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    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media
    Mar09

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media

    Once created to promote absolute transparency, Wikileaks has increasingly been turning into an instrument that Russia exploits in its own interests, according to Neue Zurcher Zeitung. In the first few years, WikiLeaks followed a community approach: everyone could upload to the portal and edit leaked documents; The whole team decided which...

    IMF meeting on Ukraine scheduled for March 20 – spokesman
    Mar09

    IMF meeting on Ukraine scheduled for March 20 – spokesman

    The Ukraine-related meeting of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has been scheduled for March 20, according to the IMF spokesman Gerry Rice. The meeting is scheduled for March 20, Rice said. The Executive Board of Ukraine`s key lender, the IMF, on the issue of allocating another bailout tranche in the amount of $1 billion,...

    Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine
    Mar09

    Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine

    The United States Department of Justice has reported on the arrest of a Ukrainian citizen, charged with illegally exporting from the U.S. to Ukraine night vision devices and thermal imagers. On March 7, ”Volodymyr Nedoviz, a lawful permanent resident of the United States and citizen of Ukraine, was arrested on federal charges of illegally...

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities research information from Manafort’s source in Kyiv, suspected ties to Russian intelligence
    Mar09

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities research information from Manafort’s source in Kyiv, suspected ties to Russian intelligence

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kyiv-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump`s presidential campaign, according to Politico. The man, Konstantin Kilimnik, came under scrutiny from officials...

    Ukraine plans to increase cargo transportation tariffs
    Mar09

    Ukraine plans to increase cargo transportation tariffs

    Ukraine plans to raise cargo transportation tariffs by 25% in 2017, according to a report from UkrAgroConsult. Ukrainian Railways explained this step by increased prices for material resources, fuel, electricity and the necessity to invest in the rolling stock. This triggered a series of discussions among shippers, UkrAgroConsult wrote. Ukrainian...

    BBC: Ukrainian woman `detained in UAE for pregnancy outside marriage`
    Mar09

    BBC: Ukrainian woman `detained in UAE for pregnancy outside marriage`

    A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for unlawful sex, a relative says, according to the BBC. Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were reportedly arrested after a doctor discovered Ms. Nohai, who had stomach cramps, was pregnant, the BBC reported. They were arrested for sex outside of...

    Oil prices rise on output cuts, but U.S. stockpiles drag
    Mar09

    Oil prices rise on output cuts, but U.S. stockpiles drag

    Oil prices climbed on Thursday after sharp losses the session before, buoyed by strong compliance with touted international production cuts, although a surge in U.S. crude inventories continued to drag, according to Reuters. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil producers reached an agreement last year to cut...

    Hearings on Ukraine vs. Russia case in Hague over, ruling expected before May
    Mar09

    Hearings on Ukraine vs. Russia case in Hague over, ruling expected before May

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, agent of Ukraine Olena Zerkal has announced that the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague has completed hearings on Ukraine`s case against Russia; a court ruling is expected by the end of April, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”We`re looking forward to a court ruling, and I hope it will...

    Kremlin says Russia will accept Hague court ruling
    Mar09

    Kremlin says Russia will accept Hague court ruling

    Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov claims the Kremlin will accept a decision to be made the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Ukraine`s claim, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia. ”The Russian side is a party to this trial. If Russia did not recognize a ruling of the court, then, accordingly, it would not...

    Ukraine may get Island-class boats from NATO
    Mar09

    Ukraine may get Island-class boats from NATO

    First Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Andriy Tarasov says the Ukrainian Navy can significantly beef up its combat potential if NATO member states hand over their Island-class patrol boats to the Ukrainian side, according to Odesa-based Channel 7. Negotiations regarding the transfer of boats and ships of NATO member states are under way, he...

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