US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that sanctions against Russia would be extended for another year.
The text of Obama’s announcement was published on the White House’s website.
The US President extended four of his Executive Orders initially signed in 2014 that, in particular, ban economic activity between US citizens and companies with a number of Ukrainian and Russian businesses and individuals.
“I found that the actions and policies of the Government of the Russian …
The German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said that elections in the occupied Donbas region will be held within the next months. However, the Ukrainian representative to the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, Roman Bezsmertnyi, has urged Europe to think primarily about the safety of the people in the region, and not about elections.
“Until now, only the processes of the elections have been discussed in Minsk and not the electoral law. These elections are out of the question …
As expected, on the 2nd of March, the EU will continue sanctions against the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, and 15 members of his inner circle. These sanctions were to end on the 6th of March. "Radio Freedom", with reference to sources in the EU, reports.
It is noted that the sanctions will be extended for another year.
It is also expected that the former Minister of Health, Raisa Bogatyreva, will not be on the list of sanctions. Sanctions were imposed two years ago due to …
The total claim amount made against Gazprom by Naftogaz has reached 8.2 billion dollars. This claim is in regard to a contract between these two companies for the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine.
The head of Naftogaz, Andrew Kobolyev, reported this during a conference in Kiev.
“The total amount of claims made against Gazprom has reached an amount of 8.2 billion dollars,” Kobolyev said.
According to him, this amount had accumulated during the duration of the contract, which began in 20 …
During Russia's annexation of the Crimea in 2014, the Ambassadors of several Western countries called on the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People to avoid provoking the Russian military, as stated by Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People on the program "Svoboda Slova" (Freedom of speech) on the channel ICTV.
"All day long I was in touch with the ambassadors from the EU countries and the U.S.A. They all had the same request: do not provoke the …