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    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council
    Apr27

    Russia funds and manages conflict in Ukraine, “Surkov leaks” show – Atlantic Council

    Hacked emails show that the Kremlin directs and funds the ostensibly independent ”republics” in eastern Ukraine and runs military operations there, Aric Toler and Melinda Haring wrote in an article for Atlantic Council titled ”Russia Funds and Manages Conflict in Ukraine, Leaks Show.” In late 2016, Ukrainian hacker groups released emails...

    Lithuania remains Ukraine`s reliable partner – officials
    Apr27

    Lithuania remains Ukraine`s reliable partner – officials

    Lithuanian leadership assured that Lithuania would continue to be a reliable partner of Ukraine in upholding its territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as realizing the urgent tasks of the reform process, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry`s press service told UNIAN following the meetings of Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin with...

    Ombudswoman`s Office appeals to Russia to extradite Ukrainian convict from Crimea
    Apr26

    Ombudswoman`s Office appeals to Russia to extradite Ukrainian convict from Crimea

    Secretariat of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska sent a letter to the Russian Ombudswoman regarding prisoner Andriy Lugin, who launched a hunger strike in a penal facility in the annexed Crimea, according to the secretariat representative, Mykhailo Chaplyga, RFE/RL`s Krym-Realii media project reports. The office...

    Russia`s Eurovision act to perform in Crimea instead of Kyiv on May 9 – media
    Apr26

    Russia`s Eurovision act to perform in Crimea instead of Kyiv on May 9 – media

    Russia`s 2017 Eurovision act, Yulia Samoylova, will perform at a concert in Crimea instead of at the competition in Kyiv, according to The Moscow Times. Samoylova will take to the stage in Sevastopol on May 9, the day of the first Eurovision semi-final,  local officials confirmed, The Moscow Times wrote. Russia formally withdrew from this year`s...

    So-called Yalta Forum unlikely to bring investment to sanctioned Crimea – European Commission
    Apr25

    So-called Yalta Forum unlikely to bring investment to sanctioned Crimea – European Commission

    Unlawful ”international” events, like a recent economic forum in Yalta in Russia-occupied Crimea, which took place on April 20-22, will not bring foreign investment to the peninsula as it is under sanctions, according to a representative of the European Commission. ”The EU does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the...

    Former political prisoner from Crime Afanasyev to tell UK parliament of atrocities in Russian prisons
    Apr25

    Former political prisoner from Crime Afanasyev to tell UK parliament of atrocities in Russian prisons

    Former political prisoner Hennadiy Afanasyev, who was detained in Crimea in May 2014 and kept in Russia`s prison for 760 days, will give a two-hour lecture in the British Parliament, Voice of America reported on April 25. ”I`ve received an invitation from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, from the Ukrainian Embassy in the UK to visit the country...

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with  Russian delegation
    Apr25

    PACE delegates demand resignation of PACE President over his trip to Syria with Russian delegation

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demands the resignation of Pedro Agramunt from the post of PACE President. Italian representative Michele Nicoletti made a relevant statement at the PACE session in Strasbourg on Monday. After that, a number of deputies rose from their seats and supported the statement with applause....

    EU considers Russia main threat to Black Sea region – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine
    Apr25

    EU considers Russia main threat to Black Sea region – Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli has said that Russia is seen as the main threat to the Black Sea region, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Speaking at the meeting of the international roundtable in Kyiv, he said that the European Union understands that it needs to strengthen relations with Russia and...

    Mogherini in Moscow says EU doesn’t recognize Crimea annexation but Russian foreign Minister considers Crimea Crisis like Falkland Islands issue
    Apr24

    Mogherini in Moscow says EU doesn’t recognize Crimea annexation but Russian foreign Minister considers Crimea Crisis like Falkland Islands issue

    The European Union does not recognize the annexation in Crimea, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said at a joint press conference in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday. See also: Russian aggression against Ukraine, international law and global security: 25 key theses ”We also...

    EU sanctions against Russia should be long-term – Mingarelli
    Apr24

    EU sanctions against Russia should be long-term – Mingarelli

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli has said that EU sanctions against Russia should be long-term in order to reduce Moscow`s military aggression, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Speaking at an international roundtable in Kyiv, he said that the EU should act in line with its basic values and introduce...

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