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    Merkel convening Normandy Four summit
    May24

    Merkel convening Normandy Four summit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the leaders of Ukraine, France, and Russia to meet for another round of talks in the Normandy format on the settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to Der Tagesspiegel. According to Der Tagesspiegel, the Ukrainian army has been fighting with the Russian-backed militants in the east...

    Normandy Four meeting expected after schedules agreed – Gerashchenko
    May23

    Normandy Four meeting expected after schedules agreed – Gerashchenko

    The Ukrainian side expects that the meeting in the so-called Normandy Format between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia will be held after the schedules are agreed, Ukraine`s humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko said...

    Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media
    May23

    Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media

    Some 940,000 tonnes of anthracite and another 95,000 tonnes of other types of coal mined in the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were shipped to Russia in 2016, according to Liga.net. These were statistics that were officially recorded by the Russian Railways, Liga.net reports. In 2015, around 1.3 million tonnes of anthracite coal...

    Future of Normandy format, Minsk accords to be decided at G7 summit – Ukrainian diplomat
    May23

    Future of Normandy format, Minsk accords to be decided at G7 summit – Ukrainian diplomat

    Ukrainian diplomat, former Ukrainian envoy to the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group`s political subgroup Roman Bezsmertny says that the future of the ”Normandy format” (Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia) and the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas will be decided during the G7 summit in Italy, according to Radio Svoboda`s Ukrainian-language service....

    OpenDataBot says 72 Ukrainian companies ”disappear” from state register
    May22

    OpenDataBot says 72 Ukrainian companies ”disappear” from state register

    Some 72 companies have disappeared from Ukraine`s Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Public Organizations over the past year, according to OpenDataBot, the service for monitoring the data on Ukrainian companies` registration. Each of those companies can be associated with raiding and money laundering, the...

    Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea
    May21

    Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea

    The Ukrainian president`s envoy to the Crimean Tatar people and Crimean Tatar leader, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev has said in an interview with UATV that Russia deployed six nuclear warheads in Crimea, according to LIGA.net. ”Crimea was turned into a military base … We even have information that there are now six nuclear warheads,” he...

    NSDC hopes to cut sharply share of Ukrainian audience in Russian social networks
    May20

    NSDC hopes to cut sharply share of Ukrainian audience in Russian social networks

    The National Security and Defense Council hopes to reduce by several times the Ukrainian audience of Russian social networks, according to Valentyn Petrov, head of the information security service at the NSDC staff, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. ”If we succeed in reducing the audience by two or three to five times, this will be a tangible...

    EU on social networks ban: national security measures should not affect right to free expression
    May20

    EU on social networks ban: national security measures should not affect right to free expression

    The European Union admits that national security is a prerogative of the Ukrainian authorities, at the same time noting Brussels expects that the restrictive measures do not affect the right to free expression, that`s according to a statement by Jurgis Vilcinskas, Head of the Press and Information Section at the EU Delegation to Ukraine. ”We are...

    U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation
    May20

    U.S. not willing to join Normandy format: German government`s coordinator for Russia cooperation

    Donald Trump Administration does not want to take on additional functions and join the Normandy format of talks on Donbas settlement, the German government`s coordinator for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia, and the Eastern Partnership countries Gernot Erler told Deutsche Welle. See also: Germany expects U.S. mediation in...

    Economy ministry: Donbas trade blockade doesn`t stop growth in Ukraine
    May19

    Economy ministry: Donbas trade blockade doesn`t stop growth in Ukraine

    Ukraine`s Economic Development and Trade Ministry says the blockade of trade with occupied areas in Donbas has affected industrial production, but still cannot stop economic growth in Ukraine, according to the ministry`s press service. ”A halt to goods shipments moved across the contact line by rail and road within Donetsk and Luhansk regions has...

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