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    300 miners trapped at Zasiadko mine due to fighting in Donetsk
    Aug28

    300 miners trapped at Zasiadko mine due to fighting in Donetsk

    Three hundred miners have been trapped at the Zasiadko coalmine in Donetsk due to cuts to power supply triggered by the ongoing fighting in the city, the press service of DTEK Donetskoblenergo has reported. “DTEK Donetskoblenergo power engineering experts are currently trying to restore power supply to the Zasiadko mine in Donetsk. The mine...

    Poroshenko cancels visit to Turkey, urgently convenes NSDC meeting
    Aug28

    Poroshenko cancels visit to Turkey, urgently convenes NSDC meeting

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cancelled his working visit to Turkey due to the deteriorating situation in Donetsk region and is convening an urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), the presidential press service has reported. “I have decided to cancel my working visit to Turkey due to the worsening...

    Yatseniuk calls on world to freeze all Russian accounts
    Aug28

    Yatseniuk calls on world to freeze all Russian accounts

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has asked the EU member countries, the United States and the Group of Seven states to increase pressure on Russia due to its military aggression against Ukraine, freeze all Russian assets and stop all banking transactions by Russia. He said this after a ceremony to sign a memorandum of cooperation...

    Switzerland convenes urgent OSCE Permanent Council meeting on Ukraine
    Aug28

    Switzerland convenes urgent OSCE Permanent Council meeting on Ukraine

    Switzerland, which is holding the OSCE presidency, convenes an emergency meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council due to the situation in Ukraine. Such an initiative was made by Switzerland’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE Thomas Greminger, the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship reported via Twitter. The meeting will be held at OSCE headquarters in...

    Yatseniuk asks West to convene urgent UN and OSCE meeting
    Aug28

    Yatseniuk asks West to convene urgent UN and OSCE meeting

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has described the situation in Ukraine as extremely complex and considers it necessary to convene an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, the OSCE, as well as the EU at the level of EU foreign ministers. He said this after a ceremony to sign a memorandum of cooperation between the government of...

    Government to support hryvnia by replenishing NBU reserves by $340 mln
    Aug28

    Government to support hryvnia by replenishing NBU reserves by $340 mln

    The Ukrainian Finance Ministry will transfer $340 million to the reserves of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this on Thursday after signing a memorandum of cooperation between the government of Ukraine and the Ukrainian World Congress, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “This morning we...

    Poroshenko, Merkel discuss de-escalation of situation in Donbas
    Aug28

    Poroshenko, Merkel discuss de-escalation of situation in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for the second time in the last 24 hours had a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the press service of the head of state has reported. “The sides exchanged views on international efforts for a de-escalation of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and coordinated their...

    Former State Property Fund head Semeniuk-Samsonenko found dead – Interior Ministry
    Aug28

    Former State Property Fund head Semeniuk-Samsonenko found dead – Interior Ministry

    Former Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine Valentyna Semeniuk-Samsonenko has been found dead in her home in the village of Chaiky near Kyiv, spokesman for the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s main office in Kyiv region Mykola Zhukovych has said. “A report came at 19.00 that Samsonenko had shot herself,” he said, assuming...

    EU to increase pressure on Putin
    Aug28

    EU to increase pressure on Putin

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy have agreed to increase pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek a de-escalation of the situation in Ukraine, Ukraine’s Channel 24 has reported, citing the website of the British government. “The Prime Minister also spoke to President Van...

    Pyatt says more Russian troops in eastern Ukraine
    Aug28

    Pyatt says more Russian troops in eastern Ukraine

    Russia is more actively engaged in the fighting in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has said. “Russian supplied tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and multiple rocket launchers have been insufficient to defeat Ukraine’s armed forces. So now an increasing number of Russian troops are intervening directly in...

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