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    PACE says there are no conditions for return of refugees to Donbas
    Dec12

    PACE says there are no conditions for return of refugees to Donbas

    The conditions in the militant-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions make the return of refugees impossible. This was stated by Jim Sheridan, rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons, the PACE’s press service reported....

    Bill in support of Ukraine approved in both houses of U.S. Congress
    Dec12

    Bill in support of Ukraine approved in both houses of U.S. Congress

    The U.S. House of Representatives late on Thursday, December 11, approved bill H.R.5859, which repeats the text of bill S.2828 “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014″ adopted by the Senate on the same day. The vote in the lower house took place between 22.00 and 23.00 local time, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. A source close to...

    Defense Ministry will receive UAH 50 billion next year
    Dec12

    Defense Ministry will receive UAH 50 billion next year

    Budget of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine for next year makes up UAH 50 billion. Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak told during an hour of questions to the government. According to him, this year budget of the Defense Ministry made up UAH 26 billion, out of these, UAH 11 billion is the reserve fund. Setting up of new units and subunits, brigades...

    Group of friendship with Australia should be established in parliament – President
    Dec12

    Group of friendship with Australia should be established in parliament – President

    It is necessary to establish a group of friendship with Australia in parliament . President Petro Poroshenko expressed this opinion at a meeting with Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop, the Presidential press service informs. “According to the Head of state, it is necessary to establish a group of friendship in the...

    Militants continue violating “silence regime”
    Dec12

    Militants continue violating “silence regime”

    Over the previous day, militants six times violated the ceasefire regime. The ATO press center informed. “Militants obviously lacked patience to observe the previously established “silence” regime. Over the previous 24 hours, they shelled the ATO positions six times from small arms,” a statement reads. As reported, it was managed to observe the...

    U.S. Senate passes bill to support freedom in Ukraine
    Dec12

    U.S. Senate passes bill to support freedom in Ukraine

    The United States Senate on Thursday passed bill S.2828 “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014,” an Ukrinform correspondent has reported. The bill was voted under the procedure when the text of the document is preliminarily approved by each senator, who introduces amendments if necessary, and then, during a technical vote in the upper...

    Russia continues to send mercenaries to Donetsk
    Dec12

    Russia continues to send mercenaries to Donetsk

    A task force of the Russian-terrorist forces was fixed in northern districts of Donetsk, which had previously participated in battles near the Donetsk airport and Avdiyivka. Head of the Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on his Facebook page. According to the Information Resistance, after the losses, suffered in battles for the...

    Malaysian Boeing shot down by Russian missile – Poroshenko
    Dec12

    Malaysian Boeing shot down by Russian missile – Poroshenko

    Preliminary results of the investigation have confirmed that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian missile. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this during his visit to Australia, the presidential press service reported. “Intelligence data indicates that the aircraft was downed with a missile launched from a...

    Moscow not planning to withdraw Russian troops and close border with Ukraine
    Dec11

    Moscow not planning to withdraw Russian troops and close border with Ukraine

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that Russian troops will not be withdrawn from Ukraine, because they are not allegedly there, and that there are no plans to close the Ukrainian-Russian border controlled by pro-Russian militants. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made such a demand to Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry...

    Rada may abolish non-aligned status in a week
    Dec11

    Rada may abolish non-aligned status in a week

    The draft law on abolishment of Ukraine’s non-aligned status will be submitted for consideration of people’s deputies next plenary week. Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Hroisman told a briefing, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “Next plenary week, it (a bill on removal of the non-aligned status – Ed.) will be submitted and...

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