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    Ukrainian national telecommunications operator Ukrtelecom privatized virtually for free – Prosecutor General
    Sep14

    Ukrainian national telecommunications operator Ukrtelecom privatized virtually for free – Prosecutor General

    Ukrainian national telecommunications operator Ukrtelecom had been acquired by a Cyprus investor very cheaply, virtually for a penny, Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told Ukrainian 24 TV channel. Lutsenko said a Cyprus-based company had paid several hundred million hryvnias to buy Ukrtelecom. ”After that, the telecom company was pledged...

    NSDC of Ukraine approves 2017 defense budget at no less than 5% of GDP
    Sep14

    NSDC of Ukraine approves 2017 defense budget at no less than 5% of GDP

    The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) at its Tuesday meeting reviewed the defense budget for 2017, which would amount to over UAH 129 billion, the NSDC press service reported. ”Upon the review, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers was tasked with ensuring the provision of funding for the defense and security sector in the...

    “Ceasefire” in Donbas: militants increase number of attacks, sniper groups involved
    Sep14

    “Ceasefire” in Donbas: militants increase number of attacks, sniper groups involved

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 56 times in the past 24 hours, including 14 times in the Mariupol sector, 37 times in the Donetsk sector, and five times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. In the Donetsk sector, the enemy...

    Ukrainian man tells of FSB attempting to recruit him at border check point
    Sep14

    Ukrainian man tells of FSB attempting to recruit him at border check point

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has exposed an attempt of the security services of the Russian Federation to persuade a citizen of Ukraine to covert cooperation. According to the SBU`s press center, an activist of a volunteer movement, who lives in one of the border areas of Luhansk region, was detained by Russian border guards at Rovenki...

    71st General Assembly session opens in NY
    Sep14

    71st General Assembly session opens in NY

    The United Nations General Assembly today opened its 71st session, with an emphasis on ensuring that implementation of the new global development goals, adopted by its 193 Member States last year, is well underway, according to the United Nations press center. ”The 70th Session launched the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals], and for...

    Ukrainian Prosecutor says criminal case opened against Interior Minister Avakov
    Sep14

    Ukrainian Prosecutor says criminal case opened against Interior Minister Avakov

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko says that his office (PGO) has opened a criminal case against Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on the basis of a letter sent by Vitaliy Shabunin, head of the board of the Anti-Corruption Action Center (AntAC), a Ukrainian civil society organization, according to Channel 24. ”Every day I get [letters] from...

    Russian troops open fire and kill Ukrainian soldiers but Ukraine ready to observe Donbas truce with no time limit
    Sep14

    Russian troops open fire and kill Ukrainian soldiers but Ukraine ready to observe Donbas truce with no time limit

    Head of the Ukrainian team of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) on the settlement of the Donbas crisis Major General Borys Kremenetsky says Ukraine consistently fulfills its obligations to abide by the ceasefire along the entire contact line in Donbas and is ready to observe the truce with no time limit. ”The Ukrainian members...

    Kremlin`s TV channel RT faces Ofcom inquiry – The Times
    Sep14

    Kremlin`s TV channel RT faces Ofcom inquiry – The Times

    RT, the Kremlin`s English-language TV channel, is to be investigated for bias after it launched an inaccurate attack on a fracking company, The Times reported. Ofcom, the regulator, which has upheld 15 breaches of broadcasting rules against the station, known as RT, has announced a fresh investigation, The Times wrote. Last month The Times...

    Ukraine may decommission part of gas network on lower Russian supplies – Reuters
    Sep13

    Ukraine may decommission part of gas network on lower Russian supplies – Reuters

    Ukraine may decommission part of its gas transit system due to a sharp fall in the amount of Russian gas being pumped to Europe via Ukraine, the head of Ukraine`s gas transport monopoly Ihor Prokopiv was quoted on Tuesday as saying, according to Reuters. Around 40% of Russia`s gas exports to Europe currently pass through Ukraine but several new...

    On way to reconciliation: Ukraine, Poland to jointly analyze Volyn tragedy
    Sep13

    On way to reconciliation: Ukraine, Poland to jointly analyze Volyn tragedy

    Poland`s Foreign Minister Witold Jan Waszczykowski has expressed support for historians who work to search for ways of reconciliation between the Ukrainian and Polish peoples, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”We do not manipulate these complex and problematic issues that must be solved, especially between neighbors, and have positive...

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