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    Russia says no gas price discount from April 1
    Mar31

    Russia says no gas price discount from April 1

    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced that a discount on gas price provided for Ukraine in the framework of the ”winter package” would not be effective from April 1.”The gas discount for Ukraine, which has been provided by the Russian government for Q1 2016 in the amount of $17.77, will expire on March 31, 2016. The final gas price...

    Polish president appeals for NATO consolidation, urges Russia to withdraw from Crimea
    Mar31

    Polish president appeals for NATO consolidation, urges Russia to withdraw from Crimea

    President of Poland Andrzej Duda appealed once more for a greater NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe during an address on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, Radio Poland reported.His appeal, on the first day of a three-day visit, comes in the lead-up to a NATO summit in Warsaw this July, according to Radio Poland.”For...

    Russian FSB detains Ukrainian operative
    Mar31

    Russian FSB detains Ukrainian operative

    Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had detained in Russia the Ukrainian lieutenant colonel from the main counterintelligence department of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, according to the FSB public relations center, RBC reports.It is noted that the SBU lieutenant colonel Yuriy Ivanchenko was detained on March 26. According to...

    Saboteurs detained at Ukraine Air Force base in Chernihiv region
    Mar31

    Saboteurs detained at Ukraine Air Force base in Chernihiv region

    The unidentified perpetrators attempted to penetrate a military base of the Ukrainian Air Force in Chernihiv region, according to the Defense Ministry`s press service.It is reported that a base commander noticed violators trying to come around the guard post and approach the technical area.The Ukrainian troops are reported to have detained two...

    Dutch referendum on Ukraine-EU treaty too close to call: Kyiv Post
    Mar31

    Dutch referendum on Ukraine-EU treaty too close to call: Kyiv Post

    With a week left to the April 6 referendum in the Netherlands on approval of Ukraine`s Association Agreement with the European Union, the ”yes” and ”no” camps are running neck-and-neck, according to the Kyiv Post.A recent poll commissioned by the Dutch Foreign Ministry found public opinion evenly split, Dutch newspaper AlgemeenDagblad reported on...

    Rada may consider cutting diplomatic ties with Russia
    Mar31

    Rada may consider cutting diplomatic ties with Russia

    The Verkhovna Rada committee on foreign affairs Wednesday, March 30, has passed a draft resolution on severing diplomatic relations with Russia, MP Volodymyr Parasyuk said on Wednesday, according to TSN.ua.Parasyuk says the resolution will be submitted for consideration after the decision of the conciliatory council of the parliament. According...

    China central bank sets yuan midpoint at strongest level in 2016
    Mar31

    China central bank sets yuan midpoint at strongest level in 2016

    The People`s Bank of China (PBOC) on Thursday set its official midpoint rate at 6.4612 per dollar prior to the market opening, its strongest fixing in 2016, after the greenback tumbled after the U.S. Federal Reserve`s dovish comments on the U.S. economy and prospects of interest rate hikes, according to Reuters.The Chinese central bank`s official...

    Obama calls on Russia to hold talks on nuclear stockpiles reduction
    Mar31

    Obama calls on Russia to hold talks on nuclear stockpiles reduction

    Before the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama has called on the Russian Federation to comply fully with its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to The Washington Post.”Our progress notwithstanding, I`m the first to acknowledge that we still have...

    Dutch PM believes Ukraine-EU Association to win majority in referendum
    Mar31

    Dutch PM believes Ukraine-EU Association to win majority in referendum

    Most of the Dutch will vote in favor of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said in an interview with Nieuwsuur.”I have great confidence in the wisdom of the Netherlands. I think a majority will vote yes on April 6, in the interests of … trade and stability in Europe,” said...

    Jihadists threaten Cologne-Bonn airport with photo montage on Twitter
    Mar31

    Jihadists threaten Cologne-Bonn airport with photo montage on Twitter

    A photo montage that showed up on Wednesday on a Twitter channel of militant Islamists ISIS appeared to threaten Cologne-Bonn airport, German newspaper General-Anzeiger (GA) reported.In the background is a picture of the airport, with fighters and the sentence: ”What your brothers in Belgium managed to do, you can do as well,” GA wrote.Asked if...

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