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    Anti-corruption Bureau detained chief taxman Nasirov
    Mar03

    Anti-corruption Bureau detained chief taxman Nasirov

    An operation by the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is under way in Feofania, outside Kyiv, to detain Chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov as part of the so-called Onyshchenko case, according to MP Serhiy Leshchenko. ”The NABU is in Feofania now to detain Nasirov. He is charged with `restructuring` for...

    Russia out of tune with Ukraine`s Eurovision show
    Mar03

    Russia out of tune with Ukraine`s Eurovision show

    Amid continuing violence in eastern Ukraine, there have been calls in Russia to boycott Kyiv`s Eurovision extravaganza in May. This week Russian MP Vitaly Milonov urged the head of Russia`s Channel One TV to pull out of the competition, BBC News reported. ”The reality is that we will be unwelcome guests in a country seized by fanatics, who dream...

    OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas
    Mar03

    OSCE sees continued coal transportation despite of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has said that its observers noted coal being transported in the areas blocked by the Ukrainian activists in the zone near the demarcation line in Donbas. ”The SMM continued to monitor blockades at railway tracks, which cross the contact line. On 26 February, at the Kryvyi Torets station in...

    Process of liberalization of EU travel visa for Ukrainians probably will finish in May
    Mar03

    Process of liberalization of EU travel visa for Ukrainians probably will finish in May

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, confirmed, on behalf of the Council of the European Union, the informal agreement reached on February 28, 2017, between the Maltese Presidency and the European Parliament on visa liberalization for Ukrainians. The agreement provides for visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens when travelling to the EU for a period...

    Russia raises funeral expenses for military in 2017
    Mar03

    Russia raises funeral expenses for military in 2017

    Russia`s Defense Ministry is purchasing 49,000 state banners of the Russian Federation worth RUB 25 million (about UAH 12 million) to decorate coffins for the military, according to Gazeta.ru. In 2017, the agency plans to spend up to RUB 6.3 billion (about UAH 3 billion) for funeral services: setting up ceremonies, setting tombstones and...

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year
    Mar02

    EU extends sanctions against Yanukovych, his allies for another year

    EU ambassadors on March 2, 2017, decided to extend sanctions against fugitive ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his allies for another 12 months. ”The decision was taken against 15 individuals,” the Council of the EU told UNIAN`s correspondent in Brussels following a meeting on Thursday. The decision should be endorsed by the Council...

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2
    Mar02

    Ukraine reports 9 wounded, 1 killed in almost 80 attacks in Donbas on March 2

    There were 78 attacks on the Ukrainian positions in Donbas on Thursday, March 2, which resulted in wounding eight Ukrainian soldiers in action, while one was killed in action, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size The occupiers continued using weapons banned under the Minsk peace...

    Ukraine ships almost 30 mln tonnes of grain abroad
    Mar02

    Ukraine ships almost 30 mln tonnes of grain abroad

    Ukrainian farmers exported 29.432 million tonnes of grain since July 2016, when the current marketing year began, according to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. In particular, they shipped 13.6 million tonnes of wheat abroad, while supplies of barley to foreign contractors were about 4.7 million tonnes, and those of maize...

    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria
    Mar02

    Russia bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

    Russian and Syrian aircraft bombed positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition near the Syrian town of al Bab on Tuesday, inflicting casualties, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. ”Yesterday [February 28] , we had some Russian aircraft and (Syrian) regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe...

    ”DPR” leader Zakharchenko`s tapped conversation reveals beneficiary of Ukrainian assets` ”nationalization”
    Mar02

    ”DPR” leader Zakharchenko`s tapped conversation reveals beneficiary of Ukrainian assets` ”nationalization”

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine tapped another conversation of the leader of so-called ”DPR” Aleksander Zakharchenko with a Russian citizen, as they discussed the further fate of Ukrainian enterprises seized by the pro-Russian terrorist in the occupied areas of Donbas, the SBU press service reported Wednesday. The conversation proves that...

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