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    Sentsov, Kolchenko sign papers for extradition from Russia in April – lawyer
    May02

    Sentsov, Kolchenko sign papers for extradition from Russia in April – lawyer

    Ukrainian film-maker Oleh Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, who have been imprisoned in Russia, signed documents for extradition from that country to Ukraine early in April, according to Kolchenko`s lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina.The documents, which were signed early in April, must have already arrived at the Justice Ministry of the...

    EurActiv: EC set to propose lifting of visa requirement for Turkey
    May02

    EurActiv: EC set to propose lifting of visa requirement for Turkey

    Despite deep public misgivings in some countries, the European Union will this week drive forward a plan to grant Turks visa-free travel to Europe as a reward for having reduced a flood of refugees and migrants into Europe to a trickle, according to EurActiv, an independent pan-European media network specialised in EU policies.The European...

    ATO HQ update: Russian proxies attack Ukraine only six times in last day
    May02

    ATO HQ update: Russian proxies attack Ukraine only six times in last day

    The situation in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, remains relatively stable with only six registered ”cases of the use of weapons by militants” in the last day, according to the press service of the ATO headquarters.”In the past 24 hours, the combined Russian-separatist forces in Donbas were observing the truce...

    ISIS claims responsibility for double car bomb attack with at least 32 deaths in Iraq
    May02

    ISIS claims responsibility for double car bomb attack with at least 32 deaths in Iraq

    At least 32 people have been killed and up to 75 others wounded in a double car bomb attack claimed by ISIS in Iraq, officials say, according to The Independent.A police officer said two parked explosives-laden cars detonated within minutes of each other, around midday in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah, The Independent wrote.The first car...

    ATO HQ reports Easter ceasefire in Donbas
    May02

    ATO HQ reports Easter ceasefire in Donbas

    Russian proxies were maintaining a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Easter Sunday, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.”For the first time in quite a long period, Russian-backed militants have not started armed provocations against Ukrainian defenders today, Easter Sunday. Despite the de-escalation,...

    WSJ: NATO`s Breedlove calls for sharper focus on Russia ahead of departure
    May01

    WSJ: NATO`s Breedlove calls for sharper focus on Russia ahead of departure

    NATO`s departing supreme allied commander Gen. Philip Breedlove says that the United States needs more technical intelligence assets, the kind of spy satellites the U.S. uses to keep an eye on both troop movements and terrorist training camps, focused on the threat from Russia, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).”We see that Russia has...

    Ukraine intel: Russian supervisors unhappy with DPR leader Zakharchenko
    May01

    Ukraine intel: Russian supervisors unhappy with DPR leader Zakharchenko

    Russian supervisors criticize leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko`s performance, and Vladimir Putin`s aide Vladislav Surkov visited Donbas to discuss the current situation with Russian DPR-based commanders, DPR senior officials and businessmen, according to the Ukrainian military intelligence...

    Saakashvili: Tactics used by Russia in Crimea may be used in Odesa on May 2
    May01

    Saakashvili: Tactics used by Russia in Crimea may be used in Odesa on May 2

    Odesa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili says that the tactics used by Russia during the annexation of Crimea in March 2014 – ”special operations forces and military troops hiding behind old people, women and children standing in front” – may be used in Odesa on May 2, the second anniversary of the Odesa fire incident, according to an UNIAN...

    TASS: Russia`s Night Wolves bikers not allowed to cross border with Poland
    May01

    TASS: Russia`s Night Wolves bikers not allowed to cross border with Poland

    Commander of Poland`s largest Katyn Rally motorcycle club Wiktor Wegrzyn says that bikers from Russia`s Night Wolves motorcycle club taking part in the motor rally ”Roads of Victory – To Berlin” have been unable to cross the Belarussian-Polish border, according to Russian news agency TASS.”No one has been allowed. We are waiting for official...

    Freight transportation by rail in Ukraine goes up in price by 15% from April 30
    May01

    Freight transportation by rail in Ukraine goes up in price by 15% from April 30

    Freight transportation by rail in Ukraine went up in price by 15% from April 30, 2016, according to PJSC Ukrainian Railways, which was set up on the basis of the State Rail Transport Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia).”The company will additionally earn UAH 100 million due to the timely increase in freight transportation rates,” the company told...

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