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    OSCE Observers Claim of Arms Fire, Explosions Heard Near Patrol Cars in Ukraine
    Jun24

    OSCE Observers Claim of Arms Fire, Explosions Heard Near Patrol Cars in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier on Saturday, a ceasefire timed to the summer harvest has come into force in eastern Ukraine. This is the fourth attempt this year at forcing the warring parties to lay down their arms and allow a peaceful life to resume in the Donbass region, torn by more than three years of fighting. “On 23 June an SMM patrol...

    Ukraine Appeals UK Court Ruling on Its $3 bln Russia Debt
    Jun24

    Ukraine Appeals UK Court Ruling on Its $3 bln Russia Debt

    Heart of the matter Russia filed a lawsuit against Kiev in February 2016 after Ukraine defaulted on paying off a $3-billion loan by December 31, 2015. The $3 billion Eurobond debt was taken out by the government of Ukraine’s then President Viktor Yanukovych in December 2013, just two months before he was ousted by the February 2014 Maidan...

    Donetsk Militia Registers Multiple ‘Harvest Truce’ Breaches by Ukrainian Troops
    Jun24

    Donetsk Militia Registers Multiple ‘Harvest Truce’ Breaches by Ukrainian Troops

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — The truce, which was expected to last from June 24 until the end of August, was also violated twice near the city of Horlivka, north of the regional capital Donetsk. There were no immediate reports of casualties, the source said. “The ‘regime of calm’ has been violated seven times as of 2:00 a.m. [23:00GMT], twice in the...

    French MPs Hope to Form Sister City Ties Between Crimea, South France
    Jun24

    French MPs Hope to Form Sister City Ties Between Crimea, South France

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French parliamentarians discussed on Friday the prospects of establishing parliamentary relations between the towns and cities of Crimea and those in the south of France with Russian lawmaker and former Prosecutor General of the Republic of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya, a member of French delegation said. “We would like that the...

    Transnistria Leader Asks Russia to Assess Moldovan-Ukrainian Car Transit Ban
    Jun22

    Transnistria Leader Asks Russia to Assess Moldovan-Ukrainian Car Transit Ban

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaking with Russia’s Izvestiya newspaper, Krasnoselsky said his Moldovan counterpart had confirmed that Moldova and Ukraine planned to end transit of Transnistria-registered cars through their territories starting on July 1. “There are 220,000 Russian citizens living in Transnistria,” Krasnoselsky told the outlet. “They...

    Transnistria Leader Urges Russia to Review All Deals on Republic’s Peace
    Jun22

    Transnistria Leader Urges Russia to Review All Deals on Republic’s Peace

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Vadim Krasnoselsky, the president of Transnistria, urged Russia on Wednesday to review all Transnistrian peace pacts with Moldova and neighboring Ukraine, in an interview with a Russian newspaper. “Almost none of them [deals] have been adhered to by the Moldovan side. I am calling on the guarantors of the Moldovan-Transnistrian...

    Contact Group on Ukraine Agrees on Donbass Ceasefire From June 24
    Jun21

    Contact Group on Ukraine Agrees on Donbass Ceasefire From June 24

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — The Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine agreed on a ceasefire from 00-00 June 24, the truce should last until August 31, the press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic’s plenipotentiary representative at the Minsk talks Denis Pushilin said Wednesday. “Participants of the Contact Group supported...

    Poroshenko Claims Negotiated Defensive Weapons for Ukraine With Trump
    Jun21

    Poroshenko Claims Negotiated Defensive Weapons for Ukraine With Trump

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Poroshenko said Wednesday that he negotiated defensive weapons for Ukraine with US President Donald Trump. “We had a very effective negotiations for defensive weapons. We talked that we don’t need to attack anybody but we want to have an effective mechanism to defend by radioelectronic warfare, by drones, by...

    Almost 90% Russians Approve Putin’s Foreign Policy – Poll
    Jun21

    Almost 90% Russians Approve Putin’s Foreign Policy – Poll

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Pew Research Center survey revealed that 63 percent of respondents approved of how Putin conducted relations with Ukraine and 73 percent how the president was handling relations with the United States. In addition, 59 percent of respondents believe that Russia plays a more important role in the world than it did 10 years...

    US Sanctions Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics Banks
    Jun20

    US Sanctions Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics Banks

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States sanctioned three banks that operate in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a press release on Tuesday. “Central Republic Bank is the central bank of the so-called ‘DPR’ and is...

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