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    Confession of former Kremlin’s troll published by The Moscow Times
    Apr19

    Confession of former Kremlin’s troll published by The Moscow Times

    Following in the footsteps of other former employees, more of the Kremlin`s online army are now coming forward to tell their stories of working 12-hour shifts in Russia`s most controversial office, according to The Moscow Times. ”Yes, Russian trolls did target the U.S. elections,” The Moscow Times wrote citing a former troll who spoke to a...

    Snowfalls in Ukraine in mid-April: stalled traffic, blackouts
    Apr19

    Snowfalls in Ukraine in mid-April: stalled traffic, blackouts

    Ukraine has been hit by an Arctic cyclone which has caused considerable snowfalls in the east along with frosts and heavy winds, resulting in stalled traffic and blackouts across the country. Wet snow makes trees fall and tears power lines apart, cutting houses in villages and towns off the power grids. According to the State Emergency Situations...

    Most Ukrainians want peace in Donbas, but not at any cost and consider elections in Donbas ”unacceptable”  – poll
    Apr18

    Most Ukrainians want peace in Donbas, but not at any cost and consider elections in Donbas ”unacceptable” – poll

    Some 43% of Ukrainians consider elections in Donbas ”unacceptable in principle,” according to the poll by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation. ”People want peace, but not at any cost. Only about 20% of the population agree to peace at any price. The majority are ready to make compromises, but not all compromises,” director of the...

    Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains how Ukrainians from occupied Donbas will use visa-free regime with EU
    Apr18

    Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains how Ukrainians from occupied Donbas will use visa-free regime with EU

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) has noted that citizens of Ukraine who live in the territories of Russian-occupied Crimea and certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be able to use the advantages of a visa-free regime with the European Union by obtaining Ukrainian biometric passports, the Department of Consular...

    Ukraine could miss out on up to $3.65 bln of China energy loans
    Apr17

    Ukraine could miss out on up to $3.65 bln of China energy loans

    Ukraine could miss out on energy sector funding from China worth up to $3.65 billion because squabbles between ministries and the state-run energy firm Naftogaz have held up project proposals, according to interviews with officials, Reuters reports. Ukraine signed the loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) in 2012 and it must submit...

    Easter ”ceasefire” in Donbas: 29 Russian shellings in last day
    Apr16

    Easter ”ceasefire” in Donbas: 29 Russian shellings in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 29 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol direction, the invaders fired 120mm and 82mm mortar, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the...

    4 reasons U.S should care about Ukraine – USA Today
    Apr14

    4 reasons U.S should care about Ukraine – USA Today

    ”Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” That`s what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly asked at a recent meeting in Italy with some European counterparts. The French foreign minister said he told Tillerson the United States should want a strong Europe. See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it...

    Serhiy Kurchenko, members of Yanukovych’s criminal group, plans to monopolize liquefied petroleum gas supplies to Ukraine – Russian media
    Apr14

    Serhiy Kurchenko, members of Yanukovych’s criminal group, plans to monopolize liquefied petroleum gas supplies to Ukraine – Russian media

    Fugitive Ukrainian businessman, one of the people from Viktor Yanukovych entourage, Serhiy Kurchenko may become a monopoly supplier of Russian liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Ukraine, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant. It is expected that the export of LPG to Ukraine will be limited starting May, and the only option for Russian...

    Number of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 – representative of Ukraine in the Minsk Contact Group
    Apr14

    Number of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 – representative of Ukraine in the Minsk Contact Group

    The representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko says that the number of Ukrainian hostages in the occupied areas of Donbas has increased to 126 people. ”Unfortunately, there are already 126 people on the...

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout
    Apr13

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout

    Financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort`s name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort`s firm received at least some money listed in...

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