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    Reuters: Biden warns Ukraine on reforms, says EU sanctions on Russia at risk
    Sep22

    Reuters: Biden warns Ukraine on reforms, says EU sanctions on Russia at risk

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned Ukraine needs to live up to its promises economic and political reforms or risk seeing the European Union walk away from its sanctions on Russia, according to Reuters. ”We know that if they give an excuse to the EU, there are at least five countries right now that want to say `We want out`” of...

    Crimea now outpost for deploying Russian arms in Syria – Poroshenko
    Sep22

    Crimea now outpost for deploying Russian arms in Syria – Poroshenko

    Russian aggression against Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea has allowed Moscow to use the peninsula as a military outpost for deploying war assets to Syria, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during his address to the United Nation Security Council Wednesday. ”I cannot help insisting that the United Nations and the Security Council in...

    Oil climbs 1% after surprise U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters
    Sep22

    Oil climbs 1% after surprise U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices rose around 1% on Thursday, extending gains from the previous session after a surprise third consecutive weekly U.S. crude inventory draw tightened the market, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures CLc1 were trading at $45.81 per barrel at 0301 GMT (11:01 p.m. EDT), up 47 cents, or 1%, from their...

    Disengagement of forces in Donbas to start only after seven days of ”full silence” – Framework Decision
    Sep22

    Disengagement of forces in Donbas to start only after seven days of ”full silence” – Framework Decision

    A prerequisite for the start of disengagement of forces in Donbas is a complete ceasefire, observed for seven days and confirmed by the OSCE, according to the Framework Decision`s text. ”The condition for the start of disengagement of forces and hardware shall be an OSCE-verified adherence to a complete cease-fire within seven days for each of...

    Poroshenko stresses ”critical” need to reform UN Security Council
    Sep22

    Poroshenko stresses ”critical” need to reform UN Security Council

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his Wednesday address to the United Nation Security Council has stated the need to reform the UNSC in terms of limiting the use by the member states of their veto power when dealing with situations of mass atrocities, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Petro Poroshenko has said there is ”an absolutely...

    ”Another big fish”: Ukrainian prosecutor general reports on high-profile arrest for grand bribery
    Sep22

    ”Another big fish”: Ukrainian prosecutor general reports on high-profile arrest for grand bribery

    The Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine, together with the SBU Security Service exposed one of the members of the High Council of Justice who extorted $500,000 from an individual promising unlawful influence on a court ruling, that`s according to Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. ”Another big fish. Department for investigation of economic...

    Ukraine reports situation in Donbas: 13 attacks in last day
    Sep21

    Ukraine reports situation in Donbas: 13 attacks in last day

    The Russian occupation forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas 13 times in the last day, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. Five attacks were reported in the Donetsk sector alone. The occupiers used infantry fighting vehicle to shell the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve. The latter also came under 120mm...

    Trilateral contact group signs separation of forces deal for 3 sections in Donbas
    Sep21

    Trilateral contact group signs separation of forces deal for 3 sections in Donbas

    The Trilateral Liaison Group in Minsk has signed a framework agreement on separation of forces in three sections of the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine providing specific coordinates for their relocation, according to Darka Olifer, a spokesperson for Ukraine`s envoy to the group, former president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. Olifer noted that...

    Friendship with Turkey ”conditional”: Kremlin reacts to Erdogan`s words on Crimea
    Sep21

    Friendship with Turkey ”conditional”: Kremlin reacts to Erdogan`s words on Crimea

    A statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterating support for Ukraine in the issue of Crimea is a matter of protocol, but it could still complicate Ankara-Moscow relations, that`s according to First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich, RIA Novosti reports. ”We got another...

    Naftogaz raises natural gas prices for industrial consumers from Oct 1
    Sep21

    Naftogaz raises natural gas prices for industrial consumers from Oct 1

    National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine is increasing the minimum price of natural gas for industrial consumers from October 1, 2016 by 5.1%, as compared to September 2016, to UAH 6,343.2 ($245) per 1,000 cubic meters from UAH 6,036 ($233) per 1,000 cubic meters. At the same time, the maximum price of natural gas for industrial...

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