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    Merkel invites Normandy Four leaders for dinner in Berlin Oct 19
    Oct11

    Merkel invites Normandy Four leaders for dinner in Berlin Oct 19

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited the other three leaders of the ”Normandy Quartet” – Ukraine, France and Russia – for dinner in Berlin on October 19, that`s according to Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov, who spoke with Europe 1 Radio station on Tuesday, Ukrainska Pravda reports. ”Yes, it is so. Merkel has...

    Ukraine envoy: Return of Russian delegation may discredit PACE
    Oct11

    Ukraine envoy: Return of Russian delegation may discredit PACE

    The return of the Russian delegation to PACE may discredit the Assembly, said Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrainian TV Channel 5 reported. ”In terms of the overall diplomatic situation, from the international perspective – if the Russians next year manage to return by hook or crook, failing to...

    UN chief calls for Syria case to be probed by ICC – media
    Oct11

    UN chief calls for Syria case to be probed by ICC – media

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday again asked the Security Council to formally request that the International Criminal Court (ICC) begin investigations of war crimes in Syria, The Daily Mail reported citing AFP. Such a request was blocked in 2014 by Russia and China, which have veto powers, but Ban said the council should try again,...

    Swedish Def.Minister: Russian missiles in Kaliningrad provocation
    Oct11

    Swedish Def.Minister: Russian missiles in Kaliningrad provocation

    Minister of Defense of Sweden Peter Hultqvist commented on Russia`s decision to move its nuclear-capable advanced Iskander missiles to Kaliningrad, considering this a provocative signal policy, according to Sydsvenskan. ”This is something that we see as a provocative signal policy fundamentally, because it creates a sharper situation throughout...

    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)
    Oct11

    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)

    Counterintelligence officers of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have detained in the Ukrainian city of Rivne an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces (GRU). A detainee is a Ukrainian citizen, who resides in Russia, According to the SBU`s press center. The man was reportedly tasked by the...

    Ukraine`s envoy: Disengagement in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice
    Oct11

    Ukraine`s envoy: Disengagement in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice

    Ukraine`s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group Yevhen Marchuk says that disengagement of troops and weapons in three pilot areas in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice, according to espreso.tv. ”Simultaneous disengagement doesn`t mean that the process is over – it`s just the beginning of the [peace] settlement. As roads need to be cleared of landmines...

    Full tariff liberalization possible in Ukraine no later than April 2017 – IMF
    Oct11

    Full tariff liberalization possible in Ukraine no later than April 2017 – IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says gas and utilities tariffs in Ukraine will be fully liberalized and brought in line with market rates no later than April 1, 2017, according to an IMF report released on Monday, October 3. Until the full liberalization of tariffs, the Ukrainian government is expected to introduce ”a quarterly adjustment...

    Rada to consider providing special status to Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate
    Oct11

    Rada to consider providing special status to Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate

    A draft resolution on the adoption of Bill No. 4511 on granting special status to religious organizations, whose headquarters are located in the State recognized by the Parliament as the aggressor [Russia], has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. According to the explanatory note, ”the purpose of the bill is to protect the national...

    ”No blitzkrieg”: EU rejects idea of Russia`s quick return to PACE – Ukraine envoy
    Oct11

    ”No blitzkrieg”: EU rejects idea of Russia`s quick return to PACE – Ukraine envoy

    The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has rejected the initiative for the early introduction of amendments to the regulations, guaranteeing Russia unimpeded restoration of their rights in the Assembly, Chair of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, President of the Committee for Culture and Media Volodymyr Ariev...

    Ukraine becomes global leader in flour exports
    Oct11

    Ukraine becomes global leader in flour exports

    Ukraine became the world`s leader in flour exports in the 2015-2016 marketing year (MY), or July 2015 through June 2016, with shipments amounting to 344,000 tonnes, which is 32.5% up from the 2014-2015 MY, according to the press service of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, citing Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of PJSC...

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