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    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine on March 13 – 19, 2017
    Mar20

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine on March 13 – 19, 2017

    Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine) : Children with Machine Guns & Russian Flags vs Voices in Shame & Protest at Russia’s Crimea Landgrab – 19 March 2017, 03:45 Emerging Europe (UK) : Ukraine Can Learn from Poland’s Economic History – 18 March 2017, 16:45 Emerging Europe (UK) : Sirin Software: A Ukrainian Firm...

    Ukraine`s finance ministry tries to explain why IMF delays more aid
    Mar19

    Ukraine`s finance ministry tries to explain why IMF delays more aid

    The Ukrainian Finance Ministry has explained why the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has postponed a decision to disburse more aid to Ukraine. ”The meeting was postponed solely due to the need to assess economic implications arising from measures taken by Ukraine in response to the [coal] blockade and the seizure of Ukrainian enterprises in...

    Russians invested nearly $100 mln in Trump buildings – Reuters Special Report
    Mar19

    Russians invested nearly $100 mln in Trump buildings – Reuters Special Report

    A Reuters review found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to Reuters. The buyers include politically connected businessmen, such as a former executive in a Moscow-based state-run construction firm...

    Ukraine may obtain travel-visa liberalization before midsummer – Presidential Administration
    Mar19

    Ukraine may obtain travel-visa liberalization before midsummer – Presidential Administration

    Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President`s Administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev says Ukrainians will get the right to travel to EU countries without visas before the middle of summer, according to Hromadske media outlet. ”We expect that in early April the European Parliament will put the final point with regard to the issue of visa liberalization...

    No money yet: Ukraine issue no longer in IMF calendar
    Mar19

    No money yet: Ukraine issue no longer in IMF calendar

    Information about a March 20 meeting of the International Monetary Fund`s Executive Board on a new disbursement to Ukraine is no longer in the calendar, according to calendar data posted on the IMF`s website. The IMF Executive Board meeting on March 20 will consider Qatar`s 2016 Article IV Consultation. Then it will address Lucia`s 2016 Article...

    Ukraine`s defense minister calls on retired officers to return to army
    Mar19

    Ukraine`s defense minister calls on retired officers to return to army

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has called on the retired officers to return to active military service. ”I`m addressing the retired officers – those who, after time in service, have retired with pension provision from the state, housing and benefits and who are enjoying a well-deserved rest period. You have passed the tour of duty,...

    Ukrainian Canadians urge Canada to provide more military support to Ukraine
    Mar19

    Ukrainian Canadians urge Canada to provide more military support to Ukraine

    Canadian Federal Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan met with local Ukrainians in Winnipeg last night who urged the Canadian government to provide more military support to Ukraine, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. ”That`s what this is about, to show how seriously we take these viewpoints, as we look at the geopolitical aspect of things,” the...

    Iraqi forces retake two key areas in west Mosul
    Mar19

    Iraqi forces retake two key areas in west Mosul

    Iraqi forces in Mosul have said they have captured two key neighborhoods in its offensive to retake the western part of the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), according to Al Jazeera. Adel Ahmed, the captain of the federal police, said control of the al-Kur and al-Tawafa will allow for a safe corridor...

    OSCE reports close small-arms fire in Donetsk region
    Mar19

    OSCE reports close small-arms fire in Donetsk region

    A patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has faced a close small-arms fire in Donetsk region. ”On March 17, five SMM members were positioned – outside two of its vehicles – 15km north of Donetsk on the eastern side of highway H20, where it intersects with a secondary road leading east to Donetsk Water Filtration Station,...

    Over 10% of spring grains area sown so far in Ukraine
    Mar19

    Over 10% of spring grains area sown so far in Ukraine

    Farmers in Ukraine have sown 11%, or 273,000 hectares, of the country`s planned spring grains area since the season began on March 8, the agriculture ministry said on Friday, The Times of India reported. Ukraine, the world`s third-largest grain exporter, expects to sow 7.2 million hectares of spring grains this year, up from 7 million hectares...

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