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    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict
    Apr11

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson has openly questioned why ”American taxpayers” should be concerned about Ukraine, which has been racked by a separatist conflict for the last three years, according to Reuters. Ayrault told reporters he had replied: ”It is in the interests of the U.S. taxpayers to...

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row
    Apr11

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row

    Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko said Kyiv is ready to further clarify to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) the situation regarding the entry ban against Russian entrant Julia Samoilova if the issue of any sanctions arises following Eurovision-2017, Obozrevatel news outlet reports. ”I think that our position will be...

    Hague court announces date of decision on Russia over Ukraine
    Apr11

    Hague court announces date of decision on Russia over Ukraine

    The UN International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, will issue a ruling on a claim filed by Ukraine against Russia, the order will be delivered next Wednesday, April 19, according to the court`s press service. ”On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United...

    Russian propaganda calls Crimean Tatar`s batallion ”Jihadisi Islamic Battalion”
    Apr10

    Russian propaganda calls Crimean Tatar`s batallion ”Jihadisi Islamic Battalion”

    The spokesperson of the self-proclaimed ”DPR”`s ministry of defense, Eduard Basurin on Saturday voiced baseless claims that an ”Islamic brigade” with as many as 500 fighters had been deployed to the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and was working with the 36th Naval Infantry Brigade, according to the Atlantic Council`s Digital Forensic Research...

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine
    Apr05

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine

    The Russian Federation violates the provisions of the Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949 (4th Geneva Convention), by forcing Crimean residents to serve in the Russian army, Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia wrote on Twitter. ”As an occupying power (UNGA Resolution), Russia violates Art. 51 of the 4th...

    Anti-Russia sanctions over Ukraine will remain – U.S. State Secretary
    Apr02

    Anti-Russia sanctions over Ukraine will remain – U.S. State Secretary

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that the U.S. sanctions introduced against Russia over Ukraine will remain in place. ”We will continue to hold Russia accountable to its Minsk commitments. The United States sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered our sanctions,” he said in remarks to the NATO-Ukraine...

    Ukraine might be excluded from Eurovision if Russian artist who supports Crimea annexation doesn’t participate
    Apr01

    Ukraine might be excluded from Eurovision if Russian artist who supports Crimea annexation doesn’t participate

    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which operates the Eurovision Song Contest, says Ukraine`s National Public Broadcasting Company (UAPBC) might be excluded from future events if a Russian contestant is not allowed to participate in this year`s competition in Kyiv, according to a letter sent by EBU Director General Ingrid Deltenre to...

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis suing Russia in ECHR
    Mar31

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis suing Russia in ECHR

    On March 29, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people filed a suit with the European Court of Human Rights in connection with the fact that the Russian authorities included the Mejlis in the list of extremist organizations, effectively banning its activities, including in the occupied Crimea, Memorial human rights center reports. Memorial...

    Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian writer and filmmaker, imprisoned in Russia, wins Freedom to Write Award
    Mar29

    Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian writer and filmmaker, imprisoned in Russia, wins Freedom to Write Award

    PEN America, the membership association of prominent literary writers and editors, just awarded its Freedom to Write Award to the acclaimed Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, imprisoned in Russia, according to The Washington Post. Sentsov, a filmmaker, has been an outspoken critic of Russia`s intervention in Ukraine. He joins...

    Occupation of Donbas, Crimea makes Ukrainian exports lose almost $14 bln – economy ministry
    Mar28

    Occupation of Donbas, Crimea makes Ukrainian exports lose almost $14 bln – economy ministry

    Export losses due to the occupation of Donbas and Crimea amounted to US$12.9 billion, while total export losses of Ukraine amounted to $25.2 billion over the past years, that`s according to a draft export strategy, published on the website of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. ”The cost of export losses at the expense of these areas...

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