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    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6
    Dec08

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6

    Speaking for the first time, inside the London headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 head Alex Younger was highly critical of what Moscow is trying to achieve in the Middle East, according to Sky News. ”Russia seeks to make a desert and call it peace,” he said of the country`s bombing of Aleppo, Sky News reported. ”The human...

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas
    Dec08

    Lavrov demands direct talks between Kyiv and Donbas

    Sergey Lavrov, Russia`s Foreign Minister, believes that Kyiv needs to switch to direct talks with `authorities` of the occupied cities of Luhansk and Donetsk to effectively solve Donbas conflict, Ukraine Today reports citing Europeiska Pravda. Lavrov made the statement during a meeting of 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council, which began on Thursday in...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions
    Dec08

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 20 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 120mm mortars on the villages of Chermalyk and Shyrokyne, and...

    Rada strips Member of Parliament, oligarch Novinsky of immunity
    Dec08

    Rada strips Member of Parliament, oligarch Novinsky of immunity

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has given consent to criminal prosecution of Opposition Bloc Member of Parliament, oligarch Vadym Novinsky. The decision was supported by 228 MPs. Novinsky himself was present during the voting at the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada. On December 7, Novinsky assured that he was not going to leave the country in...

    No IMF tranche for Ukraine by year-end: National Bank of Ukraine expects money in early 2017
    Dec08

    No IMF tranche for Ukraine by year-end: National Bank of Ukraine expects money in early 2017

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) hopes that the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold another meeting at the beginning of next year, resulting in obtaining the next tranche of the loan from the IMF being also possible at the beginning of the year, NBU Governor Valeria Gontareva said at a briefing. ”We will not...

    Google launches virtual walk service for 300 Ukrainian cities
    Dec08

    Google launches virtual walk service for 300 Ukrainian cities

    Google has launched an update of service, Google Street View. Users of Google Street View now can set off on a virtual journey discovering Ukraine with the help of 360-degree panoramic images of the streets and significant sites, according to Ukraine Today. The service was first launched in April 2012 for five Ukrainian cities. Since that time,...

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Schulz hopes EU Council not to delay ”visa liberalization” for Ukraine

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz expresses hope that the EP is ready since September to vote for lifting visa requirements for Ukraine and Georgia. The European Parliament President hopes that there will be no more delays on the part of the EU Council in the issue of granting a visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia, according to his...

    National Bank of Ukraine names main risks to price stability
    Dec08

    National Bank of Ukraine names main risks to price stability

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) notes the risks to price stability in raising the minimum wage, political tensions and a high probability of a delay of the next tranche of the International Monetary Fund. ”Since the previous decision on monetary policy, the risks for future inflation dynamics have been increased, which force the National Bank...

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty
    Dec08

    Rutte urges to ignore Ukraine referendum and ratify treaty

    Mark Rutte`s government should ratify Ukraine`s association treaty with the EU despite the ”no” vote in this year`s referendum, according to its main advisory body on foreign affairs, according to DutchNews. The Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) said a rejection of the treaty could damage the Netherlands` standing and European...

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas
    Dec08

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas

    From mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, 9,733 people were killed and another 22,720 wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, according to a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15, 2016. ”In total, from mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, OHCHR recorded 32,453 casualties, among Ukrainian armed forces,...

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