Monthly Archives: December 2019

Ukraine ready to exchange 88 DNR supporters for 53 Ukrainian citizens, – DNR ombudsman

The information came from the source from the occupied territory; the Ukrainian side has not yet commented on it Representatives of the so-called DNR (Donetsk People’s Republic) claimed that Ukraine is ready to exchange 88 detained DNR supporters who now stay in Ukrainian detention centers. Darya Morozova, the DNR ombudsman said so as quoted by DAN news agency, located in

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How Not To Discuss with Russia UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

The Rand Corporation has just issued a publication, A Consensus Proposal for a Revised Regional Order in Post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia, with twenty-one authors and seven editors. The contributors come from the United States, the European Union, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, and Armenia. The main editors appear to be Samuel Charap and Jeremy Shapiro. It offers an easy and

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Q&A: What do Paris talks mean for the Russia-Ukraine peace process?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson Related Experts: John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow, Adrian Karatnycky, Melinda Haring, Maksym Eristavi On December 9, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the first time during long-awaited peace talks in Paris. This summit was the first gathering of the Normandy Four, which includes French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela

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Surkov categorically threatens in Paris to withdraw from negotiations if Ukraine renounces special status for "DNR/LNR" – Chesnakov

The team of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky tried to convince the participants of the Normandy format summit to revise the terms of the Minsk agreements, citing the fact that otherwise, the Ukrainian nationalists would arrange a “revolution”. Russian political strategist Alexey Chesnakov, member of the team of Assistant to the President of Russia Vladislav Surkov, wrote this on his

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Ukraine, China to expand cooperation in information sphere

The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine hosted a meeting of Deputy Chairman of the Committee Mykola Bilous with the members of the National Radio and Television Administration of the People’s Republic of China. “The meeting participants discussed the possibilities of expanding cooperation between Ukraine and China in the information sphere. In particular, the issues of content

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Lack of amnesty law in Ukraine could turn Donbas into Srebrenica, says Putin

Ukraine regaining control over its border with Russia in the absence of an amnesty law for residents of Donbas risks a massacre of the citizens of the self-proclaimed republics, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Possible persecution of the people living in “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics” was among the topics discussed by Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Paris

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SBI opens case on possible treason by Poroshenko when signing Minsk accords

The State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) announces the opening of criminal proceedings on the possibility of high treason by the fifth President of Ukraine (2014-2019), leader of the European Solidarity Party Petro Poroshenko when signing of the Minsk agreements to resolve the situation in Donbas in 2015. “Indeed, proceedings have been opened upon the statement on the possibility of high

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Turkish Navy will help Ukraine move to NATO standards – Voronchenko

The Turkish Navy will help Ukrainian colleagues move to NATO standards, Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Admiral Ihor Voronchenko has said. “At a meeting with the Turkish Navy commander, the sides discussed specific projects in a wide range of cooperation activities, first and foremost, concerning joint training, management bodies gaining as fast as possible interoperability and ability to work with

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U.S. Congress approves defense budget providing for allocation of $300 mln to Ukraine

The United States Congress agreed on a defense budget for 2020 in the amount of $738 billion, which in particular includes the allocation of $300 million for the needs of the Ukrainian army. The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committees agreed on a compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, after months of negotiations,

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Putin Says Georgian Killed in Berlin Was Behind Moscow Metro Bombing

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow’s requests for his extradition had not been heeded. Asked at a news conference in Paris if Russia would respond in kind to Germany’s expulsion of two Russian diplomats over the man’s killing, Putin said: “There

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Zelensky expects 72 Ukrainian hostages to be freed from Russia-occupied Donbas

04:20, 10 December 2019 The Ukrainian president wants this to happen by the year’s end. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the Normandy Four leaders in Paris on December 9 backed the idea that there should be an exchange of detainees as a result of which 72 Ukrainian hostages may return home from Russia-occupied Donbas. “The exchange. Honestly, ‘all for

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Zelensky-Putin agreement: Minsk deal as basis, full ceasefire, demining, Steinmeier formula (Document)

The common agreed conclusions were made public following the Paris Normandy summit on December 9. REUTERS The Minsk agreements (Minsk Protocol of September 5, 2014, Minsk Memorandum of September 19, 2014, and the Minsk Package of Measures of February 12, 2015) continue to be the basis of the work of the Normandy format whose member states are committed to their

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