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    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords
    Mar20

    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords

    Press secretary of Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mariana Betsa insists Russia has not fulfilled a single clause of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. ”Moscow has no political will at all to fulfill them,” she said in a statement posted on the ministry`s Facebook page on Saturday evening. ”The situation in Donbas remains extremely...

    Russia to apply same migration rules to separatists states as to Ukraine
    Mar20

    Russia to apply same migration rules to separatists states as to Ukraine

    The Russian Federation will apply the same migration rules to citizens bearing ”passports” issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”) and Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”) as to Ukrainian citizens, according to the Russian news agency RBC. Citizens with ”DPR”/”LPR” ”passports” without a Russian residence permit could stay in...

    Ukraine sees 72.2% decline in deficit of foreign trade in goods
    Mar20

    Ukraine sees 72.2% decline in deficit of foreign trade in goods

    Ukraine`s deficit of foreign trade in commodities was estimated at US$ 86.7 million in January 2017, compared to a $308.7 million deficit year-over-year (y-o-y), according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service`s website. Goods exports from Ukraine in January 2017 grew by 48.1% y-o-y, to $3.026 billion, while goods imports were 32.4% up y-o-y,...

    Russia`s hybrid forces attack old Avdiyivka: Woman injured, house on fire
    Mar20

    Russia`s hybrid forces attack old Avdiyivka: Woman injured, house on fire

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked the old part of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas on Sunday, March 19, which has caused injuries to a female civilian and set a house on fire, according to a local police department. ”Avdiyivka. At 15:20 local time, fighters from the ”DPR” [self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic]...

    Finance ministry: No additional capitalization for Oschadbank, Ukreximbank in 2017
    Mar20

    Finance ministry: No additional capitalization for Oschadbank, Ukreximbank in 2017

    The Ukrainian Finance Ministry does not plan additional capitalization for state-owned Oschadbank and Ukreximbank this year, according to the country`s First Deputy Finance Minister Oksana Markarova. ”We do not expect the additional capitalization of Oschadbank and Ukreximbank this year,” Markarova said when presenting a public report on the...

    Oil prices drop on rise in U.S. drilling
    Mar20

    Oil prices drop on rise in U.S. drilling

    Oil prices fell on Monday as rising U.S. drilling activity and steady supplies from OPEC countries despite touted production cuts pressured already-bloated markets, according to Reuters. Prices for benchmark Brent crude futures were 29 cents, or 0.56 percent, below their last settlement at 0223 GMT, at $51.47 per barrel, Reuters reported. U.S....

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea

    Drills involving three large units of Russia`s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea`s Opuk firing range on Monday, March 20, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”For the first time in the Russian army`s history the Airborne Forces` three large units were simultaneously alerted as part of the drills and...

    Poroshenko: recognizing Donbas as Russia-occupied territories will destroy Minsk process
    Mar20

    Poroshenko: recognizing Donbas as Russia-occupied territories will destroy Minsk process

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, while opening the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, said that the adoption of the law on temporarily occupied territories would destroy the Minsk process. ”Our partners do not understand why we are asking for support in restoring Ukraine`s integrity from the outside, when a number of...

    Trump-Russia claims: Nunes says no evidence of collusion – BBC
    Mar20

    Trump-Russia claims: Nunes says no evidence of collusion – BBC

    There is no evidence so far that U.S. President Donald Trump`s campaign team colluded with Russia during the 2016 U.S. election, a top lawmaker says, according to the BBC. Devin Nunes, head of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, made the remark on Fox News, the BBC reported. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey will testify before...

    Germany rejects Trump`s claim it owes NATO and U.S. vast sums” for defense
    Mar20

    Germany rejects Trump`s claim it owes NATO and U.S. vast sums” for defense

    German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump`s claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States ”vast sums” of money for defense, according to Reuters. ”There is no debt account at NATO,” von der Leyen said in a statement, adding that it was wrong to link the alliance`s target for members to spend...

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