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    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map
    Oct13

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map

    The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Despite the declared ceasefire, terrorists continue to shell Ukrainian army positions.

    EU to discuss sanctions against Russia next week
    Oct13

    EU to discuss sanctions against Russia next week

    The EU Foreign Affairs Council will assess the implementation of the Ukrainian president’s peace plan (determining the regime of restrictive measures against Russia) on Monday, October 20, at a meeting in Luxembourg, the EU Council has told a Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels. “The Council will take stock of the situation in...

    Ukraine needs reforms to avoid default – The Economist
    Oct13

    Ukraine needs reforms to avoid default – The Economist

    International experts believe that Ukraine, burdened by debt and lack of reform, may default in the near future, The Economist has reported. According to the report, the Ukrainian government must pay external creditors $9 billion by the end of next year, plus an additional $5 billion in 2016 and $8 billion in 2017. At the same time, the...

    ‘Russian mercenaries’ from Crimea arrive in Donetsk – Tymchuk
    Oct13

    ‘Russian mercenaries’ from Crimea arrive in Donetsk – Tymchuk

    A well-equipped group of Russian mercenaries trained in Crimea has arrived in Donetsk. Information Resistance group coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “A group of Russian mercenaries (up to 100 people) who were trained in the occupied Crimea arrived in Donetsk,” he wrote. Tymchuk added that the group had...

    Ukraine beats Macedonia 1-0 in Euro 2016 qualifier
    Oct13

    Ukraine beats Macedonia 1-0 in Euro 2016 qualifier

    Ukraine’s national football team beat Macedonia 1-0 in their third Euro 2016 qualifier on October 12. Serhiy Sydorchuk scored the only goal just before halftime. Andriy Yarmolenko missed a penalty kick at the start of the second time. The victory over Macedonia brought Ukraine to third place in Group C. Group C standings: Slovakia – 9...

    Ukrainian army to spend winter in Donbas combat zone – president
    Oct13

    Ukrainian army to spend winter in Donbas combat zone – president

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukrainian troops will remain in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in Donbas this winter. He said this in his address to the nation on Sunday. “We also focus on preparations for this winter, because now no one can talk about the return of our troops from the area of the anti-terrorist...

    Merkel refuses to meet with Putin
    Oct13

    Merkel refuses to meet with Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Der Spiegel has reported, citing its own sources in the German government. “Merkel considers it inappropriate to hold consultations with the Russian leader, given the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine,” the report says. Meanwhile, the Kremlin...

    Ukrainian positions come under fire over 50 times in past 24 hours
    Oct13

    Ukrainian positions come under fire over 50 times in past 24 hours

    Russian-terrorist forces have violated a “silence regime” more than 50 times in the past 24 hours. The positions of the anti-terrorist operation forces were shelled with BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers at least ten times, Information Resistance group coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk has said. He noted that militants had also used small...

    Poroshenko dismisses Heletei as Ukraine’s defense minister
    Oct13

    Poroshenko dismisses Heletei as Ukraine’s defense minister

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed Valeriy Heletei as Ukraine’s defense minister, the presidential press service has reported. “The president satisfied a report on the resignation of the defense minister and will table in parliament on Monday a motion on the appointment of the new defense minister,” reads the...

    OSCE mission to Ukraine expanded to 1,500 observers
    Oct13

    OSCE mission to Ukraine expanded to 1,500 observers

    The number of observers of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Donbas has been increased to 1,500. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this in his address on the implementation of his peace plan and the strengthening of the defense of the state. “I filed a request and received a positive response that the number of OSCE observers...

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