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    U.S. Congress considering tougher anti-Russian sanctions
    Jul14

    U.S. Congress considering tougher anti-Russian sanctions

    U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Thursday, July 14, approved a comprehensive legislation to address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, strengthening sanctions against Russia, according to the committee`s press service.According to Eliot L. Engel, the bill`s author, the legislation ”underscores America`s support for...

    MFA Ukraine comments on OHCHR report over Donbas crimes
    Jul14

    MFA Ukraine comments on OHCHR report over Donbas crimes

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is ready to cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in order to fulfill the recommendations voiced in the report on the responsibility for the killings in Ukraine in January 2014 – May 2016, the official comment says.”MFA of Ukraine highly appreciates the initiative of OHCHR and the...

    Antonov betting on Western technology
    Jul14

    Antonov betting on Western technology

    The company, which is now part of the state giant Ukroboronprom, is set to transform into a Western style market-driven business, having completed the split of business ties with Russia, LeehamNews reports.The air freighter company is what keeps Antonov afloat, for it has been hit hard by the fall of the Soviet Union and Ukraine`s decision to...

    IMF says next Ukraine loan tranche nearing approval – Reuters
    Jul14

    IMF says next Ukraine loan tranche nearing approval – Reuters

    The International Monetary Fund`s executive board could still be in position to complete its review of Ukraine`s $17.5 billion bailout program this month, a key step necessary to release the next loan tranche, a fund spokesman said on Thursday, according to Reuters.IMF chief spokesman Gerry Rice said some technical issues still needed to be...

    Saint Sofia`s Cathedral and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra remain on UNESCO World Heritage list
    Jul14

    Saint Sofia`s Cathedral and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra remain on UNESCO World Heritage list

    UNESCO has decided to leave the Sofia Kyivska National Reserve and Kyiv Pechersk Lavra National Reserve on the organization`s World Heritage list, that`s according to first deputy head of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksiy Reznikov, who was part of Ukraine`s delegation to the 40th session of UNESCO in Istanbul.”There was a really hot debate....

    Less than 25% of liberated Donbas residents back economic, political alliance with Russia – poll
    Jul14

    Less than 25% of liberated Donbas residents back economic, political alliance with Russia – poll

    The results of newly released sociological research, entitled ”Features of the mindset and identity of the residents of the government-controlled and uncontrolled territories of Ukraine in Donetsk region,” were presented on Thursday by the analytical center, ”Think Tank Donbas,” at the UNIAN press center.In the survey, sociologists asked...

    EU energy chief: Maintaining gas transit via Ukraine is key for Nord Stream-2 talks
    Jul14

    EU energy chief: Maintaining gas transit via Ukraine is key for Nord Stream-2 talks

    Ensuring Ukraine remains a gas transit route is key to talks between Moscow and Brussels on the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, which would bypass Ukraine and give Russia another direct supply route to Europe, the European Union`s top energy official said, according to Reuters.”Ukraine is going through a difficult situation and the EU is trying to help...

    UN report on 2014-16 killings in Ukraine highlights ”rampant impunity”
    Jul14

    UN report on 2014-16 killings in Ukraine highlights ”rampant impunity”

    A new UN report released Thursday describes the widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014 and highlights the very limited accountability that has taken place, according to OHCHR.The report, which was prepared by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, states that the armed conflict in certain...

    Ukrainian court of appeal acquits journalist sentenced for high treason
    Jul14

    Ukrainian court of appeal acquits journalist sentenced for high treason

    Ukrainian journalist Ruslan Kotsaba earlier charged with high treason for his public calls to ignore military draft was acquitted by the Court of Appeal in Ivano-Frankivsk region Thursday.Kotsaba`s lawyer in his final speech has stressed that the charges claiming the defendant allegedly impeding the activities of the armed forces of Ukraine are...

    Ukraine, Azerbaijan to restore Odesa-Brody pipeline project
    Jul14

    Ukraine, Azerbaijan to restore Odesa-Brody pipeline project

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed prospects of cooperation in fuel and energy sphere with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in the framework of the official visit to Azerbaijan, the Ukrainian president`s press service reported.”We have instructed to restore this [Odesa-Brody pipeline] project because Azerbaijan supplies very large...

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