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    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine
    Feb28

    Russia warns about ”possibility of new tragedies” if U.S. supplies lethal weapon to Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Ministry has stated the possibility of ”new tragedies” in case Washington moves to supply lethal aid to Ukraine, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent in Russia citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying. The Russian side will ”explain” to the new U.S. administration ”the history and status of the conflict...

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia
    Feb28

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. Congress in preparing economic blockade of Russia

    Washington must make its own decision on the prospects for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, as Moscow did not ask and does not intend to ask for that, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, the BBC Russian Service reported. ”If we talk about sanctions, due to which the U.S. turnover dipped by almost a third – from $29...

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor
    Feb28

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to ”clean up” European Parliament resolution on Crimea in Russia favor

    Delegations of Cyprus and Spain have demanded to remove from the text of the European Parliament (EP) resolution on annexed Crimea (Feb 4, 2016) a notion of the Crimean Tatars as the peninsula`s indigenous people, according to Obozrevatel, a Ukrainian online news outlet. ”A surprising thing happened. The resolution stipulates that Russia is an...

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reiterates ”resolute support” for Ukraine`s sovereignty
    Feb28

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reiterates ”resolute support” for Ukraine`s sovereignty

    On the third anniversary of Crimea`s Parliament by Russian troops, the United States remain resolute in its support for a united and sovereign Ukraine, according to the statement by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. ”Three years ago today, the Crimean parliament in Ukraine was seized illegally by force. Today, as Russia`s occupation of Crimea enters...

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes
    Feb27

    U.S. Senate Democrat Dick Durbin wants independent Russia probes

    The second-ranking U.S. Senate Democrat called Monday for an independent commission as well as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to Bloomberg. Minority Whip Dick Durbin, back from a trip to Ukraine and other countries he said were worried about Russia, told Bloomberg editors and reporters in...

    The New York Times tells story of Ukrainian show battling Russian propaganda
    Feb27

    The New York Times tells story of Ukrainian show battling Russian propaganda

    Ukraine`s ”StopFake News” is no Onion-style satire, but rather positions itself as serious public service journalism, identifying fake news and debunking it on the air, The New York Times wrote in its piece titled ”To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies.” NYT explains, that is because Kyiv, with its running battle with...

    Russian official reacts to Avakov`s statement on liberation of Donbas
    Feb27

    Russian official reacts to Avakov`s statement on liberation of Donbas

    A Federation Council member has issued a comment regarding an earlier statement of Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claiming the Ukrainian authorities have a plan for Donbas settlement. ”Avakov said: Kyiv ”has a plan for the return of Crimea and Donbas,” but did not disclose the essence. However, Crimea is definitely not to return. With...

    Ukraine marking Day of resistance to Russian occupation of Crimea
    Feb26

    Ukraine marking Day of resistance to Russian occupation of Crimea

    Kyiv will host a March of Solidarity with the Ukrainians, Crimean Tatar people and representatives of other nationalities living in a temporarily occupied Crimea. On this day three years ago, Crimean Tatar activists held a rally outside the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine,...

    Ukrainian President appoints envoy to represent Ukraine at International Criminal Court hearings in suit against Russia
    Feb24

    Ukrainian President appoints envoy to represent Ukraine at International Criminal Court hearings in suit against Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the establishment of a Ukrainian delegation to participate in the International Criminal Court`s proceedings into the violation by Russia of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of...

    Austria calls to “rethink” the sanctions imposed on Russia
    Feb24

    Austria calls to “rethink” the sanctions imposed on Russia

    Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a rethink on sanctions imposed on Russia, saying that the regime of penalties over Kremlin-backed incursions in Ukraine has failed to yield enough progress, according to Bloomberg. Speaking in an interview in Vienna on Thursday, Kern said that the European Union may need to consider new ways to put...

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