Ukraine and world news 2016

30.12. Stratfor 2017 Annual Forecast: ... Ukraine can be expected to intensify military, political and economic ties with Poland and the Baltic states.
30.12. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution according to which the Ukrainian military are allowed to open fire on aircraft - violators.
Deutsche Welle
30.12. Chinese Catholics must run their church independently, implying at arms length from the Vatican, and guide believers on a "Sinicisation path", said a senior Communist Party official, as China and the Vatican seek to improve relations.
29.12. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a telephone conversation that a ceasefire agreement in Syria would not extend to "terrorist groups" including the Islamic State.
29.12. Kerry: two states - the only way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
29.12. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said its information technology systems have suffered attacks by hackers.
28.12. Ukraine received the second tranche of financial aid from the European Union in the amount of 55.125 million euros as part of of the Financing Agreement signed by the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission in 2014.
28.12. The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure.
28.12. Turkey and Russia have prepared an agreement for a ceasefire in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said.
27.12. The Stratfor gave the a forecast for 2017 ... attempts such countries as Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia deeply integrate into the EU are likely to fail, because of what these countries have to reconsider its relations with Russia.
27.12. Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman called on French Jews to move to Israel in connection with the French policy toward the Jewish state.
27.12. US President-elect Donald Trump said that the UN does not use its potential and is only club for a pleasant pastime. His discontent caused by UN Security Council resolution on Israel.
Deutsche Welle
26.12. The delegation of Ukraine on the fact of the UN Security Council resolutions on the situation in the Middle East stands for peaceful settlement of the conflict.
26.12. Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov said that Astana is ready to become a meeting place for the settlement of the conflict in Donbas instead of Minsk.
26.12. The UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provided for the implementation of humanitarian projects of $ 274 million in 2017 in the uncontrolled territory of Donbass and near the contact line.
25.12. Ukraine is experiencing one of the biggest diplomatic scandals ... Kyiv spoke out against Israel's right to build settlements on Palestinian territories at the UN General Assembly .
25.12. The plane of the Russian Ministry of Defense with 92 people on board crashed into the Black Sea on the way to Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
25.12. Pope Francis urged to implement the agreements already reached of the armistice in the Donbas.