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    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice
    Dec28

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice

    The First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostyanova states that the recognition by the court in Moscow the protests of 2014 in Ukraine as ”coup d`etat” does not bear any legal consequences for Ukraine, TV Channel 5 reports. The Ukrainian official comments about the fact that Dorogomilovsky court in Moscow on the suit of...

    4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis
    Dec27

    4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis

    Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov has said that four states of the former Soviet Union are almost ready to recognize that Crimea is not the Ukrainian territory anymore, 112.ua reports. ”It is painful to me that four states of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan), these four...

    Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017
    Dec27

    Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017

    Moscow will continue to influence the processes in the European Union and the United States in order to undermine Western unity by cyberattacks, propaganda campaigns, and political manipulation. Moreover, Moscow will step up these efforts in 2017 to achieve its objectives, which include the lifting of sanctions by the EU and the U.S., which means...

    Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea
    Dec27

    Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been working on Donald Trump`s plan to normalize relations with the Russian Federation, Germany`s Bild reports. Kissinger should become a mediator between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, according to Bild`s article as the publication refers to the information of the EU intelligence. ”Russia...

    No one wants to build railway to Kerch bridge, deadlines may shift
    Dec26

    No one wants to build railway to Kerch bridge, deadlines may shift

    Terms of construction of a so-called Kerch bridge from mainland Russia to the occupied Crimea may be extended as the second tender to select a general contractor for the construction of the railway toward the bridge failed due to the lack of applications, Kommersant reports. It is noted that the railway is scheduled to be laid by November 2019...

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security
    Dec24

    Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017 authorizing up to US$350 million to be made available for security assistance to Ukraine, according to Ukraine`s Embassy to the United States. This amount includes lethal defensive assistance, for the fiscal year 2017, the Embassy wrote on...

    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine
    Dec23

    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has explained why the ”representatives of Donbas” are not satisfied with the negotiations with Ukraine on the exchange of prisoners, according to an UNIAN correspondent from Russia. ”Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once expressed the idea of an ”all for all”  exchange. I totally agree with that, but later...

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war
    Dec23

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russia is not to blame for the war in Donbas and other tragedies that have taken place in Ukraine over the past three years. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, he said that Russia had not been the initiator of ”what has happened,” according to the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper. ”We do not...

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec21

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation
    Dec21

    U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, 2016, designated seven individuals and eight entities under two Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine, and identified two vessels as blocked property. ”Today`s action is part of Treasury`s continued effort to counter attempts to...

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