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    Dutch Senate receives latest documents necessary to consider EU-Ukraine Association
    May10

    Dutch Senate receives latest documents necessary to consider EU-Ukraine Association

    The Senate of the Netherlands has received the last package of documents necessary to consider the decision to ratify the Association Agreement with Ukraine and confirmed that the debate would be held on May 23, according to the official data released by the Dutch parliament, Europeiska Pravda reports. The Senate said the necessary decisions of...

    Two-thirds of funds recovered from Yanukovych team can be used only after budget revision – finance ministry
    May10

    Two-thirds of funds recovered from Yanukovych team can be used only after budget revision – finance ministry

    Some US$1.1 billion, or about UAH 30 billion, confiscated from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage have been transferred to the account of the State Treasury; however, revenue exceeding the target can only be used after the amendments are made to State Budget, according to the Ukrainian Finance Ministry`s website. The...

    Russia set to play awkward guest at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development party
    May09

    Russia set to play awkward guest at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development party

    Prickly relations with Russia and lagging reforms in Ukraine risk souring the mood for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as it holds its annual meeting this week against a mostly cheerful background of quickening global growth, according to Reuters. Doubts persist over Ukraine`s progress in tackling corruption and cleaning up...

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”
    May09

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”

    A military parade was staged in the center of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk on May 9 on the occasion of Victory Day. Over 50 pieces of military equipment were involved in the event, according to Russian proxies` news portals. ”An L-29 military jet trainer aircraft [a standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations in the...

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10
    May09

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues, according to the U.S. Department of State. ”On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the...

    Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in WWII
    May09

    Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in WWII

    On May 9, Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in the Second World War. It is the 72nd Victory Day anniversary. This memorable date was enshrined by the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, in the law on perpetuating victory over Nazism in 1939-1945 World War II, passed on April 9, 2015, as part of a package of laws on de-communization. Since...

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists
    May09

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists

    The Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, condemns the sexual harassment of an SMM patrol member by an armed man in the pro-Russian separatists controlled area of Donetsk region, which took place on May 5. ”Together with all OSCE participating States, the SMM condemns all forms of...

    Ukraine`s underground gas stocks reach 8.7 bcm
    May08

    Ukraine`s underground gas stocks reach 8.7 bcm

    Stocks of natural gas at Ukraine`s underground storage facilities grew by 3.9%, or 327 million cubic meters (mcm), from 8.397 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas from April 29 till May 6, to 8.724 bcm of gas, according to Ukrtransgaz, operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system. The amount of gas pumped daily into the USFs, as of May 6 was at 53.6...

    Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline`s offshore section commenced – Gazprom
    May08

    Construction of TurkStream gas pipeline`s offshore section commenced – Gazprom

    Construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline was commenced on Sunday in the Black Sea near the Russian coast, Russian energy giant Gazprom said in a release. Pipelaying is carried out by the Audacia vessel owned by Allseas, the construction contractor for both strings of the gas pipeline`s offshore section. The vessel will be also used for pipe...

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea
    May08

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea

    Three Russian warships have challenged NATO by entering Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, according to armed forces officials in Riga, Express.co.uk reported. The corvettes – Liven 551, Serpukhov 603 and Morshansk 824 – were detected only four nautical miles from Latvian territorial waters, the report says. See also: Russian...

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