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    Defense Ministry on Russia`s refusal to return Debaltseve: it was Ukrainian in Minsk accords
    Oct21

    Defense Ministry on Russia`s refusal to return Debaltseve: it was Ukrainian in Minsk accords

    Debaltseve was listed as a Ukrainian town in the Minsk agreements, this issue is on the agenda now, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada, 112 Ukraine TV Channel has reported. ”As for Debaltseve: this is the Russian position that it is not a Ukrainian town. We remember that when we agreed,...

    Dutch leader not optimistic about free-trade deal with Ukraine
    Oct21

    Dutch leader not optimistic about free-trade deal with Ukraine

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he is not optimistic about reaching a deal that would pave the way for a trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, which was rejected by Dutch voters in a referendum in April, according to Radio Liberty. All of the EU`s other members have approved the free-trade agreement, but the fate of the...

    Ukrainian government pledges UAH 10 bln to support farmers in 2017
    Oct21

    Ukrainian government pledges UAH 10 bln to support farmers in 2017

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has said that the 2017 state budget envisages direct support for Ukrainian farmers at UAH 10 billion, twice as much as was planned in the draft state budget for 2017 approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. ”We have agreed with factions and committees that [financial] resources for the agricultural sector...

    Russian troops increase number of attacks on Ukraine to 41 times in last day
    Oct21

    Russian troops increase number of attacks on Ukraine to 41 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 41 times in the past 24 hours, including 26 in the Mariupol sector, nine barrages in the Luhansk sector, and six in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the...

    Russia refuses to return Sentsov to Ukraine
    Oct21

    Russia refuses to return Sentsov to Ukraine

    The Russian Federation has refused to return Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov sentenced in Russia for 20 years to Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine on European Integration Sergiy Petukhov wrote on Facebook. At the same time, he did not specify the reasons for refusal of Sentsov`s extradition. Ukrainian film director Sentsov was...

    Czechs set up unit to counter perceived propaganda threat from Russian
    Oct21

    Czechs set up unit to counter perceived propaganda threat from Russian

    The Czech interior ministry has set up a unit to counter what it sees as propaganda from Russia and elsewhere that has been affecting public opinion in the European Union and NATO member nation, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Thursday, according to Reuters. The counterintelligence service said in September that Russia was conducting ”an...

    Naftogaz CEO reports on targeted use of $500 mln loan
    Oct21

    Naftogaz CEO reports on targeted use of $500 mln loan

    Andriy Kobolev, CEO of Ukraine`s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz of Ukraine, has informed that the company will use a $500 million loan it has received from Citybank and Deutsche Bank under the World Bank`s guarantee to cover cash deficiency during the heating season. ”Actually it will be used primarily to cover cash shortages of...

    Italy`s Renzi forces retreat from new sanctions on Russia
    Oct21

    Italy`s Renzi forces retreat from new sanctions on Russia

    Matteo Renzi has forced a retreat from new sanctions on Russia as Germany, France and Britain pulled back their demand for fresh EU penalties against Moscow over the bombardment of Aleppo, according to the Financial Times. During nine hours of talks at a European summit in Brussels, the Italian prime minister succeeded in removing a proposal for...

    Reuters: Strong dollar pulls down oil despite tightening fundamentals
    Oct21

    Reuters: Strong dollar pulls down oil despite tightening fundamentals

    Oil prices fell on Friday, pulled down by a stronger dollar, but traders said there were signs that physical fuel markets were tightening after two years of ballooning oversupply, according to Reuters. The dollar rose to its highest level since March against a basket of other leading currencies on Friday, potentially crimping demand as fuel...

    Russia`s strategy to weaken EU, but its unity will be kept – Tusk
    Oct21

    Russia`s strategy to weaken EU, but its unity will be kept – Tusk

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said that the Russia`s strategy is to weaken the European Union, but its unity will be kept. ”This evening we had a broad discussion about Russia. Leaders emphasized all sorts of Russian activities, from airspace violations, disinformation campaigns, cyber attacks, interference into the political...

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