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Monthly Archives: May 2014


Ukraine, Slovakia Strike Reverse Gas Supply Deal

Kyiv, April 29, 2014. Slovakia’s Minister of Economy, Tomas Malatinsky, has confirmed that Ukraine and Slovakia have reached an agreement on reversing the flow of gas between the two countries, according to Deutsche Welle. The agreement stipulates that gas will now be supplied to Ukraine though the Voyany-Uzhgorod pipeline. The Slovakian gas transport company Eustream reported […]

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Vyacheslav Potapenko: As a consequence of Crimea occupation Ukraine lost approximately 6.6% of its gas reserves and about 16% of its oil reserves

Kyiv, May 28, 2014 – Russia is based on raw material model and it prevents its entering the club of the states which are considering post-crisis world structure and new world order formation. Today’s expansionary behavior pattern of the Russian Federation aims at changing this distribution of forces and breaking through to find itself among […]

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Ihor Smeshko: In order to stabilize the situation in the country, new authorities for the national security, defense and law enforcement agencies must be appointed

Kyiv, May 28, 2014 – «Victory of Ukrainians over their opponents depends on how quickly the newly-elected President will form his new team in the national security, defense and law enforcement ministries, involving experienced professionals who are able to make decisions and assume responsibility». It was the statement Ihor Smeshko, Ukrainian military man, politician and […]

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Joseph Zisels: nation consolidation process is taking place in Ukraine now

No anti-Semitic or xenophobic propaganda was observed during these elections. Such information was given by the head of Association of Jewish organizations and communities of Ukraine Joseph Zisels during his media briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Mr. Zisels stated that there were signs of anti-Semitism and xenophobia during previous years, which does not apply […]

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Vladyslav Selezniov: Appropriate measures have been taken to strengthen the Ukrainian border

Kyiv, May 28, 2014 – The active phase of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) proceeds according to the agreed plan and objectives. “Taking into account the risks we have faced on the Ukrainian-Russian border for 3 days, appropriate measures have been taken to strengthen the Ukrainian border. That involves forces and steps to prevent the penetration of […]

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Pressemitteilung, deutschsprachige Ausgabe. Wladislaw Seleznjow: Information über Beschuss der Zivilisten durch ukrainische Streitkräfte ist eine Provokation

Kyiw, 27. Mai 2014: Alle Maßnahmen im Rahmen der Anti-Terror-Operation (ATO) sind auf Rechtsordnung; Frieden und Ruhe im Osten der Ukraine gezielt. “Bewaffnete, die keinen Zusammenhang zu ukrainischen Streitkräften haben, sind Verbrecher und Terroristen. Entweder legen sie die Waffen nieder oder sie werden vernichtet. Gleichzeitig ist Information über Beschuss der Zivilisten durch die Streitkräfte als Antwort […]

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A Russian gambit for the EU

There is a move in chess called the gambit, which is when a player deliberately goes for an acceptable loss in return for a greater gain. This is the tactic Europe needs right now, in order to stop Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, now that it is becoming a clear threat for the European Union as […]

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Hanna Hopko: Maidan has started as a revolution of dignity and now transformed into revolution of effectiveness

Kyiv, May 27, 2014 – During a press-conference at Ukrainian Crisis Media Center civil society activists of “Reanimation Package of Reforms” Svitlana Zalishchuk, Oleh Maceh, Hanna Hopko, and Olha Halabala have reported on the initiatives of the cooperation with a new president of Ukraine. “We do hope that president will be transparent and involve civil society. […]

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Vladyslav Selezniov: information on civilians being attacked by fire of Ukrainian special forces is provocation

Kyiv, May 27, 2014 – all the anti-terrorist operation actions are aimed at ensurance of law, order, peace and quiet in Eastern regions of Ukraine. «Armed people not belonging to Ukrainian regular force structures are criminals and terrorists. They are either to turn in weapons or they will be destroyed. At the same time, information […]

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Danylo Lubkivsky: Ukrainian people who have finally made European choice won on May, 25

Deputy Minister emphasized that Ukrainian citizens made European choice and showed historic unity around the idea of independence and sovereignty: «Unique turnout of citizens at the elections is a sign of their readiness to protect their native country from any external or internal threat. As of today leading international organizations as well as dozens of […]

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