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    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks
    Mar17

    Merkel will visit Moscow for Putin talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2 for the first bilateral visit since Russia annexed Ukraine`s Crimea Peninsula in 2014, according to Reuters. There is no immediate prospect that Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis will be...

    Kremlin denies scenarios for occupied Donbas integration into Russia
    Mar17

    Kremlin denies scenarios for occupied Donbas integration into Russia

    The Kremlin denies the existence of integration scenarios for the occupied Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from a briefing by Vladimir Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. ”There have been no such scenarios written,” Peskov said, whether there are any scenarios for the integration into Russia of the so-called ”DPR-LPR.” ”You...

    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists
    Mar17

    Germany calls Ukraine to stop blocking trade with Donbas separatists

    Berlin is concerned about the developments in eastern Ukraine, particularly, the blockade and calls to stop actions that lead to even greater escalation. German Federal Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert and German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer have stated this at on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Germany....

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded
    Mar16

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 91 times in the past 24 hours, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired all types...

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks
    Mar16

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given a go-ahead to imposing sanctions against Russian banks, according to TSN news service. The president approved sanctions by adopting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of March 15, 2017 ”On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”...

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year
    Mar16

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year

    The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consensus decision taken at its meeting in Vienna on Thursday, March 16, agreed to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine by one year until March 31, 2018. ”The decision sets the Mission`s budget at EUR 105.5 million for the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018,” the OSCE said...

    Russian Sberbank in Ukraine introduces new restrictions on cash withdrawals
    Mar16

    Russian Sberbank in Ukraine introduces new restrictions on cash withdrawals

    Russia`s PJSC Sberbank operating in Ukraine has introduced new, more stringent limitations for its clients on cash withdrawals, which have come in force today, March 16, according to the bank`s press service. Restrictions are introduced ”in the context of illegal actions against the bank by third parties,” the report says. New restrictions for...

    OSCE monitors spot 10 Grad launchers in uncontrolled areas in Donbas
    Mar16

    OSCE monitors spot 10 Grad launchers in uncontrolled areas in Donbas

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that 10 Grad multiple rocket launchers, which are banned by the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas, were spotted in areas currently not controlled by the Ukrainian government in the east of the country. ”In areas currently not controlled by the Government, the Mission saw one...

    Ukrainian police trying to stop Donbas blockade activists and firing over heads
    Mar15

    Ukrainian police trying to stop Donbas blockade activists and firing over heads

    Ukrainian government tries to undo the blockade of Russia-occupied Donbas. Ukrainian police trying to stop blockade activists and firing over heads. Peoples are going and singing the national anthem. See also: Ukrainian soldiers support the trade blockade between Ukraine and Russian occupied Donbas, Ukrainian government tries to undo the...

    After mass protests across Ukraine Poroshenko and Government turn 180 degree and announce economic blockade of Donbas
    Mar15

    After mass protests across Ukraine Poroshenko and Government turn 180 degree and announce economic blockade of Donbas

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Wednesday decided to stop the movement of goods across the line of demarcation in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, considering the earlier expropriation of Ukrainian companies in the militant-controlled areas and escalation at the frontline, Secretary of the National Security and...

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