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    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister
    May11

    Trump meets with Ukraine`s Foreign Minister

    President of the United States Donald Trump on Wednesday received Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House, according to the MFA Ukraine`s press service. The sides discussed further efforts to support Ukraine, the press service reports. This meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice President Michael...

    Russia becomes largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in 2017
    May11

    Russia becomes largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in 2017

    Russia became the largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in the first four months of 2017, according to the Ukrainian agrarian news portal Agravery. Overall exports of Ukrainian wine in January-April 2017 were estimated at US$12 million, wine shipments to Russia alone totaled $6.3 million, or 52.8% of total exports, Agravery reported with reference to...

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News
    May10

    Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington – Fox News

    A day before the Russian foreign minister arrives in Washington, Moscow has sent dozens of new artillery howitzers to Syria to be used by the Assad regime in a future ground campaign against rebel forces, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday. The additional military weaponry comes days after a new ceasefire effort began in Syria. Russian...

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” –  Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson
    May10

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” – Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” to having a better relationship, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, according to the BBC. He said he thought Moscow`s relations with the current administration would be better than with the previous one, the BBC wrote. Lavrov was speaking after talks in Washington with...

    Reuters: U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states
    May10

    Reuters: U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that a Russian missile deployment near the Baltic states was ”destabilizing”, and officials suggested the United States could deploy a Patriot missile battery in the region for NATO exercises in the summer, according to Reuters. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in...

    Russian singer Samoilova performs in occupied Crimea instead of Eurovision 2017
    May10

    Russian singer Samoilova performs in occupied Crimea instead of Eurovision 2017

    Russian singer Yulia Samoilova, banned from entering the country in view of her violation of the Ukrainian legislation, namely her visit to the Russian-occupied Crimea in breach of the existing immigration rules, appeared at a festive concert in the occupied city of Sevastopol dedicated to the Victory Day. Samoilova performed the song ”Flame Is...

    Ukraine installs over 200 solar power systems in 2017
    May10

    Ukraine installs over 200 solar power systems in 2017

    Ukraine sees positive dynamics of demand for solar panels from the population with another 200 households having installed private solar power systems with a total capacity of 3.4 MW in the first quarter of 2017, according to the website of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine. ”According to our monitoring, since...

    Mass clashes in Ukraine between Army veterans and pro-Russian criminal groups supported by police (Video). Dnipro police chief dismissed, Prosecutor General’s Office starts investigation
    May10

    Mass clashes in Ukraine between Army veterans and pro-Russian criminal groups supported by police (Video). Dnipro police chief dismissed, Prosecutor General’s Office starts investigation

    Criminal charges will be brought against the so-called ”titushky” (criminalized groups, traditionally used for provocations during mass protests for a certain reward, term derives from the surname of Vadym Titushko, who attacked journalists of the 5th Channel in 2013), who assaulted ATO veterans (veterans of Donbas war). Ukrainians outraged that...

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine may be signed in European Parliament May 17 – source
    May10

    Visa-free travel for Ukraine may be signed in European Parliament May 17 – source

    The signing ceremony of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime may be held in the European Parliament (EP) on May 17, a source close to the EP said, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported. The ceremony will take place in Strasbourg in the framework of the plenary session of the EP, which will be held on May 15-18. It is expected that the EU...

    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council
    May10

    Ukraine`s envoy slams Russia at UN Security Council

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said at a meeting of the Security Council that the Russian Federation had created ”controlled instability” in many countries along its borders, as in Ukraine. ”Since the 1990s, the Russian Federation had created `controlled instability` in many countries along its...

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