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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Monday 22 May. [Ukrainian sources]

on Mon May 22, 2017 9:48 am
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Trump made an important statement on Ukraine's relations with Russia.  US pledges to give Ukraine back most of funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko.  The suddenness of Putin's visit to France: Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia decided to turn to macron.  Trans-Pacific Partnership will continue to operate without US. US promised to transfer most of the money Lazarenko Ukraine.  Complaints to the WTO demonstrate the effectiveness of sanctions Ukraine. Russia ignores the steps taken by the UN court on discrimination of Crimean Tatars.

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Complaints to the WTO demonstrate the effectiveness of sanctions Ukraine

on Mon May 22, 2017 9:57 am
Complaints to the WTO demonstrate the effectiveness of sanctions Ukraine

The fact that Russia has sent a dispute resolution body of the World Trade Organization on the request for consultations by introducing restrictions on Ukraine Russia testifies to the effectiveness of the Kyiv.

The Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko, "Interfax-Ukraine".

"Our position is very clear: we have the right to impose such limitations, and these limitations apply to national security. If Russia says that their economic rights violated by the fact that we have introduced sanctions and blocked the next part, which is controlled by the FSB ( "VKontakte", "Classmates"), then surely these sanctions are effective, "- said Petrenko.

The head of the Justice Ministry said that complaints to the WTO will receive proper legal assessment of the Ukraine.

Earlier, Russia sent to the authority to resolve disputes WTO request for consultations in connection with the introduced by Ukraine sanctions against Russia .

Recall that the decision of the National Security and Defense of Ukraine banned the use  of Russian social networking "OpenID", "Classmates" and the service "Yandex".

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Russia ignores the steps taken by the UN court on discrimination of Crimean Tatars

on Mon May 22, 2017 9:59 am
Russia ignores the steps taken by the UN court on discrimination of Crimean Tatars

Lawyer: The only way to somehow influence the Russian government - is only political pressure from outside

Interim measures taken by the court in The Hague discrimination of Crimean Tatars ignored Russia. This was explained Crimean lawyer Nikolay Polozov, writes  "RBC-Ukraine" .

Polozov said that this is a decree on the introduction of provisional measures, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which provides for restoration of the Majlis in the occupied Crimea.

"You can say that the only way to somehow influence the Russian government - is only political pressure from outside. Everything else - no matter, "- he said.

According to counsel, temporary solutions do not run. "Absolutely. Still not renewed activity ... Majlis had to start in the schools teaching the Ukrainian language - it does not. Continuing conscious disregard of the International Court of Justice. I think the political consequences could go far. It is possible that because of the UN General Assembly might be a question of new sanctions. In another - does not understand it, "- he said.

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US promised to transfer most of the money from Lazarenko to Ukraine

on Mon May 22, 2017 10:01 am
US promised to transfer most of the money from Lazarenko to Ukraine

US service confirmed that the US is ready to transfer most of Ukraine seized assets of former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko.

This was announced by Attorney General Yuriy Lutsenko, passes BBC.

"We hope that this year we finally go to the finals, and Ukraine has assured the US the relevant services that it can count on the most part, at least, probably most of the confiscated funds", - said Lutsenko.

Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Eugene Yenin Ukraine said that Ukraine will discuss with the US the issue of return of Lazarenko $ 280 million.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership will continue to operate without US

on Mon May 22, 2017 10:04 am
Trans-Pacific Partnership will continue to operate without US

At a meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam's trade ministers of the participating countries agreed to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and continue it without the US.

This was reported by the BBC.

Ministers also noted that an agreement ready to accept the US if Washington expresses such a desire. But spokesman Robert Laytayzer at the meeting said that the country is going to turn.

At a meeting of trade ministers in Hanoi, Australia, Japan and New Zealand expressed optimism for the future agreement.

In addition to these countries as well as Vietnam, who was meeting, a pact was signed by Canada, Singapore, Mexico, Peru, Malaysia, Brunei and Chile.

At the end of January 2017 Trump signed a decree on the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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The suddenness of Putin's visit to France: Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia decided to turn to Macron

on Mon May 22, 2017 10:07 am
The suddenness of Putin's visit to France: Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia decided to turn to Macron

On the eve of unscheduled visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to France , arrested in Russia Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko decided to seek the assistance of Emmanuel Macron.

This was on his page on Facebook lawyer Mark Feigin.

"Roman Sushchenko appeal, on the eve of the visit, the leadership of the French Republic, so that the question of his release were raised at the talks with Putin," - he said.

The lawyer said that since 2010 Sushchenko was a regular correspondent for "Ukrinform" in Paris. He also said that the wife of political prisoner asked for help for his wife of French President Bridget Macron.

"I, as a lawyer Roman Sushchenko, expect from Putin's visit to Paris humanitarian step on his part that would be expressed in returning home my client," - said Feigin.

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Trump made an important statement on Ukraine's relations with Russia

on Mon May 22, 2017 10:09 am
Trump made an important statement on Ukraine's relations with Russia

American politician, advisor to US President Donald Trump , one of the leaders of the Republican Party of the US Newt Gingrich said that the US insists on a ceasefire in the Donbas.

This Hinhrich said in an interview with the publication Lyha.net .

Councilor Trump responded to questions about what Trump position of the administration on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

"I think we said it is clear that Russia's consent to consider a cease-fire continues to be enforced, and this is a key step to move somewhere more - said US policies.

He noted that US authorities is seen as a central point for future relations with Putin.

Gingrich also said that many people thought that after winning Trump cast adrift Ukraine - because he spoke well about Putin. "I hope now everybody understands that it is not" - said Gingrich.

He added that Putin has to break in relations with the US should withdraw its troops from eastern Ukraine.

As reported by "Apostrophe", according to Newt Gingrich, US foreign policy biggest problem is not aggression of Russia against Ukraine and North Korea's nuclear program and Pyongyang's willingness to attack South Korea.

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US pledges to give Ukraine back most of funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko

on Mon May 22, 2017 10:11 am
US pledges to give Ukraine back most of funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko

The relevant United States agencies have assured Ukrainian authorities that the most of the funds embezzled by ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko will be transferred to Kyiv if the court decides to confiscate them.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, this was said by Ukraine ' s Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko.

"We also cooperate in the Lazarenko case investigation... We expect that it will be finally completed this year while the relevant U.S. agencies have assured Ukraine that it can count on receiving the most of the confiscated funds," the prosecutor general told a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin said last December that Ukraine expected to receive $280 million as part of the funds siphoned off by ex-PM Lazarenko.

"There are about $ 280 million, we are talking about several jurisdictions. The investigation ongoing in the U.S. is now at its final stage. After the U.S. makes decision under this civil action, we will be able to start negotiations with these five jurisdictions to reclaim the money," Yenin told reporters.

According to him, Antigua and Barbuda, Guernsey, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, and Switzerland are meant.

Yenin also noted that Ukraine could count on the return of all the funds and was set to negotiate sharing of these assets.

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The brutal murder of a student in Odesa and set fire to the body

on Mon May 22, 2017 3:47 pm
The brutal murder of a student in Odesa and set fire to the body


Body in Odesa killed 17-year-old student of the Academy of Law Tatiana Masnyuk found in the forest outside the city.

It is reported by TSN .

Classmates who live in the same dormitory where she lived killed, said that at 22:00 it has ventured into social networks and doing homework about 2:00 Masnyuk suddenly aroused by the hostel taxi.

"She was going to her boyfriend, it turns out, did not get to it," - said the girl, who lived in the same room killed.

The prosecutors told some details about the taxi driver, who is accused of murder.

"Man, unofficially working as a taxi driver in the territory Ovidiopol road in the forest committed robbery, and then greed murder a girl. Also, according to investigators, he tried to cover up the crime and set fire to the body of his victim," - said the press secretary of the Prosecutor's Office Odessa region Inna Verba.

Law enforcement officers took to be a taxi driver due to his carelessness man tried to withdraw cash from the card Tatiana Masnyuk. The accused faces from 15 years in prison to life term.

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In Syria, killed another Russian officer

on Mon May 22, 2017 8:25 pm
In Syria, killed another Russian officer

In Syria, once the Russian military killed 32-year-old captain of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Evgeny Konstantinov.

This is with reference to the veteran organization "Combat Brotherhood" according to "City on the Byre."

The victim was from Birobidzhan. According to the publication, in Syria, he served as a military adviser. It is reported that Constantine died May 3, saving a colleague. During the battle, he received six bullet wounds. The fate of Major, whom he tried to save, not reported.

Konstantinov was buried in Novosibirsk, where currently live his parents.

Russian Defense Ministry official confirmed the death of another Russian military in Syria yet.

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