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    EU Disappointed by Slow Progress in Ukrainian Reforms in Intellectual Property
    Jun12

    EU Disappointed by Slow Progress in Ukrainian Reforms in Intellectual Property

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The European Union is “disappointed” by the stagnant situation in reforming Ukrainian legislation in the field of intellectual property rights (IPR), the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine said in a press release Monday. “18 months after the EU-Ukraine [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas] DCFTA came into force, most...

    Ukrainian President Signs Bill Banning St. George’s Ribbon
    Jun12

    Ukrainian President Signs Bill Banning St. George’s Ribbon

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed into force the bill banning the use of St. George’s ribbons in Ukraine on Monday. “Signed the law banning St. George ribbons. Since it is not a symbol of the World War II, it is a symbol of aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2017,” Poroshenko said on Twitter. The bill was...

    Kiev Accuses Donbass Militia of Violating Ceasefire 67 Times Over Past 24 Hours
    Jun12

    Kiev Accuses Donbass Militia of Violating Ceasefire 67 Times Over Past 24 Hours

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ukrainian forces accused Donbass region’s militia of breaching ceasefire 67 times and killing two Ukrainian army’s soldiers during the past 24 hours, the press service of Kiev’s special military operation in Donbass said in a statement Monday. “[Donbass] militia opened fire on Ukrainian Armed Forces’...

    EU Short-Term Visa-Free Regime for Ukraine Enters Into Force
    Jun11

    EU Short-Term Visa-Free Regime for Ukraine Enters Into Force

    KIEV (Sputnik) – Ukrainian citizens’ 90-day visa-free travel to the EU member states came into force Sunday, Poroshenko said. “Visa-free regime for Ukraine started working!” Poroshenko posted on his Facebook account. On May 17, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and Malta’s Interior Minister Carmelo Abela, presiding...

    Kiev Says Introducing Visas for Russia Will Cost Ukraine Over $56 Billion
    Jun10

    Kiev Says Introducing Visas for Russia Will Cost Ukraine Over $56 Billion

    KIEV (Sputnik) – On Thursday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said the ministry was ready to implement the necessary procedures on introducing the visa regime with Russia in case such a decision is taken. “[Visa regime introduction] requires at least 1.5-2 billion hryvnias [approximately $56.7 — 76.5 million]. There are preliminary...

    Ukraine Taking Measures to Prevent Nord Stream 2 Construction – PM
    Jun09

    Ukraine Taking Measures to Prevent Nord Stream 2 Construction – PM

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The European Commission said on Friday it remained concerned that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, if built, would jeopardize the transit of Russian gas to the European Union via Ukraine. Earlier in the day, the Commission adopted a request to the bloc’s ministers for a negotiating mandate with Russia on the Nord Stream 2...

    Poroshenko May Meet Macron in ‘Near Future,’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says
    Jun09

    Poroshenko May Meet Macron in ‘Near Future,’ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron mat be held in the near future, Klimkin said. “I think that the meeting between Poroshenko and Macron will take place in the near future,” Klimkin told the 112 Ukraina broadcaster. Speaking about the Normandy Four format of...

    Blast Occurs on Grounds of US Embassy in Kiev, No Casualties – Ukraine Police
    Jun08

    Blast Occurs on Grounds of US Embassy in Kiev, No Casualties – Ukraine Police

    KIEV (Sputnik) — A criminal case for terrorism has been opened, with police now undertaking searches to find those connected to the attack, the statement added. “On June 8, at 00:05 [local time, 21:05 GMT] the capital’s police got a call about an explosion on the territory of the US Embassy in the Shevchenkivskyi District of Kiev… the...

    EU, Russia Have Great Opportunity for Counterterrorism Cooperation – Official
    Jun07

    EU, Russia Have Great Opportunity for Counterterrorism Cooperation – Official

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — When asked about EU-Russia counterterrorism cooperation, Iklody said, “That’s a great opportunity and we don’t see as much interaction as we should.” The European Union and Russia are expected to continue cooperation on counterterrorism that was put on hold because of the Ukrainian crisis, Iklody said. “It was...

    ‘Principle of Mutuality’ to Guide Russia If Ukraine Introduces Visa Travel
    Jun07

    ‘Principle of Mutuality’ to Guide Russia If Ukraine Introduces Visa Travel

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will respond in kind should Ukraine introduce visa travel for Russian citizens, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday. “We said quite consistently that such actions as a rule receive a reaction based on the principle of mutuality,” Peskov told reporters. “Therefore, there is nothing new here, but of course we...

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