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    Ukraine celebrating first National Police Day
    Aug04

    Ukraine celebrating first National Police Day

    August 4 is being celebrated as the day of the signing of the law ”On the National Police” by the president of Ukraine. On December 10, 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on the celebration of National Police Day. ”From 2016, this holiday will be celebrated on August 4 – on the day of the signing of the law ”On the...

    Donetsk sector sees escalation amid lull in Luhansk region in last day
    Aug04

    Donetsk sector sees escalation amid lull in Luhansk region in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces were most active in the Donetsk sector, while it was relatively calm in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. ”Most of enemy attacks – 21 cases – were recorded in the Donetsk sector. Militants repeatedly fired 120mm and 82mm mortars and...

    Extradition of ex-energy minister Stavytsky to Ukraine depends on Israel
    Aug04

    Extradition of ex-energy minister Stavytsky to Ukraine depends on Israel

    A positive decision on the extradition of former Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Eduard Stavytsky to Ukraine from Israel depends on that country`s authorities, according to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO). ”We`ve sent an enquiry [for his extradition]. The Justice Ministry of Israel received it on July 12. The...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.81 to dollar
    Aug04

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 24.81 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by one kopiyka, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.81 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 4: $100 costs UAH 2,481.6008 (on August 3, it was UAH...

    Ukraine`s MFA: Appointment of Russia`s ambassador to Ukraine no longer on agenda
    Aug04

    Ukraine`s MFA: Appointment of Russia`s ambassador to Ukraine no longer on agenda

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Integration Olena Zerkal says that the appointment of Russia`s Ambassador to Ukraine is no longer on Ukraine`s agenda. ”This issue has been removed from the agenda,” she said on Channel 5 on Wednesday. This was Ukraine`s initiative, she added. She also assured that the absence of the...

    Experts forecast record high yield of peas in Ukraine in 15 years
    Aug04

    Experts forecast record high yield of peas in Ukraine in 15 years

    The gross yield of peas in 2016 is forecast at 752,000 tonnes, which is almost twice the figure recorded in 2015, according to experts. This will be a record high yield in the past 15 years, the press service of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UAC) said. ”In 2016, the gross yield of peas is projected at 752,000 tonnes, which is almost twice the...

    OSCE supports Red Cross` possible involvement in Donbas swap mediation
    Aug03

    OSCE supports Red Cross` possible involvement in Donbas swap mediation

    Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group on the implementation of the peace plan in the east of Ukraine Ambassador Martin Sajdik says he supports possible involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in mediation of the release of Ukrainian soldiers held captive...

    UN: Eastern Ukraine casualties highest since August 2015
    Aug03

    UN: Eastern Ukraine casualties highest since August 2015

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein on Wednesday called on all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to prioritize the protection of civilians and take urgent steps to de-escalate the increasingly tense situation at the contact line, warning that civilian casualty figures have risen dramatically in the past two...

    Bloomberg: Bitcoin sinks after hackers steal $65 mln from exchange
    Aug03

    Bloomberg: Bitcoin sinks after hackers steal $65 mln from exchange

    Bitcoin plunged after one of the largest exchanges halted trading because hackers stole about $65 million of the digital currency, Bloomberg reported. Bitcoin slumped 5.5% against the dollar as of 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Tokyo, bringing its two-day drop to 13%, according to the report. Prices also sank 6.2% on Monday, although it was not clear...

    Turkish pilot admits to bombarding parliament during failed coup attempt
    Aug03

    Turkish pilot admits to bombarding parliament during failed coup attempt

    A Turkish pilot staff captain has admitted that he was the pilot of an F-16 fighter jet which bombarded the parliament building on the night of the failed coup attempt of July 15, according to Turkey`s English-language leading newspaper Hurriyet Daily News. Pilot Staff Cpt. Huseyin Turk confessed in his testimony that Brig. Hakan Evrim, the...

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