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    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...

    Russian Sberbank in Ukraine introduces new restrictions on cash withdrawals
    Mar16

    Russian Sberbank in Ukraine introduces new restrictions on cash withdrawals

    Russia`s PJSC Sberbank operating in Ukraine has introduced new, more stringent limitations for its clients on cash withdrawals, which have come in force today, March 16, according to the bank`s press service. Restrictions are introduced ”in the context of illegal actions against the bank by third parties,” the report says. New restrictions for...

    FSB resorts to mafia-style threats against Crimean Tatar detainee in occupied Crimea
    Mar16

    FSB resorts to mafia-style threats against Crimean Tatar detainee in occupied Crimea

    Russia`s FSB Security Service operatives on March 15 detained a Crimean Tatar Emil Mukhteremov in the town of Feodosia in the occupied Crimea, then took him to deserted area and forced him to dig a ”grave,” threatening to bury him there, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov posted on Facebook. ”Today,...

    European Parliament calls for international format for talks on end of Crimea occupation
    Mar16

    European Parliament calls for international format for talks on end of Crimea occupation

    The European Parliament requests the consideration of an international format for talks on the end of the Russian occupation of Crimea and calls for further sanctions against those who are responsible for infringements on human rights in occupied areas of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Such motions were articulated in a joint draft...

    Canada to build spaceport for launching Ukrainian rockets
    Mar16

    Canada to build spaceport for launching Ukrainian rockets

    Canadian Maritime Launch Services has confirmed plans to build a rocket spaceport in Nova Scotia that will be used to launch commercial satellites into space, including Ukrainian ones, according to CBC News. Nova Scotia is familiar with launching ships, but never quite like this, CBC News reported. The province could soon be the site of a...

    OSCE monitors spot 10 Grad launchers in uncontrolled areas in Donbas
    Mar16

    OSCE monitors spot 10 Grad launchers in uncontrolled areas in Donbas

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that 10 Grad multiple rocket launchers, which are banned by the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas, were spotted in areas currently not controlled by the Ukrainian government in the east of the country. ”In areas currently not controlled by the Government, the Mission saw one...

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