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    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hospitalized after latest attack – media
    Apr27

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hospitalized after latest attack – media

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was hospitalized on Thursday, after an unknown man attacked him outside his office in Moscow, according to The Moscow Times. The assailant sprayed a green antiseptic into Navalny`s face, drenching his right eye in the noxious chemical, The Moscow Times reported. First aid workers soon arrived to examine...

    Gazprom says Poland`s PGNiG files monopoly complaint to EU – media
    Apr27

    Gazprom says Poland`s PGNiG files monopoly complaint to EU – media

    Polish gas company PGNiG has filed a complaint to the European Commission alleging monopoly breaches by Gazprom, the Russian gas giant said on Thursday, according to Reuters. Gazprom said in its financial report for 2016 the Polish company filed the complaint on March 14, citing Gazprom`s ”unjust” pricing policy towards PGNiG and hindering of...

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council
    Apr27

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council

    Hacked emails show that the Kremlin directs and funds the ostensibly independent ”republics” in eastern Ukraine and runs military operations there, Aric Toler and Melinda Haring wrote in an article for Atlantic Council titled ”Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show.” In late 2016, Ukrainian hacker groups released emails...

    Lithuania remains Ukraine`s reliable partner – officials
    Apr27

    Lithuania remains Ukraine`s reliable partner – officials

    Lithuanian leadership assured that Lithuania would continue to be a reliable partner of Ukraine in upholding its territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as realizing the urgent tasks of the reform process, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry`s press service told UNIAN following the meetings of Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin with...

    Ukraine`s National Bank may lose some $82 mln due to lawsuits
    Apr27

    Ukraine`s National Bank may lose some $82 mln due to lawsuits

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) could sustain UAH 2.2 billion, or US$ 82.3 million, in losses because of lawsuits filed against the regulator, according to the NBU`s consolidated financial statements for 2016. Meanwhile, the regulator notes that the likelihood of such losses is low. ”There is a probability of possible loss on some claims...

    Lessons of ”patriotism”: Russian militants in Donbas experiment with children`s minds in occupied areas
    Apr27

    Lessons of ”patriotism”: Russian militants in Donbas experiment with children`s minds in occupied areas

    ”Help Dima the sapper evade all enemy mines, overcome all obstacles and pay a visit to his grandmother,” a labyrinth-style wargame published in the children`s magazine Polite Little People issued in occupied Luhansk tells its readers. There have been only two copies published, but the ideas outlined here are already blooming and giving fruit,...

    Putin quietly detaches Ukraine`s rebel zones as U.S. waffles
    Apr27

    Putin quietly detaches Ukraine`s rebel zones as U.S. waffles

    Vladimir Putin is seizing on mixed signals from the U.S. to quietly tighten Russia`s grip on two rebel regions of Ukraine, burying hopes for a European-brokered peace deal and relief from sanctions anytime soon, according to Bloomberg. While the Kremlin continues to publicly back the accord that Germany and France oversaw in 2015, Putin`s real...

    Ombudswoman`s Office appeals to Russia to extradite Ukrainian convict from Crimea
    Apr26

    Ombudswoman`s Office appeals to Russia to extradite Ukrainian convict from Crimea

    Secretariat of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska sent a letter to the Russian Ombudswoman regarding prisoner Andriy Lugin, who launched a hunger strike in a penal facility in the annexed Crimea, according to the secretariat representative, Mykhailo Chaplyga, RFE/RL`s Krym-Realii media project reports. The office...

    Ukraine may halt water supplies to occupied Donbas over debts – energy minister
    Apr26

    Ukraine may halt water supplies to occupied Donbas over debts – energy minister

    Water supplies to the territories of Donbas beyond the Ukrainian government control may be terminated, Ukraine`s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk told journalists following a Cabinet meeting Wednesday. This move may be taken due to the fact that these territories are in arrears in payments to the Ukrainian water utility services, as...

    Russia`s Eurovision act to perform in Crimea instead of Kyiv on May 9 – media
    Apr26

    Russia`s Eurovision act to perform in Crimea instead of Kyiv on May 9 – media

    Russia`s 2017 Eurovision act, Yulia Samoylova, will perform at a concert in Crimea instead of at the competition in Kyiv, according to The Moscow Times. Samoylova will take to the stage in Sevastopol on May 9, the day of the first Eurovision semi-final,  local officials confirmed, The Moscow Times wrote. Russia formally withdrew from this year`s...

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