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    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded
    Mar16

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian position in Donbas 197 times in past 48 hours, 1 soldier killed, 10 wounded

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 91 times in the past 24 hours, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces fired all types...

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks
    Mar16

    In the third year of war President Poroshenko greenlights sanctions against Russian banks

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given a go-ahead to imposing sanctions against Russian banks, according to TSN news service. The president approved sanctions by adopting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of March 15, 2017 ”On the application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”...

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year
    Mar16

    Mandate of OSCE SMM to Ukraine extended by one year

    The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consensus decision taken at its meeting in Vienna on Thursday, March 16, agreed to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine by one year until March 31, 2018. ”The decision sets the Mission`s budget at EUR 105.5 million for the period from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018,” the OSCE said...

    EU envoy Hugues Mingarelli tells when Ukrainians should expect for free travel-visa
    Mar16

    EU envoy Hugues Mingarelli tells when Ukrainians should expect for free travel-visa

    Ukraine can get a visa-free regime with the European Union at the end of June if no additional difficulties arise, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli at a business forum in Kyiv. Ukraine has managed to fulfill 144 requirements, he said. According to Mingarelli, the EU is a bureaucracy, and the processes are...

    Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to extend state of emergency on Ukraine`s electricity market
    Mar16

    Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to extend state of emergency on Ukraine`s electricity market

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at today`s government meeting intends to prolong emergency measures, introduced on the Ukrainian electricity market a month ago. The speaker on the issue is expected to be the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Ihor Nasalik. Earlier, the Energy and Coal Ministry decided to introduce emergency...

    Rada offers 75% Ukrainian language quota on national TV
    Mar16

    Rada offers 75% Ukrainian language quota on national TV

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed in the first reading the draft law of Ukraine ”On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Language of Audiovisual (Electronic) Mass Media,” according to an UNIAN correspondent. The relevant decision was supported by 244 MPs out of 338 registered in the session hall. The Opposition Bloc faction did not...

    Kremlin rules out another referendum in occupied Crimea for lifting sanctions
    Mar16

    Kremlin rules out another referendum in occupied Crimea for lifting sanctions

    The Kremlin ruled out the possibility of holding another referendum in the occupied Crimea, so that the U.S. could cancel anti-Russian sanctions, Vladimir Putin`s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to an UNIAN correspondent in the Russian Federation. Asked, whether the Kremlin was ready for any deal with the U.S. on Crimea and, in...

    EU Commission approves EUR 600 mln in aid to Ukraine
    Mar16

    EU Commission approves EUR 600 mln in aid to Ukraine

    The European Commission on Thursday, on behalf of the EU, adopted the decision to release the second tranche of Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) to Ukraine, a loan which amounts to EUR 600 million. ”With this disbursement, the total Macro-Financial Assistance that the EU has extended to Ukraine since 2014 will reach EUR 2.81 billion, the largest...

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion
    Mar16

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

    The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two operatives of the Russian intelligence agency FSB and two criminal hackers hired by Russians in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials, according to The Washington...

    Ukraine to continue cooperation with IMF, fight for reforms – Ukraine’s Prime Minister
    Mar16

    Ukraine to continue cooperation with IMF, fight for reforms – Ukraine’s Prime Minister

    Ukraine intends to implement fully and on time the International Monetary Fund`s Extended Fund Facility totaling $17.5 billion until 2019, and carry out relevant reforms, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman told a Kyiv business forum Thursday. ”Today, it is a challenge for modern politicians, for all of us. We will continue our...

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