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    Journalist on Montenegro foiled coup attempt: Situation could lead to World War
    Nov25

    Journalist on Montenegro foiled coup attempt: Situation could lead to World War

    If the information about the details of the attempted coup in Montenegro is true, this situation can seriously lead to another world war, Russian military reporter, writer and a veteran of two Chechen military campaigns Arkady Babchenko told Novoye Vremya magazine. ”Everyone thought that the next [after Ukraine] will be Kazakhstan, Moldova or the...

    Poroshenko announces new deadline for EU visa waivers for Ukrainians
    Nov25

    Poroshenko announces new deadline for EU visa waivers for Ukrainians

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that Ukrainians will be able to travel to the European Union without visas ”right after the settlement of all cross-institutional negotiations” within the EU, which is expected by the end of the current year, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”I was very glad to hear predictions by President [of the...

    Poroshenko sure Trump won`t change U.S. policy on Ukraine – Reuters
    Nov25

    Poroshenko sure Trump won`t change U.S. policy on Ukraine – Reuters

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he did not expect the election of Donald Trump to the White House to bring any great change in U.S. support for his country, according to Reuters. Saying Kyiv had enjoyed support from both parties in Washington in its confrontation with Russia, Poroshenko told a news conference after a summit...

    Ukraine, EU sign new energy partnership memorandum
    Nov25

    Ukraine, EU sign new energy partnership memorandum

    Ukraine and the European Union jointly with the European Atomic Energy Community have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Energy Partnership between the EU and Ukraine. The document was signed by Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ihor Nasalyk and Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maros...

    Ukraine`s newly-appointed 23-year-old anti-corruption official complains over bullying
    Nov25

    Ukraine`s newly-appointed 23-year-old anti-corruption official complains over bullying

    Anna Kalynchuk, recently appointed Acting Director of Lustration Department at the Ministry of Justice, has reported harassment in social networks and Ukrainian media. ”My Facebook page has been sifted down to the year of 2013. They compared me with Anastasia [Deyeva, the 24-year-old newly-appointed deputy minister of interior], ”analyzed” my...

    EU visa free regime for Ukraine, Georgia may be postponed to summer – media
    Nov25

    EU visa free regime for Ukraine, Georgia may be postponed to summer – media

    The actual introduction of the visa regime for Ukraine by the European Union can be postponed to the summer of 2017 due to delays in reaching an internal European agreement on a visa waiver suspension mechanism before year-end, RFE/RL reporter in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak says. ”Not sure there will be a deal on suspension mechanism in 2016. Might...

    All EU member states recognize Ukraine`s readiness for visa waivers – Tusk
    Nov25

    All EU member states recognize Ukraine`s readiness for visa waivers – Tusk

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk says that all the European Union`s member states recognize Ukraine`s readiness for visa waivers. ”I am happy that all EU Member States decided Ukraine is ready for a visa-free regime. This decision is a recognition of Ukraine`s achievements in meeting European standards,” he said following the...

    EU lawmakers urge halt to Turkey EU membership talks – Reuters
    Nov25

    EU lawmakers urge halt to Turkey EU membership talks – Reuters

    European Union lawmakers called on Thursday for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara`s ”disproportionate” reaction to July`s failed coup, although EU governments are unlikely to take heed, according to Reuters. Members of the European Parliament voted 479 to 37 in favor of a non-binding motion urging the European...

    State Property Fund of Ukraine sells Kostiantynivska hydropower plant for UAH 64 mln
    Nov25

    State Property Fund of Ukraine sells Kostiantynivska hydropower plant for UAH 64 mln

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) has sold Kostiantynivska hydropower plant at an auction to Kyiv`s Altgen company for UAH 64 million, which is 4.6 times more than the starting price of the company, the press service of the SPF reported. ”Kostiantynivska HPP was sold for UAH 64 million to Altgen company. This company belongs to the group...

    Ukraine, Israel may sign FTA (Free Trade Area) deal in 2017
    Nov24

    Ukraine, Israel may sign FTA (Free Trade Area) deal in 2017

    The agreement on free trade area (FTA) between Ukraine and Israel, which is beneficial to both countries, could be signed in 2017, Speaker of the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said at a forum in Kyiv. ”I hope and expect that an agreement on free trade area between Ukraine and Israel will be signed in 2017,” he said. At the same time, Edelstein said...

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