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      Nobody will fight for Crimea; sanctions seen as best option – NATO Parliamentary Assembly speaker
      May30

      Nobody will fight for Crimea; sanctions seen as best option – NATO Parliamentary Assembly speaker

      Speaker at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly`s 2017 Spring Session Soli Ozel says that nobody is going to fight for Russian-annexed Crimea, and sanctions against Russia remain the best option. See also: Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea ”All I`m saying is: there is a limited number of instruments that are available to begin with, and...

      EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk
      May26

      EU, U.S. to continue sanctions policy on Russia, Russia does nothing to expect sanctions lift – Donald Tusk

      President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the European Union and the United States will continue their common sanctions policy toward Russia. ”My impression of that when it comes to conflict in Ukraine we were more or less on the same line with President Trump and Secretary Tillerson. Of course, maybe I`m less optimistic when it...

      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...

      Bloomberg tells how Manafort brought pro-Russian party to Rada despite Crimea annexation
      May25

      Bloomberg tells how Manafort brought pro-Russian party to Rada despite Crimea annexation

      Months after Russia annexed Crimea, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych`s political advisor Paul Manafort returned to Ukraine to advise the pro-Russian party, the ”Opposition Bloc”, for the 2014 parliamentary campaign, according to Bloomberg. Nestor Shufrych, one of the party leaders, says Manafort pushed for them to appeal as both the...

      Russia`s FSB to hold anti-terrorist drills in occupied Crimea
      May24

      Russia`s FSB to hold anti-terrorist drills in occupied Crimea

      Task forces of Russia`s FSB security service will hold exercises in the occupied Crimea and the Black Sea on ”preventing terrorist attacks and subversion,” according to TASS, referring to the FSB`s public relations center. Modern equipment and some 2,000 servicemen will be involved in tactical and special exercises of task forces that will be...

      Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation
      May24

      Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation

      Ukraine`s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko has told Ukrainian TV Channel 5 that the evidence collected by the Ukrainian side refutes the Russian Federation`s arguments in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the Crimea annexation case. ”I can say unequivocally the pieces of evidence submitted regarding Crimea refute all those stories of...

      Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea
      May21

      Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea

      The Ukrainian president`s envoy to the Crimean Tatar people and Crimean Tatar leader, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev has said in an interview with UATV that Russia deployed six nuclear warheads in Crimea, according to LIGA.net. ”Crimea was turned into a military base … We even have information that there are now six nuclear warheads,” he...

      West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation
      May19

      West should have Russia fatigue, not Ukraine fatigue: The Washington Post reveals details of GOP leaders` conversation

      The Washington Post has released the transcript of the conversation between the leaders of the U.S. Republican Party on Russia`s interference in the U.S. elections, Donald Trump`s attitude to Putin and the attitude of American politicians toward Ukraine. WP notes that those recorded included Kevin McCarthy, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Paul Ryan and...

      Ukraine adds more Russian, Crimean transport enterprises to sanction list
      May17

      Ukraine adds more Russian, Crimean transport enterprises to sanction list

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, by his decree No. 133 of May 15, 2017, has enacted a resolution dated April 28 of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to extend sanctions for one year against Crimean-based and Russian legal entities, according to which the Simferopol airport, Crimean Railways and the Federal Freight company...

      Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council
      May15

      Is Russia getting ready to invade Ukraine again? – Atlantic Council

      Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine — and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus, or the Baltic States as well — that could presage a new large-scale military operation, according to the Atlantic Council. First, in 2016, Russia created twenty-five division formations and fifteen brigades, while raising...

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