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    Former Privatbank owner: PrivatBank`s billions ”disappeared” under ”close supervision” by National Bank deputy governor
    May16

    Former Privatbank owner: PrivatBank`s billions ”disappeared” under ”close supervision” by National Bank deputy governor

    Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, one of the former stockholders of Ukraine`s largest PrivatBank, has commented on the investigation by Skhemy (Schemes) journalists, stating that shortly before the bank`s nationalization in December 2016, some UAH 110 billion, or US$4.16, had been withdrawn to the accounts of front companies. See also:...

    Ukrainian President ordered internet-providers to block access to Russia social networks, Yandex search, Kaspersky anti-virus and other web services
    May16

    Ukrainian President ordered internet-providers to block access to Russia social networks, Yandex search, Kaspersky anti-virus and other web services

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order to introduce new sanctions against Russia, which foresees, among other things, the blocking of access to Russian media outlets and popular social networks like vk.com Respective presidential order No. 133/2017 dated May 15, 2017, is posted on Poroshenko`s official website. The order has...

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council
    May15

    Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council

    Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine — and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States as well — that could presage a new large-scale military operation, according to the Atlantic Council. First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising...

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov
    May15

    PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer Oleh Sentsov

    Authors, television hosts, and other creative allies joined PEN America in a letter calling on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to press for the immediate release of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian writer and filmmaker imprisoned in Russia`s Siberia on terrorism charges widely considered to be a groundless attempt to silence his criticism of...

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks
    May14

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks

    Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West`s main military alliance, NATO, according to Reuters. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all members of NATO and the European Union, are on the political front line of...

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts
    May14

    Ukraine has vast experience in tackling Kremlin propaganda and ready to share it – experts

    Ukraine has accumulated vast experience in fighting the Kremlin propaganda and is ready to share it with its partners, Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Dmytro Zolotukhin said, addressing a scientific conference ”Overcoming the consequences of totalitarianism as a way of forming stability in the Baltic-Black Sea Region” held on May...

    Ukraine offers EU new association format
    May13

    Ukraine offers EU new association format

    Kyiv is officially inviting the European Union to develop a new format of relations with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told a briefing at the Foreign Ministry on Friday, Europeiska Pravda reported. See also: EU Council approves visa-free travel up to 90 days for Ukrainians Klimkin believes that after...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 53 times in last 24 hours: 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded
    May12

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 53 times in last 24 hours: 2 soldiers killed, 6 wounded

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 53 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and six 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 militants...

    Russia-occupied Crimea sees unprecedented water crisis
    May12

    Russia-occupied Crimea sees unprecedented water crisis

    Following the annexation by Russia in 2014, Crimea now deals with growing shortages of drinking water, with the main water source – the Dnipro river – running through Ukrainian-controlled territory, out of reach for Russian-installed authorities, according to Hromadske International. According to experts, Crimea`s local water sources...

    EU Council approves visa-free travel up to 90 days for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU Council approves visa-free travel up to 90 days for Ukrainians

    On 11 May 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted a regulation on visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the EU for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. The legislative act of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union was approved without further debate, within the framework of the...

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