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      Ukraine apple exports to EU soar by 347 times over past 3 years
      Mar29

      Ukraine apple exports to EU soar by 347 times over past 3 years

      Ukrainian farmers increased exports of apples to the European Union by 347 times compared to 2013, while those to Asian countries rose by 55 times, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. ”The shipments of apples from Ukraine to the EU countries grew by 347 times, to 1,130 tonnes in 2016 against 2013. Apple...

      EU could enforce tourist visa liberalization for Ukraine as early as June 11
      Mar28

      EU could enforce tourist visa liberalization for Ukraine as early as June 11

      The European Union`s visa liberalization decision regarding Ukraine can enter into force on June 11, 2017, Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter. ”For Ukraine, the plenary meeting of the EP [European Parliament] to vote for visa lib will be held April 6 and the EU will likely to endorse it on April 26. Signing will take...

      EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia`s Rosneft
      Mar28

      EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia`s Rosneft

      Europe`s top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court`s jurisdiction over the bloc`s foreign policy, according to Reuters. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said ”restrictive measures … in response to the crisis in...

      Russian aggression against neighbors may come from Belarusian soil – Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament
      Mar28

      Russian aggression against neighbors may come from Belarusian soil – Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament

      Russian-Belarusian military exercises ”West-2017,” scheduled to be held this fall, can be used to launch direct aggression against neighboring countries, including Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy said, addressing the participants of the Ukraine – Poland – Lithuania Interparliamentary Assembly on Monday, the press...

      Putin`s press secretary Dmitry Peskov pays secret visit to occupied Luhansk
      Mar28

      Putin`s press secretary Dmitry Peskov pays secret visit to occupied Luhansk

      On March 27, Vladimir Putin`s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has reportedly arrived on a secret visit to the militant stronghold of Luhansk, OstroV online news outlet reported citing its source in Ukrainian intelligence community. The purpose of the visit has not been verified, OstroV writes. One of the possible versions is a potential change in...

      U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks
      Mar28

      U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks

      Almost 40 countries, including the United States, Britain, and France, chose not to join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty at the United Nations Monday, Reuters reported. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters the countries skipping the negotiations are instead committed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970...

      All Georgians to enjoy visa-free travel across EU, even those living in Russia-occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia
      Mar28

      All Georgians to enjoy visa-free travel across EU, even those living in Russia-occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia

      As a visa-free regime has been launched in the European Union for Georgia March 28, Georgian citizens living in the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are also eligible for unhindered travel to the EU, according to Georgian Foreign Minister Mikhail Dzhanelidze, Georgia Online reports. ”It is especially important that all benefits...

      Chornobyl 2: conflict in the eastern Ukraine can cause to chemical disaster, warn experts
      Mar28

      Chornobyl 2: conflict in the eastern Ukraine can cause to chemical disaster, warn experts

      A whole host of experts on eastern Europe have lined up to warn that the conflict in the eastern Ukraine could spark a widespread chemical disaster if industrial storage units of chlorine gas are damaged and the contents released into the environment, according to express.co.uk. The threat is not just hypothetical. On February 24 a stray...

      MFA Ukraine updates forecast for tourist visa-free travel across EU
      Mar28

      MFA Ukraine updates forecast for tourist visa-free travel across EU

      The Ukrainian foreign ministry predicts the introduction by the European Union of a tourist visa-free travel for Ukrainians before the beginning of the summer, as stated in the message by the ministry`s department of consular service via Twitter. ”From March 28, Georgian citizens will travel to EU countries without visas, and before the summer,...

      Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify
      Mar28

      Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

      A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia`s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump`s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December, Reuters reports. A U.S. Senate committee investigating suspected Russian interference in the election wants to interview...

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