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    EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk
    May26

    EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the European Union and the United States will continue their common sanctions policy toward Russia. ”My impression of that when it comes to conflict in Ukraine we were more or less on the same line with President Trump and Secretary Tillerson. Of course, maybe I`m less optimistic when it...

    Russian-controlled media spread false information about Ukraine`s national nuclear company – EU-Ukraine Business Council
    May25

    Russian-controlled media spread false information about Ukraine`s national nuclear company – EU-Ukraine Business Council

    Founding Director of the EU-Ukraine Business Council James Wilson says that the pro-Russian nuclear lobby and Russian-controlled media spread false information and rumors about the activities of Ukraine`s national nuclear energy generating company Energoatom and equipment suppliers for nuclear power plants due to the fact that the company reduces...

    Ukraine to allow cargo transit to unrecognized Transnistria only under Moldova control
    May25

    Ukraine to allow cargo transit to unrecognized Transnistria only under Moldova control

    Transit of goods to the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic through the territory of Ukraine will be performed only upon agreement with the National Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Moldova, according to the Ukrainian State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service. ”Decree No. 33 of May 17, 2017, issued by Ukraine`s chief state...

    Russian spies seek EU recruits in fight clubs
    May25

    Russian spies seek EU recruits in fight clubs

    Russian intelligence services are using martial arts clubs to recruit potential troublemakers in Germany and other EU countries, security experts have warned, according to EU Observer. The number of clubs is higher than previously reported and the ”sleeper cells” could stage violent provocations ahead of the upcoming German elections, they said,...

    Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation
    May24

    Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation

    Ukraine`s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko has told Ukrainian TV Channel 5 that the evidence collected by the Ukrainian side refutes the Russian Federation`s arguments in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the Crimea annexation case. ”I can say unequivocally the pieces of evidence submitted regarding Crimea refute all those stories of...

    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians
    May23

    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

    On Monday, May 22, the Washington State Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling Holodomor an act of genocide of the people of Ukraine, according to Voice of America. ”The Holodomor was a genocide committed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime against the people of Ukrainian,” reads the document, Voice of America reports. Now the Day of...

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine
    May23

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine

    The Trump administration`s budget proposal would convert some of the United States` foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, as reported by Reuters. See also: Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans The cuts to programs under the State...

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans
    May23

    Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans

    President Donald Trump`s budget proposal this week will include provisions to end many foreign military grants administered by the State Department and replace them with loans, a move that could affect up to $1 billion in aid to dozens of countries if Congress approves, U.S. officials said, according to MarketWatch. An internal State Department...

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg
    May22

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg

    Belize authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and American political technologist Paul Manafort, according to Bloomberg. See also: Manafort falsified invoice to Belize company to legitimize Yanukovych`s $750,000 payment to himself – Ukrainian MP In the five-year period from...

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive
    May22

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive

    Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country`s mounting turmoil. See also: Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea Venezuela`s socialist government has long...

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