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    Putin says supports Normandy format after meeting with Merkel and Hollande
    Sep05

    Putin says supports Normandy format after meeting with Merkel and Hollande

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed support for the meetings in Normandy format on Ukraine, as he summed up the G20 summit in China, according to TSN news service. ”Well, we [with Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande] were mostly talking about the Ukrainian crisis. As for the Normandy format, whether it is good or bad, there is no other...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn
    Sep05

    Poroshenko: Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will be granted EU visa-free travel in autumn. ”I`m confident we will win, I`m confident we`ll change the country, and I`m sure we`ll get a visa-free regime in autumn. The city of Vinnytsia is in the avant-garde as a European capital,” he said at the celebration on the occasion of the Day of City...

    ”Ceasefire observed in Donbas”: Russian troops attack Ukraine 16 times in 24 hours
    Sep04

    ”Ceasefire observed in Donbas”: Russian troops attack Ukraine 16 times in 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 16 times in the past 24 hours – nine times in the Mariupol sector and seven times in the Donetsk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. See map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired small arms on the...

    Lithuania says it supplies ammunition to Ukraine for first time in two years
    Sep03

    Lithuania says it supplies ammunition to Ukraine for first time in two years

    Lithuania says it has supplied lethal weaponry to Ukraine for the first time since 2014, according to Reuters. About 150 tonnes of ammunition were handed over to Ukraine on Friday, mostly 5.45 caliber cartridges for various modifications of Kalashnikov AK-47 rifle which the Lithuanian army no longer uses, a spokesman for country`s Joint Chiefs of...

    Ukraine`s envoy to CE responds to Putin`s statement: Crimea is Ukraine
    Sep03

    Ukraine`s envoy to CE responds to Putin`s statement: Crimea is Ukraine

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has commented on Russian President Vladimir Putin`s statement on Crimea, saying that the peninsula belongs to Ukraine and no more debates are appropriate. ”The issue of Crimea is closed indeed. Crimea is Ukraine. The issue of the form of the Russian leaders` responsibility...

    EU pledges economic support, help in reconstruction after the implementation of the Minsk agreements
    Sep03

    EU pledges economic support, help in reconstruction after the implementation of the Minsk agreements

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini says that after peace is restored in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, the EU will use its economic support in ”a more visible way to encourage political talks.” ”We decided to focus our continued support also...

    Tu-154 crash near Smolensk was Moscow`s aim – Polish Defense Ministry
    Sep02

    Tu-154 crash near Smolensk was Moscow`s aim – Polish Defense Ministry

    On September 2, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that previously unknown information about the plane crash near Smolensk in 2010, which killed 96 people including Polish President Lech Kaczynski, would be disclosed soon. In an interview with Rzeczpospolita, Macierewicz pointed out that the disclosures are based upon new recordings...

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”: Russian troops attack 11 times in past 24 hours, Ukraine army is restricted to open fire in response
    Sep02

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”: Russian troops attack 11 times in past 24 hours, Ukraine army is restricted to open fire in response

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 11 times in the past 24 hours – eight times in the Donetsk sector and thrice in the Mariupol sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size A shaky truce has been established in the Luhansk sector. In...

    U.S. sanctions firms of Putin`s allies building Kerch Bridge in annexed Crimea
    Sep02

    U.S. sanctions firms of Putin`s allies building Kerch Bridge in annexed Crimea

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on September 1 extended sanctions against Russian companies of President Vladimir Putin`s allies engaged in the construction of the Kerch Bridge in Russia-annexed Crimea. In particular, the action targets the following 18 construction, transportation, and defense...

    More MH17 docs released, Dutch government assumed Russian separatist to be responsible
    Sep01

    More MH17 docs released, Dutch government assumed Russian separatist to be responsible

    A court forced the Ministry of Security and Justice to publish more documents on the disaster with flight MH17 thanks to a joint call on the Freedom of Information Act by broadcasters NOS and RTL Nieuws and the Volkskrant. A number of new details were revealed, including that the Dutch government assumed from the first that Russian separatists...

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