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    OSCE mandate at Russian checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk extended to Jan 31, 2017
    Oct05

    OSCE mandate at Russian checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk extended to Jan 31, 2017

    The OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna late yesterday extended the mandate of the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian border checkpoints of Gukovo and Donetsk by three months to January 31, 2017. The mandate of the Mission remains unchanged. Operating under the principles of impartiality and transparency, the observers will monitor and report on...

    U.S., Canada Ambassadors urge putting routine immunization in Ukraine back on track
    Oct05

    U.S., Canada Ambassadors urge putting routine immunization in Ukraine back on track

    Ukraine currently has the lowest routine immunization rates in the world. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, as of August 2016, only 30% of children in Ukraine were fully immunized against measles, only 10%, against hepatitis B, and only 3% of against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Vaccine supply shortages in the past...

    Ukraine to check Akhmetov`s commitments under Ukrtelecom deal
    Oct05

    Ukraine to check Akhmetov`s commitments under Ukrtelecom deal

    The Ukrainian government plans to set up an interdepartmental ad hoc group to check how Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov`s System Capital Management, which acquired a controlling stake in the country`s largest fixed-line operator Ukrtelecom, has been implementing its commitments under the purchase agreement. Head of the State Property Fund of...

    Ukraine FM on Donbas: `Russia should be out` – DW
    Oct05

    Ukraine FM on Donbas: `Russia should be out` – DW

    While Ukraine struggles to implement key conditions of the Minsk agreements, its Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called on Russia to leave Donbas in an exclusive DW interview. ”My fundamental point [is] security should be there and Russia should be out, in order to get Donbas back into Ukraine,” Klimkin told DW. He said western sanctions on Moscow...

    European Parliament approves Paris climate pact
    Oct05

    European Parliament approves Paris climate pact

    The European Parliament has approved the landmark Paris climate change pact, putting the accord over the threshold needed for the global deal to come into force in November, according to Radio Liberty. The October 4 vote in Strasbourg came four days after European Union environment ministers signed off on the agreement and paved the way for...

    Serious escalation in Eastern Ukraine: heavy shelling in Luhansk sector
    Oct05

    Serious escalation in Eastern Ukraine: heavy shelling in Luhansk sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 68 times in the past 24 hours, including 36 barrages in the Luhansk sector, 19 in the Mariupol sector, and 13 in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. In the Luhansk sector, the enemy resorted to...

    Ukrainian Parliament proposes reduced tax rates for industrial parks
    Oct05

    Ukrainian Parliament proposes reduced tax rates for industrial parks

    The Ukrainian parliament has adopted a bill that introduces tax benefits for companies participating in industrial parks, proposing tax exemptions or reduced rates for corporate profit tax, property tax, land tax and value added tax when importing equipment and components. Some 227 lawmakers voted for the adoption of the bill in first reading...

    Poltorak: Ukraine to ask only anti-aircraft, anti-tank systems from U.S.
    Oct05

    Poltorak: Ukraine to ask only anti-aircraft, anti-tank systems from U.S.

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said that Ukraine will ask the United States to supply the weapons it needs most – anti-aircraft and anti-tank systems, according to Ukrainian TV Channel 24. However, Poltorak did not disclose when Ukraine might receive the lethal weapons, pointing out that it is known only in the United States whose...

    McCain: Stop Assad now — or expect years of war – WSJ
    Oct05

    McCain: Stop Assad now — or expect years of war – WSJ

    U.S. Senator John McCain says it is necessary to ground the regime`s air force, create safe zones for Syrian civilians, and arm the opposition. ”They make a desert and call it peace,” wrote the Roman historian Tacitus, quoting an enemy of Rome about its brutal conquests. The same could be said today of Bashar Assadand his ally Russian President...

    Oil prices rise on report of U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters
    Oct05

    Oil prices rise on report of U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices rose in early trading on Wednesday after a report that U.S. fuel inventories may have fallen for a fifth straight week, but contracts remained near the $50 marker where many traders currently see fair value for crude, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $49.22 per barrel at 06:49 GMT,...

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