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 Putin and Merkel discuss Syria and purchase of Russian gas by Ukraine

Putin and Merkel discuss Syria and purchase of Russian gas by Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed by telephone the situation with Russian …

FSB: Ukraine prepares new terrorist plots in Crimea

FSB: Ukraine prepares new terrorist plots in Crimea

Ukrainian government authorities, as well as radical organizations have moved on to active actions aimed at implementation of terrorist plots in Russia's southwestern Crimean Peninsula, the Russian Federal Security Service director, …

No documents signed by Russia, Ukraine, EU during gas talks

No documents signed by Russia, Ukraine, EU during gas talks

No documents were signed by Russia, Ukraine and the European Union during trilateral gas talks, chief executive of Ukraine’s Naftogaz Andrei Kobolev said after meeting. "We did not sign. No agreements were managed to …

Will Trump recognize Crimea?

Will Trump recognize Crimea?

Foreign-policy adviser to US president-elect Donald Trump, Carter Page, said that the new US leadership would be able to take advantage of new possibilities to overcome misinformation in decision-making on …

US boosts security assistance to Ukraine to $350 mln

US boosts security assistance to Ukraine to $350 mln

The US Congress has authorized $618.7 billion for the 2017 military budget. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed in the Senate on Thursday with 92 votes in favor and seven opposing. "According to the bill, …

25 years since USSR collapse

25 years since USSR collapse

Today marks 25 years since the signing of the Belavezha Accords, which declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). A quarter of a century ago, on December 8, 1991, the …

 Stoltenberg outlines NATO position on Russia

Stoltenberg outlines NATO position on Russia

The North Atlantic Alliance has no intention to isolate Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said following the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of Foreign Ministers. This should be based …

Diana Hajiyeva to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2017

Diana Hajiyeva to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2017

Young singer Diana Hajiyeva will represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision 2017 Song Contest. The decision was made at a jury meeting on the Eurovision song contest. Diana Hajiyeva, known by her stage name Dihaj, is a …

GUAM FMs to meet in Hamburg

GUAM FMs to meet in Hamburg

A regular meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development will be held in Hamburg on the sidelines of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council, which will be held on December 8-9, the GUAM …

Russian navy on combat alert as Ukraine begins missile launch drills near Crimea

Russian navy on combat alert as Ukraine begins missile launch drills near Crimea

Russian warships from the Black Sea Fleet reportedly took up positions off the Crimean Peninsula to provide air defense as Kiev conducted its missile launch drills near the Russian border. Ukrainian forces conducted 16 successful …

Ukraine starts missile test near Crimea

Ukraine starts missile test near Crimea

Ukraine is yet to react to Russia position on Kiev's planned missile launches near Crimea, Russian Transport Maxim Sokolov said, adding that Moscow had informed the chief international aviation safety body of the Ukrainian …

 China buys Ukrainian bank

China buys Ukrainian bank

China's Bohai Commodity Exchange (BOCE) has bought the Ukrainian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UBRD), the head of the State Property Fund (SPF) Ihor Bilous said. SPF hopes that the National Bank of …

EU to decide on visa-free regime today

EU to decide on visa-free regime today

Leading EU institutions today will discuss a new mechanism of suspending visa-free regime, which determines the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. "The Slovak presidency will convene a regular …

Yanukovich tells everything

Yanukovich tells everything

Kiev’s Svyatoshinsky District Court has begun the hearing of the Maidan events case, a videoconference with Russia’s Rostov Regional Court is planned so that Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovich could …

Raul Kiria: Absence of Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia is serious political decision of Kiev

Raul Kiria: "Absence of Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia is serious political decision of Kiev"

Political analyst about the root causes of the protracted diplomatic conflict between Tbilisi and Kiev

Brussels proposes Moscow and Kiev to hold trilateral gas talks

Brussels proposes Moscow and Kiev to hold trilateral gas talks

European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic proposed Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak to hold trilateral gas talks with Ukraine in Brussels. Alexander Novak …

Ukraine and EU intensify energy partnership

Ukraine and EU intensify energy partnership

The European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and the Energy Minister of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalyk, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Energy Partnership between the EU …

Russian destroyer tows Ukrainian fishing vessel to Crete

Russian destroyer tows Ukrainian fishing vessel to Crete

Russia's Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyer has taken the rescued Ukrainian fishing vessel in tow and is transporting it to the Greek island of Crete, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "At the request of the captain …

 Russian ship rescues Ukrainian fishing crew

Russian ship rescues Ukrainian fishing crew

The Russian Northern Fleet’s anti-submarine ship The Vice-Admiral Kulakov has extended assistance to a Ukrainian fishing boat in the Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "The Vice-Admiral Kulakov received a …

Third anniversary of Euromaidan: unfulfilled promises

Third anniversary of Euromaidan: unfulfilled promises

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in their capital Kiev on Monday to mark three years since the start of the so-called Euromaidan revolution, despite warnings of potential violence by government opponents. Police and national guard units …

Ukrainian president not to attend Trump#039s inauguration

Ukrainian president not to attend Trump's inauguration

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will not attend the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president, Ukraine's ambassador to the USA Valeriy Chalyy said, LB.ua reports citing …

EU states conditionally back visa-free travel for Ukraine

EU states conditionally back visa-free travel for Ukraine

European Union states agreed on Thursday to waive visas for Ukrainians coming to the bloc for short visits, but said implementation could only take place once the bloc beefs up its mechanism to suspend visa-free agreements, Reuters reported. …

Eleonora Mitrofanova: Russia must protect Russian language in CIS

Eleonora Mitrofanova: Russia must protect Russian language in CIS

Russia must protect the Russian language and the right of Russian-speaking population to speak their native language in the countries of the former Soviet Union, the ambassador-at-large of the Russian Ministry for Foreign …

Putin agrees to help Ukrainian Genichesk once again

Putin agrees to help Ukrainian Genichesk once again

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to help the Ukrainian Genichesk with gas supplies, because at the moment the city is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. Head of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, reported to the president about …

Saakashvili plans to set up new party

Saakashvili plans to set up new party

Former governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Region, Mikheil Saakashvili, claims that he is ready to set up a new party called Hvylya (Wave) for participation in early parliamentary elections. "It may be established …

EU Eastern Partnership summit to take place in 2017

EU Eastern Partnership summit to take place in 2017

The next EU Eastern Partnership summit will take place at the end of 2017, a senior EU official said on condition of anonymity.   However, he refused to comment on whether the summit will be held in Brussels or not, APA …

Number of terrorist attacks prevented in Crimnea

Number of terrorist attacks prevented in Crimnea

A group of Ukrainian saboteurs, detained by Russia's Federal Security Service in Crimea's Sevastopol on November 9, are staff members of the Main Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry intelligence …

Russia#039s FSB detains Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea

Russia's FSB detains Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea

Russia's Federal Security Service detained a group of Ukrainian saboteurs in Sevastopol on November 9, who it said were planning to attack military sites and vital infrastructure in Crimea. The FSB said it had confiscated …

Poroshenko dismisses Saakashvili and his advisor

Poroshenko dismisses Saakashvili and his advisor

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the dismissal of the governor of the Ukrainian region of Odessa, Mikheil Saakashvili, a statement on the presidential website says. …

Saakashvili resigns as governor of Ukraine#039s Odessa region

Saakashvili resigns as governor of Ukraine's Odessa region

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili tendered his resignation from the post of governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region on Monday, saying he would continue to fight corruption. "I have decided to …