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    Russia pays off $1 billion of oligarch Vekselberg’s debt

    The Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, who has recently been placed under sanctions, has paid off his loans to western banks using financial assistance from the government. Vekselberg’s Renova Group repaid $1 billion to a consortium of European, Swiss and American banks, including JPMorgan, Credit Suisse, and UBS. The loans needed to be...

    Czech Communist Party wants to block NATO troop rotation

    iDNES.cz. reports that the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia [Czech Republic] (KSCM) wants to block the planned rotation of NATO troops in the Baltic countries. The KSCM believes that the presence of Czech servicemen in the Baltic countries will contribute to the deterioration of relations with Russia. “[It will be] demonstrating power...

    Poroshenko: Nearly 1,500 monuments to Lenin were demolished in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s de-communization program ensured the destruction of 1,500 monuments to Vladimir Lenin, stated President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on his official website on the Memorial Day for victims of political repression. Poroshenko noted that at the end of 2013, Ukraine “looked like a textbook illustration of the history of the CPSU...

    Shooting takes place in French Marseille, one person injured

    The police opened fire at attackers, the area is cordoned off. No reports on detentions made …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian President: Russia will be held responsible for the construction of the Kerch Bridge

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated on Twitter that he was confident that Russia would be held responsible for the “illegal construction of the Kerch Bridge and other crimes.” “Russia will need [the Kerch Bridge] as a road to retreat. After the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty in the Crimea, Ukraine will use it to strengthen...

    Around thousand crimes committed by foreigners in Ukraine, – National Police

    It was decided, that 521 foreigners and people without citizenship were involuntary returned or expelled outside of the state …read more Source:...

    Britain hasn’t renewed visa for Russian billionaire Abramovich

    According to British and Russian media, Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, was unable to attend the FA Cup final to watch his team beat Manchester United, due to the expiry of his British visa. The Bell Media cited an acquaintance of Abramovich and two sources from his inner circle, reporting that the visa...

    Zuckerberg agrees to webstream meeting with EU members

    It should be noted that primarily Zuckerberg’s meeting with the leaders of EU political groups and its members had to be private …read more Source:...

    DPR commander Mamai killed during filming for Russian TV

    The militant Oleg Mamiyev, commander of the Pyatnashka battalion, was killed by a Ukrainian volunteer with the call sign “Kipish” while being filmed for the Rossiya TV station, journalist Yuriy Butusov reported on his Facebook page. “Mamiyev personally took the film crew to forward positions in the region of Krutaya Balka near Avdiivka. Mamiyev...

    Poroshenko discussed preparation to NATO summit with Slovakia’s President

    The interlocutors discussed the relevant issues of the bilateral agenda and positively noted the dynamics of political relationships between Ukraine and Slovakia …read more Source:...

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