The outcome 22.12: the Capture of Aleppo and place Savchenko in PACE

Итоги 22.12: Взятие Алеппо и место Савченко в ПАСЕ presents the main events of yesterday.

The Council removed Savchenko in PACE delegation

Parliament withdrew the people’s Deputy from Batkivshchyna Nadezhda Savchenko from the permanent delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Savchenko said that he will continue to do the work of an MP after exclusion of PACE.

Lukashenko gave Kuchma cock

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, during which they exchanged gifts.

The Belarusian leader gave the second President of Ukraine, the symbol of 2017 – the rooster. In turn, Leonid Kuchma presented his friend with a collection of works of Italian philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli.

Russia wins the world Cup speed skating

The final stage of the world Cup will move from Russia to another country. This decision was made by the international skating Union (ISU). The competition was to be held from 10 to 12 March in Chelyabinsk.

ISU has listened to the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after the report of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) about the systematic use of Russian athletes doping at the Olympics-2014 in Sochi.

Klimkin spoke about the visa regime with Russia

The Ministry of foreign Affairs is working on the format of the visa regime between Russia and Ukraine. This was announced by foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

But at the same time, the Minister spoke about the difficulties in the introduction of visas. “On the territory of Russia is home to a large number of Ukrainians, against whom the Kremlin can arrange provocations. Ukraine has to move towards in order to control who is coming from Russia”, – he said.


Court of Lithuania ordered Gazprom to pay a fine in the amount of 35.5 million euros

Chief administrative court of Lithuania has fined Russian Gazprom 35,561 million euros. It is noted that Gazprom violated the agreement of 2004 and agreed to sign with the company Lietuvos energija, the transaction for the exchange of gas.

Thus, the Chief administrative court of Lithuania upheld the decision of the competition Council, which had previously assigned the largest in the history of the country fine.

Kolomoisky first comments on the nationalization of PrivatBank

Former co-owner of PrivatBank Igor Kolomoisky commented on the nationalization of the Bank. The businessman thanked the Cabinet and said, as the national Bank of Ukraine “Dodavah Bank”.

“PrivatBank has become a victim of the tyranny of the NBU. PrivatBank was balanced secured loan portfolio, which is confirmed by international audit. However, the NBU, constantly changing their own rules, invented new ways of artificially reducing the capitalization of the Bank. Then they began to talk about the mythical hole 150 billion, 97% of related loans, that all the money stolen or taken offshore. Although these figures they received as a result of any changes in accounting policies”, he said.

Syrian authorities have announced the complete liberation of Aleppo

The city of Aleppo came under the full control of the Syrian government forces. President Bashar al-Assad said that the capture of Aleppo is a victory for the allies of Damascus, namely Russia and Iran.

The international Committee of the red cross announced the completion of the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents of Aleppo.

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