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    Flynn offers to Testify before Congress in exchange for immunity
    Mar31

    Flynn offers to Testify before Congress in exchange for immunity

    Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, has offered to be interviewed by House and Senate investigators who are examining the Trump campaign`s ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution, according to his lawyer and a congressional official, according to The New York Times. But the congressional official said...

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis suing Russia in ECHR
    Mar31

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis suing Russia in ECHR

    On March 29, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people filed a suit with the European Court of Human Rights in connection with the fact that the Russian authorities included the Mejlis in the list of extremist organizations, effectively banning its activities, including in the occupied Crimea, Memorial human rights center reports. Memorial...

    Poroshenko, Merkel agree to intensify Minsk process
    Mar31

    Poroshenko, Merkel agree to intensify Minsk process

    President Petro Poroshenko following his Thursday meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the framework of his working visit to Malta said the parties agreed to hold trilateral negotiations between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France in the nearest time, meant to intensify the Minsk peace process, the president`s press service...

    Senate hearing: Russian meddling did not stop at the election – CNN
    Mar31

    Senate hearing: Russian meddling did not stop at the election – CNN

    The Senate intelligence committee opened its first public hearing on Russian meddling in the U.S. election Thursday with calls for nonpartisanship, citing ongoing foreign interference that threatens ”the heart of our democracy,” according to CNN. ”The vice chairman and I realize that if we politicize this process, our efforts will likely fail,”...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s balance of payments in first two months estimated at US$229 mln
    Mar31

    Deficit of Ukraine`s balance of payments in first two months estimated at US$229 mln

    The deficit of Ukraine`s balance of payments in January-February 2017 was estimated at US$229 million, whereas in the same period last year Ukraine posted a $46 million surplus, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). Preliminary estimates show that the deficit of Ukraine`s balance of payments in February 2017 alone shrank to $27...

    EBRD helps Ukraine address non-performing loans
    Mar31

    EBRD helps Ukraine address non-performing loans

    The EBRD has announced it is joining forces with local authorities to help implement a new financial restructuring procedure in the Ukrainian banking system in order to reduce the amount of non-performing loans (NPLs) and in the context of wider efforts aimed at support for the country`s financial sector, according to an official statement. ”This...

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 3 wounded in Donbas in over 80 Russian shellings in past day
    Mar30

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 3 wounded in Donbas in over 80 Russian shellings in past day

    The situation remains tense in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, with 83 enemy shellings of positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces recorded over the past day, according to the ATO Headquarters. View map in full size Russian occupation forces use weaponry of over 10mm caliber, in violation of the existing agreements, the Ukrainian...

    NATO provides demining equipment to Ukraine after Balaklia blasts – NATO Secretary General
    Mar30

    NATO provides demining equipment to Ukraine after Balaklia blasts – NATO Secretary General

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that NATO is currently providing personal protection and demining equipment to Ukraine after artillery ammunition explosions near Balaklia on March 23. ”Just this week, our Science for Peace Program is responding to Ukraine`s request for assistance. Following the explosion at the Balaklia arms depot,...

    EU seeks to negotiate with Russia over Nord Stream gas pipeline
    Mar30

    EU seeks to negotiate with Russia over Nord Stream gas pipeline

    The European Union is seeking a mandate from its members to negotiate with Russia over plans for a gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany, an EU document showed, as some EU states fret the project will make Europe too reliant on Russian energy, according to Reuters. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline would pass through Danish and Swedish waters and...

    Trump might consider joining talks on Donbas
    Mar30

    Trump might consider joining talks on Donbas

    U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly does not mind the United States engaging in the Minsk process, according to RBC-Ukraine media outlet. ”Sources in the team of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko say off the record that Trump, unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, does not stand against the U.S. joining the Minsk process, while Russia has no...

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