Section: International

      Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017
      Dec27

      Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017

      Moscow will continue to influence the processes in the European Union and the United States in order to undermine Western unity by cyberattacks, propaganda campaigns, and political manipulation. Moreover, Moscow will step up these efforts in 2017 to achieve its objectives, which include the lifting of sanctions by the EU and the U.S., which means...

      Moldova`s new pro-Russian president fires Defense Minister for ”flirting with NATO”
      Dec27

      Moldova`s new pro-Russian president fires Defense Minister for ”flirting with NATO”

      Newly elected President of Moldova Igor Dodon has signed a decree on the dismissal of the country`s Defense Minister Anatolie Salaru, explaining the move with the official`s ”poor reputation”. ”We should recall that this minister is the one who flirted with NATO, knowing for sure that we are a neutral country, according to the Constitution of the...

      Head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine comments on terms of visa liberalization, ratification of Association deal
      Dec27

      Head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine comments on terms of visa liberalization, ratification of Association deal

      Head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli has told Realist Online he hopes that in the first half of 2017, a visa-free regime for Ukraine will enter into force and the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement will be ratified. The EU Council adopted a decision, which is legally binding both for Ukraine and the EU, according to Mingarelli,...

      Court to consider Gazprom`s appeal on decision of Ukraine Anti-Monopoly Committee over UAH 172 bln fine January 18
      Dec27

      Court to consider Gazprom`s appeal on decision of Ukraine Anti-Monopoly Committee over UAH 172 bln fine January 18

      Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has filed an appeal against the court`s decision granting the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine the right to impose a UAH 171.932 billion fine against the company for violations of the anti-trust legislation of Ukraine. The hearing is scheduled for January 18, according to the website of Kyiv Economic Court of...

      Russia`s new ambassador to Turkey may become Mikhail Babich, one whom Ukraine refused to accept – media
      Dec27

      Russia`s new ambassador to Turkey may become Mikhail Babich, one whom Ukraine refused to accept – media

      Russian president`s envoy in the Privolzhye federal district Mikhail Babich, whom Moscow tried to appoint the ambassador to Ukraine, may now become the new ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey, Dozhd TV channel reports citing two sources close to the Kremlin. Babich will take over the post of Andrei Karlov, who was assassinated December...

      European Parliament mulling more trade preferences for Ukraine – Foreign ministry
      Dec27

      European Parliament mulling more trade preferences for Ukraine – Foreign ministry

      Deputy Foreign Minister for European integration Olena Zerkal says that the European Parliament (EP) is mulling over the possibility of providing more trade preferences to Ukraine, according to Hromadske.TV. ”This is the first year when we in fact used the free trade area from January 1, 2016. This means that the free trade area has been in use...

      Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea
      Dec27

      Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea

      Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been working on Donald Trump`s plan to normalize relations with the Russian Federation, Germany`s Bild reports. Kissinger should become a mediator between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, according to Bild`s article as the publication refers to the information of the EU intelligence. ”Russia...

      Ukraine invites Israel to prevent growing tensions over notorious UN Security Council resolution
      Dec27

      Ukraine invites Israel to prevent growing tensions over notorious UN Security Council resolution

      Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry has invited Israel`s Ambassador to find ways of preventing growth of tensions over a notorious resolution passed at a recent meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC). ”On December 26, 2016, Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine Eliava Belotserkovsky to discuss the further...

      Dutch Senate to consider EU-Ukraine deal ratification after March 15, 2017
      Dec26

      Dutch Senate to consider EU-Ukraine deal ratification after March 15, 2017

      Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister for European integration Olena Zerkal says that the Dutch government will table the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in the Senate after March 15, 2017, for ratification, according to Hromadske.TV. ”As for the Senate – the Senate [the upper chamber of the parliament] does not participate in the [2017 Dutch...

      Ukraine confirmed its position for United Nations resolution on Israel’s settlement in the Palestinian territories
      Dec26

      Ukraine confirmed its position for United Nations resolution on Israel’s settlement in the Palestinian territories

      The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations has issued a statement over the decision to support the UN Security Council resolution, which called on Israel to halt settlement construction in the Palestinian territories. The search for the conflict settlement is now almost in the deepest crisis throughout its history, according to the...