• Russia was unable to make gains with the OSCE in protecting Russian state-owned media

    The OSCE declined four proposals by Russia before its annual meeting with Foreign Ministers on December 6. One of the proposals was concerning the Russian state-owned media, specifically the demand to unblock them in other countries, reported Evropeyska Pravda.

    Russia also proposed that the OSCE be part of joint decision-making regarding the media’s free access to information. There was no mention of RT, Russia24 or Sputnik in the document, but the OSCE member nations stated that Europe has …

  • Ukrainian court rules it was unlawful to disclose that Manafort’s name appeared in Yanukovych’s party black ledger

    The Kyiv District Administrative Court has ruled that it was unlawful for National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) director Artem Sytnyk and Ukrainian parliament member Serhiy Leshchenko to publicize that Paul Manafort’s name featured in the so-called “black ledger” of the Party of Regions. The court announced its ruling in a press statement.

    “The District Administrative Court of the city of Kyiv has considered the nature of the lawsuit of MP Borislav Rosenblatt against NABU director Artem …

  • President Poroshenko gives Tusk a list of people involved in attack on the Ukrainian ships

    The Ukrainian President’s press service reported that President Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk during his visit to Brussels.

    Poroshenko told Tusk about the Russian attack on Ukrainian ships near the Kerch Strait and the existing threats to regional security. He said that the European Union should respond powerfully and adequately to Russia's aggression to prevent the "creeping occupation" of the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov. The President of Ukraine …

  • Kremlin threatens to block Google in Russia

    The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, also known as Roskomnadzor, will start to block Google in Russia if the company continues to ignore its demands to filter search results, deputy department head Vadim Subbotin announced on Wednesday.

    An administrative court case has already been lodged against the search engine for failing to connect to the Federal State Information System with a list of prohibited online resources.

    So far, …

  • Ukraine's Naftogaz is looking for assistance of US courts in dispute with Russian Gazprom

    Naftogaz of Ukraine appealed to the courts of the Northern and Southern districts of Texas with claims against the American division of Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T USA, subsidiary of the Gazprom group) and consulting company DeGolyer & MacNaughton (lead auditor of oil and gas refineries), Kommersant reported.

    The newspaper reported that Naftogaz requested the court to oblige the respondents to provide information and access to documents that will allow the Ukrainian company to file a new …