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    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick
    Mar20

    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has prepared papers prohibiting entry into Ukraine of Eurovision 2017 participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova, SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak told reporters on Monday, March 20, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”As of now, the decision regarding her entry ban has not yet been made, but I will reveal the secret...

    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea
    Mar20

    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has verified reports about the visit of politicians from the European Union and other countries to Russian-occupied Crimea at the occupying authorities` invitation to ”celebrate” the third anniversary of the Crimean pseudo-referendum, SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. ”It turned out that...

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia begins large-scale military drills in Crimea

    Drills involving three large units of Russia`s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea`s Opuk firing range on Monday, March 20, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”For the first time in the Russian army`s history the Airborne Forces` three large units were simultaneously alerted as part of the drills and...

    Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation
    Mar18

    Turkish MFA reiterates non-recognition of Crimea annexation

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Turkey has reiterated the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. ”Three years have passed since Ukraine`s Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation on the grounds of an illegitimate referendum held on March 16, 2014,” according to a press release regarding...

    Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump
    Mar18

    Arms for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia may help U.S. block Putin in Ukraine – 6 policies to U.S. President Donald Trump

    Arming Ukraine and imposing tougher sanctions on Russia are among the six policies offered by former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Michael Carpenter to U.S. President Donald Trump for blocking Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, according to the U.S. Foreign Policy...

    Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in international blind spot in Crimea – Amnesty International
    Mar18

    Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in international blind spot in Crimea – Amnesty International

    Three years after the peninsula`s unlawful annexation by Russia in March 2014, the human rights situation in Crimea is worsening fast, said Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on March 17, 2017. ”It is exacerbated by the absence of any effective international monitoring mechanism with access to the peninsula, which has emboldened the...

    Trump hopes for ”peaceful resolution” to Donbas conflict
    Mar18

    Trump hopes for ”peaceful resolution” to Donbas conflict

    U.S. President Donald Trump has announced after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that they seek a ”peaceful solution” to the conflict in Russia-occupied Donbas, the east of Ukraine. ”I also appreciate Chancellor Merkel`s leadership along with the French President [Francois Hollande] to resolve the conflict in Ukraine where we...

    ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine” – Lithuanian President
    Mar18

    ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine” – Lithuanian President

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has expressed support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. ”Freedom may be occupied but can never be taken away. Crimea is Ukraine,” Grybauskaite wrote on Twitter on March 18, 2017. Memo. Russia annexed Ukraine`s Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum...

    Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea
    Mar17

    Siemens turbines supplied to Russia could surface in occupied Crimea

    Germany`s Siemens says it has fulfilled its contract with Russia`s Technopromexport by supplying four gas turbines, while the buyer previously accused the manufacturer of contract breach. ”We have supplied turbines to Technopromexport,” CEO of the Siemens energy and gas production department in Russia Nikolai Rotmistrov said in an interview...

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin`s lie: Putin personally said Yanukovych asked to send Russian troops to Ukraine

    The Kremlin lies, saying that they have not received a letter from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine. Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed such a letter existed. His words are quoted on the Kremlin`s website dated March 4, 2014. ”What can be the reason for using the Armed Forces? Of...

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