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      4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis
      Dec27

      4 former Soviet states almost ready to recognize Crimea Russian territory – Head of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis

      Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov has said that four states of the former Soviet Union are almost ready to recognize that Crimea is not the Ukrainian territory anymore, 112.ua reports. ”It is painful to me that four states of the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan), these four...

      Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017
      Dec27

      Stratfor released forecast of Ukraine-Russia relations in 2017

      Moscow will continue to influence the processes in the European Union and the United States in order to undermine Western unity by cyberattacks, propaganda campaigns, and political manipulation. Moreover, Moscow will step up these efforts in 2017 to achieve its objectives, which include the lifting of sanctions by the EU and the U.S., which means...

      Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea
      Dec27

      Trump to be offered compromise with Putin on Crimea

      Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been working on Donald Trump`s plan to normalize relations with the Russian Federation, Germany`s Bild reports. Kissinger should become a mediator between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, according to Bild`s article as the publication refers to the information of the EU intelligence. ”Russia...

      No one wants to build railway to Kerch bridge, deadlines may shift
      Dec26

      No one wants to build railway to Kerch bridge, deadlines may shift

      Terms of construction of a so-called Kerch bridge from mainland Russia to the occupied Crimea may be extended as the second tender to select a general contractor for the construction of the railway toward the bridge failed due to the lack of applications, Kommersant reports. It is noted that the railway is scheduled to be laid by November 2019...

      Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security
      Dec24

      Obama signs Defense Act authorizing up to USD350 mln for Ukraine security

      U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA), 2017 authorizing up to US$350 million to be made available for security assistance to Ukraine, according to Ukraine`s Embassy to the United States. This amount includes lethal defensive assistance, for the fiscal year 2017, the Embassy wrote on...

      Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine
      Dec23

      Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine

      Russian President Vladimir Putin has explained why the ”representatives of Donbas” are not satisfied with the negotiations with Ukraine on the exchange of prisoners, according to an UNIAN correspondent from Russia. ”Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once expressed the idea of an ”all for all”  exchange. I totally agree with that, but later...

      ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war
      Dec23

      ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war

      Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russia is not to blame for the war in Donbas and other tragedies that have taken place in Ukraine over the past three years. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, he said that Russia had not been the initiator of ”what has happened,” according to the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper. ”We do not...

      How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
      Dec21

      How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

      ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

      U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation
      Dec21

      U.S. adds 7 individuals to sanctions list, 8 entities over Crimea occupation

      The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 20, 2016, designated seven individuals and eight entities under two Executive orders (E.O.s) related to Russia and Ukraine, and identified two vessels as blocked property. ”Today`s action is part of Treasury`s continued effort to counter attempts to...

      Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea
      Dec20

      Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com over Crimea

      The Prosecutors Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings against Booking.com ”for selling stolen property”. Access to the website can be blocked on the territory of Ukraine, according to Member of Parliament Hryhoriy Lohvynskiy. ”Dutch-based Booking.com, selling accommodation for 1.2 million nights daily, in violation of national and...

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