< Chrystia Freeland watches proudly after being sworn in as Canada's minister of foreign affairs in a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Jan. 10. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)


Canada's new foreign affairs minister is descendant of Ukrainians and fierce critic of Vladimir Putin's wars


UBO Comment: We believe Freeland’s appointment is one of the brightest spots as Ukraine faces the potentially disastrous result of the Trump-Putin bromance.


However, Astarta remains on a roll, improved 0.8%, which extends its win streak to six sessions and reaching its highest price since February 2014


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Analyst: “With Fitch's expected rating of B+ serving as a positive catalyst (if the deal is finalized), we expect Kernel's debut Eurobond to be trading in the 6%-7% yield range.”

Astarta rises 4.8%, extending its win streak to five sessions with an aggregate gain of 12.2%


“[Trump] needs to let Mr. Putin know that he recognizes and will work to blunt Moscow’s efforts to destabilize Europe. That starts with clear support for recent NATO decisions to enhance NATO’s deterrence capability in Eastern Europe; but the current lynchpin of Kremlin efforts to undermine European security is eastern Ukraine.  This is where the U.S. needs to withstand Kremlin expansionism.”


The sanctions related to Russia’s military activity in Donbas must remain in place until Russia fulfills its obligations under the Minsk Accords, Biden stressed.


“I believe we will win, for the truth is on the side of Ukraine and justice has always been more powerful than weapons,” Poroshenko noted.


Editor’s Note: The article below was pointed out to us by an agricultural expert who resides in southern Illinois and is quite helpful in suggesting ag science pieces that might be of current interest. Although the article is about nine years old, we believe it may still be of interest to persons with an interest in agriculture and/or environmental issues in Ukraine


<Photo: Ukrainian dust that falls on Labe Meadow in Krkonose Mountains (a wide mountain plateau south of the Sokolik Mt., near Czech-Polish border). Ski tracks show white snow from the previous two days. Credit: Photo: Vaclav Sir, copyright Bulletin of Geosciences



“…Ukraine did not fulfil its obligation to transpose the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive into national law.”


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