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      Former Trump aide advises Chinese tycoon on building contracts
      Apr18

      Former Trump aide advises Chinese tycoon on building contracts

      Paul Manafort, Donald Trump`s former campaign chairman, who has deep ties to Russia, is offering advice to a Chinese billionaire on how to win construction contracts for the U.S. president`s promised $1tn infrastructure buildout, according to the Financial Times (FT). Mr Manafort ran Mr Trump`s campaign for several months until he was replaced by...

      Normandy Four leaders discuss release of Donbas hostages
      Apr18

      Normandy Four leaders discuss release of Donbas hostages

      The leaders of the Normandy Four – Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia – have discussed the release of Donbas hostages in the all-for-all format among other issues during their recent phone conversation, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko`s press service. ”The leaders urged to intensify efforts to liberate and exchange detained...

      RF Armed Forces command bans men without military registration from leaving Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics – Intel
      Apr17

      RF Armed Forces command bans men without military registration from leaving Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics – Intel

      Command of the Russian Armed Forces has banned men without military registration certificates from leaving the temporarily occupied territories in Donbas, the so-called ”DPR” and ”LPR” (the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics), according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry. ”The command of the RF...

      RFE/RL: Hague court to issue ruling on Ukraine case against Russia on April 19
      Apr17

      RFE/RL: Hague court to issue ruling on Ukraine case against Russia on April 19

      The International Court of Justice (ICJ) says it will issue a ruling on April 19 on Kyiv`s bid to block Russia from sending money, weapons, and troops to eastern Ukraine, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The ruling will take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague in the Netherlands, the ICJ said. The event will be streamed...

      Over 1,200 troops participating in NATO drills in Latvia`s Summer Shield
      Apr17

      Over 1,200 troops participating in NATO drills in Latvia`s Summer Shield

      Latvia`s Defense Ministry has announced the launch of the 14th Summer Shield large international military exercises in the country on Monday, April 17, according to the Russian news agency TASS. More than 1,200 soldiers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the United States, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, and the...

      Ukraine could miss out on up to $3.65 bln of China energy loans
      Apr17

      Ukraine could miss out on up to $3.65 bln of China energy loans

      Ukraine could miss out on energy sector funding from China worth up to $3.65 billion because squabbles between ministries and the state-run energy firm Naftogaz have held up project proposals, according to interviews with officials, Reuters reports. Ukraine signed the loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) in 2012 and it must submit...

      Time for tough talks with Russia – Trump aide
      Apr17

      Time for tough talks with Russia – Trump aide

      White House national security adviser H. R. McMaster says it is time for tough talks with Russia over its support for Assad`s regime and its ”subversive” actions in Europe, according to online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda referring to Reuters. Russia`s backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s government has perpetuated a civil war and created...

      Ukraine`s ex-Member of Parliament says he confirmed political asylum status
      Apr15

      Ukraine`s ex-Member of Parliament says he confirmed political asylum status

      One of the European states has granted political asylum to the People`s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Oleksandr Onyshchenko, the latter told Espreso TV channel Wednesday. ”My case has been recognized political. The foreign ministry of one of the European states has provided me with a document confirming my status of a political...

      4 reasons U.S should care about Ukraine – USA Today
      Apr14

      4 reasons U.S should care about Ukraine – USA Today

      ”Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” That`s what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly asked at a recent meeting in Italy with some European counterparts. The French foreign minister said he told Tillerson the United States should want a strong Europe. See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it...

      Ukrainian analyst and Poroshenko`s advisor Volodymyr Horbuli assesses probability of Russian annexation of occupied Donbas
      Apr14

      Ukrainian analyst and Poroshenko`s advisor Volodymyr Horbuli assesses probability of Russian annexation of occupied Donbas

      Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, academician, adviser to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Horbulin believes that Russia will not go for the annexation of certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Today, the Russian Federation hanged Donbas as a stone on Ukraine`s neck, it...

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