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    Russia not to boycott Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine
    Mar13

    Russia not to boycott Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine

    Russia has taken a decision to participate is Eurovision 2017 international song contest to be held in Kyiv this May. Broadcaster Channel One has confirmed that Julia Samoylova will represent Russia with the song Flame is Burning, according to Eurovision.tv. Julia Samoylova was selected to represent Russia internally. Yuri Aksyuta, Head of the...

    IMF confirms date of Executive Board meeting on Ukrainian issue
    Mar13

    IMF confirms date of Executive Board meeting on Ukrainian issue

    Ukraine`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has confirmed that the meeting of its Executive Board on assessment of the economic situation in Ukraine and approval of the third revision of the reform program adopted in March 2015 will be held on March 20, according to its schedule of meetings posted on the IMF`s website. The...

    Ukrainian gas reserves shrink to 8.2 bcm
    Mar13

    Ukrainian gas reserves shrink to 8.2 bcm

    Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground gas storages (USFs) decreased by 0.5%, or 40 million cubic meters (bcm), on March 4-11, to 8.192 bcm from 8.232 bcm, according to the state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz. As reported, 4.63 bcm of gas was injected into USFs, while 0.53 bcm of gas pumped from the facilities on March 11...

    EU prolongs sanctions over Crimea crisis for another 6 months
    Mar13

    EU prolongs sanctions over Crimea crisis for another 6 months

    On March 13, 2017, the EU Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until September 15, 2017. The measures consist of asset freezes and travel bans, the European Council said in a press release. The assessment of...

    Foreign Minister of Luxembourg flies in Mariupol
    Mar13

    Foreign Minister of Luxembourg flies in Mariupol

    Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin together with his Luxembourg colleague Jean Asselborn has arrived in the city of Mariupol in Donetsk region today, March 13, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry posted on Twitter. ”Foreign ministers of Ukraine and Luxembourg are flying to Mariupol. Important visit to see the scale of Russian aggression and its...

    Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance – BBC
    Mar13

    Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance – BBC

    Several EU leaders have criticized Turkey, amid a growing row over the Turkish government`s attempts to hold rallies in European countries, according to BBC News. Ties between the Turkish and Dutch leaders became particularly strained at the weekend after two Turkish ministers were barred from addressing rallies in Rotterdam, with one of them...

    Kremlin spokesman Peskov confirms Russia`s ambassador met with Trump team during campaign
    Mar13

    Kremlin spokesman Peskov confirms Russia`s ambassador met with Trump team during campaign

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed in his interview with CNN`s Fareed Zakaria that Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak met with Trump associates during the presidential campaign. Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions twice ahead of the US election, and is considered by US intelligence...

    One of sepat ”Donetsk People`s Republic” founders dies in Donetsk
    Mar13

    One of sepat ”Donetsk People`s Republic” founders dies in Donetsk

    Vladimir Makovich, one of the ”founders” of the ”DPR” terrorist organization (the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic) died in the city of Donetsk on March 12, according to Novosti Donbassa media outlet referring to one of the former so-called leaders of the ”DPR foreign ministry” Boris Borisov. ”They write that Makovich has died in...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine March 6 – March 12, 2017
    Mar13

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine March 6 – March 12, 2017

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States (USA) : Three Questions with Dr. Agnieszka Łada - 10 March 2017, 20:01 Kleptocracy Initiative (USA) : Why Should U.S. Taxpayers Fund a Pushback Against Russia in Europe? - 10 March 2017, 19:45 Center on Global Interests (USA) : U.S. House Authorizes $150 Million for Lethal Weapons for Ukraine in...

    Ukraine significantly increases import of oil products
    Mar13

    Ukraine significantly increases import of oil products

    Ukraine in January-February 2017 imported oil products by $582.5 million, which is 72% more than in the same period last year, the State Fiscal Service reports. According to the agency, imports of oil products from Belarus amounted to $285.1 million (48.9% of the cost of imports of oil products), from Russia – $158.2 million (27.1%), from Greece...

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