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    McCain pays tribute to Ukrainian “cyborgs” and calls on Obama to act decisively on Ukraine
    Jan23

    McCain pays tribute to Ukrainian “cyborgs” and calls on Obama to act decisively on Ukraine

    US Senator John McCain who now chairs the Senate Committee on Armed Services made the statement in support of Ukraine because of escalation in violence and aggression in the Donbas conflict zone and the Russian buildup of military forces in the Donbas region. The text was published on his personal web page, the Ukrinform own correspondent in...

    Ukraine to ask EU to increase gas imports
    Jan23

    Ukraine to ask EU to increase gas imports

    Ukraine is going to solve the problem of gas supply in 2015 by increasing the share of gas supplied from Europe up to 60 %, that is why the state asks Europe to increase gas imports. This was stated by CEO of the state gas company NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy Andriy Kobolev. According to Kobolev, Ukraine plans to purchase from Russia no more than 40% of...

    Fighting intensifies in Horlivka, people leave town
    Jan23

    Fighting intensifies in Horlivka, people leave town

    Dynamics of fighting increased near Horlivka, Donetsk region, for the past 24 hours, Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk posted on Facebook. “The enemy launched artillery attacks against Ukrainian forces, acting from village Korolenko. People massively leave the town and neighborhood,” Tymchuk wrote. According to the...

    OSCE to monitor Ukraine’s border only under appropriate security situation
    Jan22

    OSCE to monitor Ukraine’s border only under appropriate security situation

    Monitoring of the Russian-Ukrainian border is possible only under appropriate security situation, OSCE SMM deputy chief Alexander Hug said in commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent. “The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has a mandate to monitor the border, which is possible only if the security situation allows us to go to the...

    Ukraine to open $2.4 billion swap line with China
    Jan22

    Ukraine to open $2.4 billion swap line with China

    Ukraine and the People’s Republic of China have agreed to strengthen trade relations at the highest level, including realization of previously signed agreements on a swap line between two countries’ currencies totaling 15 billion Chinese renminbi (about USD 2.44 billion ). Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriya Gontareva...

    Merkel sees no reason for lifting sanctions against Russia
    Jan22

    Merkel sees no reason for lifting sanctions against Russia

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel currently sees no reason to cancel the economic sanctions imposed by the West against Russia. She has announced this on Thursday, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Economic sanctions are inevitable, but they are not an end in itself. Sanctions can...

    Russia uses corruption in Europe to advance its interests – Ukrainian expert
    Jan22

    Russia uses corruption in Europe to advance its interests – Ukrainian expert

    Russia uses corruption to defend and promote its interests in Europe, including financing for certain political forces. President of global research center “Strategy XXI” Mykhailo Honchar said this during presentation of analytical report to the Institute of World Politics regarding reaction of France, Italy and Spain on the...

    NATO confirms Russian troops shift to Ukraine
    Jan22

    NATO confirms Russian troops shift to Ukraine

    NATO cannot yet confirm the exact number of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine, but it sees their movement across the border under cover of anti-aircraft systems and electronic warfare. This has been announced on Thursday by Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Phillip Breedlove, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Brussels....

    Ukraine may become NATO member in ten years
    Jan22

    Ukraine may become NATO member in ten years

    In the next decade Ukraine will join NATO, secretary of the parliamentary committee for national security and defense Ivan Vynnyk has said, press service of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko informs. “I believe that in the next decade Ukraine will join NATO because it deals not only with security of Ukraine. I emphasize that it deals with...

    Russia can prepare offensive operation – Turchynov
    Jan22

    Russia can prepare offensive operation – Turchynov

    Constant increase in enemy’s forces along the frontline allows to anticipate powerful offensive operations in the near future. Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov made this statement. “Pulling the personnel of the Russian Armed Forces closer to frontlines gives us reasons to anticipate a powerful...

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