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    Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government
    Mar23

    Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

    President Donald Trump`s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears...

    Russia halts cross border movement on border with Ukraine`s Chernihiv region, cites ”combat alert in Ukraine”
    Mar23

    Russia halts cross border movement on border with Ukraine`s Chernihiv region, cites ”combat alert in Ukraine”

    The Russian side explains to citizens the suspension of cross border movement at Novye Yurkovichi checkpoint on the border with Ukraine`s Chernihiv region with the allegation that ”combat alert” has been declared in Ukraine, speaker for the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodian said, according to Interfax Ukraine. ”People are telling...

    Russian spies seek to undermine EU solidarity, require response to match
    Mar23

    Russian spies seek to undermine EU solidarity, require response to match

    The aim of Russian intelligence services is to divide, distract, and dismay such that the West will be willing to accept Moscow`s self-proclaimed sphere of influence (including Ukraine and Georgia) and abandon efforts to encourage transparency, democratisation, and the rule of law within Russia, Mark Galeotti wrote in his report for the Center of...

    National Bank of Ukraine simplifies rules for cash currency cross-border movement
    Mar23

    National Bank of Ukraine simplifies rules for cash currency cross-border movement

    The National Bank of Ukraine has simplified the procedure for the movement of foreign currency over EUR 10,000 across Ukraine`s customs border, according to NBU decree No.24, going into effect March 23. Citizens declaring the amount over EUR 10,000 may now provide a wider range of money origin confirmation papers. Besides the receipts on money...

    Kremlin hopes Kyiv to backtrack decision on Russian Eurovision singer despite of Ukraine’s law
    Mar23

    Kremlin hopes Kyiv to backtrack decision on Russian Eurovision singer despite of Ukraine’s law

    The Kremlin is calling on Ukraine to review its entry ban on Russia`s singer who planned to participate in this year`s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Yulia Samoilova, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”Certainly, the Ukrainian side`s decision seriously devalues the upcoming contest and this is a blow to Eurovision`s image,” Russian...

    EU`s chief negotiator challenges Theresa May directly over Brexit talks – The Guardian
    Mar23

    EU`s chief negotiator challenges Theresa May directly over Brexit talks – The Guardian

    The EU`s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has challenged Theresa May directly over her claim that she would be willing to walk away from the negotiating table, saying that failure to reach a deal would have serious repercussions for the UK, according to the Guardian. In what he conceded were candid comments in only his second public...

    Ukraine sees record high farm produce exports in January
    Mar23

    Ukraine sees record high farm produce exports in January

    Ukrainian farmers in January 2017 shipped agricultural products to foreign markets to the tune of US$ 1.3 billion, which was 53.7% up year-over-year (y-o-y), and it is record high results in the past four years, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. Exports of farm produce accounted for a record share of...

    Kremlin permits ”Luhansk People`s Republic” to loot enterprises seized from Ukraine
    Mar23

    Kremlin permits ”Luhansk People`s Republic” to loot enterprises seized from Ukraine

    The authorities of the so-called ”Luhansk People`s Republic” (”LPR”) have received permission to block shipments of products from the ”nationalized” Ukrainian enterprises if they do not pay taxes to the budget of the ”LPR,” according to Information Resistance, a non-governmental project on information security. ”On this occasion, the leadership...

    National Bank of Ukraine enforces sanctions against Russian banks` subsidiaries
    Mar23

    National Bank of Ukraine enforces sanctions against Russian banks` subsidiaries

    According to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council, the National Bank of Ukraine on March 23 imposes sanctions on subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks, according to the NBU press service. ”The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine on March 21 approved Decree No. 25, aimed at ensuring the implementation of sanctions...

    20,000 people evacuated due to blasts at Kharkiv region military depot. Video
    Mar23

    20,000 people evacuated due to blasts at Kharkiv region military depot. Video

    Almost 20,000 residents in nearby residential areas have been evacuated due to explosions at a military warehouse near the town of Balaklia in Kharkiv region, according to the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Service. As of 07:30 Kyiv time on Thursday, March 23, some 2,700 civilians had been relocated from the village of Verbivka to the village of...

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