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EU Court upholds sanctions against Russia's Rosneft.

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday declared valid EU sanctions against Russian companies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, including Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil giant.

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230 new immigrants arrive in Israel from Ukraine.

JERUSALEM , Some 230 new immigrants from Ukraine arrived in Israel. The immigrants landed Tuesday at Ben Gurion Airport on a flight organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. There were 78 families in the group, as well as four Holocaust survivors and more than 40 children. Some of the new ...

- JTA - US

RFE/RL: Patriarch blames intellectuals for Russia's 20th-century 'meat grinder'.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has blamed “the intelligentsia” for all of Russia's misfortunes in the 20th-century. The post RFE/RL: Patriarch blames intellectuals for Russia's 20th-century 'meat grinder' appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Human Rights Commissioner Moskalkova to probe circumstances of Moscow protest.

Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova intends to investigate the circumstances surrounding the unauthorized rally held in Moscow on March 26. “On March 28, Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova ordered a probe in connection with a statement by Lev Ponomaryov, executive director of the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Duda insists on resolute reaction because of attack on Polish Consulate General in Lutsk.

Polish President Andrzej Duda says that the attack on the Consulate General in Lutsk should not be underestimated and insists on resolute reaction. An attack on the Polish consulate in Lutsk absolutely can not be underestimated. A shot from a grenade launcher and the damage following it in the building, fortunately, did not ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: US ambasador - Tillerson counting on meeting Putin soon.

The U.S. ambassador to Russia says that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is counting on meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin during an upcoming visit to Moscow. The post Associated Press: US ambasador - Tillerson counting on meeting Putin soon appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrainian government unveils trade development strategy.

For the first time since national independence in 1991, the Ukrainian government has developed a national export strategy for the country with the help of professionals from the International Trade Development Center and many other non-governmental organizations. First Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv and State Trade ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russian Finance Ministry: UK High Court rules Ukraine must repay $3 billion to Russia.

London's High Court has ruled that Ukraine needs to pay back Russia $3 billion in eurobonds along with accrued interest after reviewing Russia's case against Ukraine in an expedited procedure, the Russian Finance Ministry's press release said. London's High Court found there to be a lack of any kind of arguments from ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Security tightened at foreign embassies, consulates in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian National Guard said it had taken measures to tighten security at foreign diplomatic missions, consular establishments and representations of international organizations. This was done on the orders of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko following an incident involving the attack on the Polish general ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

OSCE confirms agreements on ceasefire in Donbas from April 1.

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Special Representative in the Trilateral Contact Group for Ukraine Martin Sajdik has confirmed that the ceasefire in Donbas starting from April 6 was agreed upon at a meeting on March 29. The sides agreed on the ceasefire and the withdrawal of hardware starting from April ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Reuters: Russia's Lavrov - still possible to renew cooperation with US in Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was still possible to renew cooperation with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, in an interview published on The National Interest website on March 29. The post Reuters: Russia's Lavrov - still possible to renew cooperation with US in Syria appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: French minister says Brexit move 'lifts taboo'

The foreign minister of France says Britain's decision to exit the European Union “has lifted a taboo” against what he called “the irreversibility” of the EU. The post Associated Press: French minister says Brexit move 'lifts taboo' appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Journalist Describes Detention During Belarus Crackdown

Independent journalist Filip Warwick was covering antigovernment protests in Minsk on March 25. He said he was detained and manhandled by Belarusian security forces. He has worked for RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service and described in an interview what happened.

- Radio Free Europe - US

U.K. Court Dismisses Ukraine's Defense In Case Of $3 Billion Debt To Russia

A court in London has ruled that Ukraine has failed to present a court-ready defense in a suit by Russia seeking repayment of $3 billion lent by Moscow to the government of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukraine PM Calls For Resignations At Anticorruption Agency

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman has called on the entire state anticorruption agency to resign over persistent technical problems on a website where government officials electronically declare their assets.

- Radio Free Europe - US

PEN America Honors Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

PEN America has announced that it will honor imprisoned Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleh Sentsov with its 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Azerbaijan ready to participate in modernization of Ukraine's energy sector

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan ready to participate in modernization of Ukraine's energy sector

Azerbaijan is ready to participate in the modernization of the energy sector of Ukraine.

- AzerNews - AZ

Nordic countries unite to reboot cooperation with Russia

Disagreements between Nordic countries and Russia on Crimea and Ukraine are briefly set aside at a conference on Arctic development.

- EU Observer - EU

Polish Consulate General in Ukraine's Lutsk shot at, Consul considers incident 'terrorist act'

The roof of a building of Poland’s Consulate General in the City of Lutsk was damaged overnight Wednesday, after being hit from an unidentified large caliber weapon, according to Volyn 24 local news outlet.


Poroshenko offering to restore special military courts

Military specialists, military experts, and military judges, rather than civilians, should assess the actions of commanders in combat situations, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes, offering to restore special military courts.


Ukraine leaders condemn attack on Polish Consulate in Lutsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday strongly condemned the attack on the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk, while the country's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin expressed outrage over the act which he called 'provocation.'


Russian Sberbank's Ukrainian subsidiary to be sold for about $130 mln – media

The price set at $130 million at which Russia's Sberbank is going to sell its subsidiary in Ukraine is comparable to the capital of Ukrainian-based PJSC Sberbank, which was estimated at $144 million in January-September 2016, according to international accounting standards, Kommersant publication reports citing its ...


Sentsov wins Freedom to Write Award

PEN America, the membership association of prominent literary writers and editors, just awarded its Freedom to Write Award to the acclaimed Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, imprisoned in Russia, according to The Washington Post.


London Court greenlights expedited consideration of 'Yanukovych debt' case; Ukraine to appeal

The High Court of Justice in England on Wednesday, March 29, approved a motion for expedited consideration of Russia’s lawsuit against Ukraine regarding the so-called '$3 billion Yanukovych debt,' having not recognized the validity of Ukraine's arguments in this case, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk told a ...


'DPR' militants open fire as OSCE monitors try to enter occupied village of Kozatske

Russian-controlled militants of the “DPR” terrorist organization have opened fire to force the Special Monitoring Mission’s patrol out of the eastern part of the occupied Kozatske in Donetsk region, according to the OSCE spot report.


Ukraine's property fund drafts new privatization bill to sell smaller companies via ProZorro

The State Property Fund of Ukraine together with the Economic Development and Trade Ministry have drafted a bill on privatization, providing for the sale of small-scale companies on e-platforms, such as ProZorro.Prodazhi, head of the State Property Fund Ihor Bilous told a press conference.


All Polish consulates in Ukraine closed to visitors Wednesday following Lutsk incident

In the wake of the overnight provocation involving a Lutsk-based Polish Consulate General being shot at with a grenade launcher, all Polish consulates in five Ukrainian cities suspended their operations on Wednesday.


Poroshenko, Duda: No provocations should influence Ukraine-Poland friendly ties

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, following a provocation in Lutsk where a Polish Consulate General was shot at overnight.


Naftogaz files suit with CJEU over ruling on Gazprom's enhanced access to OPAL

The national oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine has lodged a suit with the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union seeking cancellation of the European Commission’s decision on expanded access of Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom to the OPAL gas pipeline, delivering gas from Nord Stream pipeline ...


NABU conducting searches in National Bank

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau has launched searches in the National Bank of Ukraine, according to the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office.


Ukraine sees 2.3% rise in real wages

Real wages in Ukraine rose by 2.3% in February 2017 compared to the previous month, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.


Ukraine's January exports of ferroalloys up 34.9% on year

Ukraine's exports of ferroalloys in January rose 34.9% year-on-year to 68,450 mt from 50,750 mt in January 2016, the state statistics service reported Tuesday, according to Platts.


PM Groysman says NAPC staff should resign immediately

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman advised all members of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption to resign due to their failure to organize a process of online declaration of assets, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


Federation Council in Russia approves ban on money transfers to Ukraine

The Federation Council on Wednesday endorsed a bill prohibiting money transfers from Russia to Ukraine via international payment systems, Prime news agency reports.


Reuters: EU decides against provisional duties on hot-rolled steel

The European Commission has decided it will not impose provisional duties on hot-rolled steel from Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, but could still find the countries have breached rules on unfair competition, industry sources said on Wednesday, March 29, according to Reuters.


Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Bureau probing into abuse of office by central bank's officials

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has confirmed it has been seizing documents at the National Bank of Ukraine amid a raid on the NBU's offices as part of a probe into abuse of office by NBU senior officials in 2015-2016.


Yuzhnoye eyes $110 million Canadian launch site for long-awaited rocket

Yuzhnoye Design Bureau’s long-awaited new rocket might have a new launch site - Nova Scotia, Canada. A Canada-based company called Maritime Launch Services announced on March 14 that it had chosen a site on Canada’s eastern coast to launch Yuzhnoye’s Cyclone-4M rocket. MLS is a joint venture of three ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

SBU investigates blast at Polish consulate in Lutsk as a terror attack case

Emergency investigative measures in the case over an explosion in the Polish Consulate General in Lutsk have resulted in the discovery of certain 'clues' in the investigation, head of the Ukrainian Security Service branch in the Volyn region Yuriy Feloniuk has said. “The details are not being disclosed in the interest ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

This Ukrainian app maker hired an Apple veteran to reinvent email

Readdle For six years, Terry Blanchardled the engineering team forApple's Mail app. Now he's left Apple to be VP of engineering at Readdle, the Ukrainian developer behind popular productivity apps like Scanner Pro, PDF Expert, and the email app Spark. Blanchard will be in charge of hiring more engineers to work on Spark ...

- Business Insider - US

Paul Manafort, former Trump chairman, under investigation for money laundering

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort provides a wide range of services to his clients. For Vladimir Putin, Manafort put together a $10 million-a-year plan to influence American politics and slant news coverage. For Viktor Yanukovych's pro-Russian Party of Regions, Manafort landed both the presidency of Ukraine ...

- Daily Kos - US

Reuters: UK court says Ukraine has no 'justiciable defence' in $3 billion Russia bond case

Ukraine has failed to offer a “justiciable” or court-ready defense for not paying back $3 billion lent to it by Russia in 2013, a British court ruled on March 29, refusing to send the case to a full trial. This included a claim that non-payment was a countermeasure against Russian interference with its ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Groysman, Cameron discuss measures to attract foreign investments to Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and former British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed reforms in Ukraine. “This morning I had an excellent meeting with former British Prime Minister David Cameron, we discussed in detail the reforms in Ukraine, the government's measures to attract foreign ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ponomarev: Ukraine's authorities 'never understood' importance of slain Voronenkov

See also: Voronenkov's assassin called Russian agent by Ukraine official See also: Assassination of Denis Voronenkov, exiled Russian lawmaker, in Kyiv Exiled ex-Russian member of parliament Ilya Ponomarev called Denys Voronenkov a “pilot case” into whether former Kremlin supporters with vast insider knowledge of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko asks Duda for Polish experts to probe attack on Consulate General in Lutsk

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda has condemned the attack on the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk, Volyn region, and offered to involve Polish experts in the investigation of this incident. “Petro Poroshenko offered to engage Polish experts ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

National Anti-Corruption Bureau detectives conduct search in central bank

Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine are conducting investigative actions in the premises of the National Bank of Ukraine , the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office told Interfax-Ukraine. “NABU is conducting legal actions in the building of the National Bank,” SAPO told ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukraine probing attack on Polish consulate

KIEV, March 29 — Ukraine today said it was investigating an attack that damaged a Polish consulate in the country's west, an incident which both nations branded a provocation.' An explosion thought to have been caused by a shot from...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ukrainian president condemns attack on Polish consulate

MOSCOW - Ukraine's president has condemned an overnight attack on the Polish Consulate in a western city that appeared to involve a shell fired from a grenade launcher.

- BangkokPost - TH

Ukrainian FM calling Russian absentia arrest of Yatsenyuk 'element of hybrid war'

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has expressed contempt at the decision of a Russian court to arrest former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in absentia and called on the world community to increase pressure on the Russian Federation. “The absurd accusations and criminal proceedings have nothing to do with reality or common ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Ukrainian President condemns attack on Polish Consulate

Ukraine's president has condemned an overnight attack on the Polish Consulate in a western city that appeared to involve a shell fired from a grenade launcher. The post Associated Press: Ukrainian President condemns attack on Polish Consulate appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA