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Monthly Archives: April 2014


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Danylo Lubkivsky: Ukraine is strongly committed to accomplishing Geneva arrangements

Kyiv, April 29, 2014 – Danylo Lubkivsky, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, said at a press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center that nothing could justify the recent capture of the OSCE inspectors. Commenting on the situation Mr. Lubkivsky noted that this incident clearly indicated that Russian separatists have no intention to […]

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Ukraine Calls for New Security System in Europe – Interim Prime Minister Yatsenyuk

Kyiv, April 14, 2014. Ukraine is issuing an appeal to international partners to begin work on a new security system in Europe. This statement was released by the interim Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during the Kyiv Security Forum, reported UNIAN. The statement of the Ukrainian politician echoes those made by James Sherr, Associate […]

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Oleksandr Chernenko: Aggressive minority cannot impose its will on 35 million voters

Kyiv, 28 April 2014 – In the majority of Ukraine’s regions presidential elections are proceeding according to the schedule, all necessary procedures are being implemented, the active phase of campaigning has started. Moreover Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies have started preparation to the elections, this time elections carry new threats to citizens’ security and to the […]

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KIIS Survey: Ukraine’s Southeast Is Against Federalization and Sees No Problems With the Russian Language

Kyiv, 28 April 2014 – The southeast of Ukraine wants disarmament, safety and better standard of living. At the same time, the residents of the region are opposed to federalization and do not see any infringement of the rights of the Russian speaking citizens in Ukraine. About 70% of the local population do not support […]

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Sloviansk separatists hold 40 people in captivity – SBU

KYIV, April 28. In Sloviansk, Donetsk region, militants are illegally holding 40 people as hostages. Head of the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine Maryna Ostapenko has said about this at a briefing on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Only in Sloviansk, separatists hold 40 people in captivity,” Ostapenko said. She said that […]

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Ukrainian government sues Gazprom

KYIV, April 28. The government of Ukraine has sent a pre-arbitration note to Gazprom to which the Russian company has to respond within a month. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this at a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The Ukrainian government and company Naftogaz of Ukraine have decided to start the procedure […]

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Parliament to consider issue of all-Ukrainian referendum on Tuesday – Petrenko

KYIV, April 28  The Verkhovna Rada is planning to consider the question of holding an all-Ukrainian referendum on Tuesday, April 29. Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said this at a press conference at the Cabinet Ministers on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Tomorrow the Rada will consider the question of holding a referendum. The government will provide more […]

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Ukraine’s Interim President: Russia Seems Reluctant to Follow Up on Geneva Agreements

Kyiv, April 22, 2014. The deal aimed at mitigating tensions between Russia and Ukraine and suspending Russian involvement in Eastern Ukraine seems to be resulting in nothing more than empty promises on the part of Russia. Five days after the agreement was reached in Geneva, Russian troops remain at Ukraine’s Eastern border, armed insurgents hold […]

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