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      Bloomberg: OPEC, allies to extend oil cuts for nine months to end glut
      May25

      Bloomberg: OPEC, allies to extend oil cuts for nine months to end glut

      OPEC and its allies extended oil production cuts for nine more months after last year`s landmark agreement failed to eliminate the global oversupply or achieve a sustained price recovery, according to Bloomberg. The producer group together with Russia and other non-members agreed to prolong their accord through March, but no new non-OPEC...

      Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer –  New York Times
      May25

      Top Russian officials discussed how to influence Trump aides last summer – New York Times

      American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence, according to The New York Times. The conversations focused on...

      Russia comes up with new trumped up criminal charges against Ukrainian military
      May25

      Russia comes up with new trumped up criminal charges against Ukrainian military

      The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has announced the launch of another series of criminal cases against the Ukrainian military defending their country from Russian invaders, according to the agency`s press service. Three criminal cases have been opened in connection with the alleged use of ”heavy weapons against civilians in...

      Naftogaz expects Stockholm Arbitration`s decision by late May
      May25

      Naftogaz expects Stockholm Arbitration`s decision by late May

      Oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine expects to see a ruling by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in the claim of the Ukrainian company to the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom on the contract for the purchase of gas before the end of this month, Commercial Director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko said on May...

      EU aims to approve new quotas for Ukraine before July
      May25

      EU aims to approve new quotas for Ukraine before July

      The European Union plans to approve new autonomous preferences for Ukraine before the end of June, ahead of the Ukraine-EU summit to be held in the middle of summer, Europeiska Pravda reports with reference to a source in the European Commission. The main obstacle to the move remains the lack of a unified position within the EU Council. ”Last...

      EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs
      May25

      EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs

      Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hughes Mingarelli has called on the Ukrainian authorities to take a firm stance to prevent pressure on anti-corruption NGOs. ”My first reaction is one of growing concern for what appears to be another sign of pressure against anti-corruption NGOs. Yesterday`s intervention in the Rada adds to a negative...

      Kyiv court starts releasing ex-taxmen detained amid massive anti-corruption crackdown
      May25

      Kyiv court starts releasing ex-taxmen detained amid massive anti-corruption crackdown

      Kyiv`s Pechersky district court has started releasing ex-heads of regional tax agencies on condition of bail after they were apprehended amid massive raids and detentions of former chiefs of local tax agencies across Ukraine on May 24. In particular, former head of Poltava region`s tax agency Volodymyr Zadorozhniy was released after he had been...

      Ukraine to report to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Russian violations of int`l law
      May25

      Ukraine to report to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Russian violations of int`l law

      Ukraine readies to lodge with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) a statement on Russia`s violations of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and other core agreements, according to Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion. ”Today we were visited by President of ICAO Council  Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Regional...

      Court rejects defense`s appeal over confiscation of ”Yanukovych assets”
      May25

      Court rejects defense`s appeal over confiscation of ”Yanukovych assets”

      The Donetsk Regional Appeals Court has refused to commence proceedings regarding the confiscation of $1.5 billion on the appeal of the team of lawyers, representatives of non-resident companies of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych`s criminal organization, according to the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine. However, the PGO has not yet received...

      OSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of civilians killed in Donbas more than doubles
      May25

      OSCE envoy Sajdik: Number of civilians killed in Donbas more than doubles

      Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the Donbas crisis, Ambassador Martin Sajdik says that the number of civilians killed in the east of Ukraine January through May 2017 soared by 120% year-over-year, according to the Belarussian telegraph agency BELTA. ”This has been...

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