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    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...

    U.S. calls for reducing tensions between Ukraine, Russia
    Aug12

    U.S. calls for reducing tensions between Ukraine, Russia

    The United States is extremely concerned about tension on the boundary between Russia and Ukraine and calls on both sides to reduce tension and rhetoric, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said on Thursday, according to Reuters. ”We believe that any actions, including rhetoric, including remarks, have the ability to escalate what is...

    U.S. expects Russia to fulfill transparency commitments during Black Sea drills
    Aug12

    U.S. expects Russia to fulfill transparency commitments during Black Sea drills

    Director of the Press Office of the U.S. Department of State Elizabeth Trudeau said the United States expects Russia to fulfill transparency commitments while conducting its Black Sea exercise. ”We expect Russia to fulfill all relevant commitments to provide neighbors with appropriate assurance and transparent information about the size and...

    SBU assigns terrorist threat level to Ukraine`s regions: Highest in Donbas, Crimea
    Aug12

    SBU assigns terrorist threat level to Ukraine`s regions: Highest in Donbas, Crimea

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has assessed the terrorist threat level for all regions of Ukraine, according to the SBU`s press center. The relevant decision was taken following the worsening situation on the administrative border with Crimea and in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 8...

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