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    Putin to visit annexed Crimea this week: Media
    Aug17

    Putin to visit annexed Crimea this week: Media

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit annexed Crimea this week, Russian news agency RBC reported, citing two interlocutors close to the Kremlin and a source close to the embassy of the Southern Federal District. The visit is scheduled for Friday, August 19. Putin may meet local officials and visit the Tavrida youth camp, which is...

    Russian troops attack ATO forces 52 times in last 24 hours, use heavy weapons
    Aug17

    Russian troops attack ATO forces 52 times in last 24 hours, use heavy weapons

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 52 times in the past 24 hours, including 23 times in the Donetsk sector, 20 times in the Mariupol sector and nine times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. The situation in the Donbas...

    Reuters: Oil prices fall on doubts producers can agree output restraint
    Aug17

    Reuters: Oil prices fall on doubts producers can agree output restraint

    Oil prices fell away from 5-week highs early on Wednesday, as analysts doubted possible producer talks to rein in ballooning oversupply would be successful, according to Reuters. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $48.92 per barrel at 0158 GMT, down 31 cents from their last settlement, Reuters wrote.  Despite the dip, prices are still up...

    Militants attack Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint at night
    Aug17

    Militants attack Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint at night

    Combined Russian-separatist forces continued to attack positions of the State Border Guard Service`s military last night, according to the press service of the agency. ”Last night, from 21:00 to midnight, Russian-backed mercenaries shelled the Stanytsia Luhanska entry/exit checkpoint from Grand Prince Ihor Mount. The terrorists used grenades...

    Artistic gymnast Verniaiev bags first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine
    Aug17

    Artistic gymnast Verniaiev bags first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine

    Ukrainian artistic gymnast Oleg Verniaiev has won a first gold medal for Ukraine in the men`s parallel bars competition at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 16. Verniaiev, 22, showed the result of 16.041, which let him beat U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva, who won the silver medal with 15.900 and Russian David Belyavskiy, who got...

    U.S. Senator Coons: No consensus in Senate on lethal aid to Ukraine
    Aug17

    U.S. Senator Coons: No consensus in Senate on lethal aid to Ukraine

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), who was visiting Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, as the head of a U.S. Congress delegation, says that he does not think that there is consensus in the U.S. Senate at the moment on providing lethal weapons to Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The Obama Administration was against supplying lethal aid to...

    Foreign direct investment in Ukraine 5.4% up to $44.8 bln in H1
    Aug17

    Foreign direct investment in Ukraine 5.4% up to $44.8 bln in H1

    The amount of foreign direct investment in Ukraine`s economy (nonresidents` equity capital) as of July 1, 2016, was $44.791 billion, which was 5.4%, or $2.282 billion, up on the beginning of the year, when it stood at $42.509 billion, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. January through June 2016, almost $2.86 billion in new...

    Poroshenko to Hollande, Merkel: Kremlin`s allegations aim to discredit Ukraine
    Aug16

    Poroshenko to Hollande, Merkel: Kremlin`s allegations aim to discredit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Kremlin`s allegations against Ukraine of plotting terrorist acts in the Russian-occupied Crimea aim to discredit the country in the international partners` eyes. ”The accusations brought by the Kremlin against Ukraine that...

    Crimean teacher accused by Russia of extremism flees to Kyiv
    Aug16

    Crimean teacher accused by Russia of extremism flees to Kyiv

    Crimean teacher Yuriy Ilchenko, accused by the Russian authorities of extremism for non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, has fled to Kyiv, Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Information Policy Ministry. Ilchenko, who is a foreign language teacher and a blogger, was detained by the FSB Federal Security Service on July 2,...

    Crimea provocation: Neither satellites, nor locals confirm Kremlin`s allegations – Klimkin
    Aug16

    Crimea provocation: Neither satellites, nor locals confirm Kremlin`s allegations – Klimkin

    Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin says that there is no evidence either from satellites or from local residents in Crimea to support the Kremlin`s allegations that Ukraine allegedly plotted terrorist attacks on the peninsula. ”Russia accuses us of opening fire at the administrative border with the occupied Crimea. But how could...

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