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    Putin tells Obama Ukraine and Donbas need ”real direct dialogue”
    Jul06

    Putin tells Obama Ukraine and Donbas need ”real direct dialogue”

    During his telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed the need of a ”real direct dialogue” between the Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed republics in Donbas, according to the Kremlin`s press service.”During the discussion of Ukraine, the President of Russia again pointed to...

    Reuters: U.S. sanctions North Korean leader over rights abuses
    Jul06

    Reuters: U.S. sanctions North Korean leader over rights abuses

    The United States on Wednesday sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing ”notorious abuses of human rights,” in a move that diplomats say will incense the nuclear-armed country, according to Reuters.The sanctions, the first to target any North Koreans for rights abuses, affect property and other assets within U.S....

    Ozzy Osbourne`s daughter Kelly impressed by Ukrainian vyshyvanka dress
    Jul06

    Ozzy Osbourne`s daughter Kelly impressed by Ukrainian vyshyvanka dress

    English singer, actress and fashion designer Kelly Lee Osbourne, a daughter of English singer and songwriter John Michael ”Ozzy” Osbourne, has been impressed by a Ukrainian vyshyvanka-themed dress by a Ukrainian designer.”People may think New York City is where fashion is at, but I`ve got my [eyes] on the Ukraine. I can`t believe I`m the first...

    Stoltenberg reveals NATO-Russia Council meeting details
    Jul06

    Stoltenberg reveals NATO-Russia Council meeting details

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced the date and venue of the second NATO-Russia Council meeting in the past two years, according to an official statement.”We have decided together with Russia to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at Ambassadorial level. The meeting will take place on 13 July at the NATO headquarters in...

    OSCE: Three children killed in grenade blast in militant-occupied Yenakiieve
    Jul06

    OSCE: Three children killed in grenade blast in militant-occupied Yenakiieve

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that three children were killed in a grenade explosion in the militant-occupied town of Yenakiieve in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on July 4.”Personnel at the hospital in ”Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”)-controlled Yenakiieve (41km north-east of Donetsk), told the SMM that three...

    Over 40% of Ukrainians say NATO membership fundamental guarantee of national security
    Jul06

    Over 40% of Ukrainians say NATO membership fundamental guarantee of national security

    A total of 43% of Ukrainians consider NATO membership Ukraine`s main national security guarantee, according to a study by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Center, a political analyst of the Democratic Initiatives Foundation Maria Zolkina said at a press conference on Wednesday, an UNIAN correspondent...

    Norwegian FM: Donbas elections impossible until Russia withdraws troops
    Jul06

    Norwegian FM: Donbas elections impossible until Russia withdraws troops

    Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende has stressed that the holding of elections in Donbas is impossible until Russia withdraws its troops, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”We shouldn`t think that the Minsk agreements only mean elections and decentralization. Minsk also means the withdrawal of Russian armed forces, Russian military vehicles...

    Ukraine urges Kazakhstan to demand Russia lift transit restrictions on Ukrainian goods
    Jul06

    Ukraine urges Kazakhstan to demand Russia lift transit restrictions on Ukrainian goods

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade calls on Kazakhstan to demand that the Russian Federation abolish restrictions on the transit of Ukrainian goods, the ministry reported on its official Twitter page.”[Economy Minister Stepan] Kubiv and [Ukraine Trade Representative Natalia] Mykolska have urged Kazakhstan to demand that Russia...

    Groysman says Ukraine`s cooperation with IMF ”constructive”
    Jul06

    Groysman says Ukraine`s cooperation with IMF ”constructive”

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has called the country`s cooperation with its key creditor – the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — constructive, adding that all disputed issues have been resolved.”We have resolved all the issues in the `Government-IMF` framework. And it has been a constructive cooperation,” Groysman said...

    EU, Ukraine making significant progress on partnerships: Committee of Regions
    Jul06

    EU, Ukraine making significant progress on partnerships: Committee of Regions

    Ukraine has taken substantive and very hopeful steps in its reform of local governance, the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Markku Markkula, said today in a meeting of a special task-force created by cities and regions in the European Union to help Ukraine, according to CoR`s press service.Speaking in the southern Ukrainian...

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