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    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10
    May09

    Tillerson to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Lavrov on May 10

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues, according to the U.S. Department of State. ”On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the...

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists
    May09

    OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member by Donetsk separatists

    The Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, condemns the sexual harassment of an SMM patrol member by an armed man in the pro-Russian separatists controlled area of Donetsk region, which took place on May 5. ”Together with all OSCE participating States, the SMM condemns all forms of...

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship
    May08

    Ukrainian MP who offered leasing Crimea to Russia stripped of citizenship

    Andriy Artemenko, the ”back-door diplomat” who allegedly pitched a so-called plan to resolve the conflict with Russia onto the desk of Trump`s national security adviser (at the time) Michael Flynn, has been deprived of Ukrainian citizenship by a presidential decree, according to the State Migration Service. The State Migration Service reported on...

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions
    May07

    4 countries join Council of Europe decision on extending Russia sanctions

    Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the Council of Europe Decision on extending restrictive measures against Russia, that`s according to a declaration by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU. The sanctions in question were imposed against Russia over its actions...

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security
    May07

    Security Service of Ukraine imposes entry ban against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, cites threat to national security

    The Ukrainian SBU Security Service has barred American movie actor Steven Seagal, from entering Ukraine for a period of four years, the SBU press service has told UNIAN. The agency noted that the entry ban effective until 2021 was introduced in order to ensure the protection of the country`s national interests. See also: Reuters: Putin presents...

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron
    May07

    WikiLeaks finds Russian trace in hacker attack on headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

    Data indicating a Russian citizen has been found in the metadata of hacked emails of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron`s campaign headquarters, according to WikiLeaks` Twitter account. ”#MacronLeaks: name of an employee for Russian government security contractor Evrika appears nine times in metadata for ”xls_cendric.rar” leak...

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas
    May06

    Security Service of Ukraine updates info on number of Ukrainian hostages in Russia, Donbas

    There are 128 Ukrainian citizens held hostage by Russian-backed Donbas militants, while ten more Ukrainians remain in captivity in the territory of the Russian Federation, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser of the SBU head, Ukraine`s TV Channel 5 reported. ”As of today, 128 people are being illegally held captive in Donetsk and Luhansk, and...

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry
    May06

    Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry

    During the regular crew training routine by Ukraine`s Maritime Search and Rescue Service in the Black Sea off the coast of Skadovsk, the Russian military vessel tried to seize the Ukrainian rescue boat, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure. However, the crew`s decisive action hindered the attempt, the press service...

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?
    May05

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?

    Over the last few months, a big matter regarding Russia`s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest had arisen. Unfortunately, it resulted in withdrawal of the country from the 2017 edition. However, the problems don`t seem to end there, since the Reference Group hasn`t decided which penalties will be imposed on the two countries, according to...

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea
    May04

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea

    The Council of Europe`s Committee of Ministers has passed a decision condemning the annexation of Crimea and demanding from Russia to respect human rights on the occupied peninsula. In their decision concerning the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, referring to their previous decisions concerning Ukraine...

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