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    A rally in support of imprisoned in Russia Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov was held in New York
    Jan02

    A rally in support of imprisoned in Russia Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov was held in New York

    In US, near the the Russian Consulate in New York, on December 31 activists held a rally in support of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov who is sentenced in Russia for 20 years. On Free Oleg Sentsov Facebook page activist Andriy Zagdansky wrote: “Our small but friendly flashmob in support of illegally imprisoned Oleg Sentsov near the...

    1st Deputy Rada Speaker suggests Normandy format could be expanded, but US Ambassador states US participation is not on the agenda
    Jan02

    1st Deputy Rada Speaker suggests Normandy format could be expanded, but US Ambassador states US participation is not on the agenda

    Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement and First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko believes the extension of the existing Normandy format is possible, TV Channel 5 reports. The Ukrainian official suggests that another country could join the negotiation...

    Ukrainian Billionaire, media mogul and founder of Yalta European Strategy calls to give up Crimea for peace in Donbas
    Jan02

    Ukrainian Billionaire, media mogul and founder of Yalta European Strategy calls to give up Crimea for peace in Donbas

    Billionaire oligarch Victor Pinchuk has supported Ukraine`s integration with Europe through his Yalta European Strategy Conference, but he`s now promoting a different line, writing in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that Ukraine should give up Crimea and medium-term hopes of European Union and NATO membership in exchange for peace in Donbas, Kyiv...

    Austria has assumed Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017
    Jan02

    Austria has assumed Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017

    Austria has assumed Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2017. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Austria`s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, highlighted three key challenges facing the Organization and its participating States as Austria took over as the 2017 OSCE Chairmanship: deplorable and complex crises...

    EU expresses condolences over Istanbul attack
    Jan02

    EU expresses condolences over Istanbul attack

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn have expressed condolences over the deadly terror attack in Istanbul. ”Another deadly attack hit Istanbul overnight, killing at least 39 men and women...

    Russia attacked Ukraine in Donbas 44 times in December 31, 22 times January 1
    Jan01

    Russia attacked Ukraine in Donbas 44 times in December 31, 22 times January 1

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in December 31, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village...

    Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking
    Jan01

    Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday left open the possibility of meeting with Taiwan`s president if she visits the United States after he is sworn in on January 20 and also expressed continued skepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic Party officials, according to Reuters. In remarks to reporters...

    Antonio Guterres officially becomes new UN Secretary-General
    Jan01

    Antonio Guterres officially becomes new UN Secretary-General

    It is a heavy and critical workload which Antonio Guterres will inherit from Ban Ki-moon when the former Portuguese prime minister takes up office at the United Nations, according to Euronews. He becomes the new Secretary-General at a time when the world is enmeshed in a series of crises, Euronews reported. The civil war in Syria and its impact...

    39 people killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack
    Jan01

    39 people killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack

    A lone gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul`s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene, according to Reuters. Some people jumped into the Bosphorus waters to save themselves after the attacker opened fire at random in the Reina...

    Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone
    Jan01

    Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz, who was earlier reported to seek easing Russia sanctions, plans to visit Donbas, in particular, the areas near Mariupol, when his country takes over the OSCE chair. Kurz wants to get acquainted with the situation on the ground, said the statement by MFA Austria published Saturday, December...

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