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    ”Plastic bags on face, electric shocks”: human rights activists tell of systemic torture of Ukrainians in Russia
    Sep10

    ”Plastic bags on face, electric shocks”: human rights activists tell of systemic torture of Ukrainians in Russia

    Head of the Crimean Human Rights Group Olha Skrypnik during a Kyiv press conference has spoken of a systemic use of torture against Ukrainian citizens who are held as political prisoners by the Russian security forces. ”Indeed, we were afraid that in this case [the case of the so-called Crimean ”saboteurs ”], torture could be applied because,...

    UN condemns North Korean nuclear test, vows to take action
    Sep10

    UN condemns North Korean nuclear test, vows to take action

    The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned North Korea`s latest nuclear test and started discussing taking ”significant measures,” including new sanctions, against Pyongyang, according to Radio Liberty. The council quickly agreed to a statement on September 9 condemning the North`s fifth and most powerful underground explosion to date...

    Poroshenko meets with OSCE Secretary General
    Sep10

    Poroshenko meets with OSCE Secretary General

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, according to the president`s press service. ”Today, the OSCE faces unprecedented challenge when the aggression of one state-participant against Ukraine has virtually invalidated heritage of the Helsinki Final Act,” Poroshenko said, the press service...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 26.67 to dollar
    Sep10

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 26.67 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by four kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.67 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for September 12: $100 costs UAH 2,667.4886 (on September 9, it was UAH...

    Russia halts diesel fuel supplies to Ukraine – media
    Sep10

    Russia halts diesel fuel supplies to Ukraine – media

    The Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC) on September 9 cancelled most of the earlier issued permits for diesel fuel exports to Ukraine, according to OilNews citing the importers of Russian diesel. ”On Friday, the majority of permits, earlier issued by FSTEC, were zeroed. Deliveries are halted. Ukrainian companies are...

    Crimea cannot be returned to Ukraine, Czech president says – NYT
    Sep10

    Crimea cannot be returned to Ukraine, Czech president says – NYT

    Ukraine cannot get back the Crimea peninsula, although Russia took it by annexation, Czech President Milos Zeman was quoted as saying, according to The New York Times. ”An annexation means breaching international agreements and it is doubtless that agreements guaranteeing Ukraine`s territorial integrity were breached,” Zeman said in a response to...

    LPR militants block OSCE access to two villages – Ukraine intel
    Sep09

    LPR militants block OSCE access to two villages – Ukraine intel

    The militants of the so-called Luhansk People`s Republic terrorist organization have denied the observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine access to the villages of Pionerske and Mykolaivka in the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry reported on...

    Ukraine intends to stop importing gas by 2020 – PM Groysman
    Sep09

    Ukraine intends to stop importing gas by 2020 – PM Groysman

    The Ukrainian prime minister reaffirmed the government would continue its policy of developing own production and the eradicating corruption in the oil and gas sector through the elimination of shady schemes and ensuring publicity in oil and gas production. In case of a successful implementation of the program to build its own gas production,...

    No discussions on police mission in Donbas so far – OSCE chief
    Sep09

    No discussions on police mission in Donbas so far – OSCE chief

    Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is not yet discussing the issue of deployment of its police mission in Donbas, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier told a news conference in Kyiv Friday, September 9. Mr Zannier said that at the moment, no discussion was held about the police mission, adding that the approval of all parties...

    Agrarian Minister calls Ukraine MPs to promote agricultural development
    Sep09

    Agrarian Minister calls Ukraine MPs to promote agricultural development

    Ukraine`s Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Taras Kutovyi has urged Ukrainian deputies to show more commitment to supporting the development of the agricultural sector in the country, in particular, agricultural machinery and the growing of seeds. ”I am aware that the agricultural sector may not be a high-tech industry, and in terms of value...

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