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Ukraine lifts entry ban for Russian males

The Ukrainian authorities lifted the ban on entry for Russian men, but according to Ukraine’s customs spokesman, enhanced checks at the border crossings with Russia by Ukrainian border guards continues. "We exercise increased …

Guenther Oettinger: Nord Stream 2 can't be stopped

European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said that no US threats can stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Oettinger said that he was never a fan of Nord Stream 2, but the construction of the Nord Stream …

Russia finishes Great Wall of Crimea

Russia has finished building a high-tech security fence along Crimea's border with Ukraine, the press service of the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Border Service for Russia’s Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol reported.

OSCE mission welcomes New Year ceasefire in Ukraine

The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) welcomed the deal to establish the New Year ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reached by the Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement. The …

Kiev ends anti-Russian martial law

Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko officially announced that martial law in 10 regions of the country has terminated. "It is exactly 14:00 and the martial law is terminated. This is my principal decision. It is …

Volker reveals when he may visit Moscow

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker has said he is ready to pay a visit to Moscow as soon as the Ukrainian seamen detained in the Kerch Strait are released. "I hope I will be able to do it next year …

Ukraine obtains first tranche from IMF

Ukraine has received the first tranche under the new Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the amount of $1.4 billion, which boosted the country's forex reserves to $20.1 billion as of December 21, 2018. …

Lavrov vows no third war

Russia is not going to wage war against Ukraine but will respond in kind, if Kiev carries out a provocation on the border with Crimea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station. …

Su-27 fighter crashes in Ukraine

A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed while attempting to land on Saturday afternoon during a scheduled flight, killing the pilot, Reuters reports with a reference to the Ukrainian military. “The circumstances and causes of …