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Ukraine to Start Removing Artillery from Donbass
Dec26

Ukraine to Start Removing Artillery from Donbass

Kiev authorities have announced large-caliber artillery is to be drawn away from the country’s Donbass region starting after December 26, Friday. This will serve the purpose of setting up a 30-km safety zone, according to Russian news agency TASS, which cites the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press office. Ukrainian authorities are now...

Russia Vows to Retaliate if NATO Expands Eastward
Dec25

Russia Vows to Retaliate if NATO Expands Eastward

NATO’s expansion to the east could prompt Moscow to take “adequate” measures, Alexander Lukashevich, a spokesman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, has said. Russia’s official comments follow Ukraine’s move on Tuesday to abandon its neutral status with a prospect to seek NATO membership in the years to come. Kiev...

Patriarch Neofit Issues Christmas Blessing for Bulgarians across the Globe
Dec25

Patriarch Neofit Issues Christmas Blessing for Bulgarians across the Globe

Patriarch Neofit, the head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, is serving the traditional Christmas Day service at the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. Neofit is casting a prayer for good health and long lives and with a blessing to all Bulgarian Orthodox Christians around the world. He has called for love and help for the sick and lonely...

Ukraine Temporarily Cuts off Electricity Supplies for Crimea
Dec24

Ukraine Temporarily Cuts off Electricity Supplies for Crimea

Ukraine temporarily cut off power supplies to Crimea on Wednesday after the Russian-annexed peninsula failed to curb consumption as required due to a power crisis, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said. “Today electricity supplies to Crimea were shut off … just as would be done to any region of Ukraine,” a ministry representative told...

Ukraine’s Parliament Votes to Abandon Non-Aligned Status
Dec23

Ukraine’s Parliament Votes to Abandon Non-Aligned Status

Ukraine’s Parliament on Tuesday decided to abandon the country’s non-aligned status in favour of building closer ties with NATO. The bill, passed in a 303-8 vote, marks departure from the non-aligned status, which Ukraine adopted under strong Russian pressure in 2010. “Ukraine’s fight for its independence, territorial...

Losses to Bulgarian economy caused by Russian-Ukrainian conflict
Dec23

Losses to Bulgarian economy caused by Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Since the beginning of 2014 the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has significantly reduced export of Bulgarian goods to the region. Export-oriented companies from different sectors of the Bulgarian economy suffered losses. These are manufacturers of petroleum and bitumen materials, pharmaceutical companies, and agricultural producers. The...

Bulgarians in Crimea create cultural autonomy
Dec23

Bulgarians in Crimea create cultural autonomy

The Bulgarians residing in the Crimea decided to create a regional national and cultural autonomy, announced that Bulgarian cultural center Izvor. The statute of “National cultural autonomy” was inaugurated in Russia in 1996. It gives national minorities the possibility to display their own culture, language and national education. Local...

World Bank OKs USD 378.4 M Loan for Power Sector Upgrades in Ukraine
Dec23

World Bank OKs USD 378.4 M Loan for Power Sector Upgrades in Ukraine

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved Monday a USD 378.425 M loan for the development of Ukraine’s energy sector. The sum was allocated to a project aimed at improving the reliability of Ukraine’s power transmission system and supporting the implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Market in the country,...

Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy Enters Ukraine’s Donbass
Dec21

Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy Enters Ukraine’s Donbass

As many as 90 Russian trucks have delivered loads of humanitarian aid to the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine. The convoy has transported there medicaments, construction and New Year presents.Deliveries have a total weight of 1.4 tons. Some reports say the amount is higher and even put the number of trucks at up to 170. Pictures from photo...

A pat on the shoulder
Dec20

A pat on the shoulder

In the very beginning of the accession talks between Bulgaria and the EU Germany said that it would be advocating for Bulgaria’s membership. Eight years after the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union, Bulgaria is again looking for Berlin’s assistance. The first official visit of Bulgaria’s Premier Borissov to the German...

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