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Man detained in Kiev was armed with live grenade

The man detained inside the Ukrainian government's building on Wednesday was armed with a live grenade and now may face up to 15 years in jail, the chief of the National Police, Igor Klimenko, said on Wednesday. "Criminal …

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Russia is ready to keep gas transit through Ukraine

Negotiations on the increase of natural gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transport system can only be commercial, press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.  "Negotiations can only be …

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Zelensky signs law on indigenous peoples of Ukraine

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky signed the law ‘on indigenous peoples of Ukraine,’ which denies this status to ethnic Russians, Zelensky’s press service announced Wednesday. "President of Ukraine Vladimir …

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Russia files complaint against Ukraine with ECHR

Moscow has filed the first ever interstate complaint against Ukraine with the European Court of Human Rights, over the events since 2014, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office told reporters on Thursday. "On July 22, the …

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Dispute over Nord Stream 2 nears completion

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight to talk about Nord Stream 2 and Ukraine. According to the Kremlin press service, the leaders are satisfied with the approaching completion of the gas pipeline

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EU adds Ukraine to safe travel list

The European Union added Ukraine on Thursday to a list of countries for which it recommends that COVID-related travel restrictions be lifted. Rwanda and Thailand, meanwhile, were removed from the safe list, the European Council, which …

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Putin: Russia ready for partnership with neighbors

Moscow is ready for the closest cooperation with its neighbors, like it has with Minsk and Nur-Sultan, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists on Tuesday. "If we have such relations as with Kazakhstan or Belarus, with …

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Ukraine's Interior Minister submits resignation

Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced submitting his resignation without giving any reasons for the decision. “I express gratitude to the team of the Interior Ministry for the years of joint work. Thanks to every …

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Ukraine’s Rada passes bill on indigenous peoples

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the bill on indigenous peoples, which denies this status to Russians, with 325 votes on Thursday. Just minutes earlier, the bill was approved in the first reading with 331 votes. "The bill …

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