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    Russian troops attack ATO forces 48 times ahead of Independence Day
    Aug24

    Russian troops attack ATO forces 48 times ahead of Independence Day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 48 times in the past 24 hours – 19 times in the Donetsk sector, 22 times in the Mariupol sector and seven times in the Luhansk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk sector, the...

    Obama congratulates Ukrainians on Independence Day
    Aug24

    Obama congratulates Ukrainians on Independence Day

    U.S. President Barack Obama has congratulated Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the people of Ukraine on the 25th anniversary of the country`s independence. ”On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my warmest congratulations to you and the people of Ukraine as you celebrate the 25th anniversary of your nation`s independence...

    French President congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day, calling it `key actor` on global scene
    Aug24

    French President congratulates Ukraine on Independence Day, calling it `key actor` on global scene

    French President Francois Hollande said that Ukraine asserted itself as a key actor on the European and global scene. Hollande stated this in his congratulatory message to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Ukrainian people on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine`s Independence. ”Despite all the pressures and crises, Ukraine...

    The Guardian: Ukraine`s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement
    Aug24

    The Guardian: Ukraine`s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement

    A British company hired to buy medicines for Ukraine`s health ministry has succeeded in cutting prices by up to a quarter, in a rare success for anti-corruption efforts, The Guardian reported. Last year, under pressure from activists demanding action against graft, the health ministry brought in Crown Agents, a not-for-profit development company...

    Experts lower Ukraine economic outlook for 2016, forecast higher growth in subsequent years
    Aug24

    Experts lower Ukraine economic outlook for 2016, forecast higher growth in subsequent years

    Economists have downgraded the growth projection for Ukraine`s economy in 2016 by 0.1 percentage points to 1%, but improved projections of the economic growth in 2017 and 2018 to 2.9% and 3.6%, respectively, according to an updated expert consensus forecast compiled by Ukraine`s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. Experts have also...

    Putin`s adviser calls ”nonsense” audio tapes released by Ukraine proving his masterminding of separatism in Crimea
    Aug23

    Putin`s adviser calls ”nonsense” audio tapes released by Ukraine proving his masterminding of separatism in Crimea

    Sergey Glazyev, adviser to the president of Russia, has called recent statements of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine (PGO) about his involvement in crimes against Ukraine`s territorial integrity and instigation of a war in this country as ”nonsense”, RBC reported. ”I will not comment on this nonsense of the Nazi criminals,” Glazyev...

    Militants destroy Ukrainian stronghold near Donetsk
    Aug23

    Militants destroy Ukrainian stronghold near Donetsk

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions near the village of Luhanske, Ukrainian news service TSN reported. The militants were attacking the Ukrainian army with armored vehicles, grenade launchers and machine guns. One of the strongholds of the 54th Brigade was destroyed by a powerful mine. No casualties or injuries...

    Klymenko, Kurchenko inflict loss of UAH 200 bln on Ukraine – Prosecutor`s Office
    Aug23

    Klymenko, Kurchenko inflict loss of UAH 200 bln on Ukraine – Prosecutor`s Office

    Former Minister of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine Oleksandr Klymenko and fugitive businessman Serhiy Kurchenko inflicted losses of UAH 198 billion on the state, said Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in his speech marking the 25th anniversary of Ukraine`s Independence, RBC-Ukraine reported. ”According to data provided by a special group tasked...

    Ukrainian government approves higher excise tax rates and royalties
    Aug23

    Ukrainian government approves higher excise tax rates and royalties

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has approved draft amendments to the Tax Code outlining an increase in some taxes, adjusted according to consumer price indexes and industrial producers` prices. A decision in this regard was made at a government meeting, it was reported. Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk noted that it was a technical issue, which...

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande hold phone conversation
    Aug23

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande hold phone conversation

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande today, August 23, the Kremlin`s press service reported. It is reported that the three leaders have discussed the internal Ukrainian crisis and the possibility of implementing the Minsk agreements...

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