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    In last few months, Putin offering Obama deal unprofitable for Ukraine: The Times
    Aug18

    In last few months, Putin offering Obama deal unprofitable for Ukraine: The Times

    Moscow is trying to negotiate with the United States on Ukraine before the election of a new American president, Roger Boyes wrote in his article for The Times titled ”Vultures are circling for lame-duck Obama” published on August 17, 2016. ”Obama should be waking up to what he has brought about: a new military axis in the Middle East bonded by...

    Toretsk mayor arrested for 60 days, cannot get bail
    Aug18

    Toretsk mayor arrested for 60 days, cannot get bail

    Kramatorsk town court has granted the request of the prosecutor`s office and arrested Volodymyr Sliptsov, mayor of the town of Toretsk, for 60 days, according to Novosti Donbasa. The court fully satisfied the petition of the prosecutor`s office. The article, under which Sliptsov has been arrested, does not provide for the right to bail....

    Over 1,500 Ukrainian cars in queues on border with Poland
    Aug18

    Over 1,500 Ukrainian cars in queues on border with Poland

    A total of 1,720 vehicles from Ukraine are standing in queues on the border with Poland, the Western Regional Office of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine wrote on Facebook. As of 06:00 on Thursday, there were 450 vehicles at the Yahodyn customs checkpoint, 400 cars at the Rava-Ruska checkpoint, 250 cars at the Uhryniv checkpoint and 130...

    Fiscal Service plans to reimburse UAH 96 bln in VAT by end of year: Nasirov
    Aug18

    Fiscal Service plans to reimburse UAH 96 bln in VAT by end of year: Nasirov

    The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU) plans to reimburse UAH 96 billion in value-added tax (VAT) to businesses by the end of the year, while facilitating the reimbursement process as a whole, SFSU Head Roman Nasirov stated at a briefing in Kyiv. ”We have already paid UAH 48 billion in VAT refunds out of the UAH 322 billion due. This amount...

    Moldovan authorities: Russia`s military exercises in Transnistria illegal, inadmissible
    Aug18

    Moldovan authorities: Russia`s military exercises in Transnistria illegal, inadmissible

    The Bureau for Reintegration and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Moldova reacted to the second round of military exercises conducted by the Operation Group of Russian Armed Forces in Transnistria, according to moldova.org. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs even called the representative of the Russian Embassy to give explanations for the...

    Reuters: Brent crude oil prices dip on prospect of record Saudi output
    Aug18

    Reuters: Brent crude oil prices dip on prospect of record Saudi output

    Oil prices dipped in early trading on Thursday as the prospect of record Saudi output weighed on markets and as traders cashed in on profits following an almost uninterrupted price rally this month of nearly 20%, Reuters reported. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $49.67 per barrel at 00:50 GMT, down 18 cents from their last...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 96 times in last day amid escalation
    Aug18

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 96 times in last day amid escalation

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 96 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”The enemy opened artillery fire six times on the town of Avdiyivka, having launched more than 130 shells of 122mm caliber on our defenders. The...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.08 to dollar
    Aug18

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.08 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.08 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 18: $100 costs UAH 2,508.8661 (on August 17, it was UAH...

    Amnesty: Nearly 18,000 died in Syria state jails in 2011-15
    Aug18

    Amnesty: Nearly 18,000 died in Syria state jails in 2011-15

    Nearly 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15, an Amnesty International report says, alleging beatings and rape in prisons, according to the BBC. Amnesty says its document includes interviews with 65 ”torture survivors”, who have described appalling abuse in jails and detention centers, the BBC reported. The human rights...

    Yanukovych wants face-to-face interrogation with Poroshenko, other senior officials
    Aug18

    Yanukovych wants face-to-face interrogation with Poroshenko, other senior officials

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled Ukraine in February 2014 amid the Revolution of Dignity, wants face-to-face interrogation with incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and other senior officials in the video conference format, according to the Ukrainian online publication Ukrayinska Pravda. ”An official petition was sent to the...

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