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    Gazprom asks Ukraine to boost gas transit due to Nord Stream repairs
    Aug09

    Gazprom asks Ukraine to boost gas transit due to Nord Stream repairs

    Russia`s gas giant Gazprom has asked Ukrainian state-run Ukrtransgaz, operator of the local gas transport system, to ensure an increase in gas transit shipments via Ukraine due to ongoing repairs to the Nord Stream gas pipeline, according to Ukrtransgaz`s press service. ”Yesterday, Gazprom filed an application with Ukrtransgaz for boosting...

    Fitch expects moderate economic recovery in Ukraine in 2016
    Aug09

    Fitch expects moderate economic recovery in Ukraine in 2016

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded its forecast for Ukraine`s economic growth in 2016, lowering the GDP growth rate to 1% from the previously announced 2%. ”Fitch expects only moderate economic recovery in Ukraine (we forecast GDP growth of 1% in 2016 with medium-term growth of 2%),” a Fitch statement said. Fitch earlier lowered its economic growth...

    EU imposes sanctions against two Russians
    Aug09

    EU imposes sanctions against two Russians

    The European Union (EU) has imposed sanctions against two Russian citizens suspected of terrorism, according to the decisions published in the Official Journal of the EU. Aslan Avgazarovich Byutukaev and Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov are named in the sanctions list. They are suspected of being associated with the ISIL (Da`esh) and the Al-Qaeda...

    Ukraine reports one killed and five wounded soldiers in past 24 hours
    Aug09

    Ukraine reports one killed and five wounded soldiers in past 24 hours

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

    Situation deteriorating on border with Crimea: Occupiers block exit to mainland Ukraine
    Aug09

    Situation deteriorating on border with Crimea: Occupiers block exit to mainland Ukraine

    Occupiers have halted operations at the Chonhar checkpoint in Crimea, according to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service. ”The supervisory bodies of the country-occupier have prepared documents only for those persons who are traveling to the temporary-occupied peninsula, and only at the Chaplynka checkpoint,” the report read. The Kalanchak...

    Erdogan arrives in St. Petersburg for meeting with Putin
    Aug09

    Erdogan arrives in St. Petersburg for meeting with Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in St. Petersburg for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to Russian news agency TASS. This will be the first personal meeting between the Russian and Turkish heads of state since last November. The talks that are expected to mark a thaw in the 8-month freeze in bilateral...

    Bloomberg: Bulgaria may restore Russian gas pipeline, nuclear plant
    Aug09

    Bloomberg: Bulgaria may restore Russian gas pipeline, nuclear plant

    Bulgaria and Russia agreed to resurrect the canceled South Stream natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea and the Belene nuclear power plant as the Balkan country strives to reduce penalty payments over unfulfilled contracts awarded to Russia by international courts, according to Bloomberg. Bulgaria and Russia agreed to set up working groups...

    Ukraine calls on world to prevent recurrence of genocide of Crimean Tatar people
    Aug09

    Ukraine calls on world to prevent recurrence of genocide of Crimean Tatar people

    Ukraine has called on the international community to prevent a recurrence of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people who were forcefully deported 70 years ago, according to a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the occasion of the International Day of World`s Indigenous People. ”We appeal to the international community to...

    Ukrainian prosecutors invite country leaders, including president, for interviews
    Aug09

    Ukrainian prosecutors invite country leaders, including president, for interviews

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) has invited Ukrainian leaders, including President Petro Poroshenko, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko, Zakarpattia Governor Hennadiy Moskal, and former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk for interviews as part of an investigation into...

    Witnesses share footage of Russia army trucks moving across occupied Crimea
    Aug09

    Witnesses share footage of Russia army trucks moving across occupied Crimea

    Witnesses have videotaped a convoy of Russian military trucks moving across Russia-occupied Crimea and uploaded two pieces of the footage from a car recorder on YouTube. The Russian occupiers are relocating army trucks in Crimea / Screenshot According to the captions, the convoy moves along a detour road between Simferopol and Yalta. ”Russia`s...

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