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Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine’s Committed Partner

November 10, 2019 Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I’ve gone – from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs’ workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas. New ideas to resolve the conflict in the East while protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. New

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Ukrainian activist Mazur detained in Poland at Russia’s request – Ukraine’s ombudsperson

19:53, 09 November 2019 Mazur is also an employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights. Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova has said Ukrainian activist and volunteer Ihor Mazur was detained in Poland at the request of the Russian Federation. “Employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human

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U.S. welcomes disengagement in Zolote, calls on Russia to withdraw all forces from Donbas

23:30, 04 November 2019 Diplomats believe that the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops helps restore Ukrainian sovereignty. The United States Embassy in Kyiv says it welcomes the completion of the disengagement of forces in the area of Zolote, urging the Russian Federation to withdraw all of its forces from eastern Ukraine. “We welcome the completion of withdrawal of forces and hardware

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Ukraine announces completion of withdrawal of forces and weapons near Zolote in Donbas

22:55, 01 November 2019 OSCE monitors used drones to verify the disengagement. Ukraine has announced the completion of the withdrawal of forces and weapons at disengagement site No. 2 near the village of Zolote-4 in Luhansk region. “Representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), using, among other things, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), verified our activities,” the press center of Ukraine’s

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Kremlin offers Ukraine to refuse from claims at European courts for conclusion of gas contract

16:16, 29 October 2019 Earlier the trilateral gas talks between Ukraine, Russia and EU on new gas transit contract took place Dmitry Peskov, the Spokesperson of Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Ukraine should exclude judicial claims from the agenda to reach the agreements on gas transit as TASS reported. “The positions of Russia yesterday (during the trilateral consultations of Russia, EU and Ukraine,

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U.S. Congressman calls for sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream II construction

16:41, 29 October 2019 The Republican Andrew Barr offers that the individuals involved in these actions face the entry ban in the U.S. US Congressman Andrew Barr (Republicans, Kentucky) introduced a bill, which offers new sanctions against the companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline. This is mentioned in the message of the congressman’s website. The official described

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Biden on son’s connection with Ukrainian gas firm: “He did not do a single thing wrong”

09:25, 28 October 2019 In response to President Trump’s ongoing calls to investigate his son further for his work with the company, Biden leveled his own challenge. Joe Biden said his son did nothing wrong while serving on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while the former vice president was serving under the Obama administration. In an interview with

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Facebook Suspends Russian Instagram Accounts Targeting U.S. Voters

October 21, 2019 20:26 GMT Facebook says it has suspended a series of Instagram accounts originating in Russia whose operators posed as people inside the United States that targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year’s presidential election. The social-media giant on October 21 said it had also suspended three separate networks operated from Iran. It said the

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NATO announces purpose of its leadership’s upcoming Ukraine visit

22:00, 21 October 2019 Chief of NATO representation to Ukraine spoke about the Oct 30-31 visit’s agenda. Head of NATO Representation and NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov, says that the Alliance seeks to deepen dialogue with the new Ukrainian authorities. Speaking at the “Ukraine-NATO: What’s on the Negotiating Table?” discussion panel in Kyiv Monday, he said that next

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Russia’s FSB coercing Crimea residents into gathering info on pro-Ukrainian locals

22:40, 21 October 2019 UKRAINE Among others, it is internet providers who are getting recruited by security operatives. The Federal Security Service of Russia is forcing citizens living in the temporarily occupied Crimea to illegally gather personal data on pro-Ukrainian residents of the peninsula for the purpose of their further persecution, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine reports. “SBU counterintelligence

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Kremlin states about lack of progress in Normandy Summit preparation

22:10, 21 October 2019 Assistant of the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov stated that the Russian side was ready to hold the Summit but in case of its careful preparation Little progress has been achieved during the preparation to the Summit in the Normandy Format, though all the participants of the event still want to hold the meeting, according

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