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    600 Ukrainians captured by terrorists, talks are tense – ATO spokesman
    Jan28

    600 Ukrainians captured by terrorists, talks are tense – ATO spokesman

    About six hundred people remain in captivity of terrorists, and the talks on their release are tense, ATO spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at the briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The authorities have not abandoned attempts to release our soldiers and civilians, captured by the gunmen. The appropriate measures are taken every...

    Canada to give $13.5 million loan to develop Ukrainian grain cooperatives
    Jan28

    Canada to give $13.5 million loan to develop Ukrainian grain cooperatives

    Canada will give a $13.5 million loan to eliminate restrictions on development of farmer grain industry co-ops in Ukraine within next six years. The news was reported on the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine website. “Canada gives US $13.5 million for the period of six years to remove the restrictions on the development...

    Cabinet allocates Mariupol UAH 10 million
    Jan28

    Cabinet allocates Mariupol UAH 10 million

    The government allocates UAH 10 million from the Reserve Fund for restoration works and financial assistance to the families of the victims in Mariupol. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this, opening a government meeting, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Today, the Cabinet decides on the allocation of UAH 10 million...

    Death toll of Mariupol shelling rises to 31
    Jan28

    Death toll of Mariupol shelling rises to 31

    The death toll from the shelling attack on Mariupol has risen to 31 people, chief of the Interior Ministry department in Donetsk region Vyacheslav Abroskin has posted on Facebook. “People, injured as a result of the terrorist attack in Mariupol on January 24, continue seeking medical assistance. As of today, 31 people were killed and 108...

    Komorowski, Hollande want to agree on ‘independent response’ to shelling in Mariupol
    Jan28

    Komorowski, Hollande want to agree on ‘independent response’ to shelling in Mariupol

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has discussed the situation in Ukraine with Ukrianian President Petro Poroshenko, and separately with his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Tuesday evening, the president’s office reported. “It was a continuation of a telephone conversation between the presidents of Poland and Ukraine that...

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map
    Jan28

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map

    The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Despite the declared ceasefire, terrorists continue to fire at Ukrainian army positions. The map reflecting the situation in Donbas as of 12.00 on January 28 has been released by the information and analytical center of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council.

    Ukraine lowers in world economic freedom ranking
    Jan28

    Ukraine lowers in world economic freedom ranking

    Ukraine ranks the 162nd in the updated version of the Index of Economic Freedom ranking. It has been reported by the U.S. research think tank Heritage Foundation. “Ukraine’s economic freedom score is 46.9, making its economy the 162nd freest in the 2015 Index. Its score is 2.4 points lower than last year, reflecting declines in eight...

    Obama, Merkel agree to hold Russia accountable
    Jan28

    Obama, Merkel agree to hold Russia accountable

    U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the need to hold Russia accountable for the escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in a telephone conversation. According to the White House press-service, the conversation took place on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The leaders expressed...

    Freedom House: World democracy under greater threat than at any point in last 25 years
    Jan28

    Freedom House: World democracy under greater threat than at any point in last 25 years

    Aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a “disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014,” reads the Freedom House report on condition of political rights and freedoms for 2014, Ukrinform reports. “Acceptance of democracy as the world’s dominant form of government-and...

    Russia reminds about Ukraine’s debts
    Jan28

    Russia reminds about Ukraine’s debts

    Head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that Ukraine owes Russia not only $3 billion in loan taken during Yanukovych regime, but Ukraine also received $25 billion in loans from Russian banks. The Russian official made the statement in Oswiecim, Poland, on Tuesday, Ukrinform correspondent in Poland reported. “The...

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