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    Ukrainian President and a lot of parliament members to ignore the Davos Ukrainian Lunch organized by pro-Russian oligarch Pinchuk
    Jan18

    Ukrainian President and a lot of parliament members to ignore the Davos Ukrainian Lunch organized by pro-Russian oligarch Pinchuk

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and a number of other officials who take part in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, will not join the Ukrainian Lunch organized by pro-Russian billionaire, media mogul and founder of Yalta European Strategy Victor Pinchuk after the publication of Pinchuk’s commentary on December 29,...

    Yanukovych asked Russia to deploy troops in Ukraine in 2014 – UN official document
    Jan17

    Yanukovych asked Russia to deploy troops in Ukraine in 2014 – UN official document

    On January 17, 2017, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko wrote on his official Facebook page that he has received recognized by the United Nations (UN) official documents, a copy of a request of then-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to Russia to deploy its soldiers in Ukraine. “The Chief Military...

    In the Hague Tribunal Ukraine accuses Russia in terrorism and ethnic persecution
    Jan16

    In the Hague Tribunal Ukraine accuses Russia in terrorism and ethnic persecution

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service informs that on January 16, 2017, Ukrainian diplomats conveyed a lawsuit in the international court of justice (the Hague Tribunal) against Russia . The Russian Federation is accused of violating two conventions: the UN Convention on combating financing of terrorism and the Convention on the...

    Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Crimea takes up combat duty
    Jan14

    Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Crimea takes up combat duty

    The Russian Federation anti-aircraft missile regiment based in Crimea armed with S-400 Triumf air defense missile system has assumed combat duty, the press office the Russian Southern Military District reported on Friday, according to TASS. “A ceremony will be held in the antiaircraft missile regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense...

    UK sees the Budapest Memorandum as not legally binding document because Russia turned it into a worthless piece of paper – Ukrainian Ambassador in London
    Jan13

    UK sees the Budapest Memorandum as not legally binding document because Russia turned it into a worthless piece of paper – Ukrainian Ambassador in London

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom Natalia Galibarenko, spoke if London is going to implement the Budapest Memorandum in her interview with LB.ua Ukrainian Ambassador in London assured that during her contacts with British partners she informed them of the fact that the Ukrainian society was frustrated...

    U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia
    Jan10

    U.S. Senator McCain to join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia

    John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senate Republican said on January 9, 2017, that he would join Democratic Senators Ben Cardin and Robert Menendez in introducing the legislation for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia because of its alleged attempts to influence the 2016 Presidential election....

    The UN International Tribunal on Crimea maritime to begin in 2017, annexation of Crimea by Russia is not in question
    Jan10

    The UN International Tribunal on Crimea maritime to begin in 2017, annexation of Crimea by Russia is not in question

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal states that the tribunal within the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which will study the issues related to Crimea, to start work in the middle of 2017, and will announce their verdict in 2019-2021. “We have completed all the necessary pre-trial procedures. The...

    Ukraine prepares a report to PACE about illegal detention of Sushchenko and Sentsov in Russia
    Jan07

    Ukraine prepares a report to PACE about illegal detention of Sushchenko and Sentsov in Russia

    At the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) session in Strasbourg, France in January 2017, the Ukrainian delegation will raise the issue of illegal detention of Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko and film director Oleg Sentsov in Russia, as well as persecution of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena and Crimean Tatar media in...

    The Security Service of Ukraine can’t ban President of Moldova to entry Ukraine despite his pro-Russian statement
    Jan07

    The Security Service of Ukraine can’t ban President of Moldova to entry Ukraine despite his pro-Russian statement

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) Press Service Olena Gitlyanska states that the President of Moldova Igor Dodon who has told that the annexed Crimea belongs to the Russian Federation during his electoral campaign, cannot be forbidden to entry into Ukraine. The SSU says that Igor Dodon has a special status of border crossing as...

    EU complains about the weakening economy because of sanctions against Russia
    Jan06

    EU complains about the weakening economy because of sanctions against Russia

    The Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) sates that the European Union (EU) economy in 2015 lost in economic activity EUR 17.6 billion ($18.6 billion) including because of sanctions against the Russian Federation. In particularly in Austria 36% of the negative impact on economic activity with Russia could be attributed to the sanctions....

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