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Reuters: EU’s energy chief says ‘time has come’ for new Russia, Ukraine gas talks

The European Union’s energy chief said on May 23 he had reached out to Russia and Ukraine to relaunch EU-mediated talks over their gas dispute and continued gas transits via Ukraine to Europe after their contract expires in 2019. Read more here. 

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112.ua: Six dead, three injured in road accident in Lviv region

A collision between a truck and Mercedes Sprinter micro bus occurred in western Ukraine. The tragedy took place at E40 international roadway near Chuchmany village, Lviv region, at about 7 a.m. May 23, zaxid.net reports. The local branch of the National Police reported that six people deceased, while another three sustained injuries of various degrees […]

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UkrInform: United States again calls on Russia to end aggression in Ukraine

The U.S. Department of State has called on Russia to end the aggression in Ukraine and comply with the Minsk agreements. Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State Heather Nauert said this at the daily briefing. Read more here.   

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112.ua: Ammunition cache discovered in Dnipro

The regional branch of the National Police reported that a huge arsenal of live ammunition was discovered in Dnipro. According to the press service, a group of unidentified malefactors held the ammunition in a stash located in the wood belt; the ammunition was brought from the combat area in Donbas. Read more here. 

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Rada passes at first reading bill changing rules of using land masses

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada passed at first reading bill No. 6049-d aimed at settling the issue of collective ownership to land, improving the rules of using land in land masses and stimulating irrigation. A total of 251 lawmakers backed the bill on May 22. According to the document, land of collective agricultural enterprises, which stopped operating, […]

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UkrInform: Chubarov meets with French ambassador on the eve of Macron’s visit to Russia

Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov has discussed with Ambassador of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont the ways of putting pressure on Russia in order to release political prisoners of Crimea. He wrote this on Facebook, stressing that the meeting was held on the eve of the talks between the […]

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Meduza: Sberbank fires the analyst who criticized Gazprom and Rosneft

Things have ended poorly for Alex Fak, one of the (now former) analysts at Sberbank CIB who concluded in a recent study that the main beneficiaries of Russia’s export gas pipelines to China (the “Power of Siberia”) and Europe (“Nord Stream 2” and “TurkStream”) are the contractors hired to build the pipelines, not Gazprom or […]

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UkrInform: Free Sentsov – Activists picket Consulate General of Russia in Kharkiv

The action in support of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, illegally imprisoned in Russia, was held near the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kharkiv on May 21. As an Ukrinform correspondent reported, about fifty Kharkiv citizens held the banners “Freedom to Sentsov!”, “Free Sentsov!”, “Oleg, we need you alive!” standing near the entrance of […]

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RFE/RL: Soccer’s governing body clears Russian World Cup players of doping

Soccer’s world governing body has declared Russia’s World Cup players free of doping but said it will continue to investigate other soccer players in the country. In an investigation sparked by evidence provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), FIFA said on May 22 that it has been examining the drug-testing samples of Russian players […]

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Ukraine reports one soldier killed, three wounded amid 49 separatist attacks

Russia-led forces have mounted 66 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another three as wounded in action (WIA), the operation’s press center has reported. “The situation in the area of the Operation of the Joint Forces remains difficult. […]

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