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    Russia attacked Ukraine in Donbas 44 times in December 31, 22 times January 1
    Jan01

    Russia attacked Ukraine in Donbas 44 times in December 31, 22 times January 1

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in December 31, 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 122mm artillery systems on the Ukrainian positions near the village...

    Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking
    Jan01

    Trump leaves open possible Taiwan meet, questions Russia hacking

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday left open the possibility of meeting with Taiwan`s president if she visits the United States after he is sworn in on January 20 and also expressed continued skepticism over whether Russia was responsible for computer hacks of Democratic Party officials, according to Reuters. In remarks to reporters...

    Antonio Guterres officially becomes new UN Secretary-General
    Jan01

    Antonio Guterres officially becomes new UN Secretary-General

    It is a heavy and critical workload which Antonio Guterres will inherit from Ban Ki-moon when the former Portuguese prime minister takes up office at the United Nations, according to Euronews. He becomes the new Secretary-General at a time when the world is enmeshed in a series of crises, Euronews reported. The civil war in Syria and its impact...

    39 people killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack
    Jan01

    39 people killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack

    A lone gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul`s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene, according to Reuters. Some people jumped into the Bosphorus waters to save themselves after the attacker opened fire at random in the Reina...

    Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone
    Jan01

    Austrian Foreign Minister plans to visit Donbas warzone

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz, who was earlier reported to seek easing Russia sanctions, plans to visit Donbas, in particular, the areas near Mariupol, when his country takes over the OSCE chair. Kurz wants to get acquainted with the situation on the ground, said the statement by MFA Austria published Saturday, December...

    Eurovision 2017: Ukrainian national broadcaster has chosen creative concept pitch
    Jan01

    Eurovision 2017: Ukrainian national broadcaster has chosen creative concept pitch

    NTU, the Ukrainian national broadcaster has announced today that it has selected the creative concept for the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Esctoday reported. The winner of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest creative concept pitch has been chosen. These are two Ukrainian creative agencies: Republique and Banda Agency, that have together...

    U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar visited command post near Shyrokine in Donbas
    Jan01

    U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar visited command post near Shyrokine in Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, along with U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar, who are visiting Ukraine, arrived at the command post of the Ukrainian forces in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in the area of Shyrokine under Mariupol. ”I arrived at the command post in the area of Shyrokine along with John...

    Soros brands Trump ”would-be dictator”
    Dec31

    Soros brands Trump ”would-be dictator”

    Hungarian-born financial expert George Soros says the world`s democracy is in a state of crisis, Project Syndicate reports. ”Even the US, the world`s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president,” George Soros wrote in his column published by Project Syndicate. ”Although Trump has toned down his rhetoric since he...

    “When Russia hack U.S. election it’s an act of war” – McCain in Kyiv
    Dec31

    “When Russia hack U.S. election it’s an act of war” – McCain in Kyiv

    The Republican paid a visit to Ukraine where he said Friday that Russia must be made to pay the price for cyber attacks on the United States and that it was possible to impose many sanctions, including on financial institutions. ”When you attack a country, it`s an act of war,” McCain said in an interview with the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 while on...

    Naftogaz gets $500 mln loan secured with World Bank guarantee
    Dec31

    Naftogaz gets $500 mln loan secured with World Bank guarantee

    On 30 December 2016, Naftogaz signed with Citi and Deutsche Bank a euro-denominated revolving credit facility for gas purchase in the equivalent of $500 million, according to the state holding`s press service. ”The facility is secured by the World Bank`s guarantee, which, in turn, is secured by the sovereign guarantee issued within the formation...

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