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    Trump expresses “strong support” for NATO, presses Merkel on paying dues
    Mar17

    Trump expresses “strong support” for NATO, presses Merkel on paying dues

    President Donald Trump pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel ”hard” on North Atlantic Treaty Organization commitments during their meeting Friday, a senior administration official told NBC News. ”I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel our strong support for NATO, as well as the need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share for the cost of...

    Ukraine chief prosecutor`s rep: Ukrspecexport`s ex-head out on bail in London
    Mar17

    Ukraine chief prosecutor`s rep: Ukrspecexport`s ex-head out on bail in London

    Former head of Ukraine`s trader in arms Ukrspecexport Serhiy Bondarchuk, who is accused of large-scale embezzlement and faces extradition to Ukraine, has posted bail and should not leave London until a court schedules a date for hearings on his extradition, according to Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko`s press secretary Larysa Sargan....

    Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea
    Mar17

    Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea

    Germany`s Siemens says it has fulfilled its contract with Russia`s Technopromexport by supplying four gas turbines, while the buyer previously accused the manufacturer of contract breach. ”We have supplied turbines to Technopromexport,” CEO of the Siemens energy and gas production department in Russia Nikolai Rotmistrov said in an interview...

    SBU reports on new Russia`s tactics to split Ukraine
    Mar17

    SBU reports on new Russia`s tactics to split Ukraine

    Russia is trying to use ethnic groups living in Ukraine to promote national autonomies, head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak said at a security conference in Kyiv March 17, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”The Russian side does not abandon the idea of Ukraine`s federalization and tries to use ethnic factors in the west...

    European Parliament names voting date for travel-visa waivers for Ukraine
    Mar17

    European Parliament names voting date for travel-visa waivers for Ukraine

    The European Parliament (EP) will vote on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime on April 6, according to the European Parliament`s website. The debate on this issue will be held in the European Parliament on April 5. Voting on the draft legislative resolution on the inclusion of Ukraine in the list of third countries, whose citizens will no longer...

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine

    The Kremlin lies, saying that they have not received a letter from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine. Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed such a letter existed. His words are quoted on the Kremlin`s website dated March 4, 2014. ”What can be the reason for using the Armed Forces? Of...

    Canada calls on international community to put pressure on Moscow over Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Mar17

    Canada calls on international community to put pressure on Moscow over Russian aggression in Ukraine

    Canada has expressed concern over human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea and called on the international community to put pressure on Moscow in relation to Russia`s aggression against Ukraine, according to the statement by Canada`s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued March 16. See also: Canada...

    Case of downed Il-76: defense requests Ukrainian General`s acquittal
    Mar17

    Case of downed Il-76: defense requests Ukrainian General`s acquittal

    The lawyers of Major-General Viktor Nazarov have filed an acquittal motion a high-ranking official ”due to the absence of a criminal offense in his actions,” Radio Liberty reports, referring to the statement by Nazarov`s lawyer Mikhail Turik in the Pavlohrad district court (Dnipropetrovsk region), where the case is heard into the shooting down of...

    No additional obligations for Ukraine to receive IMF loan tranche – Groysman
    Mar17

    No additional obligations for Ukraine to receive IMF loan tranche – Groysman

    Ukraine has not undertaken additional obligations to receive the next $1 billion loan tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which can be allocated after the meeting of the IMF Executive Board on March 20, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said during a Q&A hour in the Verkhovna Rada. The tranche is granted in accordance with...

    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks
    Mar17

    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2 for the first bilateral visit since Russia annexed Ukraine`s Crimea Peninsula in 2014, according to Reuters. There is no immediate prospect that Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis will be...

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