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    OSCE monitors in Donbas report threats to be detained, handcuffed by Russian militants
    Sep24

    OSCE monitors in Donbas report threats to be detained, handcuffed by Russian militants

    Armed members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) have threatened to detain and handcuff monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine. ”Armed `DPR` members threatened to `detain` handcuff SMM monitors near Staromykhailivka. [The] OSCE SMM [is] ready/able to monitor, but prevented,” the OSCE SMM tweeted on...

    Russian planes bomb Aleppo as Syrian army begins assault
    Sep24

    Russian planes bomb Aleppo as Syrian army begins assault

    Russian aircraft dropped dozens of bombs Friday on rebel and Islamic State areas, including civil defense centers, a human rights group said, as the Syrian government announced a major military operation in the city, according to USA Today. The latest violence appears to doom a cease-fire that has been violated repeatedly since it went into...

    Weaker hryvnia pushes Ukraine`s debt up by $1.8 bln in one month
    Sep23

    Weaker hryvnia pushes Ukraine`s debt up by $1.8 bln in one month

    Ukraine`s state and state-guaranteed debt in hryvnias as of the end of August was UAH 1.708 trillion, which was 2.8%, or UAH 46.82 billion (about US$1.8 billion at the current forex rate), up on the beginning of the month, according to a posting on the Ukrainian Finance Ministry. Overall state and state-guaranteed debt in the U.S. dollar by the...

    Poroshenko to visit Brussels in search of compromise over Association Agreement
    Sep23

    Poroshenko to visit Brussels in search of compromise over Association Agreement

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends to visit Brussels late October to raise the issue of ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, an UNIAN correspondent reported referring to Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev. ”We are making preparations for the...

    UK intercepts Russian bombers near its air borders
    Sep23

    UK intercepts Russian bombers near its air borders

    Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets have intercepted Russian Blackjack bombers approaching the UK airspace, the country`s Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter. ”We can confirm that quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth intercepted two Russian Blackjack bombers and escorted them while they were in the UK area of interest....

    Kyiv to host Ukrainian-German Business Forum Oct 11
    Sep23

    Kyiv to host Ukrainian-German Business Forum Oct 11

    The Ukrainian-German Business Forum, earlier scheduled during the Germany visit of Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman late June, will be held October 11 in Kyiv, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The forum will consist of five panel discussions – on industry, infrastructure and logistics, innovation and the digital...

    Financial assistance for agricultural business realistic and fully resourced – Ukraine PM
    Sep23

    Financial assistance for agricultural business realistic and fully resourced – Ukraine PM

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman says that the programs of financial assistance for the Ukrainian agricultural businesses as provided for in the draft state budget for 2017 are fully resourced and can be implemented. ”A total of UAH 5.5 billion [earmarked to support farmers] makes up 1% of gross agricultural production volume. This...

    New approach to peace in Ukraine: Stratfor
    Sep23

    New approach to peace in Ukraine: Stratfor

    Though several agreements on ceasefire in Donbas have been made and broken since the fighting in eastern Ukraine began in 2014, the latest deal signed in Minsk on Wednesday stands a much better chance of surviving, according to U.S.-based geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor. It represents a marked departure from previous attempts to stop the...

    Confirmed : Russian bomb remains recovered from Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy attack
    Sep23

    Confirmed : Russian bomb remains recovered from Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy attack

    Yesterday, Bellingcat published its report on the bombing of the Syrian Red Crescent aid convoy on September 19th. The report examined various aspects of the attack using open source information, including the comparison of what appeared to be the tail section of a OFAB 250-270 bomb that appeared in images from the attack, first published by CIT....

    Poroshenko Administration: text of Ukraine-EU Association deal not to be amended
    Sep23

    Poroshenko Administration: text of Ukraine-EU Association deal not to be amended

    Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev has noted that no changes will be made to the text of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, an UNIAN correspondent reported from Yeliseyev`s Kyiv briefing. ”We are continuing to work actively, assuming today that the two key so-called `red lines` must be met: first of all,...

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