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    Russian militants attack Ukraine 22 times in last day, twice at Svitlodarska Duha
    Dec23

    Russian militants attack Ukraine 22 times in last day, twice at Svitlodarska Duha

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 22 times in the past 24 hours, including three times on the settlement, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)...

    8 Ukrainian troops were killed at Svitlodarsk Arc over 5 days – Lysenko
    Dec23

    8 Ukrainian troops were killed at Svitlodarsk Arc over 5 days – Lysenko

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action at Svitlodarsk Arc from December 18 to December 23, Col. Andriy Lysenko, speaker for the ATO at Ukraine`s Defense Ministry, said at a Friday briefing, an UNIAN correspondent reported. Col. Lysenko also said that over the past day, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and another three...

    Kyiv district court grants National Anti-corruption Bureau`s access to e-declaration database
    Dec23

    Kyiv district court grants National Anti-corruption Bureau`s access to e-declaration database

    Kyiv`s Solomyansky district court has ruled that agents of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) can have access to government workers` electronic declarations as part of a criminal investigation into alleged illicit enrichment. The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), which is the operator of the e-declaration,...

    Putin`s aide preparing ”DPR-LPR”`s accession to Russia
    Dec23

    Putin`s aide preparing ”DPR-LPR”`s accession to Russia

    Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov has pledged integration of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ”People`s Republics” into the Russian Federation within 1.5 years, head of Information Resistance Group, military analyst and MP Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on Facebook. According to Tymchuk, ”DPR” representatives held a meeting with Surkov,...

    Ukraine expects IMF decision on next loan tranche by end of January
    Dec23

    Ukraine expects IMF decision on next loan tranche by end of January

    Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk says Ukraine expects to conclude talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the next tranche of a $17.5 billion loan by the end of January 2017, according to Reuters. ”We are discussing amendments to the memorandum with the IMF. We hope to be ready for the IMF board meeting at the end of January,”...

    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine
    Dec23

    Putin explains why he does not agree to prisoner exchange with Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has explained why the ”representatives of Donbas” are not satisfied with the negotiations with Ukraine on the exchange of prisoners, according to an UNIAN correspondent from Russia. ”Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once expressed the idea of an ”all for all”  exchange. I totally agree with that, but later...

    Agrarian Ministry raises forecast of grain exports from Ukraine to 41.6 mln tonnes
    Dec23

    Agrarian Ministry raises forecast of grain exports from Ukraine to 41.6 mln tonnes

    The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine has increased the forecast of grain exports from Ukraine in the 2016-2017 marketing year (July 2016 – June 2017) to 41.6 million tonnes, Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Taras Kutoviy told journalists. ”We have raised the forecast to 41.56 million tonnes,” he said. Earlier, the Ministry...

    Passengers seen leaving hijacked Libyan plane at Malta Airport
    Dec23

    Passengers seen leaving hijacked Libyan plane at Malta Airport

    Passengers begin leaving hijacked Afriqiyah Airways A320 plane at Malta Airport, according to BBC News. Maltese authorities say there are women and children, the BBC reported on Twitter. Later, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat wrote on Twitter that all passengers and some crew members had been released. As UNIAN reported earlier, an...

    Putin says early presidential elections in 2017 possible
    Dec23

    Putin says early presidential elections in 2017 possible

    Russian President Vladimir Putin considers ”inappropriate” to hold early presidential elections in 2017 but at the same time admits they are possible. A journalist of The Wall Street Journal asked whether it was possible to hold early presidential elections next year. ”It is possible, but inappropriate,” Putin answered at a press conference in...

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war
    Dec23

    ”We do not feel guilty” – Putin comments on Crimea annexation, Donbas war

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Russia is not to blame for the war in Donbas and other tragedies that have taken place in Ukraine over the past three years. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, he said that Russia had not been the initiator of ”what has happened,” according to the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper. ”We do not...

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