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    Verkhovna Rada adopts law on prosecutor’s office
    Oct14

    Verkhovna Rada adopts law on prosecutor’s office

    The parliament adopted the Law “On Prosecutor’s Office” in the wording of the profile parliamentary committee. 316 people’s deputies voted for the respective decision. According to Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, herein supposed to remove a “corrupt” prosecution function – the function of general...

    Poltorak becomes Defense Minister
    Oct14

    Poltorak becomes Defense Minister

    The Verkhovna Rada appoints Stepan Poltorak Defense Minister. 245 people’s deputies voted for this decision. Before, deputies dismissed Valeriy Heletey from this position by 293 votes. To remind, Sunday, President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Valeriy Heletey from position of Defense Minister and proposed Poltorak the next day. Stepan Poltorak...

    Ukrainians will celebrate Defender of Motherland Day on feast of Intercession of Holy Virgin
    Oct14

    Ukrainians will celebrate Defender of Motherland Day on feast of Intercession of Holy Virgin

    President Petro Poroshenko cancelled celebration of the Defender of Motherland Day on February 23. A relevant decree is posted on the website of the head of state. “In order to honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, military traditions and achievements of the Ukrainian people, for...

    Ukrainian Australians to protest Putin’s visit
    Oct13

    Ukrainian Australians to protest Putin’s visit

    Ukrainian Australians are planning protests at the G20 summit that will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Australian national radio ABC has reported. “Ukrainian Australians are planning protests at the G20 in Brisbane next month, following confirmation that Russian president Vladimir Putin will attend the summit,” reads...

    Deshchytsia appointed Ukraine’s ambassador to Poland
    Oct13

    Deshchytsia appointed Ukraine’s ambassador to Poland

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed new ambassadors to Poland, France and Saudi Arabia. The decrees to that effect were posted on the website of the head of state on Monday. In particular, former Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia was appointed Ukraine’s ambassador to Poland. Oleh Shamshur, who served as ambassador to the...

    New Russian units coming to border with Russia
    Oct13

    New Russian units coming to border with Russia

    The units of the Russian Armed Forces that are leaving the areas bordering Ukraine are replaced with new units, i.e. a rotation of troops is underway, Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk has reported on Facebook. “In particular, a rotation of units is underway: the 98th airborne division (permanent site of deployment –...

    OSCE drones to monitor only part of border with Russia – mission spokesman
    Oct13

    OSCE drones to monitor only part of border with Russia – mission spokesman

    OSCE drones designed to monitor Ukraine’s border with Russia will cover only part of the territory near the border, spokesman for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Michael Bociurkiw has told Ukrinform. “They [the drones] will cover part [of the border]. These drones have a range of 100 kilometers,” Bociurkiw said....

    Ukrainian president nominates new defense minister
    Oct13

    Ukrainian president nominates new defense minister

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tabled for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada a motion nominating Stepan Poltorak for the post of Ukraine’s defense minister, the presidential press service has reported. At a meeting with the candidate, the head of state noted the high organizational skills and authority of Commander of the...

    Russian troops retreating from Ukrainian border – NSDC
    Oct13

    Russian troops retreating from Ukrainian border – NSDC

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has confirmed the dismantling of field camps of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border and the beginning of their deployment to their home bases. The spokesman for the center’s information and analytical center, Andriy Lysenko, said this at a briefing on Monday, a Ukrinform...

    Sociologists predict 60% turnout in elections for Verkhovna Rada
    Oct13

    Sociologists predict 60% turnout in elections for Verkhovna Rada

    Director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation Iryna Bekeshkina has predicted turnout of less than 60% for early parliamentary elections in Ukraine on October 26. She said this on Monday at a press conference dedicated to National Exit Poll 2014, while answering a question from Ukrinform’s reporter. “There is a...

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