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    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.
    Feb21

    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.

    An Austrian court has ruled that one of Ukraine`s richest men, Dmytro Firtash, should be extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges, according to the BBC. The wealthy oligarch has been in Austria since 2014, when the allegations were first brought by U.S. prosecutors, the BBC reported. Mr. Firtash was an ally of ousted leader Viktor...

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist
    Feb21

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist

    The European Union will prolong the sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych next week, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”The EU will next week prolong the sanctions against the former president of Ukraine Yanukovych + 15 of his associates,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on February 21, 2017. Earlier,...

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president
    Feb21

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president

    Two former officials from the team of Viktor Yanukovych, ousted Ukrainian ex-president – former Deputy Minister of Income and Fees Andriy Holovach and Deputy Economy Minister Oleksandr Suhomlin have testified to the investigation, providing sufficient evidence against Yanukovich and his entourage, according to Chief military prosecutor Anatoliy...

    U.S. urges Ukraine to strengthen its anti-graft measures
    Feb21

    U.S. urges Ukraine to strengthen its anti-graft measures

    The United States on the third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine has called on the Kyiv authorities to boost efforts in fighting corruption and implementing reform, according to a statement by Mark C. Toner, the acting spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, released Monday, February 20. ”Three years ago, thousands of...

    Third anniversary of EuroMaidan massacre: Ukraine honors memory of Heavenly Hundred Heroes
    Feb18

    Third anniversary of EuroMaidan massacre: Ukraine honors memory of Heavenly Hundred Heroes

    On February 20, Ukraine honors memory of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes The commemorative events will take place in Kyiv on February 18-22. Police and rescue services were put on combat alert due to a higher level of terrorist threat. Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechetkin says that about 7,000 personnel and 2,000 units of...

    Ukraine to renew search for remains at MH17 crash site in Donbas
    Feb17

    Ukraine to renew search for remains at MH17 crash site in Donbas

    Ukraine this spring will renew its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donbas, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said on February 16, according to RFE/RL. ”Contacts in the region have indicated they will renew the search for human remains and personal belongings in the spring, once the snow...

    Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers – Reuters
    Dec29

    Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers – Reuters

    A young activist who became prominent in Ukraine`s 2014 uprising and was later appointed to work on a major project to reform the corruption-plagued customs of Odesa is herself being investigated for corruption, reads an exclusive report by Reuters. Roman Nasirov, the head of Ukraine`s Fiscal Service, which is spearheading the probe, told Reuters...

    Head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine: only 5% of court decisions executed in Ukraine in past 20 years
    Dec27

    Head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine: only 5% of court decisions executed in Ukraine in past 20 years

    Head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine Yaroslav Romanyuk has told RBC Ukraine that only 5% of all court rulings issued in Ukraine have been executed, while the authorities deliberately delay such execution. ”Over the past 20 years, the level of execution of court decisions has not exceeded 5%. This is being done deliberately. Courts issue their...

    Hackers attacked website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science
    Dec26

    Hackers attacked website of Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science

    A DDoS attack was initiated over the weekend but the website of the Ministry of Education and Science is still unavailable to users, according to the ministry`s press service. ”Unfortunately, the website of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is temporarily down for technical reasons,” the press service wrote on Facebook this...

    Hike in crime rate in Kyiv region makes regional council intervene in ”right to carry arms” issue
    Dec26

    Hike in crime rate in Kyiv region makes regional council intervene in ”right to carry arms” issue

    On December 23, 2016, at the initiative of the deputy of Kyiv Regional Council Ivan Stupak, an appeal to the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was adopted at an extraordinary meeting, demanding urgent consideration and adoption of Law of Ukraine ”On civil arms and ammunition,” which has not been...

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