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    Ukraine marks first 500 days without Russian gas
    Apr10

    Ukraine marks first 500 days without Russian gas

    It has been 500 days since Ukraine has refused to purchase natural gas from Russian energy monopoly Gazprom, as reported by the press service of Ukrtransgaz, the state-owned operator of the gas transportation system. ”We`ve not been importing gas from Russia for 500 days,” the report says. It is also noted that on April 8, 15.7 million cubic...

    Ukrtelecom stops operations in occupied Donbas
    Apr10

    Ukrtelecom stops operations in occupied Donbas

    One of the largest Ukrainian telecom operators, Ukrtelecom, halted its telephone communication services and internet access on the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the company press service reports. ”Telephone communication and internet access services are not provided in the uncontrolled territory of Donetsk and...

    Russian official reacts to possible introduction of new U.S. sanctions
    Apr10

    Russian official reacts to possible introduction of new U.S. sanctions

    A Federation Council member has issued a comment regarding the possibility of new sanctions being introduced by the U.S. government against Russia. ”Trump needs to think three times before imposing new sanctions on Russia,” Federation Council member Alexey Pushkov tweeted. The Russian official believes that in this case, the U.S. president will...

    The Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva announces resignation
    Apr10

    The Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva announces resignation

    The Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Valeria Gontareva, has officially announced her resignation. The announcement was made during a Monday press conference in Kyiv. As UNIAN reported, head of the NBU in early March confirmed rumors of her possible resignation, promising to officially warn the public a month prior to the actual date she...

    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad
    Apr09

    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday indicated a willingness to work with Democrats toward drafting new sanctions targeting Russia in response to Moscow`s unwavering support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to The Washington Times. See also: U.S. imposes sanctions against eight Russian companies While Russia is already...

    Russia, Iran say U.S. crossed ”red lines” in Syria
    Apr09

    Russia, Iran say U.S. crossed ”red lines” in Syria

    A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed ”red lines” and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally, according to Reuters. ”What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a...

    Synchronized power grids of EU, Ukraine to contribute to Ukrainian exports – Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company
    Apr09

    Synchronized power grids of EU, Ukraine to contribute to Ukrainian exports – Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company

    President of Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company Energoatom Yuriy Nedashkovsky says that full synchronization of the Ukrainian power grids with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) will increase the capacity of Ukrainian power exports to the EU, up to 4 GW, according to Energoatom`s...

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict
    Apr09

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict

    More than 200,000 children – or 1 in 4 – in the two regions most severely affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine require urgent and sustained psychosocial support to address the trauma of living through more than three years of violence, the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said on April 7. See also: Civilian casualties...

    Trump Administration ”seriously considering” lethal defensive aid to Ukraine – U.S. Senator McCain:
    Apr09

    Trump Administration ”seriously considering” lethal defensive aid to Ukraine – U.S. Senator McCain:

    The Trump administration is giving serious thought to providing Ukraine with lethal defensive aid, U.S. Senator John McCain told The Weekly Standard, a move that is likely to rile the Kremlin if realized. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is slated to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin next week, expressed support for such aid during...

    Ukraine announces large-scale air defense drills
    Apr09

    Ukraine announces large-scale air defense drills

    This year, large-scale exercises of Ukraine`s air defense units have been scheduled, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. ”In 2016, after a long break, our S-300Ps (anti-aircraft missile systems) started firing again. Our plans for 2017 are more ambitious,” the General Staff wrote on Facebook. According to Major-General...

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