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    Ukraine, U.S. to sign agreement on customs interaction
    May18

    Ukraine, U.S. to sign agreement on customs interaction

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk announces that Ukraine and the United States plan to sign an agreement on mutual assistance in the customs sphere on May 23 during Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske`s visit to Ukraine.”I`ve just endorsed a draft agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the...

    EU says ban on commemoration of Crimean Tatars` tragedy unacceptable
    May18

    EU says ban on commemoration of Crimean Tatars` tragedy unacceptable

    The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine says that a prohibition against peaceful, independent public commemorations of the Crimean Tatars` historical tragedy when more than 240,000 people were deported from Crimea under Joseph Stalin`s rule is not acceptable.”Today, 72 years on from the forcible deportation of the Crimean Tatars from...

    U.S. Justice Department opens investigation into Russian doping scandal
    May18

    U.S. Justice Department opens investigation into Russian doping scandal

    The United States Justice Department has opened an investigation into state-sponsored doping by dozens of Russia`s top athletes, two people familiar with the case said Tuesday. The inquiry escalates what has been a roiling sports controversy into a federal criminal case involving foreign officials, according to The New York Times.The United...

    Russian Justice Ministry gets documents for Savchenko`s return to Ukraine
    May18

    Russian Justice Ministry gets documents for Savchenko`s return to Ukraine

    Russian Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov announces that his ministry has already received documents from the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for the transfer of Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko to Ukraine, according to RIA Novosti.”We have received Savchenko`s documents from the Federal...

    David Cameron: ISIS, Vladimir Putin `might be happy` with Brexit
    May18

    David Cameron: ISIS, Vladimir Putin `might be happy` with Brexit

    ISIS would welcome Britain leaving the European Union, David Cameron has claimed, The Independent has reported.Taking questions following a speech at Mansion House organized by the World Economic Forum, Mr. Cameron said he suspected Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terror group`s leader, would be happy with Brexit, according to The Independent.Mr....

    Legal dispute between Naftogaz, Gazprom to drag for another 6 months
    May18

    Legal dispute between Naftogaz, Gazprom to drag for another 6 months

    The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce will hear claims filed by Ukrainian state holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine and Russian gas giant Gazprom in late November – early December 2016, and the judgment is expected to be awarded in late January 2017, according to Gazprom`s quarterly report posted on its website.The claims...

    UK Defense Ministry: Royal Air Force Typhoons scramble to meet Russian aircraft
    May18

    UK Defense Ministry: Royal Air Force Typhoons scramble to meet Russian aircraft

    Royal Air Force Typhoons have completed their second interception in less than a week during the latest NATO Baltic Air Policing mission, according to the U.K. Defense Ministry.The RAF fighter jets took to the skies to investigate five unidentified aircraft flying in international airspace along the northern and western borders of Estonia, the...

    UN calls on Russia to respect Crimean Tatar rights on key anniversary
    May18

    UN calls on Russia to respect Crimean Tatar rights on key anniversary

    The United Nations called on Russia to respect minority rights on the May 18 anniversary of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin`s mass deportation of Tatars from Crimea in 1944, according to Radio Liberty.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville said the persecution of Tatars has grown during two years of Russian annexation of the...

    Donbas ”truce”: Militants use heavy artillery, combat drone
    May18

    Donbas ”truce”: Militants use heavy artillery, combat drone

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 24 times in the past 24 hours, using heavy artillery and an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.Late in the evening, the militants grossly violated the ceasefire and for...

    Russian Defense Ministry denies setting up military base in Palmyra
    May18

    Russian Defense Ministry denies setting up military base in Palmyra

    Media claims that Russia is allegedly establishing a military base in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra are false – there is only a temporary camp for sappers, who are involved in mine clearing in the city, there, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Tuesday, according to Russian news agency TASS.In this way the...

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