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    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline
    Mar02

    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline

    National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine has applied to the European Court of Justice with a request to grant it a right to join the claim of the Polish company PGNiG, which challenged the decision of the European Commission on expanded access for the Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom company to the European gas pipeline OPAL,...

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia
    Mar02

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia

    The Moldovan government is recalling Ambassador to Russia, Dmitry Braghis, who was also the head of the country`s diplomatic mission in Tajikistan. A decision on the issue was made at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reported. The draft decision was presented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration,...

    Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb
    Mar02

    Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb

    Ukraine increased consumption of natural gas in February 2017 by 19% year-over-year (y-o-y), to 4.5 billion cubic meters (bcm), according to Ukraine`s state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz. ”In February, Ukrainian consumers of all categories used 4.5 bcm of natural gas, which was 19% up from the same period last year,” Ukrtransgaz`s...

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister
    Mar02

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has told ZN.ua that the signing of the memorandum with the IMF is a matter of several days. ”We have not signed the memorandum, but we are very close to that. I think that everything will be decided in the coming days – today or tomorrow. And I hope that this issue will not be delayed. But at the...

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert
    Mar02

    Russia snap checks combat readiness in Crimea, North Caucasus: some 3,000 troops put on alert

    The drills involve over 1,000 pieces of armament, military and special hardware, the press office of Russia`s Southern Military District told TASS on Thursday. ”Pursuant to a decision by Southern Military District Commander Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov, military units and formations stationed in Karachay-Cherkessia, the Chechen Republic,...

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation –  Presidential Administration
    Mar02

    Poroshenko spoke with Putin twice during Donbas escalation – Presidential Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has had two telephone conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since the escalation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian presidential administration told Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. ”Since the latest escalation in Donbas, in order to stop the...

    EP votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets
    Mar02

    EP votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets

    Following a vote in the European Parliament, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has lost her parliamentary immunity over her tweeting of images of atrocities by the Islamic State terrorists, AFP reports. ”#BREAKING European Parliament votes to lift Le Pen immunity over IS tweets,” AFP tweeted. French prosecutors opened an investigation in...

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses
    Mar02

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses

    Ukraine may lose up to $2 billion and the national currency exchange rate will weaken due to the blockade of Russia-occupied Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. If the blockade fails to be stopped, Ukrainian metallurgy may lose up to 300,000 jobs, according to the Ukrainian president. ”300,000 people will lose their jobs. The state...

    EU ambassadors to consider visa waivers for Ukraine March 2
    Mar02

    EU ambassadors to consider visa waivers for Ukraine March 2

    The Committee of Permanent Representatives of EU member states (COREPER) will formally approve the decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine at a meeting in Brussels on March 2. Consideration at COREPER will be the first stage of a visa liberalization approval at the level of Member States, according to the Ukrainian news portal Europeiska...

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways
    Mar02

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways

    The organizers of the blockade of the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas are proceeding to the second phase of their rally, claiming the blockade of motorways is to follow the already-introduced blocking of railways. ”After we`ve blocked almost all railway traffic, we`re proceeding to the second phase – we`re starting to block motorways,...

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