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    Transparency International: Ukraine must certify e-declaration anti-corruption tool to make it effective
    Aug16

    Transparency International: Ukraine must certify e-declaration anti-corruption tool to make it effective

    Transparency International is concerned that Ukraine has introduced a new e-declaration system to fight corruption but without the necessary security certification, which means it cannot formally be used to prosecute public officials who falsely report their assets and interests. ”President Poroshenko promised that the e-declaration system would...

    Ukraine reports eight wounded in past 24 hours
    Aug16

    Ukraine reports eight wounded in past 24 hours

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”There were eight wounded in action (WIA),” Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, a UNIAN correspondent reported. As UNIAN reported earlier, combined Russian-separatist...

    Zhytomyr Regional State Administration Chairman Mashkovskiy resigns
    Aug16

    Zhytomyr Regional State Administration Chairman Mashkovskiy resigns

    Zhytomyr Regional State Administration Chairman Serhiy Mashkovskiy wrote a statement on August 16 on his resignation, press secretary of the State Administration Olha Prykhodchenko told a UNIAN correspondent by phone. She said, ”Today, Mashkovskiy wrote a statement on his resignation as chairman of the Zhytomyr Regional State Administration.”...

    State budget receives UAH 605 mln in state property rental payments since start of year
    Aug16

    State budget receives UAH 605 mln in state property rental payments since start of year

    Contributions to the state budget from the lease of state property in January-July 2016 decreased by 10.7% to UAH 604.8 million, compared with UAH 676.9 million in the same period last year, the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) reported on its website. As of August 11, SPFU transferred UAH 647.8 million to the state budget in the form of...

    NSDC comments on situation around launch of e-declaration system
    Aug16

    NSDC comments on situation around launch of e-declaration system

    Following the provocative mention of the NSDC secretary`s surname in the context of issues related to the introduction of the e-declaration system and efforts of ”regular corruption-fighters” aimed at making the employees of some media distort objective information, the NSDC press service was forced to make a statement. ”The Staff of the NSDC of...

    Russia deploys jets at Iranian Airbase to bombs  insurgents in Syria (Photos)
    Aug16

    Russia deploys jets at Iranian Airbase to bombs insurgents in Syria (Photos)

    Russian warplanes have been deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran, Al-Masdar News has reported. Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield; however, this newly signed military agreement with Iran will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving...

    EU Reporter: Russian bear stealth attack for control of Ukraine nuclear power-generating company
    Aug16

    EU Reporter: Russian bear stealth attack for control of Ukraine nuclear power-generating company

    Under cover of the aggressive radio noise and propaganda created by Russia`s sabre rattling in the Baltics, Crimea and eastern Ukraine this weekend, Russia is trying by stealth to take over control of Energoatom, the state-owned nuclear power generating company in Ukraine, wrote James Wilson, a founding director of the EU-Ukraine Business...

    Militants fire mortars on Maiorsk checkpoint once again
    Aug16

    Militants fire mortars on Maiorsk checkpoint once again

    Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to attack positions of the State Border Guard Service`s military. According to the agency`s report, in addition to small arms and grenade launchers, the Russian-backed mercenaries have increasingly started to use mortars. Read alsoMilitants shell border guard post in Maiorsk At about 23:00 on Monday,...

    About 1,800 Ukrainian cars in queues on border with Poland: Border guards
    Aug16

    About 1,800 Ukrainian cars in queues on border with Poland: Border guards

    As of the morning of August 16, there are a significant number of vehicles – 1,760 cars – standing in queues at crossing points on the border with Poland. According to the State Border Guard Service, the increase in passenger traffic is because the holiday in Poland has ended. ”A large number of cars are trying to cross the Ukrainian-Polish...

    Russian citizen attempts to smuggle Ukraine-produced parts for military aircraft: Security Service
    Aug16

    Russian citizen attempts to smuggle Ukraine-produced parts for military aircraft: Security Service

    A Russian citizen attempting to smuggle Ukrainian-produced military goods was detained by officers of Ukraine`s Security Service (SBU) at a railroad junction of the Ukrainian South-Western Railways in Sumy region, the SBU press service reported. According to experts, the detainee was trying to transfer components of the onboard systems of...

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