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Kiev Ban on St. George Ribbons to Legitimize Actions of Neo-Nazis
May16

Kiev Ban on St. George Ribbons to Legitimize Actions of Neo-Nazis

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Verkhovna Rada passed earlier on Tuesday a bill that introduces administrative punishment, including fines or arrests, for manufacturing and wearing of St. George’s ribbons in Ukraine. The explanatory note to the law states that since 2014 the St. George’s ribbon has been used by “pro-Russian separatists on the...

Ukraine’s Sanctions Against Russian IT Companies ‘Economic Warfare’
May16

Ukraine’s Sanctions Against Russian IT Companies ‘Economic Warfare’

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to expand the list of sanctioned Russian individuals and legal entities and to extend the duration of these sanctions. Russian social networks VK (VKontakte), Odnoklassniki and the Mail.ru...

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Ridicules New Kiev’s Sanctions Against Agency
May16

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Ridicules New Kiev’s Sanctions Against Agency

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko enacted the National Security and Defense Council’s (NSDC) decision to expand the list of Russian individuals and legal entities, against which sanctions were imposed, and to extend the duration of the sanctions. The appendix to the NSDC decision mentions the...

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Ridicules New Kiev’s Sanctions Against Agency
May16

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Ridicules New Kiev’s Sanctions Against Agency

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko enacted the National Security and Defense Council’s (NSDC) decision to expand the list of Russian individuals and legal entities, against which sanctions were imposed, and to extend the duration of the sanctions. The appendix to the NSDC decision mentions the...

Number of Civilians Affected by Donbass Conflict Shows Decrease in April
May16

Number of Civilians Affected by Donbass Conflict Shows Decrease in April

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A decrease in civilian casualties linked to the Ukrainian conflict has been noted in April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Monday in a statement. “A slight decrease of conflict-related civilian casualties was recorded in April, with 66 casualties (13 deaths and 53 injuries) reported compared to...

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Ridicules New Kiev’s Sanctions Against Agency
May16

Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Ridicules New Kiev’s Sanctions Against Agency

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko enacted the National Security and Defense Council’s (NSDC) decision to expand the list of Russian individuals and legal entities, against which sanctions were imposed, and to extend the duration of the sanctions. The appendix to the NSDC decision mentions the...

Number of Civilians Affected by Donbass Conflict Shows Decrease in April
May16

Number of Civilians Affected by Donbass Conflict Shows Decrease in April

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A decrease in civilian casualties linked to the Ukrainian conflict has been noted in April, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Monday in a statement. “A slight decrease of conflict-related civilian casualties was recorded in April, with 66 casualties (13 deaths and 53 injuries) reported compared to...

Ukrainian Sanctions Not to Have Negative Impact on Yandex Business in General
May16

Ukrainian Sanctions Not to Have Negative Impact on Yandex Business in General

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia’s technology giant Yandex said Tuesday that the sanctions, imposed on it by Ukraine, in overall will not have a substantial negative impact on the company’s business. “While Ukraine is a small part of our business and the sanctions will not have a material negative impact on our consolidated results, we...

France’s New President Wastes No Time: Names PM, Sees Merkel
May15

France’s New President Wastes No Time: Names PM, Sees Merkel

On his first full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly Monday on fronts both foreign and domestic, naming 46-year-old lawmaker Edouard Philippe as his new prime minister before flying off to Berlin for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Appointing Philippe to the top job in his government ticked several boxes for...

Ukraine Teeters on the Brink of Default as Kiev Struggles to Repay Debts
May15

Ukraine Teeters on the Brink of Default as Kiev Struggles to Repay Debts

S&P Global Rating estimated Ukrainian debt repayment in 2017-2020 at over $20 billion, which exceeds the country’s current gold and exchange reserves. According to a report by Ukraine’s National Bank, as of May 1, the gold and exchange reserves are $17.2 billion. Ukraine began negotiations on the restructuring of its $19.3 billion...

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