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    Poltorak names greatest strategic mistake of Def. Ministry, Gen. Staff
    Jun23

    Poltorak names greatest strategic mistake of Def. Ministry, Gen. Staff

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that the greatest strategic mistake in regard to the Ukrainian army had been made before 2014.”The biggest strategic mistake was made before 2014, when everything was done for the army to be not combat-ready and significantly limited in the ability to perform combat missions. The army was not...

    OSCE SMM caught in mortar shelling in Gov`t-controlled Vodiane
    Jun23

    OSCE SMM caught in mortar shelling in Gov`t-controlled Vodiane

    The patrol of OSCE`s special monitoring mission in Donbas was caught in mortar fire June 22 as it was visiting government-controlled Vodiane (94km south of Donetsk), according to the SMM report published late Wednesday.”At 11:18 the SMM was conducting a foot patrol and speaking with a couple at their house when the village was hit by seven mortar...

    Ukraine to issue $1 bln worth of eurobonds with U.S. loan warranty in Aug – source
    Jun23

    Ukraine to issue $1 bln worth of eurobonds with U.S. loan warranty in Aug – source

    Ukraine expects to issue $1 billion worth of eurobonds under the U.S. loan guarantees in August, a source in the government told an UNIAN correspondent.”We expect to issue [the bonds] in August. We believe this will be a good time for emission,” the source said.However, the source noted that, before the issue of bonds, Ukraine should conclude the...

    NATO to help Ukraine deal with hybrid warfare
    Jun23

    NATO to help Ukraine deal with hybrid warfare

    Ukraine`s Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Dolhov stated that Ukraine and NATO would launch a joint platform designed to counteract hybrid warfare.”Ukraine and NATO will jointly launch the platform to counter hybrid warfare. This will be done within the framework of a comprehensive package of assistance to Ukraine from the alliance. I hope that after...

    Muslims held in Crimean detention facility forced to eat pork
    Jun23

    Muslims held in Crimean detention facility forced to eat pork

    The Muslims arrested in relation to the Hizb Ut-Tahrir case in the Russian-occupied Crimea are not tortured. Instead, the penal authorities of Simferopol`s prison give them meals with pork, which is forbidden by Islam, that`s according to lawyer Oleksandr Popkov, Ukraine Today reports. ”The conditions in the detention center are intolerable. I am...

    NATO-Russia Council may not meet before Alliance Summit
    Jun23

    NATO-Russia Council may not meet before Alliance Summit

    NATO`s chief said Wednesday the alliance may not get its wish of meeting with Russian government representatives before NATO`s July 8-9 summit in Warsaw, according to The Associated Press.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told The Associated Press that the alliance wants the meeting ”to prevent misunderstandings, miscalculations and try to...

    Ukraine faces corruption scheme on energy tariffs
    Jun23

    Ukraine faces corruption scheme on energy tariffs

    New price alert in Ukraine has started as the deputies approved the decision of a National Regulatory Commission raising the energy tariffs for the households, with the new electricity rates being closely tied to coal prices, according to Ukraine Today.Solid fuel is surprisingly rated at an average European level despite Ukraine having huge...

    Ombudswomen agree to transfer 18 convicts from occupied Crimea
    Jun23

    Ombudswomen agree to transfer 18 convicts from occupied Crimea

    Ombudswomen of Ukraine and Russia have agreed to transfer 18 convicts from the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska said after a meeting with her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova.The meeting was held...

    Bellingcat publishes new photos of Russian Buk on day of MH17 downing
    Jun23

    Bellingcat publishes new photos of Russian Buk on day of MH17 downing

    International journalist investigative team Bellingcat confirmed the fact of transportation of the Russian Buk missile launcher from Donetsk to Snizhne on the day Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 was shot down from the sky over Donbas, July 17, 2014.Bellingcat experts have examined some earlier published satellite imagery and photographs from an...

    UK polling stations open today for historic EU referendum
    Jun23

    UK polling stations open today for historic EU referendum

    On Thursday, June 23, the UK will go the polls in the referendum to decide whether the country stays with the EU or goes for Brexit, BBC reports.The referendum takes place on June 23, between 07:00 and 22:00, according to BBC.The voters will be asked to answer the following question: ”Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European...

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