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    Law enforcers blast fiscal officials for extorting UAH 70 mln for VAT refund
    Feb26

    Law enforcers blast fiscal officials for extorting UAH 70 mln for VAT refund

    The Ukrainian Security Service has launched a raid to expose the State Fiscal Service officials, who extorted UAH 70 million from businesses for non-hindered VAT refunds, the SBU press center reports. The law enforcers found that the employees of the structural units of a big taxpayers office at the SFS had been systemically demanding money from...

    OSCE SMM concerned over threat of eco-disaster as Donetsk water filtration station halts operations
    Feb26

    OSCE SMM concerned over threat of eco-disaster as Donetsk water filtration station halts operations

    Chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan has expressed concern over a threat of environmental disaster in Donbas amid ceased operations of the Donetsk water filtration station, according to the SMM press service. The implications of a strike on the filtration station ”go beyond the immediate...

    French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case
    Feb26

    French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case

    A French magistrate is to investigate payments made to the family of center-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon, prosecutors say, according to the BBC. It is a step up from what was until now a preliminary inquiry. The judge can still decide to drop the case, the BBC reported. The inquiry does not mention directly Mr. Fillon, who is...

    Merkel formally nominated for German election run
    Feb25

    Merkel formally nominated for German election run

    Angela Merkel`s conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party`s top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base, according to The Associated Press (AP). The dpa news agency reported that Merkel won the support of 95 percent of delegates at a convention of the...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 92 times in Donbas in the past 24 hours, 16 Ukrainian servicemen wounded
    Feb25

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions 92 times in Donbas in the past 24 hours, 16 Ukrainian servicemen wounded

    Russian troops continue attack Ukrainian positions in Donbas and demonstrate a disregard of all the agreements reached on the ceasefire. Russian troops shelled at Ukrainian territories in Donbas 92 times in the last day, 16 Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)...

    Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas
    Feb25

    Armed men open fire close to OSCE SMM in Donbas

    At 13:27 on February 24, 2017, the SMM heard a burst of small-arms fire (three to five shots) at close range while preparing to launch a mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the north-western edge of non-government-controlled Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk), about 130m south-east of the M-04 highway. ”The SMM patrol members took cover...

    Ukraine prolongs detention of late Uzbek President`s relative
    Feb25

    Ukraine prolongs detention of late Uzbek President`s relative

    A court in Kyiv has prolonged by one year the preliminary arrest of a relative of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov who is wanted by Tashkent for alleged forgery and embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Akbarali Abdullaev – a nephew of Karimov`s widow, Tatyana Karimova –...

    Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills dozens, prompts airstrikes – media
    Feb25

    Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills dozens, prompts airstrikes – media

    Suicide bombers stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs on Saturday, killing dozens with gunfire and explosions including a senior officer and prompting airstrikes against the last rebel-held enclave in the western city, according to Reuters. The jihadist rebel alliance Tahrir al-Sham said in a social media post that five suicide bombers had...

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe
    Feb25

    U.S. to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe

    The U.S. Air Force is preparing to deploy Lockheed Martin`s F-35 fighter jets to Europe, according to Defence Blog. The head of U.S. Air Combat Command said Friday the U.S. Air Force`s F-35 joint strike fighter will soon fly over Europe, Defence Blog wrote. ”Europe is certainly a place that I think we would like to send that airplane so I can see...

    Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb25

    Italy donates EUR 1 mln to WFP and UNICEF for people affected by conflict in Eastern Ukraine

    The Government of Italy has donated EUR 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF to assist people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2017, UNICEF Ukraine reported. ”The Italian Government continues to support the non-stop and commendable efforts carried out by UN agencies in Ukraine to assist the...

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