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    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...

    Decree on parliament dissolution published, election campaign begins on August 28
    Aug28

    Decree on parliament dissolution published, election campaign begins on August 28

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decree on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the seventh convocation was published in the official bulletin of the Ukrainian president on August 27, Ukrainian News has reported, citing a source in the Presidential Administration. Thus, the decree dissolving the Verkhovna Rada has come into force....

    Armenian community of Kyiv sends 20 tonnes of products to ATO area
    Aug27

    Armenian community of Kyiv sends 20 tonnes of products to ATO area

    The Armenian community of Kyiv and the region handed over 20 tonnes of the humanitarian aid for police workers in the ATO area. A handing-over ceremony took place on the territory of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine in Kyiv, Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Members of the community gathered the necessary products – canned...

    Solidarity renamed as “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko”
    Aug27

    Solidarity renamed as “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko”

    The Solidarity party congress renamed the political force as “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko.” Journalist Serhiy Leshchenko announced on Twitter. “Solidarity was renamed as the party “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko.” Poroshenko himself entered the room at that moment,” Leshchenko said. The congress also elected ex-Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko...

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