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      Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry
      May06

      Russians tried to seize Ukrainian rescue boat in Black Sea – Infrastructure Ministry

      During the regular crew training routine by Ukraine`s Maritime Search and Rescue Service in the Black Sea off the coast of Skadovsk, the Russian military vessel tried to seize the Ukrainian rescue boat, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure. However, the crew`s decisive action hindered the attempt, the press service...

      Ukraine`s major state-owned gas producer boosts profits
      May06

      Ukraine`s major state-owned gas producer boosts profits

      Ukrgazvydobuvannia, Ukraine`s largest state-owned gas producer, in 2016 increased its net profit by 77.9 times compared to 2015, from UAH 153 million to UAH 11.919 billion, the company`s report says. The net income of Ukrgazvydobuvannia increased by 2.5 times in 2016, to UAH 55.041 billion, according to the report. Gross profit increased by 6.3...

      In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media
      May05

      In massive spending bill, U.S. lawmakers back several measures targeting Russia – media

      Congress has authorized a new $100 million effort to counter ”Russian influence and aggression” and to support civil society organizations in Europe and Eurasia, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. U.S. lawmakers on May 4 also backed a measure imposing new restrictions and oversight on Russian diplomats in the United States – a measure...

      U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media
      May05

      U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions – media

      The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state, according to Reuters. The vote was 419 to 1, Reuters wrote. Supporters said the legislation was intended to send a strong message to North...

      Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?
      May05

      Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?

      Over the last few months, a big matter regarding Russia`s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest had arisen. Unfortunately, it resulted in withdrawal of the country from the 2017 edition. However, the problems don`t seem to end there, since the Reference Group hasn`t decided which penalties will be imposed on the two countries, according to...

      U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion
      May04

      U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion

      The U.S. Congress has decided that the financial assistance to be allocated for Ukraine this year may not be used by the Azov Battalion, that`s according to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.1301). ”None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to the Azov Battalion,”...

      Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea
      May04

      Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea

      The Council of Europe`s Committee of Ministers has passed a decision condemning the annexation of Crimea and demanding from Russia to respect human rights on the occupied peninsula. In their decision concerning the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, referring to their previous decisions concerning Ukraine...

      Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high – Reuters
      May04

      Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high – Reuters

      Bitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment, Reuters reported. Cryptocompare, a data website that analyses bitcoin trading across dozens of...

      Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue
      May04

      Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue

      The engagement between the United States and Russian Federation in relation to the Ukraine settlement is only possible after a certain level of trust is restored between the two nations, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his address to the State Department`s staff. In a video released by C-Span, Tillerson is seen calling the...

      Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU
      May04

      Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU

      The European choice of Ukraine determines the country`s strategy on the European Union as the priority foreign-trade partner. The pattern and pace of the national economy`s growth and the European integration idea`s progress critically depend on the development of commodity relations with the EU, UkrAgroConsult reports. From 2013 till 2015, the...

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