Development and Trade Ministry says the blockade of trade with occupied areas in Donbas has affected industrial production, but still cannot stop economic growth in Ukraine, according to the ministry`s press service. ”A halt to goods shipments moved across the contact line by rail and road within Donetsk and Luhansk regions has...

    Ukraine honors victims of Crimean Tatar people genocide
    May19

    Ukraine honors victims of Crimean Tatar people genocide

    Ukraine and the rest of the world are on May 18 honoring the victims of genocide against the Crimean Tatar people and are marking the Day of the Fight for the Crimean Tatar people`s rights. The large-scale deportation of the Crimean Tatars began on this very day way back in 1944. Some 180,000 people were evicted on May 18-20 alone. In addition,...

    West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation
    May19

    West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation

    The Washington Post has released the transcript of the conversation between the leaders of the U.S. Republican Party on Russia`s interference in the U.S. elections, Donald Trump`s attitude to Putin and the attitude of American politicians toward Ukraine. WP notes that those recorded included Kevin McCarthy, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Paul Ryan and...

    Ukraine`s envoy: Lavrov`s new song ”Visa discrimination” of Russians in Crimea
    May19

    Ukraine`s envoy: Lavrov`s new song ”Visa discrimination” of Russians in Crimea

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov mentioned ”visa discrimination” of Russians in Russian-occupied Crimea after Ukraine had signed EU visa waivers. ”Sergey Lavrov has just performed a solo program… The author also presented his new hit `Visa...

    Germany expects U.S. mediation in settlement of Donbas crisis
    May19

    Germany expects U.S. mediation in settlement of Donbas crisis

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expects that the United States will be more actively involved in the political settlement of the conflict in Donbas, Ukraine`s east, in future, according to the Ukrainian-language service of Germany`s Deutsche Welle. See also: Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join...

    OSCE reports incident with smoke grenade in occupied Dokuchaievsk
    May19

    OSCE reports incident with smoke grenade in occupied Dokuchaievsk

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported a smoke-generating device was thrown close to an SMM vehicle near the Russian-occupied town of Dokuchaievsk in Donbas. ”On May 17, an SMM patrol consisting of five members in two armored vehicles was in the north-eastern outskirts of ”DPR”-controlled Dokuchaievsk (30km south-west...

    Ukraine`s Deposit Guarantee Fund reveals misused $12.2 bln at bankrupt banks
    May19

    Ukraine`s Deposit Guarantee Fund reveals misused $12.2 bln at bankrupt banks

    Ukraine`s Deposit Guarantee Fund had filed 4,148 applications by May 1, 2017, with law enforcement agencies on facts of breaches of legislation revealed at insolvent banks and those undergoing the liquidation procedure to the tune of over UAH 323.16 billion, or US$12.2 billion, according to the Fund`s press service. In particular, the banks`...

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