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Ukraine hopes for EU's greater help in release of hostages in Russia, Crimea – Poroshenko.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine hopes for greater support from the European Union in the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and Russian-occupied Crimea, according to the presidential press service.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko, Duda discuss UN peacekeepers deployment in Donbas, human rights situation in occupied Crimea.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda have discussed the issue of deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied part of Donbas, as well as non-observance of human rights in Crimea occupied by Russia. The meeting with Duda took place as part of Poroshenko's working visit to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNESCO reports Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians remain most vulnerable groups in Crimea.

The situation with observing human rights and preserving cultural property in Russia-occupied Crimea continues to deteriorate, according to a report prepared by the UNESCO Director-General in response to the decision of the UNESCO Executive Board “Follow-up of the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Court in occupied Crimea demands 3-year suspended sentence for journalist over criticism of Russia’s annexation.

The prosecution in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded a three-year suspended sentence for Mykola Semena, the 67-year-old journalist on trial for expressing his opinion - and the position of international treaties which Russia remains a party to. De facto prosecutor Svetlana Petrovna Budinskaya also proposed to ban Semena ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Over 30 foreign ships illegally visit Russia-annexed Crimea's ports last month.

Thirty-four cargo ships illegally visited ports in Russia-annexed Crimea in August, according to Ukraine's Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.

- UNIAN - UA

Court postpones preliminary hearing of Siemens lawsuit over Crimean turbines to October 16.

MOSCOW - The Moscow Arbitration Court on Sept. 18 postponed the preliminary hearing of a lawsuit filed by Siemens against LLC VO Technopromexport and OJSC VO Technopromexport until Oct.16, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courthouse. The court also agreed to a motion by LLC Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russian court delays Siemens' Crimea turbines lawsuit.

A Russian court on Monday delayed the hearing of a lawsuit filed by German giant Siemens against a Russian state firm over the transfer of power turbines to Crimea in violation of EU sanctions.Siemens...

- Expatica - NL

Russian Court Postpones Hearing On Siemens' Crimea Turbines Lawsuit.

A Russian court has delayed hearings in a lawsuit filed by German conglomerate Siemens against a Russian state firm over the transfer of power turbines to Ukraine's Russian-occupied Crimea region.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russian Prosecutor Seeks Suspended Sentence For Crimean Journalist Semena.

A Russian prosecutor in Crimea has recommended a suspended sentence for Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge in court on the Russian-occupied Ukrainian peninsula.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Poroshenko to propose setting up Crimea de-occupation group at UN General Assembly.

At the UN General Assembly Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko will propose creating an international group from among the countries, which do not support the annexation of the Crimea, in charge of issues of de-occupation of Crimea, the Ukrainian president's representative in the Verkhovna Rada, Iryna Lutsenko of the Petro ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Preservation of gas transit via Ukraine may restrain Russia's further aggression – Naftogaz CEO.

The preservation of Russian gas transit via Ukraine to the EU countries after expiration of the current contract with Russia's Gazprom in 2019, will deter Russia from further possible attempts to invade Ukraine, CEO of national joint-stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolev said at the 14th Yalta European Strategy ...

- UNIAN - UA

Crimean Tatars' Ilmi Umerov: 'Verdicts' cannot take our freedom

Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimea Tatar People Ilmi Umerov who is now being tried by Russia-controlled court in the occupied Crimea says he will soon be handed down a 'verdict,' according to his Facebook post.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrinform: France calls on Russia to release Chiygoz

France calls on Russia to release deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz and all persons detained in the annexed Crimea with violation of the international law. The post Ukrinform: France calls on Russia to release Chiygoz appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Moscow court appoint trial date of Siemens case in Crimea

Moscow Arbitration Court appointed a preliminary session on Oct. 20 to consider the case concerning Siemens gas turbines. This was reported by Crimea.Realities agency with the reference to the court materials. The post 112.ua: Moscow court appoint trial date of Siemens case in Crimea appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia bans Crimean Tatar Football Match in Occupied Crimea, yet allowed to host 2018 World Cup

Police controlled by the country which is hosting the World Football Cup in 2018 banned young Crimean Tatars from holding a football match on September 16, and forced them to remove the Crimean Tatar flag.  The match which had already begun was not allowed to continue, and three people were taken aside for ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

Victory shows people reject Nawaz's disqualification, says Saad Rafique

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz leader Saad Rafique on Sunday claimed that the party’s victory in the NA-120 constituency shows the nation’s decision to reject former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification.“We are thankful to the people of Lahore,” he said. “People of Lahore ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Ukraine's envoy Kuchma: Russia should let OSCE SMM in Crimea

Former Ukrainian President and Ukrainian representative to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas in Minsk Leonid Kuchma says that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine should be present in Russian-occupied Crimea, but Russia obstructs the monitors' access to the peninsula, according to the news portal Krym.Realii.

- UNIAN - UA

Euromaidan Press: Siemens stops shipments to Ukraine's Naftogaz, fearing lost contracts in Russia

The German company Siemens has stopped supplying equipment for the modernization of the gas transportation system of Ukraine, fearing to lose orders in Russia, Andriy Koboliev, head of the board of Ukraine’s gas transporting monopoly Naftogaz said in a speech during the annual meeting of Yalta European ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

US envoy Volker cautious about Russian UN peacekeeping proposal

Russia’s proposal of a United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Donbas could only deepen the divide in Ukraine, but the idea opens a chance for dialogue, the United States Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said on Sept. 16 at the Yalta European Strategy conference in Kyiv. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Volker: Russia's aggression in Ukraine fails to achieve its goals, has opposite effect

United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker believes the Russian aggression in Ukraine has failed to reach its goals, having the opposite effect, according to an UNIAN correspondent, reporting from the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting in Kyiv on September 16.

- UNIAN - UA

Russia's proposal on peacekeepers in Donbas to further divide Ukraine, not resolve conflict – Volker

United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker considers that Russia's proposal for deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas will further divide Ukraine, and not resolve the conflict, according to an UNIAN correspondent, reporting from the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting in Kyiv on ...

- UNIAN - UA

Lutsenko says he wants anti-corruption court…sort of

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko on Sept. 16 lambasted a bill on the creation of independent anti-corruption courts. Speaking at the annual Yalta European Strategy forum, Lutsenko effectively backed President Petro Poroshenko's earlier claim that Ukraine has no time to create independent anti-corruption courts and needs to ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Citizens of seven EU states polled: 58% Europeans support Ukraine's joining NATO, 48% for Ukraine's joining EU

Some 58% Europeans support Ukraine's joining NATO, and only 48% are for Ukraine's joining the European Union. This is evidenced by the findings of an opinion poll held by KANTAR PUBLIC and commissioned by Yalta European Strategy . Citizens of seven EU member states were polled within the survey – Germany, France, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: Poroshenko to discuss with Trump situation in Donbas, cooperation in security and reforms

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, during a meeting with US President Donald Trump, will discuss cooperation in the security sphere, as well as US assistance in the matter of reforms. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the Yalta European Strategy ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU: Keeping Russian gas transit through Ukraine is a priority

As the construction of Russian gas pipelines to Europe and Turkey are going full throttle ahead, keeping transit through Ukraine is a priority for the European Union, Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič said on Sept. 15 at a panel at the Yalta European Strategy meeting in Kyiv. Russia’s ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Groysman emphasizes institutional changes, not prosecuting individuals for corruption

Prosecuting top officials accused of engaging in corruption is not “the task of the government,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said during a question and answer session at the Yalta European Strategy conference on Sept. 16. “The task of the government is not criminal prosecution of somebody but ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor

12 Crimean Tatar activists, as well as prominent lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and journalist Taras Ibragimov were detained in Simferopol on Friday after gathering with the relatives of Renat Paralamov, the father of four who was abducted and brutally tortured on September 13.  

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

112.ua: Naftogaz head - Siemens to not produce gas equipment for Ukraine

Siemens refused to produce equipment for modernization of Ukraine’s gas transmission system, as CEO of Nafotgaz Andriy Kobolev said during Yalta European Strategy. The post 112.ua: Naftogaz head - Siemens to not produce gas equipment for Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine demands Russia stop torturing Crimean Tatars: report

Ukraine's foreign ministry has demanded that Russia stop torturing Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea region, according to a report.

- Polskie Radio - PL

Condoleezza Rice: Ukrainians ‘have to govern’

Condoleezza Rice came to Kyiv with a message for Ukrainians: “You have to govern.” In an interview with the Kyiv Post on the sidelines of the Yalta European Strategy conference on Sept. 15, the former U.S. secretary of state under President George W. Bush said that Ukrainians “have to address” ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Budapest Memorandum provides less security than one nuclear charge – Poroshenko

Documents like Budapest Memoranda provide less security than a single nuclear charge, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in his opening speech at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting “Is This a New World? And What Does It Mean for Ukraine?” in Kyiv on Friday.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko to discuss creation of 'group of Ukraine friends' in UN for de-occupation of Crimea

Ukrainian President Poroshenko plans to discuss at the UN General Assembly the initiative of creating an international group of Ukraine's friends for de-occupation of Crimea, according to an UNIAN correspondent, referring to Poroshenko's speech at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting in Kyiv on September 15.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko: Crimea issue can't be 'freezed', price for Russian aggression must keep rising

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declares the inadmissibility of 'freezing' the issue of Crimea de-occupation and emphasizes the price for Russian aggression must keep rising.

- UNIAN - UA

Crimean Tatar beaten, tortured and abandoned after 'voluntarily' entering FSB office

It took the FSB in Russian-occupied Crimea over 24 hours to admit that a Crimean Tatar's Renat Paralamov had been in their offices in the occupied Crimea, and then they came up with the surreal claim that he had ‘voluntarily’ returned there after being released on Wednesday afternoon, according to Kharkiv Human ...

- UNIAN - UA

European Commission declares gas transit via Ukraine priority starting 2020

Vice-President of the European Commission on Energy Union Maros Sefcovic says that Ukraine has the potential to become a huge gas transit hub, according to his speech at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting in Kyiv on September 15.

- UNIAN - UA

Italy's sports newspaper apologizes for showing Crimea as Russian territory

Ukraine's Ambassador to Italy Yevhen Perelygin says the Italian sports edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport has apologized for having designated Crimea as a Russian territory in one of its articles, according to the Ukrainian media outlet Europeiska Pravda.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrinform: EBRD president says it's time for Ukraine to stop years-long practice of half reforms

Ukraine should intensify the implementation of reforms, which remains rather slow. President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti said this at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy in Kyiv on Sept. 15, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. The post Ukrinform: EBRD ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko rejects anti-corruption courts once again

President Petro Poroshenko on Sept. 15 rejected the idea of creating independent anti-corruption courts in the near future once again. Poroshenko said during his opening speech at the Yalta European Strategy forum that an anti-corruption panel within the Supreme Court could be created in October but argued ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Former US Secretary of State Kerry rebukes Poroshenko at YES panel

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry directly rebuked President Petro Poroshenko at a panel on Sept. 15, implying that the Ukrainian president was not talking a key issue in tackling corruption seriously. The remarks came after Poroshenko asked the entire Yalta European Strategy audience whether their countries had ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko suggests creating group of Ukraine's international friends for peaceful de-occupation of Crimea

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko initiates the creation of an international group of friends of Crimea's de-occupation with the aim of coordinating joint actions in this direction. “I would like to propose the idea of creating an international group of Crimea's de-occupation friends to coordinate joint steps and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

International stars arrive in Kyiv for 14th YES conference

Ukraine is arguably over-conferenced, with events taking place daily. But one stands out among the pack: Victor Pinchuk’s Yalta European Strategy conference, on which the billionaire oligarch spends an average of $1.4 million each year, according to his foundation. The 14th annual YES conference is, for the fourth ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia to abandon 'humanitarian support' of occupied Donbas - media

The Russian government is planning to cease provision of 'humanitarian assistance' to the occupied areas in Ukraine’s Donbas in favor of financing projects in the annexed Crimea and Kaliningrad enclave, as reported by RBC, citing its sources.

- UNIAN - UA

Abducted Crimean Tatar beaten, tortured and abandoned after ‘voluntarily’ entering FSB office

It took the FSB in Russian-occupied Crimea over 24 hours to admit that Renat Paralamov had been in their offices, and then they came up with the surreal claim that he had ‘voluntarily’ returned there after being released on Wednesday afternoon. They have given no explanation for the brutal torture, including ...

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

112.ua: YES forum in Ukraine - the participants and topics of discussion

The opening of the 14th Yalta European Strategy meeting will take place at Besarabsky Marker in the downtown of Kyiv for the first time. YES was founded by businessmen Viktor Pinchuk in 2004 and usually took place in Livadia Palace in Yalta but after the annexation of Crimea, it was relocated to the capital The post 112.ua: ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

U.S. State Dep. condemns conviction of Crimean Tatar Mejlis member

The U.S. State Department is deeply troubled by the conviction of Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz in Russian-occupied Crimea.

- UNIAN - UA

Rally held in Kyiv to support jailed Crimean Tatar leader – media

About 200 people have gathered in Kyiv to show support for Akhtem Chiygoz, the Crimean Tatar leader who was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Russia-controlled court in Crimea on charges widely seen as being politically motivated, according to Radio Liberty.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrinform: EU extends sanctions against Russia for six more months

The European Union has prolonged the restrictive measures against Russian, Crimean officials, members of terrorist organizations operating in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including the entourage of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The post Ukrinform: EU extends sanctions against Russia for six more ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Reborn German liberals could spell trouble for Merkel

BERLIN - Later this year, Angela Merkel may form a new government with a party whose leader says Greece should leave the euro, Russia can keep Crimea and refugees will have to go home. The post Reuters: Reborn German liberals could spell trouble for Merkel appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Young pro-European reformers say no to YES

Two of the most outspoken critics of the country’s power structure are saying no to the annual Yalta European Strategy conference organized by billionaire oligarch Victor Pinchuk. On Sept. 14, the eve of the two-day YES conference, Ukrainian parliament member Hanna Hopko and Anti-Corruption Action Center executive ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reborn German liberals could spell trouble for Merkel

BERLIN - Later this year, Angela Merkel may form a new government with a party whose leader says Greece should leave the euro, Russia can keep Crimea and refugees will have to go home.

- Reuters - US

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