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    Kyiv halts payment on $3 billion debt to Russia
    Dec18

    Kyiv halts payment on $3 billion debt to Russia

    Ukraine has imposed a “moratorium” on the large loan Moscow granted its neighbor before the regime change, the country’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. The Kremlin has threatened to sue Ukraine over the issue. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] EU states extend Russia sanctions by six months
    Dec18

    [Ticker] EU states extend Russia sanctions by six months

    EU states’ ambassadors in Brussels on Friday agreed to extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months. EU capitals are to complete formalities by written procedure at noon on Monday. The decision is to become legally binding when it is published in the bloc’s gazette, the Official Journal, on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire
    Dec18

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire

    Plans to double the capacity of the Russia-backed Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany would only serve to consolidate Moscow’s grip on the European gas market, European Council President Donald Tusk warned Friday. Central and Eastern European countries, together with Italy, forced the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline expansion onto the agenda...

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces its deputies with children  –  but only for a day
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces its deputies with children – but only for a day

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    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria
    Dec18

    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria

    Ukraine has banned a party that is neither communist nor dangerous – clearing the way for a new left loyal to neither Russia nor the westAn anti-communist hysteria is prevailing in Kiev. After banning Soviet symbols earlier this year, a court has now outlawed the Communist party of Ukraine, preventing it from organising and taking part in...

    [Ticker] Ukraine, Georgia get thumbs up for EU visa-free travel
    Dec18

    [Ticker] Ukraine, Georgia get thumbs up for EU visa-free travel

    The European Commission on Friday said Ukraine and Georgia have fulfilled technical conditions for visa-free travel. Member states are to take a political decision in 2016. Commission said Kosovo still needs to meet eight benchmarks. EU commissioner Avramopoulos said he’ll go to Pristina personally to check progress early next year....

    Ukraine refuses to pay $3bn Russian bond
    Dec18

    Ukraine refuses to pay $3bn Russian bond

    The decision sets the stage for a protracted legal stand-off with Moscow …read more Source: Financial...

    Grodno mayor: Belarus’ investment appeal growing
    Dec18

    Grodno mayor: Belarus’ investment appeal growing

    Mechislav Goi also reported that within the framework of transboundary cooperation Poland-Belarus-Ukraine implemented 12 projects in healthcare, education, and tourism. Grodno is crossed by the international transport corridor: Warsaw-Bialystok-Grodno-Vilnius-St Petersburg. …read more Source:...

    How Belarus Disappointed Russia in Ukraine and Syria
    Dec18

    How Belarus Disappointed Russia in Ukraine and Syria

    New Ukrainian Armoured Vehicle Designed with Belarus Help. Image: Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs Minsk consistently avoids supporting Moscow in Ukraine and Syria. To put it mildly. After all, on 7 December, Ukrainian Internal Minister Avakov inaugurated the new Ukrainian armoured vehicle Varta designed in cooperation with “Belarusian...

    Trump heaps more praise on Putin: ‘At least he’s a leader’
    Dec18

    Trump heaps more praise on Putin: ‘At least he’s a leader’

    Donald Trump on Friday expanded upon his welcoming of praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin, remarking that “when people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia,” even when that person happens to be not so friendly to journalists. In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe...

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