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    Merkel: NATO summit with Russia `good sign`
    Apr21

    Merkel: NATO summit with Russia `good sign`

    The NATO-Russia summit sends a positive signal, despite a ”wide range” of differences between two sides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said after meeting Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Berlin on Wednesday, according to Deutsche Welle. Berlin and Vilnius have a ”very good military cooperation,” Merkel said, DW wrote.”The...

    Russian proxies attack ATO forces 33 times in last day
    Apr21

    Russian proxies attack ATO forces 33 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 33 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). ”Nine attacks were launched with the use of heavy weapons. Violating the Minsk agreements, the militants fired 120mm mortars in the direction of the town of...

    The Washington Post: Russian artillery, Syrian troops shifting back to northern Syria
    Apr21

    The Washington Post: Russian artillery, Syrian troops shifting back to northern Syria

    Russia and Syrian forces have shifted troops and artillery back toward northern Syria in recent weeks, the latest sign that a fraying ceasefire in the country could collapse completely, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.The troop movements, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, come after forces loyal to...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.41 to dollar
    Apr21

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.41 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.41 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for April 21: $100 costs UAH 2,541.1365 (on April 20, it was...

    Military.com: B-52 bombers carry out first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq
    Apr21

    Military.com: B-52 bombers carry out first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

    The U.S. Air Force`s B-52 Stratofortresses on their first combat deployment to the Mideast since the 1991 Gulf war have conducted their initial airstrikes against ISIS, military officials said Wednesday, according to Military.com”On Monday, this iconic platform conducted its first mission against an [ISIS] weapons storage facility in Qayyarah” in...

    Justice Ministry gets all papers ready for Savchenko`s return
    Apr20

    Justice Ministry gets all papers ready for Savchenko`s return

    The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has prepared all the necessary documents for returning to Ukraine the Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko, who has been illegally convicted in Russia, according to Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko.”The Ministry of Justice has promptly worked on an appeal filed by Nadia Savchenko regarding her return to Ukraine...

    EU sanctions against Russia to remain in place until full implementation of Minsk deal: Juncker
    Apr20

    EU sanctions against Russia to remain in place until full implementation of Minsk deal: Juncker

    President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a telephone conversation Wednesday that the EU remained a reliable partner of Ukraine and expressed confidence that Ukrainians would soon be able to enjoy all benefits of visa-free travel to the EU, the president`s press service reports....

    President`s addresses nation over EC proposal on visa-free regime for Ukraine
    Apr20

    President`s addresses nation over EC proposal on visa-free regime for Ukraine

    Ukrainian President commented in his televised address on ”long-awaited news” from Brussels that came in earlier on Wednesday as President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker informed the Head of State that the European Commission had proposed to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to introduce the visa-free...

    Kremlin says Putin, Merkel to continue Donbas settlement in Normandy format
    Apr20

    Kremlin says Putin, Merkel to continue Donbas settlement in Normandy format

    Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, according to the Kremlin`s press service.”Mr Putin and Ms Merkel discussed the situation in Ukraine,” reads the report.The two leaders put particular focus on the need for the parties to the conflict in Ukraine, which the press service called ”internal,”...

    G7 Envoys urge Groysman to continue IMF program, fight corruption
    Apr20

    G7 Envoys urge Groysman to continue IMF program, fight corruption

    The G7 Ambassadors in a statement have called on the newly-appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, to continue the previously agreed programs of the International Monetary Fund and prioritize the fight against corruption.The relevant statement of the G7 Ambassadors on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Prime Minister of...

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