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    Car of LPR leader Plotnitsky blown up in Luhansk – media
    Aug06

    Car of LPR leader Plotnitsky blown up in Luhansk – media

    A car belonging to leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky has exploded in Luhansk, RIA Novosti reported, in a dispatch regarding the so-called ”LPR people`s militia.” It is not known yet whether the LPR leader was in the car when it exploded. Following the car explosion, two people with injuries were taken...

    Ukraine`s diplomat: Non-approval of Russia`s ambassador doesn`t mean full diplomatic break
    Aug06

    Ukraine`s diplomat: Non-approval of Russia`s ambassador doesn`t mean full diplomatic break

    A representative of Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that the fact that Ukraine hasn`t approved the candidacy of Mikhail Babich as Russia`s ambassador to Ukraine does not mean a full diplomatic break. ”No, it has nothing to do with a full break in our diplomatic relations with Russia. Most of all, we should be aware that there are...

    National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) threatens to use own task force if its work blocked
    Aug05

    National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) threatens to use own task force if its work blocked

    The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) warns that in case of a direct threat of the blocking of its activity, its own special task force will guarantee order and stable work. ”Should there be a direct threat of the blocking of NABU`s work, its own special operations union is the guarantee of order, protection of data and ensuring...

    Ukraine`s defense minister reveals results of ministry personnel revaluation
    Aug05

    Ukraine`s defense minister reveals results of ministry personnel revaluation

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak says that 256 ministry employees have failed to pass professional re-evaluation. ”Reorganization of the ministry`s departments is over. Due to the optimization, the number of the departments has decreased to 18 from 25, and the number of personnel has declined by nearly 200 people,” the minister said at...

    Government set to raise excise tax on alcohol and cigarettes
    Aug05

    Government set to raise excise tax on alcohol and cigarettes

    The Ukrainian government on August 4 considered a draft resolution ”On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning the revision of some tax rates,” which proposes an increase in the excise tax on alcohol and cigarettes, according to the RBC Ukraine news agency. In particular, it is proposed to raise excise tax on malt beer to UAH 2.78 per...

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget sees UAH 11.3 deficit in H1
    Aug05

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget sees UAH 11.3 deficit in H1

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit in the first half of 2016 amounted to UAH 11.3 billion against a surplus of UAH 12.2 billion in the same period last year, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) said in its Inflation Report for July 2016, published on the regulator`s website. According to the report, the consolidated budget posted a deficit of...

    Mobilization to be announced immediately if situation deteriorates in Donbas: Turchynov
    Aug05

    Mobilization to be announced immediately if situation deteriorates in Donbas: Turchynov

    Mobilization will be announced immediately if there is serious deterioration in the situation in Donbas, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov stated at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday. ”The number of mobilized soldiers was reduced by more than 2.5 times during the first six months. In the second half of...

    Terrorist suspects in Europe got welfare benefits while plotting attacks – WSJ
    Aug05

    Terrorist suspects in Europe got welfare benefits while plotting attacks – WSJ

    Belgian financial investigators looking into recent terror plots have discovered a disturbing trend: Some of the suspects were collecting welfare benefits until shortly before they carried out their attacks, according to The Wall Street Journal. At least five of the alleged plotters in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks partly financed...

    Ukraine army gets over 10,000 samples of weapons, military equipment since early 2016
    Aug05

    Ukraine army gets over 10,000 samples of weapons, military equipment since early 2016

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have received more than 10,000 samples of weapons and military equipment since the beginning of the year, spokesman for the Defense Ministry Colonel Oleksiy Chernobay said at a briefing on Friday. ”Over the past week, state-owned enterprises delivered more than 150 samples of weapons and military equipment to the...

    Turchynov announces two scenarios that Russia can implement to try to conquer Ukraine
    Aug05

    Turchynov announces two scenarios that Russia can implement to try to conquer Ukraine

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has announced two scenarios that Russia can implement to try to conquer Ukraine. ”The paradigm of ”hybrid war” is characterized by a high variance of methods with an overall integrated approach to their use,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, a UNIAN...

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