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    Russian opposition leader Navalny announces he will seek Russian presidency
    Dec14

    Russian opposition leader Navalny announces he will seek Russian presidency

    Prominent Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has announced that he will run for president in an election due to be held in March 2018, according to Radio Liberty. ”I will participate in the fight for the post of president of Russia,” Navalny said in a videotaped statement posted on a new campaign website on December 13, RFE/RL wrote. The...

    Naftogaz CEO assesses Ukraine`s gas transport system at 30 bln USD
    Dec14

    Naftogaz CEO assesses Ukraine`s gas transport system at 30 bln USD

    Andriy Kobolev, CEO of Ukraine`s oil and gas giant JSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, assesses the value of Ukraine`s gas transport system at US$30 billion. ”We assess it at a figure close to $30 billion,” he said on TV. Kobolev earlier said that the construction of such gas pipelines as the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2 – the latter is actively lobbied...

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement
    Dec14

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement

    The cabinet has not yet reached agreement with other EU states on a separate declaration to take away Dutch objections to the EU treaty with Ukraine, foreign minister Bert Koenders told parliament on Tuesday, according to Dutch News. On Monday, opposition MPs asked Koenders and Rutte to publish the concept agreement so that MPs can discuss it...

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases
    Dec14

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has complained to German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to coordinate an agreement on Russian gas purchases, according to the Kremlin. ”The two leaders continued to discuss the situation around Russian gas deliveries to European consumers via Ukrainian territory. Vladimir Putin again expressed...

    Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumes office of President of Uzbekistan
    Dec14

    Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumes office of President of Uzbekistan

    President-elect of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took an oath and assumed the office of the President of Uzbekistan on December 14, 2016, according to UzDaily. Ceremony of inauguration of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was held in Tashkent within a joint session of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan,...

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday
    Dec14

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday

    The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn has been delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shi`ite militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up, according to Reuters. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad`s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of...

    Large gas field discovered in Ukraine on Black Sea shelf
    Dec14

    Large gas field discovered in Ukraine on Black Sea shelf

    The state-owned ”Iskatel” (Searcher) research vessel has discovered offshore deposits of natural gas in Odesa region, according to the press service of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine. The vessel has completed the first phase of its offshore operations in the northwest part of the Black Sea shelf, the press service...

    EP, EU Council reach deal on visa liberalisation with Georgia
    Dec14

    EP, EU Council reach deal on visa liberalisation with Georgia

    ”Good news:we reached a deal wt the EUCouncil @eu2016sk for visa liberalisation wt Georgia! Shared commitment to deliver asap!” the EU visa liberalization rapporteur, Mariya Gabriel, tweeted Tuesday. This week, the governing institutions of the European Union are expected to agree on a draft legislative decision on a visa waiver for the citizens...

    Ukrainians should shrink gas consumption at least threefold – Ukraine PM
    Dec14

    Ukrainians should shrink gas consumption at least threefold – Ukraine PM

    Ukraine in 2017 plans to increase own gas production by 500 million cubic meters and by 2020 to cover all of its fuel needs, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman reported via Twitter. ”This year we have increased our own [gas] production by 50 million cubic meters. Next year we will increase it by 500 million cubic meters,” wrote Groysman. ”By 2020,...

    NATO to hold military exercises in Norway province bordering Russia
    Dec14

    NATO to hold military exercises in Norway province bordering Russia

    NATO military exercises will be held in March 2017 in the Norwegian province of Finnmark sharing borders with Russia, Ukraine Today reports citing the NRK outlet. According to the sources, upcoming drills will be the largest ones held in the province since 1967, with up to 10,000 of the Norwegian, American and British personnel engaged in...

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