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    Merkel does not care whether Putin is offended by her visit to Kyiv – Der Spiegel
    Aug20

    Merkel does not care whether Putin is offended by her visit to Kyiv – Der Spiegel

    An official visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday night to Kyiv and her meeting with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk against the background of the continuing war with pro-Russian terrorists in the East of Ukraine will be a clear signal of support. German publication Der Spiegel wrote on Wednesday....

    Independence Day will be intensely protected
    Aug20

    Independence Day will be intensely protected

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk instructed the Interior Ministry to ensure public order for the Independence Day. He said this opening the government meeting on Wednesday, Ukrinform reports. “I draw the attention of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure public order before the Independence Day. We will celebrate our independence, we...

    Russian humanitarian aid still not cleared
    Aug20

    Russian humanitarian aid still not cleared

    Ukrainian border guards and customs officers have not started the customs clearance procedures of Russian humanitarian aid on August 19, because the militants still have not provided security guarantees. Spokesman of the Information-Analytical Center of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Lysenko said. “The Ukrainian...

    Donetsk terrorists kidnap 22 persons
    Aug20

    Donetsk terrorists kidnap 22 persons

    Over the previous day, 22 persons were kidnapped in Donetsk region. Spokesman of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko said. “In Donetsk region, over the previous day, terrorists kidnapped 22 persons,” he said. According to Lysenko, in total, since April, Russian mercenaries kidnapped 1,026 persons. Out of these, 558 people were...

    Interior Ministry institutes 40 proceedings against police workers in Donbas
    Aug20

    Interior Ministry institutes 40 proceedings against police workers in Donbas

    As of today, 40 criminal cases were instituted against employees of the Donetsk and Luhansk police. Adviser to the Interior Minister of Ukraine Artem Herashchenko told a briefing. “40 criminal cases were instituted against employees, who betrayed the interests of the people of Ukraine,” he noted.

    Government will use USD 1 billion from IMF loan to repay public debt
    Aug20

    Government will use USD 1 billion from IMF loan to repay public debt

    The government approached the International Monetary Fund requesting for permission to use USD 1 billion from the second tranche of the stand-by loan for repayment of the public debt. Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak told reporters Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We asked for the change of the resource distribution. We thought...

    Finance Ministry proposes to IMF to combine tranches
    Aug20

    Finance Ministry proposes to IMF to combine tranches

    The Finance Ministry approached the International Monetary Fund with a proposal to combine the third and fourth tranches of the stand-by loan and to allocate them as one payment. Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak told journalists Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We proposed to combine the third and fourth loan applications to...

    Yatseniuk to reduce sponger officials
    Aug20

    Yatseniuk to reduce sponger officials

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk urged members of the government to take a decision at the next meeting to halve the number of inspections, supervisory and regulatory bodies. He said at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Ukrinform reports. “I ask that at the next meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, a landmark decision was taken to halve the...

    President says when VR ratifies association
    Aug20

    President says when VR ratifies association

    President Petro Poroshenko said to Batkivshchyna deputies that the Association Agreement with the EU may be ratified in the parliament no later than in September. MP from the Batkivshchyna faction Hryhoriy Nemyria said at a briefing, following a meeting with the President, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Our meeting with the President was...

    Terrorists’ fire on residential areas of Makiyivka leads to civilian casualties
    Aug20

    Terrorists’ fire on residential areas of Makiyivka leads to civilian casualties

    Shelling of residential areas of Makiyivka by terrorists led to civilian casualties. Spokesman of the Information-Analytical Center of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Lysenko said, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “In Makiyivka, Donetsk region, terrorists shelled residential areas and industrial facilities,...

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