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Despite winning court processes for property rights, Transneft fears that the Rivne City Court will cancel previous decisions and deprive it of the ownership of the pipeline in Ukraine, according to Transneft Head Nikolai Tokarev, Prime …

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Ukraine won't agree to new gas prices

Ukraine will not agree to new prices for Russian gas, the country's recently-appointed Energy Minister Yury Prodan says. "We will not agree to these prices. They are unfair, they are not based on the current situation on the market," the official is quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. 

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Unrest in Eastern Ukraine was sponsored by Yanukovych, Kyiv says

The acting head of the Ukrainian presidential staff, Sergey Pashinsky, says the current unrest in Eastern Ukraine was sponsored by ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. According to the official, Yanukovych used dozens of bank accounts to finance separatists in the Eastern part of the country. 

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Armenian activists demand ban for Russian channels

The National Platform of Armenia of the Eastern Partnership Forum of the Civil Society, a structure consisting of about 200 public organizations, proposed a ban on Russian channels, Espress.am reports.Boris Navasardyan, coordinator of the …

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The parliament of Ukraine has passed a bill with harsher punishments for separatism. Violent attempts to change the Constitution or take over power in the country will be punished with 15 years in jail and property confiscation, RIA Novosti …

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Belarusian president urges security officers to learn from Ukraine

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that the National Security Council will learn its lesson from the events in Ukraine, Interfax reports.He noted that security services in Belarus needed to prepare for the Ice Hockey World Championship and take the events in Ukraine into account.

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The IMF and the WB will hold another session of G20 ministers for finances in Washington on April 9-12, Prime reports.The will discuss impact of the crisis in Ukraine on European neighbours, global economy and the international financial system, problems of emerging markets and role of the US Federal Reserve policy and EU in their development.Russia will be represented by Minister for Finances Anton Siluanov.

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Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Daniil Lubkivsky met Azerbaijani ambassador in Kiev. The deputy minister thanked Azerbaijan for respecting Ukraine’s territorial integrity during voting at the UN General Assembly on March 27, 2014, Trend reports.The diplomats emphasized the importance of sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability of borders. They expressed readiness to activate the bilateral political dialogue.

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According to social polls of SSI, only one of every six Americans knows where to find Ukraine on the map. Many were trying to find it near Portugal, Sudan, Kazakhstan or Finland, RIA Novosti reports.Only 27% of people aged 18-24 knew where to find Ukraine, compared with 14% of people aged 65. Surprisingly, the farther away people were searching for Ukraine, the more confident they were.2066 Americans were questioned on March 28-31.

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