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    Russia massing tanks near Crimean Dzhankoy at border with mainland Ukraine – witnesses
    Aug07

    Russia massing tanks near Crimean Dzhankoy at border with mainland Ukraine – witnesses

    Witnesses report large amounts of Russian military hardware have been massed near the towns of Dzhankoy and Armyansk in Crimea`s north, close to the administrative border with mainland Ukraine. ”Witnesses report that large groups of Russian military hardware have been massed near Armyansk and Dzhankoy. Dzhankoy has been cordoned off by troops...

    Naftogaz posts profit of over UAH 20 bln – Ukraine PM
    Aug06

    Naftogaz posts profit of over UAH 20 bln – Ukraine PM

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine posted a net profit of over UAH 20 billion from January to June 2016, without receiving compensation from the state budget for differences in gas prices and heating tariffs, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on Facebook. ”In 2016, for the first time since 2006, Naftogaz has not been...

    Police detonate backpack near finish line of Rio Olympic cycling race
    Aug06

    Police detonate backpack near finish line of Rio Olympic cycling race

    A loud blast shook the media seats near the finishing line of the men`s cycling road race on the first day of the Rio Olympics when Brazil`s bomb squad detonated an unattended backpack on Saturday, amid tight security at South America`s first Games, Reuters reported. A Reuters witness reported seeing bomb squad agents in protective clothing...

    Reuters: Crimea power project finalizes plan to use turbines from Siemens – sources
    Aug06

    Reuters: Crimea power project finalizes plan to use turbines from Siemens – sources

    Builders of two power plants in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory Crimea have finalized plans to install turbines made by a joint venture of Siemens, Reuters reported referring to three sources. In response to questions from Reuters, the German company categorically denied it intends to send them to Crimea. Siemens says its joint venture...

    More details released about assassination attempt on LPR leader
    Aug06

    More details released about assassination attempt on LPR leader

    Former head of the Department for Countering Drug-Related Crime of the National Police of Ukraine Ilya Kiva, who is serving with the National Guards, has provided some details about the assassination attempt on leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky. According to doctors at the hospital where Plotnitsky was...

    ECHR begins weighing claim against Ukraine over MH17 crash in Donbas – media
    Aug06

    ECHR begins weighing claim against Ukraine over MH17 crash in Donbas – media

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has begun hearing a claim against Ukraine regarding the MH17 Malaysia plane crash in Donbas on July 17, 2014, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant. It is reported that the lawsuit has been filed by families of the German passengers who perished in the crash, noting that Ukrainian authorities did not...

    Maryinka crossing post temporarily closed due to shelling – Border guards
    Aug06

    Maryinka crossing post temporarily closed due to shelling – Border guards

    The Maryinka control post has been temporarily closed to crossings due to shelling by militants, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. ”Today, at 6 a.m., at the time the Donetsk-Kurakhovo road corridor was to be opened, militants began shelling the Maryinka control post. Fire was launched from 5.45mm and 7.62mm...

    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...

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