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    Arch being slid into place over damaged Chornobyl reactor. It is the world’s largest movable structure (Video)
    Nov16

    Arch being slid into place over damaged Chornobyl reactor. It is the world’s largest movable structure (Video)

    Ukraine`s Ecology Ministry has shared footage showing how a new structure – an arch more than 350 feet high and 500 feet long – is being slid into place over damaged Chornobyl reactor No. 4. The structure, which is estimated at EUR 1.5 billion, weighs 36,000 tonnes, it`s the largest of this kind in the world. The arch is designed to create a...

    Two schools damaged in Donbas in an Russian attack
    Nov15

    Two schools damaged in Donbas in an Russian attack

    Violence in the Mariupol sector decreased, although ceasefire was violated in the “usual hotspots”, the hottest spot of the Donetsk sector is Avdiivka, armistice held around Luhansk city. Two school buildings were damaged in Mariinka in the Mariupol sector as a result of Russian militants’ attacks, informed the spokesman of the Ministry of...

    We should place as much faith to Putin’s words as to any statements made by a former KGB agent – McCain
    Nov15

    We should place as much faith to Putin’s words as to any statements made by a former KGB agent – McCain

    U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on U.S.-Russia relations: “Vladimir Putin has rejoined Bashar Assad in his barbaric war against the Syrian people with the resumption of large-scale Russian air and missile strikes in Idlib and Homs. Another brutal assault on the city...

    Air strike hits third Syrian hospital in 24 hours
    Nov15

    Air strike hits third Syrian hospital in 24 hours

    An air strike hit a hospital in the rebel-held Syrian village of Awaijel, west of Aleppo killing at least one person in the early hours of Tuesday, a day after attacks on two other hospitals in the region, a war monitor said, Reuters reported. Jets hit Awaijel`s Baghdad hospital with rockets, injuring medical staff and patients, including some...

    NBU warns about weaker hryvnia due to political tension in Ukraine
    Nov15

    NBU warns about weaker hryvnia due to political tension in Ukraine

    Ukraine`s forex market continues to be under pressure of political instability in the country this week, despite a number of favorable fundamental external factors. ”As a result, the forex rate of the hryvnia has crossed a line of UAH 26 per U.S. dollar today. Therefore, further political destabilization threatens to wobble the hryvnia rate with...

    NATO Secretary General on Trump`s talk with Putin: Normal to speak with world leaders
    Nov15

    NATO Secretary General on Trump`s talk with Putin: Normal to speak with world leaders

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says it is a normal thing for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to speak with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, but NATO will never accept the violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”I think this is normal thing that President-elect Donald Trump...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.04 to dollar on interbank market
    Nov15

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.04 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Tuesday fell to UAH 25.99/26.04 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 28.0850/29.1170, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH 0.4020/0.4030....

    Russian forces start large-scale operation in Syria
    Nov15

    Russian forces start large-scale operation in Syria

    The Russian Armed Forces have launched a large-scale operation to deliver strikes against terrorists in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Homs, including with the involvement of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. See also: Putin set to launch huge attack...

    International team to study exhumed Smolensk victims
    Nov15

    International team to study exhumed Smolensk victims

    A team of international experts will study the exhumed remains of victims of the 2010 Smolensk presidential plane crash, starting with those of President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, according to Radio Poland. The bodies of the First Couple, who were among 96 people who died in the 2010 plane crash in western Russia, were the first to be...

    Rudy Giuliani seen as top pick for secretary of state – Wall Street Journal
    Nov15

    Rudy Giuliani seen as top pick for secretary of state – Wall Street Journal

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the leading candidate to be President-elect Donald Trump`s nominee for secretary of state, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would elevate a well-known national figure to become the U.S.`s chief diplomat, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Trump`s aides have also considered former U.S....

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