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Debunked: How VoA journalist pushed fake news story on ‘Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine’

The easily-verifiable false claim by Voice of America journalist that Russian tanks were filmed entering Ukraine was shared thousands of times before being debunked. The journalist, however, refused to issue a retraction. Russian tanks passing into #Ukraine – this video taken yesterday, April 7, in a village in Rostov region next to the border between the two countries. Locals say ...

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Russian gas transits through Ukraine to plunge dramatically

After Russia builds natural gas pipelines to Europe and Turkey, transit through Ukraine is expected to fall by more than 80 percent, according to Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller. Read more “There are neighboring states, there are regions that are on the border with Ukraine, and, without doubt, supplies to these European regions will be carried out using Ukrainian transit. The ...

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Corrupt Ukraine courts turning blind eye to corporate raiders targeting French firms – envoy

French companies trying to do business in Ukraine face corruption that severely undermines foreign investors’ trust, according to the country’s ambassador to Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont. “We have to deal with cases when our corporations face corrupt practices. They are deeply concerned over the fact. They are complaining about the problem to the embassy and the business ombudsman. We have to ...

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Ukraine severs economic agreement with its biggest trade partner Russia

Kiev announced the cancellation of its economic cooperation agreement with Moscow on Wednesday. The deal was signed in 2011 before the Maidan revolution, and was to be implemented by 2020. Read more “It was adopted unanimously,” Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman said. Kiev explained the move by saying it was putting the “national interests of the country” first. Earlier, Groisman told ...

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Ukraine bars Russians from voting in presidential election

Ukraine is barring some 72,000 Russian citizens on its territory from voting in Russia’s presidential election, over the issue of reunification with Crimea. Moscow has slammed the move as “direct interference” in its affairs. READ MORE: Russians vote in presidential election across 11 time zones Two days before the Russian presidential election kicked off, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced ...

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Russian gas deliveries to Europe safe unless Ukraine diverts supplies – Gazprom

The head of Russian energy giant Gazprom Aleksey Miller has guaranteed gas deliveries to Europe, as long as Ukraine doesn’t steal transit gas intended for the continent. Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak also confirmed this information, saying that Gazprom’s natural gas supplies to Europe are seeing the highest volumes ever. Speaking to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the head of ...

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Ukraine uses Gazprom dispute in bid to scupper Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once again urged European policymakers to scrap plans for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which would bypass Ukraine and deprive it of transit fees. He told EU officials that the Russian energy monopoly Gazprom was an unreliable partner for Europe. According to Poroshenko, the European Union and Ukraine should boost cooperation to increase their ...

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Corruption in Ukraine stems from cheap natural gas prices – IMF

Ukraine should hike gas prices for its citizens in order to economize energy usage and fight corruption, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in the country. Read more “Different gas prices are the cause for corruption. For example, you can buy gas at a lower price for households, and then sell it at a higher price for the ...

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No chance of another European gas crisis, because this time EU in full control of Ukraine – analyst

Brussels will not allow a repeat of the January 2006 gas crisis, when Ukraine allegedly siphoned deliveries destined for Europe, predicts TeleTrade analyst, Petr Pushkarev. Read more That is because the current Ukrainian government is completely dependent on the EU, both financially and politically, he told RT. “Europe has all the levers of influence on Ukraine, something not seen in ...

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Ukraine begins seizure of Russian energy giant Gazprom's assets, citing Stockholm court decision

The Ukrainian authorities have started the seizure of assets belonging to the Russian gas giant Gazprom, citing its alleged non-compliance with the decision of the Stockholm arbitration court. “Under the current circumstances, the Ukrainian cabinet initiates action aimed at recovering [a] penalty from… Gazprom,” the Ukrainian government’s press service said in a statement published on its official website. It also ...

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