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  • Russia to impose new tariffs on European goods

    Russia is planning to impose additional restrictions on goods imported from the EU. The Russian government has sent a corresponding notice to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    The restrictions will be a response to the EU’s 25% tariff on Russian steel which came into force on 2 February, according to the notice published on the WTO website.

    The exact nature of the restrictions has not yet been decided, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development told Interfax.

    According to the WTO’s rules, …

  • Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to US bought $6 million in real estate during 18-year tenure

    Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to the US Meret Orazov has acquired real estate worth $6 million during his 18-year tenure in the US, according to an investigation by journalists Bayram Shikhmuradov and Ruslan Myatiev for Turkmen.news.

    Orazov bought his first house in Washington in 2002 through Oronco Investment & Development Corp., a company run by his wife Irina Orazova and his classmate Mikhail Brodsky, paying $278,000, although its market value should have been higher. Over the 18 years, the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: Western sanctions against Russia are ‘hypocritical'

    On Saturday, Moscow condemned the “hypocrisy” of new Western sanctions imposed against a number of Russian officials because of their involvement in the seizure of Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait last year. The Kremlin warned that Russia will respond to the Western states’ actions.

    On Friday, the United States, Canada and the European Union introduced new sanctions against more than a dozen Russian officials and companies in response to the ongoing Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine.

    “ …

  • Russia promises ‘a practical response’ to new U.S. and Canadian sanctions

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation responded to the new sanctions against Russia, imposed by the US and Canada because of Moscow’s actions against Ukraine, promising a “practical response”, which “will certainly ensue”.

    "At the same time for everyone except, perhaps, the authors of such decisions, it is obvious that the sanctions, no matter how many, do not lead to the desired results for the United States and Canada. By believing in their own infallibility, they …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: Kyiv will receive first shipment of weapons from Canada

    In 2019, Ukraine may receive the first batch of Canadian sniper rifles, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Serhiy Shevchenko told in an interview with Ukrinform.

    “We have already received permission from the Canadian government to purchase high-quality sniper rifles that currently hold the world record for firing range. I expect the first batch of rifles to be delivered to Ukraine this year,” Shevchenko said.

    The ambassador spoke about the need to look for various forms of cooperation with …

  • Russian arrested on Pacific island at US request

    The Russian citizen Dmitry Makarenko was arrested on the Pacific island of Saipan at the FBI’s request. He arrived there on December 29 with his children and parents, and was arrested in the airport immediately after landing, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Saturday, January 5.

    Saipan is the largest island and capital of the Northern Mariana Islands, a US commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean. From there, Makarenko has been transferred to Florida.

    The Russian Embassy to the US is …

  • British and Canadian embassies start functioning as NATO representatives in Ukraine

    As of January 1, 2019, the embassies of the UK and Canada will jointly function as NATO’s contact point embassy in Ukraine, a role performed by Lithuania for the last four years. 

    The decision was confirmed by NATO’s headquarters and coordinated with Kyiv, Evropeyska Pravda reports. 

    Contact point embassies work in all NATO partner states. The functions are on a voluntary, rotational basis for the NATO member states that are most interested in strengthening NATO’s cooperation with the partner …

  • USA and Canada pledge military support to Ukraine

    At a press conference, after the U.S. - Canada 2+2 Ministerial meeting, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan both pledged the joint support for NATO European partners and to Ukraine amid Russia’s recent military escalation in Europe.  

    "We are united in NATO, where we uphold trans-Atlantic unity and stand with European allies against the full scope of Russian malign influence, to include Moscow’s recent, brazen contempt of international …

  • Ukraine considers buying light weapons from Canada

    Ukraine is negotiating with Canadian arms producers the possibility of purchasing light weapons, said in an interview with the UNN news agency the political counselor to the Canadian embassy in Ukraine and head of the foreign policy and diplomacy department, Rouslan Kats.

    “About a year ago Canada included Ukraine in the list of countries that Canadian companies can sell weapons to (Automatic Firearms Country Control List). This was not allowed before,” said Kats.

    According to him, this allows …

  • American company wants to grow cannabis in Ukraine

    The American company C21 Investments Inc. has announced that it is filing an application to the Ukrainian State Service for Medications and Drugs Control [SSUMDC] to obtain a license for growing cannabis.

    C21 Investments says that it has already been granted a license by the SSUMDC to import extracts and concentrates of raw cannabidiol or CBD, a naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis, as well as the processing of CBD for medicine, the wholesale distribution of finished …