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    Ukraine demands Russia immediately grant OSCE access to occupied Crimea
    Aug12

    Ukraine demands Russia immediately grant OSCE access to occupied Crimea

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded that the Russian Federation immediately grant the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine secure and unrestricted access to the occupied territory in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. ”Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry has turned to the occupier state`s Foreign Ministry with the demand that...

    Ukraine to spend 3% of GDP on defense in 2017: Finance minister
    Aug12

    Ukraine to spend 3% of GDP on defense in 2017: Finance minister

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said the draft national budget for 2017 foresees that spending on the law-enforcement sector in 2017 will remain at the same level as 2016, i.e. 5% of the GDP, including 3% on defense alone. ”In 2017, our approach will be the same, this is our priority. The law-enforcement block will be given 5% of...

    Gerashchenko: Moscow has long-severed diplomatic relations with Ukraine
    Aug12

    Gerashchenko: Moscow has long-severed diplomatic relations with Ukraine

    Iryna Gerashchenko, first deputy chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada and Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement, said Russia severed diplomatic relations with Ukraine when it occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and part of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. ”In fact, Moscow has...

    IMF`s decision on new loan for Ukraine in August: Finance ministry
    Aug12

    IMF`s decision on new loan for Ukraine in August: Finance ministry

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk has said the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will decide on the disbursement of a new loan tranche for Ukraine late in August. He noted that Ukraine had not yet received the scheduled third tranche as the Board had not considered the issue yet. ”The Board will officially meet...

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry wants OSCE monitors at border with Crimea
    Aug12

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry wants OSCE monitors at border with Crimea

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked international organizations to undertake measures to gain access to the border with Russia and Russia-occupied Crimea and to Ukrainian citizens presently in Russian detention. ”The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has officially sent a note to the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

    Putin sacks Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov
    Aug12

    Putin sacks Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has sacked Kremlin chief of staff Sergey Ivanov and appointed him special presidential envoy for environmental activity, ecology and transport, the Kremlin press service said on Friday, according to Russian news agency TASS. Ivanov, 63, served as Russia`s defense minister between March 2001 and February 2007. He...

    Germany to assist Ukraine with energy efficiency fund
    Aug12

    Germany to assist Ukraine with energy efficiency fund

    Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko has announced that the German government will provide advisory assistance to Ukraine in the creation of an Energy Efficiency Fund. ”Germany is a strategic and reliable partner of Ukraine, including in the implementation of...

    Ukraine reports one killed and four were wounded in past 24 hours
    Aug12

    Ukraine reports one killed and four were wounded in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and four were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”Unfortunately, there was one killed in action (KIA) and four wounded in action (WIA),” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, a UNIAN correspondent reported....

    Fugitive MP Onyshchenko in Britain: Not enough grounds for extradition
    Aug12

    Fugitive MP Onyshchenko in Britain: Not enough grounds for extradition

    Fugitive Ukrainian Member of Parliament Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who is wanted by the Ukrainian police on charges of involvement in a scam with a gas production company, said Ukrainian prosecutors have little grounds for his extradition from Britain. ”Mr. Prosecutor won`t manage to push, press the British jurisdiction,” he wrote on Facebook. He...

    Poroshenko creates new military and civil administration in Luhansk region
    Aug12

    Poroshenko creates new military and civil administration in Luhansk region

    A new military and civil administration has been created by the decree of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Luhansk region. ”To create a military and civil administration of the villages of Nyzhnia Vilkhova, Verkhnia Vilkhova, Malynove, Plotyna and Pshenychne of Stanytsia Luhanska district of Luhansk region,” Decree No. 329 issued on August...

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