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    Donbas lacks conditions necessary  for holding elections – Power
    Apr29

    Donbas lacks conditions necessary for holding elections – Power

    Current conditions in Donbas do not meet the necessary requirements for the conduct of elections, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power said at the UN Security Council meeting in New York April 28.Power noted critical importance of holding local elections in Donbas ”under Ukrainian law and in accordance with OSCE standards.””To...

    Apakan: OSCE sees intense escalation in Donbas, expands presence on both sides
    Apr29

    Apakan: OSCE sees intense escalation in Donbas, expands presence on both sides

    OSCE`s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) Chief Monitor in Ukraine Apakan says that the OSCE SMM to Ukraine has observed intense escalation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in recent weeks and it has further expanded its presence on both sides of the contact line.”Fighting takes place in hotspots. The fighting there varies in intensity over time. Days...

    Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla draw 2–2 in 1st leg of Europa League semi-final in Lviv
    Apr29

    Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla draw 2–2 in 1st leg of Europa League semi-final in Lviv

    Holders Sevilla came from behind to earn a 2–2 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final in Lviv, according to BBC Sport.Sevilla, winners of the tournament in 2014 and 2015, led early on through Vitolo`s close-range strike, BBC Sport reported.Marlos equalised with a composed finish from 18 yards before Taras...

    UN Assistant Secretary-General: 9,300 killed in Donbas
    Apr29

    UN Assistant Secretary-General: 9,300 killed in Donbas

    UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayd-Brook Zerihoun reports 9,300 people have been killed in Donbas since the beginning of the conflict.”Positive steps forward [under the Minsk peace agreements] continue to be heavily undermined to some extent by an overall precarious and unsustainable situation in the conflict area. The...

    BBC: Arrests and police injuries in France labour law protests
    Apr29

    BBC: Arrests and police injuries in France labour law protests

    Twenty-four police officers have been injured, three of them seriously, during protests against a proposed labour law change in France, according to the BBC.More than 100 protesters were arrested as tens of thousands gathered on the streets of major cities, the BBC reported.Some burned tyres and threw bottles and stones at police.Interior...

    Six days of air strikes and rebel shelling in Syria`s Aleppo kill 200 people
    Apr28

    Six days of air strikes and rebel shelling in Syria`s Aleppo kill 200 people

    Six days of air strikes and rebel shelling in Aleppo, which is split between government and rebel forces, have killed 200 people, two-thirds of them on the opposition side, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says, according to Reuters.Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Syria`s Aleppo including...

    Reuters: Spooked by Russia, Lithuania spares no money for defense
    Apr28

    Reuters: Spooked by Russia, Lithuania spares no money for defense

    Worried by an increasingly militarist Russia next door, Lithuania is putting the finishing touches to a dummy settlement in the Pabrade training area so it can teach its soldiers how to fight in towns and villages, according to Reuters.The first such facility in the Baltic states, it is seen as a symbol of how seriously those countries now view...

    Russian VEB`s Ukraine subsidiary posts UAH 20.3 bln loss in 2015
    Apr28

    Russian VEB`s Ukraine subsidiary posts UAH 20.3 bln loss in 2015

    One of Ukraine`s largest banks, Prominvestbank, owned by Russia`s Vnesheconombank (VEB) posted UAH 20.274 billion, or $805 million, in loss in 2015, which was 3.4 times up on 2014, according to the bank`s announcement of its updated financial results in the National Securities and the Stock Market Commission`s information disclosure...

    Ukraine slightly liberalizes forex rules for importers
    Apr28

    Ukraine slightly liberalizes forex rules for importers

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has liberalized forex rules for importers, having announced that foreign currency receipts in the form of loans borrowed from foreign banks to pay for imports are no longer subject to mandatory sale on Ukraine`s interbank forex market.This is stipulated in NBU resolution No. 290, which is becoming effective from...

    Poroshenko: Nadia Savchenko`s sister back in Ukraine
    Apr28

    Poroshenko: Nadia Savchenko`s sister back in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reports that Vira Savchenko, the sister of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is imprisoned in Russia, has freely crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border to return home.”The [Ukrainian] Consul General in Rostov has just informed me that Vira Savchenko crossed the Ukrainian border, and has already returned to...

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