Sanctions against Russia and Obama’s statement. Five things you might oversleep

Sanctions against Russia and Obama’s statement. Five things you might oversleep

© Reuters offers five main events of the night.

Five things you could have slept:

1.President Barack Obama laid responsibility for the situation in Aleppo for the regime of Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran. He stated this at this year’s last press conference. Obama noted that his administration worked for years to stop the civil war in Syria and, in particular, what happened in Aleppo. Read more→

2. President Barack Obama has said that hacker attacks on the United States during the election ceased after his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Obama, he spoke with Putin during the G20 summit, which was held in China in September this year. Read more→

3. On Friday, December 16, the Dutch government approved a bill on ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. “We believe it is necessary to ratify the agreement,” said Dutch Prime Minister mark Rutte. Now the bill must be approved by the House of representatives and the Senate of the Netherlands. But Rutte said he’s not convinced that the Association Agreement EU-Ukraine will be able to ratify before the parliamentary election, scheduled for March 15, 2017. Read more→

4. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said about the preparation of the sanctions list against Russia because of the imprisonment of citizens of Ukraine. “We will try to adapt this list as we have clear information about who is involved in the processes in relation to our political prisoners. Because, in order to put a person to the sanctions list, we need real evidence,” – said Klimkin. Read more→

5. In Poland, the protesters blocked all exits of the building of the Parliament after the ruling party passed the budget for 2017 and outside the Parliament. The police tried to push back protesters who blocked the Parliament, but stopped these attempts, when they began to arrive new protesters. The diet was cordoned off by hundreds of police. Read more→