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    Ukrainian citizen detained over ”extremist” book on entry into Russian-occupied Crimea
    Oct12

    Ukrainian citizen detained over ”extremist” book on entry into Russian-occupied Crimea

    Russian border guards at the Dzhankoy checkpoint in occupied Crimea have detained a 34-year-old Ukrainian citizen for carrying ”extremist literature,” according to the Russian FSB border department, TASS reports. ”A book containing a ”collection of extremist lectures” was found among personal belongings of a 34-year-old man (who was riding as a...

    Poroshenko calls on Trudeau to synchronously ratify FTA deal
    Oct12

    Poroshenko calls on Trudeau to synchronously ratify FTA deal

    President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, October 11, having discussed a series of issues of bilateral agenda, the president`s press service reported. ”The President offered to synchronously ratify the FTA agreement signed during the visit of Prime Minister Trudeau to Ukraine on...

    Former Ukrainian President criticizes Normandy format for secrecy and lack of solutions
    Oct12

    Former Ukrainian President criticizes Normandy format for secrecy and lack of solutions

    Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk believes that it is necessary to seek another format, even a ”Budapest format” due to the uncertainty of the role the Normandy format of talks on Ukraine plays. ”The Normandy format is unique with the fact that no documents are signed or adopted within its framework: no decisions, no memorandums, and no...

    Ukraine not to raise retirement age soon: Deputy PM
    Oct12

    Ukraine not to raise retirement age soon: Deputy PM

    Ukraine will not raise the retirement age, Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko told the Ukrainian TV 112 Channel. According to the official, to raise the retirement age in the country, it is necessary first to increase life expectancy by seven to 10 years. Meanwhile, as Rozenko noted, there is no the demand to raise the retirement age in the...

    Ukrainian World Congress reacts to PACE president`s statement on Russia return to Assembly
    Oct12

    Ukrainian World Congress reacts to PACE president`s statement on Russia return to Assembly

    The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is seriously concerned about the repeatedly declared intent of President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt to re-engage the Russian Federation in the work of PACE, the UWC press service reported. Highlighting PACE Resolutions 1990 (2014), 2034 (2015) and 2063...

    Ukrainian diaspora draws attention to anti-Ukrainian forces in Slovakia
    Oct12

    Ukrainian diaspora draws attention to anti-Ukrainian forces in Slovakia

    Ukrainian diaspora in Slovakia draws attention to activity of anti-Ukrainian forces Slovakia-based diaspora of Ukrainians has published an open letter to the Embassy of Ukraine in the Slovak Republic with a request to explain the lack of response by Ukrainian diplomats on the presence of the Honorary Consulate of Novorossiya in a neighboring...

    Russian VTB Bank complains Ukrainian sanctions tougher than European: lost $1.4 bln
    Oct12

    Russian VTB Bank complains Ukrainian sanctions tougher than European: lost $1.4 bln

    Russian VTB Group estimates its total losses due to the situation in Ukraine at RUB 85.4 billion ($1.36 billion), First Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board Yuri Soloviev said in an interview with Kommersant. Soloviev said that Ukrainian sanctions were more stringent than the European ones. ”We estimate the total losses of...

    Gerashchenko: ”First elections, then borders” quintessence of EU position; Ukraine thinks different
    Oct12

    Gerashchenko: ”First elections, then borders” quintessence of EU position; Ukraine thinks different

    First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko noted that French President Francois Hollande, in fact, said nothing new on Tuesday. ”I can see how the words of the French president on Donbas stirred the web. In fact, he did not say a single new word. This is the position of France and Germany, representing the position of...

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant sale postponed, again
    Oct12

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant sale postponed, again

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) has decided to hold an auction for the sale of the state-owned stake in the Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant (OPP) in early December instead of November as it was scheduled earlier, SPFU Head Ihor Bilous told UNIAN. ”A selection commission will be formed by the end of this week and we will submit documents...

    Russia, Turkey kickstart Turkish Stream project
    Oct12

    Russia, Turkey kickstart Turkish Stream project

    Governments of Turkey and Russia have greenlighted the Turkish Stream pipeline project, with the beginning of construction scheduled for 2018, after signing a relevant intergovernmental agreement, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said, according to Russian information agency RIA Novosti. ”An article of the agreement, which specifies the beginning of the...

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