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    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad
    Apr09

    New Russia sanctions weighed in U.S. Senate over Moscow`s support for Assad

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday indicated a willingness to work with Democrats toward drafting new sanctions targeting Russia in response to Moscow`s unwavering support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to The Washington Times. See also: U.S. imposes sanctions against eight Russian companies While Russia is already...

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict
    Apr09

    UNICEF: Children in east Ukraine need urgent support to overcome trauma of volatile conflict

    More than 200,000 children – or 1 in 4 – in the two regions most severely affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine require urgent and sustained psychosocial support to address the trauma of living through more than three years of violence, the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said on April 7. See also: Civilian casualties...

    Containers for chemical weapons found at Shayrat Air Base in Syria – OSINT experts
    Apr08

    Containers for chemical weapons found at Shayrat Air Base in Syria – OSINT experts

    On April 7, 2017, two U.S. warships fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat Air Base located in the province of Homs in western Syria. This strike was delivered in response to the recent attack on civilians with the use of sarin, lethal chemical weapon. On April 4, 2017, the Air Force of Bashar al-Assad and his ally, the Russian Federation,...

    U.S. soldiers, Ukrainian forces train to hold ground – media
    Apr07

    U.S. soldiers, Ukrainian forces train to hold ground – media

    U.S. soldiers recently guided a battalion of Ukrainian infantrymen through a 55-day training rotation that culminated in live-fire defensive maneuvers designed to help Ukrainian troops ”hold ground” in battle, according to Stars and Stripes. The exercise was among the most intensive since U.S. troops began picking up the pace of training in...

    Donald Trump and Angela Merkel discuss about Ukraine, Afghanistan by phone
    Apr06

    Donald Trump and Angela Merkel discuss about Ukraine, Afghanistan by phone

    U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed several issues including the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the situation in Afghanistan during a telephone conversation on Wednesday, the White House said, according to Reuters. ”The leaders pledged close cooperation and coordination on these and other issues,” the White...

    European Parliament votes for visa liberalization for Ukraine
    Apr06

    European Parliament votes for visa liberalization for Ukraine

    The European Parliament (EP) has upheld the European Commission`s decision to grant Ukraine a visa-free regime, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The vote took place as part of an EP plenary meeting in Strasbourg on April 6. Some 521 MEPs voted in favor of the decision, 75 were against, and 36 abstained. As is known, the European Commission...

    NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit Ukraine on 6 and 7 April
    Apr05

    NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit Ukraine on 6 and 7 April

    The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will visit Kiev on 6 and 7 April 2017, the organization`s website reports. ”During her visit the Deputy Secretary General will meet with the Prime Minister, Mr. Volodymyr Groysman, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Pavlo Klimkin, the First Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Ivan Rusnak...

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media
    Apr05

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media

    A senior European Union official said on Tuesday he had seen no sign that U.S. President Donald Trump`s administration planned to lift sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and warned that unilateral American sanctions on Russia could destabilize some European energy markets, according to Reuters. See also: The U.S. Treasury...

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement
    Apr04

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Canadian Minister of National Defense Kharjit Singh Saijan signed a cooperation agreement on Monday, April 3 2017. At a signing ceremony, broadcast by Canada`s Defense Ministry on Facebook, Minister Poltorak stressed that his visit to Canada was a historic one, being the first official visit of a...

    Ukrainian President`s 2016 e-declaration: $26 mln in bank accounts, flats, land and jewelry
    Apr03

    Ukrainian President`s 2016 e-declaration: $26 mln in bank accounts, flats, land and jewelry

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has submitted an electronic declaration of income for 2016, the document appeared on the website of the National Agency on Prevention of Corruption two hours before the deadline on Friday, March 31, according to the television news service TSN. The declaration lists a 1,332-square-meter house in the village of...

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