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    Situation in Ukraine remains ”volatile,” warns senior UN human rights official
    Jun30

    Situation in Ukraine remains ”volatile,” warns senior UN human rights official

    Unless urgent action is taken in Ukraine to separate sides and remove heavy weaponry, widespread hostilities in the country could re-escalate, a senior United Nations human rights official warned June 29.Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, Ivan Simonovic, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, appealed to the...

    Russian proxies ”step up significantly” shelling of ATO forces in last day
    Jun30

    Russian proxies ”step up significantly” shelling of ATO forces in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked the Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 66 times in the past 24 hours, including 28 times in the Donetsk sector, 21 times in the Mariupol sector, and 17 times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.”Violating the Minsk...

    Higher threat of jihadist attacks at U.S. airports July 2-5: Officials
    Jun30

    Higher threat of jihadist attacks at U.S. airports July 2-5: Officials

    With U.S intelligence increasingly confident that the Istanbul airport attack was the work of ISIS, officials are stepping up security at American airports — some concerned about possible plots coinciding with the Fourth of July holiday and the Muslim Ramadan holiday, others seeking to reassure travelers with a visible show of force, according to...

    Expert: ”Right-wingers in Sweden, Netherlands, France will want to follow Brexit, but won`t succeed”
    Jun30

    Expert: ”Right-wingers in Sweden, Netherlands, France will want to follow Brexit, but won`t succeed”

    Ukraine`s foreign policy expert Oleksandr Hara, the director of the department of the multilateral relations of NGO Maidan of foreign affairs, sat down with Ukraine Today to talk about Brexit and its global impact.Some Russian officials are praising the referendum, describing it as a ”victory for the British in their struggle against America” and...

    Ukraine raises electricity price for industry from July 1
    Jun29

    Ukraine raises electricity price for industry from July 1

    Today, the National Energy and Utility Regulation Commission (NEURC) raised the tariff for industrial consumers – by 10% for Class 1, by 8.2% for Class 2.The NEURC has increased from July 1 the cost of electricity for industry by 8-10%, according to a Facebook posting by former Commission member Andriy Herus.”Today, the NEURC raised the tariff...

    Russia extends food embargo until end of 2017
    Jun29

    Russia extends food embargo until end of 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law providing for the food embargo to operate until 31 December 2017, according to Slon.ru citing official web portal of legal information.”Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in May instructed to extend anti-sanctions until the end of 2017. At the time, he noted that national producers have repeatedly...

    U.S. diplomat attacked by Russian FSB outside Moscow embassy: WP
    Jun29

    U.S. diplomat attacked by Russian FSB outside Moscow embassy: WP

    In the early morning of June 6, a uniformed Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) guard stationed outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow attacked and beat up a U.S. diplomat who was trying to enter the compound, according to four U.S. officials who were briefed on the incident, The Washington Post reports.This previously unreported attack occurred...

    Minsk talks: Parties agree to separate forces in two Donbas towns – Sajdik
    Jun29

    Minsk talks: Parties agree to separate forces in two Donbas towns – Sajdik

    Special Representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas conflict settlement told reporters in Minsk the negotiators agreed on separating forces in Zolote and Petrovske, according to BELTA.The security subgroup continued considering the issues that were discussed at the...

    Poroshenko sacks Mykolaiv Governor amid corruption in region
    Jun29

    Poroshenko sacks Mykolaiv Governor amid corruption in region

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has fired head of the Mykolayiv Regional State Administration Vadym Merikov, according to a presidential decree No.277 from June 29, 2016.”To dismiss Merikov, Vadym Ivanovich from the post of a chairman of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration according to a letter of resignation filed,” the document...

    Paris Opera singer Vasyl Slipak shot dead by Russian sniper in Donbas
    Jun29

    Paris Opera singer Vasyl Slipak shot dead by Russian sniper in Donbas

    Ukrainian opera singer Vasyl Slipak (Wassyl Slipak) was killed in the warzone in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian journalist Yury Butusov wrote on Facebook, according to Ukraine Today. ”Vasyl Slipak, a well-known opera singer, one of the world`s best baritones, lived and worked in France for 19 years, where he was a soloist of the Paris Opera House,”...

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