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    Ukrainians can swap passport book for passport card from Nov 1
    Nov01

    Ukrainians can swap passport book for passport card from Nov 1

    All Ukrainians can swap their passport book for a brand-new passport card from November 1, 2016, according to Cabinet resolution No. 745. ”To introduce from November 1, 2016, the issuance (including if stolen or lost), the exchange of passport books of citizens of Ukraine, using the means of the National Demographic Registry, for contactless...

    Ukrainian National TV Company head Alasania resigns ahead of Eurovision in Ukraine
    Nov01

    Ukrainian National TV Company head Alasania resigns ahead of Eurovision in Ukraine

    Director General of the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) Zurab Alasania has submitted a letter of resignation, saying his step is aimed at drawing attention to the problems with the budget of the 2017 Eurovision song contest and Suspilne TV (Public Broadcaster), according to MediaPort news agency. ”But I`m resigning now. Perhaps this...

    Lawyer Feygin admits Sushchenko`s swap for spy prosecuted in Ukraine
    Nov01

    Lawyer Feygin admits Sushchenko`s swap for spy prosecuted in Ukraine

    Mark Feygin, the Russian lawyer of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who has been arrested in Russia, predicts that his client`s case may end with the exchange for a person who is prosecuted in Ukraine, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”I have a feeling this will end with the exchange at their [Russia`s] initiative for some spy or not...

    Almost half of attacks on Ukraine troops in Donbas focus on Mariupol sector
    Nov01

    Almost half of attacks on Ukraine troops in Donbas focus on Mariupol sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 36 times in the past 24 hours, including 17 in the Mariupol sector, nine barrages in the Luhansk sector, and 10 in the Donetsk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the enemy fired...

    “Increasingly aggressive” Russia a growing threat to UK – MI5 head
    Nov01

    “Increasingly aggressive” Russia a growing threat to UK – MI5 head

    Russia poses an increasing threat to the stability of the UK and is using all the sophisticated tools at its disposal to achieve its aims, the director general of MI5 has told the Guardian. In the first newspaper interview given by an incumbent MI5 chief in the service`s 107-year history, Andrew Parker said that at a time when much of the focus...

    Poll: 42% of Ukrainians want early parliament election
    Nov01

    Poll: 42% of Ukrainians want early parliament election

    As of September this year, 42% of the population in Ukraine said they would support early elections to the Verkhovna Rada, the country`s parliament, according to a public opinion poll conducted by Rating Group Ukraine at the request of the International Republican Institute. At the same time, 64% of the polled said they would go to vote if the...

    Russia`s renewed might rests on weak economic foundations
    Nov01

    Russia`s renewed might rests on weak economic foundations

    Speaking at an annual conference near Sochi last week, Russian president Vladimir Putin once again railed at the U.S. for allegedly misusing its global hegemony of the past 25 years and shutting Russia out of creating the post-cold war world order, according to the Financial Times. There was also an implicit assumption in his speech: that as the...

    Reuters: Oil prices rise from one-month lows after OPEC approves strategy
    Nov01

    Reuters: Oil prices rise from one-month lows after OPEC approves strategy

    Oil prices edged higher from one-month lows in early trading in Asia on Tuesday after OPEC agreed on a long-term strategy that was seen as an indication the cartel was reaching a consensus on managing production, according to Reuters. But the gains were limited as the market was weighed down by further indications of record output from the group,...

    Putin set to launch huge attack on Aleppo – intelligence
    Nov01

    Putin set to launch huge attack on Aleppo – intelligence

    Vladimir Putin will launch a full-scale military assault on the Syrian city of Aleppo as early as this week, according to Western intelligence, The Australian reports citing The Times. The Russian President plans to exploit a political hiatus in Washington during the presidential election and its aftermath to ­secure a decisive victory in the...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.51 to dollar
    Nov01

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.51 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Monday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by two kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.51 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for November 1: $100 costs UAH 2,551.5438 (on October 31, it was UAH...

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