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    Zhytomyr armored plant to launch production of BTR-4 APCs
    May25

    Zhytomyr armored plant to launch production of BTR-4 APCs

    State-run Ukroboronprom Concern, which unites major enterprises of Ukraine`s military and defense industry, intends to launch a full cycle of production of modern BTR-4 armored personnel carriers (APCs) at the Zhytomyr armored plant in the near future.According to the press service of the concern, the plant has already mastered the production of...

    Media reveal details of ”final agreement” on Savchenko swap
    May25

    Media reveal details of ”final agreement” on Savchenko swap

    The final agreement on the exchange of a Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko for GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev was reached during a telephone conversation in Normandy format, according to Kommersant.”The final agreement on the exchange of Nadia Savchenko for Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov was reached during...

    An-148 with Russian GRU officers on route from Kyiv to Moscow
    May25

    An-148 with Russian GRU officers on route from Kyiv to Moscow

    An-148 aircraft took off from Kyiv to Moscow with Russian GRU special forces officers on board, a source close to the swap negotiations told an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.The plane with Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov, who had earlier been convicted in Ukraine, on board, is expected to arrive before 14:00 Kyiv time, according to the...

    Gazprom abandons plan to develop offshore gas field in Israel – media
    May25

    Gazprom abandons plan to develop offshore gas field in Israel – media

    Russian energy giant Gazprom has abandoned plans to participate in the project on developing the Leviathan gas field located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel, Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported referring to the company`s spokesperson.The spokesperson also said that the Russian company had withdrawn from other development...

    Savchenko`s return: Poroshenko to make statement for media afternoon
    May25

    Savchenko`s return: Poroshenko to make statement for media afternoon

    At 15:15 on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make a statement for the media, the president`s press service told an UNIAN correspondent.As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 22, Russia`s Donetsk city court in Rostov region sentenced Savchenko to 22 years in prison for the alleged murder of two Russian journalists.After her...

    NBU declares SmartBank insolvent
    May25

    NBU declares SmartBank insolvent

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to declare SmartBank insolvent due to an opaque ownership structure, according to the website of the regulator, with reference to the decision of the NBU Board dated May 24.The National Bank notes that SmartBank became the third bank categorized as insolvent due to an opaque ownership structure,...

    Savchenko takes off from Rostov-on-Don airport – Reuters
    May25

    Savchenko takes off from Rostov-on-Don airport – Reuters

    Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who has been wrongfully convicted in Russia, is now flying on the President Poroshenko`s plane from Rostov-on-Don to Kyiv, Reuters Russian service reported citing an informed source.Meanwhile, Savchenko`s lawyers did not comment on her client`s arrival from the penitentiary facility at the airport of...

    Eurogroup agrees to disburse EUR 10.3 bln to Greece
    May25

    Eurogroup agrees to disburse EUR 10.3 bln to Greece

    After eleven hours of negotiations, Euro zone finance ministers have approved new loans to Greece worth EUR 10.3 billion, the European Council`s press service reported.”The second tranche under the ESM [European Stability Mechanism] program amounting to EUR 10.3 billion will be disbursed to Greece in several disbursements, starting with a first...

    Two arrested in Rome on suspicion of spying for Russia
    May25

    Two arrested in Rome on suspicion of spying for Russia

    A Portuguese and a Russian were arrested in Rome over the weekend on suspicion of espionage, the European Union`s judicial cooperation unit Eurojust said on May 24, according to Radio Liberty.Portuguese media said the arrested Portuguese citizen worked for the national SIS intelligence service and was suspected of being a double agent who was...

    Savchenko can return to Ukraine within few hours – media
    May25

    Savchenko can return to Ukraine within few hours – media

    Ukrainian female pilot Nadia Savchenko who has been illegally convicted in Russia may return to Ukraine this afternoon, according to the source of Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper.According to the newspaper`s source, the plane carrying Nadia Savchenko will depart from the Russian Federation simultaneously with another aircraft, which will carry...

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