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    Poroshenko extends agreement on international probe into MH17 case
    Nov11

    Poroshenko extends agreement on international probe into MH17 case

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has extended an agreement until August 1, 2017, on an international investigation into the downing of flight MH17 in Donbas in July 2014, according to the presidential administration. ”Poroshenko has signed a bill into law on the ratification of the Agreement (in the form of the exchange of notes) between...

    Latvia doesn`t allow its citizens to serve in Ukrainian army
    Nov11

    Latvia doesn`t allow its citizens to serve in Ukrainian army

    Latvia`s parliament, Saeima, on November 10 voted down an initiative that could have allowed Latvian citizens to lawfully be enlisted in the Ukrainian army. The motion was put forth by lawmakers of Latvia`s National Union Edvins Snore and Janis Dombrava, who submitted corresponding proposals for second reading of amendments to the National...

    EU to assist Ukraine in raising investment in energy sector through reforms
    Nov11

    EU to assist Ukraine in raising investment in energy sector through reforms

    The European Union has launched a new technical assistance project to help Ukraine`s Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry and other stakeholders to reform Ukraine`s energy sector. ”Its aim is to support Ukraine in setting up an effective regulatory framework that increases competition and strengthens the efficiency of the markets. It is expected...

    IMF sees e-declaration in Ukraine as progress, asks further steps
    Nov11

    IMF sees e-declaration in Ukraine as progress, asks further steps

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukraine`s major lender, says that electronic declaration of assets, which has recently been introduced in Ukraine, is progress but further steps are needed to bring corrupt officials to court. ”We think this (e-declaration) is progress but Ukraine will need to take further decisive steps to fight corruption,...

    European Investment Bank to give Ukraine EUR 200 mln for transport upgrade in 20 cities
    Nov11

    European Investment Bank to give Ukraine EUR 200 mln for transport upgrade in 20 cities

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 200 million to Ukraine`s Transport Ministry to support sustainable municipal transport through a modal shift from road to electric transport and more efficient operation of existing public transport systems in 20 municipalities across Ukraine, according to the Delegation of the European Union to...

    “Ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine: Russian militants launch over 200 mortar shells last day
    Nov10

    “Ceasefire” in Eastern Ukraine: Russian militants launch over 200 mortar shells last day

    Russian militants were most active in the Mariupol sector. The enemy fired from small arms, grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles, as well as 82mm and 120mm mortars near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Pavlopil, Novotroyitske, Shyrokyne, Vodiane, Bohdanivka and Hnutove. Active hostilities continued in Luhanske...

    Montenegro PM pro-Russian opposition plotted to kill him, demands explanations from Russia
    Nov10

    Montenegro PM pro-Russian opposition plotted to kill him, demands explanations from Russia

    Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has accused the pro-Russian opposition of direct involvement in an alleged plot to change the government by force and kill him on election day, Balkan Insight reports. Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic told Pink M television on Wednesday that the main opposition pro-Russian Democratic Front was...

    Potential U.S. Secretary of State confident in arming Ukraine – media
    Nov10

    Potential U.S. Secretary of State confident in arming Ukraine – media

    One of the main contenders for the post of U.S. Secretary of State under the new president Donald Trump is considered to be former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to Europeiska Pravda. Several U.S. media predict that a 73-year-old politician and diplomat will be appointed the country`s next top diplomat. CNN has compiled a list of five...

    EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president
    Nov10

    EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president

    The European Union is likely to extend economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine in December but could find it much harder to renew them in the future if Donald Trump succeeds in warming up relations with Russia, according to Reuters. Trump, who will take over as U.S. president in January, has said he wants a ”good relationship” with Russia and...

    Bellingcat: Russia army commander liable for sending Buk to Donbas
    Nov10

    Bellingcat: Russia army commander liable for sending Buk to Donbas

    Eliot Higgins, the founder of the Bellingcat investigative group, says that it is the commander of the Russian military who is responsible for sending military equipment into Ukraine, including the Buk surface-to-air missile system that downed flight MH17 in Donbas in July 2014. ”Ultimately, the responsibility for sending military equipment into...

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