• Paris Court of Appeals Delivers The Next French Slap to Russia

    RIA Novosti reported that the Paris Court of Appeals refused to suspend the decision to seize French assets belonging to Yukos Oil Company. The Russian Federation recently moved to suspend enforcement of The Hague Court’s decision to confiscate the Russian property, as well as the order to pay $50 billion to the former shareholders of Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s company.

    In mid-June, the courts in Belgium and France seized several Russian assets, especially the accounts of a number of companies and …

  • Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Issue to Be Raised at Next EU Summit

    The construction of the second branch of the gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea for transporting natural gas from Russia to Germany is causing heated debates in the European Union.

    The controversial issue of the construction of the new gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 will be, according to reports from the diplomatic community, one of the themes of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday, December 18th. According to the DPA agency, the final document of the meeting of the Heads of State and Government …

  • Winners of Naftogaz Gas Supply Tenders

    British and French companies won the first tenders for gas supply to Ukraine for the EBRD.

    Noble Clean Fuels Ltd (United Kingdom) and ENGIE SA (France) won the first three tenders for gas supply to the joint-stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine. These were funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), according to the Naftogaz Press Service.

    Naftogaz and the EBRD have successfully completed the first three tenders for gas supply to Ukraine with a mortgage loan.  The …

  • Bombardier and Siemens May Invest in Ukrainian Venture

    Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier is interested in a possible joint venture with the Electron Corporation and the Lviv Locomotive Repair Plant.  Bombardier and engineering giant, Siemens are ready to invest in production of railway products within the territory of Ukraine.

    In a press conference, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Andriy Pivovarsky, elaborated on the shared interests. "We have confirmation from Bombardier and Siemens about their …

  • Dzhemilev met with Erdoğan

    On 17th December, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with the Ukrainian presidential envoy for Crimean Tatar People’s Affairs, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Anadolu reported. The meeting took place in a hotel in Konya. The Turkish Vice Prime Minister, Yalçın Akdoğan also participated in the meeting, which lasted about 40 minutes. Neither of the parties has disclosed the details of their discussions.

    A sizeable portion of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora (more than 1000 people) live in Turkey. In …

  • Herbst: War in Ukraine is more important than Russian invasion of Syria

     

    The former U.S Ambassador to Ukraine, John Herbst, in his interview with the Voice of America, stated that U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, is not the best candidate for negotiations with Russia regarding the cessation of the war in Ukraine. According to him, his soft diplomacy will not convince the Kremlin that it’s time to pull back.

    “The point is that during negotiations with the Kremlin, U.S Secretary John Kerry doesn't speak harshly in regards to Russian crimes, such as the Crimean …

  • Czech Rupublic Communist MP denied entry into Ukraine

    A Deputy of the Czech Parliament, who is a representative of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Zdenek Ondrachek, was not allowed into Ukraine at the Borispol airport, as reported by the Czech news website Novinky.

    "I came for a conference on elections. I have been an election observer in Mariupol twice, but I was told that I've become a persona non grata and am not allowed to enter Ukraine," said Ondrachek.

     According to the Czech MP, the attitude of Ukrainian employees at the …

  • Trump: Putin's compliments are a great honor

    Donald Trump reciprocates the compliments by Vladimir Putin

     The leading presidential candidate from the Republican Party, Donald Trump, told ABC that for him it's a "great honor" to receive a compliment from Vladimir Putin.

     Trump made this statement on Thursday after the ABC broadcast of an interview with Putin in which the Russian president called the American businessman and showman a "colorful, talented" person that wishes to put U.S. - Russia relations on a more solid ground. "How can …

  • IMF recognizes status of Ukraine’s debt

    Ukraine’s debt to Russia is set to mature on December 20th.  Recently, however, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lifted the ban on lending to countries with existing overdue sovereign debt, so Ukraine’s unpaid "debt of Yanukovych" will not prevent the IMF from further cooperation with Kiev.

    The Executive Committee of the IMF officially recognized the $3 billion Eurobond that Ukraine owes to Russia as sovereign debt, not commercial. Consequently, Ukraine will have to demonstrate that it is …

  • Pyaterikova: Plotnitsky responsible for Cossack commander's murder

    Anastasia Pyaterikova, leader of the Luhansk Guard and famous for her fiery speeches given at separatist demonstrations in eastern Ukraine, blamed Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the so-called Luhansk Peoples Republic (LPR), for the death of Pavel Dremov. Killed by an apparent car bomb on the way to a celebration of his wedding, Dremov was the commander of the Sixth Separate Motorized Rifle Cossack Regiment of the People's Militia of the LPR.

    As the "Fourth Authority" news outlet reported, a …