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      Number of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 – representative of Ukraine in the Minsk Contact Group
      Apr14

      Number of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 – representative of Ukraine in the Minsk Contact Group

      The representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko says that the number of Ukrainian hostages in the occupied areas of Donbas has increased to 126 people. ”Unfortunately, there are already 126 people on the...

      Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout
      Apr13

      Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout

      Financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort`s name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort`s firm received at least some money listed in...

      “It`s crazy what`s going on” – Trump about situation in Donbas
      Apr13

      “It`s crazy what`s going on” – Trump about situation in Donbas

      U.S. President Donald Trump has mentioned the situation in the east of Ukraine, Donbas, when describing problems in the world, saying: ”it`s crazy what`s going on,” according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”It`s crazy what`s going on – whether it`s the Middle East or you look at – no matter where the – Ukraine – you look at – whatever you look at,...

      EU and NATO countries kick off center to counter “hybrid” threats
      Apr12

      EU and NATO countries kick off center to counter “hybrid” threats

      Several EU and NATO countries on Tuesday signed up to establish a center in Helsinki to research how to tackle tactics such as cyber attacks, propaganda and disinformation, according to Reuters. The United States, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the membership, and...

      Ukraine to join development of Trans-Caspian international transport corridor
      Apr12

      Ukraine to join development of Trans-Caspian international transport corridor

      The heads of the railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan invite the government of Ukraine to join the development of the Trans-Caspian international transport corridor and possibly to create a joint venture, according to the Ukrainian Cabinet`s press service. Ukraine in turn is ready to take part in the creation of new...

      U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit
      Apr12

      U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit

      U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left European diplomats befuddled at a gathering in Italy by saying ”why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine,” according to Bloomberg. See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict But the provocative remark suggested Tillerson, the former...

      U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict
      Apr11

      U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict

      French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson has openly questioned why ”American taxpayers” should be concerned about Ukraine, which has been racked by a separatist conflict for the last three years, according to Reuters. Ayrault told reporters he had replied: ”It is in the interests of the U.S. taxpayers to...

      Ukraine leads in corruption rating of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa
      Apr11

      Ukraine leads in corruption rating of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa

      Ukraine tops the fraud rating composed of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), according to a 2017 fraud survey conducted at the request of Ernst & Young. Some 51% of EY Fraud Survey respondents still think that the problem of bribery and corruption is pressing. Some 27% of the polled claim that bribery is an...

      Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media
      Apr11

      Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media

      The prospect of Russia rejoining the G7 group of the world`s leading industrialized nations will be used as part of a carrot and stick approach to persuade President Vladimir Putin to pull out of Syria, The Daily Telegraph understands. Rex Tillerson, the U.S. Secretary of State, will fly to Moscow later this week with an ultimatum from the G7...

      OSCE spots at least 10 Grads, howitzers and tanks near occupied Luhansk
      Apr10

      OSCE spots at least 10 Grads, howitzers and tanks near occupied Luhansk

      Monitors from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine have reported they spotted proscribed weapons in Russian-occupied areas in Donbas on the weekend; they included multiple rocket launchers, howitzers, as well as tanks, according to an update. ”In violation of the respective withdrawal lines in areas not controlled by the...

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