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    EU envoy highlights some aspects of e-declaration system functioning
    Oct11

    EU envoy highlights some aspects of e-declaration system functioning

    Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hughes Mingarelli has stated that changes to the operation of the e-declaration system, now being discussed in the Ukrainian society, should not affect the transparency of the array of information, nor should they de-emphasize the importance of control over income and expenditures of state officials. During a...

    Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria – Reuters
    Oct11

    Putin shuns Paris visit after France offers talks only on Syria – Reuters

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not come to Paris next week after declining an offer to meet President Francois Hollande only for talks on Syria, a French presidency source said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. ”There were contacts between the Kremlin and the Elysee this morning to offer to Putin a working visit on Syria, but excluding all...

    German police arrest ”IS link” bomb suspect
    Oct11

    German police arrest ”IS link” bomb suspect

    German police say a Syrian man arrested after a two-day manhunt probably had links to so-called Islamic State (IS), according to the BBC. Jaber al-Bakr, who arrived in Germany as a refugee, was detained in a flat in the eastern city of Leipzig early on Monday. He had been tied up there, the BBC reported. He had sought help from another Syrian,...

    Stocks of scarce coal in Ukrainian thermal power plantswarehouses grow by almost 15%
    Oct11

    Stocks of scarce coal in Ukrainian thermal power plantswarehouses grow by almost 15%

    Stocks of scarce anthracite coal in warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs) grew by 14.5% from October 2 to October 9, 2016 to 630,000 tonnes, according to state-run company Ukrenergo, the operator of Ukraine`s power grids. Stocks of gas coal increased by 11.5% from 703,000 tonnes to 784,000 tonnes. In total, coal stocks in TPPs...

    Merkel invites Normandy Four leaders for dinner in Berlin Oct 19
    Oct11

    Merkel invites Normandy Four leaders for dinner in Berlin Oct 19

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited the other three leaders of the ”Normandy Quartet” – Ukraine, France and Russia – for dinner in Berlin on October 19, that`s according to Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov, who spoke with Europe 1 Radio station on Tuesday, Ukrainska Pravda reports. ”Yes, it is so. Merkel has...

    Ukraine envoy: Return of Russian delegation may discredit PACE
    Oct11

    Ukraine envoy: Return of Russian delegation may discredit PACE

    The return of the Russian delegation to PACE may discredit the Assembly, said Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian TV Channel 5 reported. ”In terms of the overall diplomatic situation, from the international perspective – if the Russians next year manage to return by hook or crook, failing to...

    UN chief calls for Syria case to be probed by ICC – media
    Oct11

    UN chief calls for Syria case to be probed by ICC – media

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday again asked the Security Council to formally request that the International Criminal Court (ICC) begin investigations of war crimes in Syria, The Daily Mail reported citing AFP. Such a request was blocked in 2014 by Russia and China, which have veto powers, but Ban said the council should try again,...

    Swedish Def.Minister: Russian missiles in Kaliningrad provocation
    Oct11

    Swedish Def.Minister: Russian missiles in Kaliningrad provocation

    Minister of Defense of Sweden Peter Hultqvist commented on Russia`s decision to move its nuclear-capable advanced Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad, considering this a provocative signal policy, according to Sydsvenskan. ”This is something that we see as a provocative signal policy fundamentally, because it creates a sharper situation throughout...

    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)
    Oct11

    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)

    Counterintelligence officers of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have detained in the Ukrainian city of Rivne an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces (GRU). A detainee is a Ukrainian citizen, who resides in Russia, According to the SBU`s press center. The man was reportedly tasked by the...

    Ukraine`s envoy: Disengagement in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice
    Oct11

    Ukraine`s envoy: Disengagement in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice

    Ukraine`s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group Yevhen Marchuk says that disengagement of troops and weapons in three pilot areas in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice, according to espreso.tv. ”Simultaneous disengagement doesn`t mean that the process is over – it`s just the beginning of the [peace] settlement. As roads need to be cleared of landmines...

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