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    Early elections not to prevent ratification of agreement with EU in September – Poroshenko
    Aug26

    Early elections not to prevent ratification of agreement with EU in September – Poroshenko

    Ukraine will ratify the Association Agreement with the EU in September and immediately send respective ratification documents to Brussels, and early parliamentary elections will not hinder this process. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this at a meeting with EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in...

    Tensions running high near Ilovaisk, fighting underway near Donetsk
    Aug26

    Tensions running high near Ilovaisk, fighting underway near Donetsk

    The fiercest fighting is now underway near Ilovaisk and Khriashchuvate in Donetsk region. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Active fighting continues in the suburbs of Donetsk, Luhansk and...

    Obama’s advisor: Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable and dangerous
    Aug26

    Obama’s advisor: Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable and dangerous

    U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice has condemned the regular incursions of Russian troops into Ukraine. She wrote this on her Twitter page on Tuesday. “Repeated Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable. Dangerous and inflammatory,” Rice wrote. She said that “Russia has no right to send vehicles or cargo into Ukraine...

    Ukrainian border guards attacked from Russian Mi-24s, four dead
    Aug26

    Ukrainian border guards attacked from Russian Mi-24s, four dead

    The Russian Armed Forces have for the first time shelled Ukrainian border guards with unguided missiles from helicopters. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Ukrainian border guards were...

    Twelve Ukrainian servicemen killed in east Ukraine over past 24 hours – NSDC
    Aug26

    Twelve Ukrainian servicemen killed in east Ukraine over past 24 hours – NSDC

    Twelve Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and another 19 have been injured as a result of fighting in Ukraine’s eastern regions over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday. “Twelve of our servicemen have been killed and another 19...

    Poroshenko meets with Ashton in Minsk
    Aug26

    Poroshenko meets with Ashton in Minsk

    A visit of the Ukrainian President started with a meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton. The Presidential Administration informs on Twitter. “A meeting of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko started with High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton,” a...

    Akhmetov ready to lose Donbas Arena for peace
    Aug26

    Akhmetov ready to lose Donbas Arena for peace

    Rinat Akhmetov is willing to sacrifice all his business in order that peace was on the Donbas land. Businessman and president of FC Shakhtar said in comments about the loss from shelling of the Donbas Arena stadium, which, according to preliminary estimates, was USD 1 million. “The damaged building, even such as the Donbas Arena, is a...

    Russia, EU will discuss gas transit via Ukraine August 29
    Aug26

    Russia, EU will discuss gas transit via Ukraine August 29

    Energy Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak and EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger will discuss the security of gas transit to Europe via Ukraine. The press service of the Russian Energy Ministry informed. “On August 29, in Moscow, Energy Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak will hold a meeting with Energy...

    Interbank opens with dollar at 13.9 UAH/USD
    Aug26

    Interbank opens with dollar at 13.9 UAH/USD

    Today, August 26, the interbank opened at 13.5-13.9 UAH/USD. Trading in the euro will be at 17.8-18.3 UAH/EUR. Financial portal of the Finance Ministry informs about this. To remind, the National Bank of Ukraine strengthened the official hryvnia rate from the minimum of 13.139331, reached recently, to 13.110661...

    Ukrainian military block road to Mariupol
    Aug26

    Ukrainian military block road to Mariupol

    After repulsing an attack on the Novoazovsk-Mariupol route, Ukrainian government troops hit two tanks and blocked a road to Mariupol. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on August 25. “The remains of the columns that this morning [on August...

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