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    Russia says launches 3rd line of ”energy bridge” to Crimea
    Apr15

    Russia says launches 3rd line of ”energy bridge” to Crimea

    The third line of the so-called ”energy bridge” to Crimea has been launched, Russian Energy Ministry reported on its website referring to Russian Minister Alexander Novak.”After the early launch of the third line, the amount of power generated in Crimea will total 1,060 MW, excluding alternative and backup power supply sources,” the Russian...

    Prosecutors request 15 years in prison for Russian GRU officers
    Apr15

    Prosecutors request 15 years in prison for Russian GRU officers

    Prosecutor Maksym Krym requires the court to sentence Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeyev to 15 years in prison each, with the confiscation of property and a ban to on military service within three years, according to an UaPosition correspondent.”We demand to sentence Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeyev to 15...

    Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande call on Kremlin to immediately release Savchenko
    Apr15

    Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande call on Kremlin to immediately release Savchenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called on the Russian leadership to immediately release illegally convicted Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko, the president`s press service reported.”Speaking by phone, Poroshenko, Merkel...

    Turkey blocks Russian propaganda website
    Apr15

    Turkey blocks Russian propaganda website

    The Turkish Telecommunications Department has confirmed the blocking of the Russian news agency Sputnik`s website, said chief editor of Sputnik-Turkey Tural Kerimov, according to RIA Novosti.”This morning, we`ve been confirmed the blocking of the website. According to a representative from Turkey`s Telecommunications Department, in accordance...

    China GDP: economy slows to 6.7% in Q1
    Apr15

    China GDP: economy slows to 6.7% in Q1

    China`s economy grew at an annual rate of 6.7% in the first quarter of the year, according to official data released on Friday, BBC News reported.It is the slowest quarterly growth in the Chinese economy in seven years, but in line with expectations and China`s own growth targets, according to BBC News.In the final quarter of last year, the...

    Russia sets new demands to ”all-for-all” prisoner swap
    Apr15

    Russia sets new demands to ”all-for-all” prisoner swap

    Russian Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich insists that as part of the exchange of ”all for all” Ukraine should release all the terrorists detained in different regions of Ukraine, as well as Russian citizens, who came to Ukraine ”to visit relatives,” the Russian Foreign Ministry told an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.”The...

    World Bank Chief: estimates to rebuild Syria could be as high as $150bln
    Apr15

    World Bank Chief: estimates to rebuild Syria could be as high as $150bln

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday that more than $150 billion would be required for the Syrian reconstruction.”I`ve heard estimates for the cost of rebuilding Syria that reaches $150, $180 billion just to get them back to the levels that they were before the war,” the World Bank president said.”In my meetings with Syrian refugees…I...

    MFA Ukraine condemns ban on Mejlis in occupied Crimea
    Apr15

    MFA Ukraine condemns ban on Mejlis in occupied Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its strong protest against the so-called decision of the occupying prosecution office in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to suspend the activity of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, the ministry said in a statement published on its website.”This decision...

    Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP: EurActiv
    Apr15

    Dutch voters now demanding referendum on TTIP: EurActiv

    Dutch voters want a referendum on the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), throwing into doubt the future of the U.S.-EU free trade deal, nine days after the country`s `no` vote in a plebiscite on an EU-Ukraine association agreement, according to EurActiv.”We want this to happen. We are in favour of a referendum on TTIP,” said...

    Groysman sets tasks at 1st Cabinet meeting
    Apr15

    Groysman sets tasks at 1st Cabinet meeting

    On Thursday, the first meeting of a new Cabinet of Ministers took place immediately after the appointment of a prime minister and ministers, said the newly appointed Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Kutoviy, Ukrainian TV Channel 112 Ukraine reported.”It was a full-fledged working meeting, in fact, the first such meeting of the Cabinet...

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