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    EU extends sanctions against Syrian regime by one year
    May28

    EU extends sanctions against Syrian regime by one year

    On May 27, 2016, the Council extended EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until June 1, 2017, according to a press release published on the official website of the European Council.This decision is in line with the Council conclusions of December 2014 which affirmed that the EU would continue imposing and enforcing sanctions...

    OSCE Chief Monitor to Ukraine condemns violence against SMM in east
    May28

    OSCE Chief Monitor to Ukraine condemns violence against SMM in east

    The Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan on Friday expressed his dismay at two violent incidents putting SMM members in danger and preventing the Mission from effectively monitoring the situation in the conflict-affected east of Ukraine.”An SMM patrol came under small-arms fire during a foot patrol...

    Putin says Russia to indulge in no discussion on ceding Crimea back to Ukraine
    May28

    Putin says Russia to indulge in no discussion on ceding Crimea back to Ukraine

    Russia will indulge in no discussion with anyone on ceding Crimea back to Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”As for Crimea, we think this issue closed once and for all. It was a historic decision of people living in Crimea,” he said at a news conference after his talks with the Greek...

    Steinmeier comments on latest incidents targeting OSCE SMM to Ukraine
    May28

    Steinmeier comments on latest incidents targeting OSCE SMM to Ukraine

    Following two recent incidents targeting the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) in the country`s east, OSCE Chairperson-in Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that those responsible for the attacks on the Mission have to be held accountable.”It is with great concern I have learnt that shots were fired...

    Smoke alerts like that on Flight 804 have raised questions in past – WSJ
    May28

    Smoke alerts like that on Flight 804 have raised questions in past – WSJ

    Long before EgyptAir Flight 804`s pilots received an alert signaling smoke in a vital electronics compartment, U.S. safety watchdogs documented that such warnings on that airliner model were frequently erroneous and sometimes prompted unnecessary and risky cockpit responses, according to The Wall Street Journal.According to people familiar with...

    Biden stresses importance of reforms in PGO, judiciary and meeting IMF conditions
    May28

    Biden stresses importance of reforms in PGO, judiciary and meeting IMF conditions

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stressed the importance of continuing to institute reforms in the Prosecutor General`s Office, and the significance of Ukraine`s progress toward implementing judicial reforms and meeting IMF conditions.The Vice President congratulated President...

    Militants attack ATO forces 40 times in last day, use Grad systems
    May28

    Militants attack ATO forces 40 times in last day, use Grad systems

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 40 times in the past 24 hours, using banned heavy artillery systems, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).Late evening, the militants once again fired small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and 82mm and 120mm mortars on the...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.13 to dollar
    May28

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.13 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by four kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.13 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for May 30:$100 costs UAH 2,513.6025 (on May 27, it was UAH...

    Poroshenko lifts sanctions from 29 foreign journalists
    May27

    Poroshenko lifts sanctions from 29 foreign journalists

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has lifted sanctions from 29 foreign journalists, having enacted a National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) resolution dated May 20, 2016, on certain personal special restrictive measures (sanctions), according to the presidential administration.”Annex 1 to an NSDC September 2, 2015, resolution on special...

    OSCE patrol comes under fire near Avdiyivka – Hug
    May27

    OSCE patrol comes under fire near Avdiyivka – Hug

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug has said that an OSCE patrol team came under fire from small arms in the early afternoon on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.During a video briefing from Donetsk region, he said that the OSCE patrol came under fire while monitoring the...

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