Monthly Archives: December 2019

Russia threatened to respond to US sanctions against North Stream-2

Moscow promises to respond to sanctions at no cost to itself The Russian Foreign Minister has promised that Moscow will respond to Washington’s sanctions against the North Stream-2 and Turkish Stream pipelines. This is reported by the media. According to Lavrov, Russia will respond to the sanctions of the United States, but so as not to inflict damage. “We will respond

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EU condemns U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

European Commission is currently analyzing the possible impact of U.S. sanctions on the European Union The EU, along with Germany, condemned US sanctions against companies laying the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. It is reported by RFI.   “The EU is opposed to the imposition of sanctions against EU companies conducting legitimate business,” said a spokesman for the European

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Russia condemns US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that US sanctions against companies that are participating in the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline are aimed at European countries, not Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that the sanctions in the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2020 are aimed at depriving Europe of guaranteed sources of energy supplies from

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Ukraine’s SBI seizes luxury cars reportedly belonging to ex-MP Mykytas (Photos)

He is suspected of money laundering. A Kyiv court ruled to seize the cars / Photo from the SBI Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) jointly with the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine have seized a fleet of luxury cars belonging to a former Member of Parliament suspected of money laundering. SBI agents located his six luxury cars during raids,

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Russia closes Kerch Strait for four days over “temporary works”

The move is allegedly related with Putin’s visit to open a railway service with annexed Crimea. Russia’s Transport Ministry has closed navigation across the Kerch Strait for four days over “temporary works.” “Between 00:00 December 21, 2019, to 23:59 December 24, 2019, vessels are not recommended to enter the water area of the Crimean bridge over temporary works,” the ministry

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Naftogaz executive director: Return of assets in Crimea was not discussed at gas transit negotiations

20:04, 21 December 2019 According to Vitrenko, discussing assets of Naftogaz in Crimea “is a separate process” The issue of returning Naftogaz assets located in Crimea annexed by the Russian Federation was not raised during negotiations on gas transit through Ukraine. The executive director of Naftogaz Yuri Vitrenko said this at a briefing in President’s Office. “Talking about arbitration on Crimean

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Human rights activist: 88 political prisoners still behind bars in Russia-occupied Crimea

23:59, 21 December 2019 Twelve people were released, but 40 new were arrested in 2019. Head of the Crimean human rights group Olha Skrypnyk says that 88 political prisoners are still behind bars in Russia-occupied Crimea. “The situation has not improved. Now 88 people are in jail in Crimean cases,” she told Hromadske Radio on  December 21. In 2019, twelve

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