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    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...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format
    May11

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister discusses with Trump possibility for U.S. to join Normandy format

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has discussed with U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence the possibility of involving the U.S. in the ”Normandy format” of negotiations on settling the situation in Donbas and counteracting Russian aggression, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”Of...

    European Broadcasting Union  to consider sanctions against Ukraine over Russian Eurovision participant
    May11

    European Broadcasting Union to consider sanctions against Ukraine over Russian Eurovision participant

    Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will decide whether sanctions against Ukraine over a Russian contestant should be introduced or not after the competition is over. See also: Ukraine might be excluded from Eurovision if Russian artist who supports Crimea annexation...

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” –  Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson
    May10

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” – Lavrov after talks with Trump and Tillerson

    Russia and the U.S. are looking to ”remove all the barriers” to having a better relationship, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, according to the BBC. He said he thought Moscow`s relations with the current administration would be better than with the previous one, the BBC wrote. Lavrov was speaking after talks in Washington with...

    Mass clashes in Ukraine between Army veterans and pro-Russian criminal groups supported by police (Video). Dnipro police chief dismissed, Prosecutor General’s Office starts investigation
    May10

    Mass clashes in Ukraine between Army veterans and pro-Russian criminal groups supported by police (Video). Dnipro police chief dismissed, Prosecutor General’s Office starts investigation

    Criminal charges will be brought against the so-called ”titushky” (criminalized groups, traditionally used for provocations during mass protests for a certain reward, term derives from the surname of Vadym Titushko, who attacked journalists of the 5th Channel in 2013), who assaulted ATO veterans (veterans of Donbas war). Ukrainians outraged that...

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”
    May09

    May 9 parade in Russian-occupied Donetsk: Old aircraft, terrorists as ”heroes”

    A military parade was staged in the center of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk on May 9 on the occasion of Victory Day. Over 50 pieces of military equipment were involved in the event, according to Russian proxies` news portals. ”An L-29 military jet trainer aircraft [a standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations in the...

    Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in WWII
    May09

    Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in WWII

    On May 9, Ukraine marks Victory Day over Nazism in the Second World War. It is the 72nd Victory Day anniversary. This memorable date was enshrined by the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, in the law on perpetuating victory over Nazism in 1939-1945 World War II, passed on April 9, 2015, as part of a package of laws on de-communization. Since...

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea
    May08

    Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin`s warships enter Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea

    Three Russian warships have challenged NATO by entering Latvia`s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, according to armed forces officials in Riga, Express.co.uk reported. The corvettes – Liven 551, Serpukhov 603 and Morshansk 824 – were detected only four nautical miles from Latvian territorial waters, the report says. See also: Russian...

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians
    May08

    Ukrainian Ambassador in Minsk on upcoming Russia-Belarus military exercises: I don`t trust Russians

    Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Ihor Kizima said that he had attended the meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko, where the latter assured that there would not be any military aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. See also: Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military...

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