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    Ukrainian parliament says 75% of TV broadcasts now must be in Ukrainian
    May24

    Ukrainian parliament says 75% of TV broadcasts now must be in Ukrainian

    The Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has adopted a bill, setting quotas for nationwide TV channels, obliging them to ensure a 75% share of programs and movies in Ukrainian, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The document was adopted with 269 deputies voting in favor out of 356 MPs registered in the session hall, while the pro-Russian...

    Russia`s FSB to hold anti-terrorist drills in occupied Crimea
    May24

    Russia`s FSB to hold anti-terrorist drills in occupied Crimea

    Task forces of Russia`s FSB security service will hold exercises in the occupied Crimea and the Black Sea on ”preventing terrorist attacks and subversion,” according to TASS, referring to the FSB`s public relations center. Modern equipment and some 2,000 servicemen will be involved in tactical and special exercises of task forces that will be...

    Americans roll out Ukrainian tanks for Combined Resolve exercise
    May24

    Americans roll out Ukrainian tanks for Combined Resolve exercise

    American soldiers on Tuesday used British Army equipment to transport Ukrainian T-64 tanks from here to Hohenfels in preparation for a Ukrainian tank platoon`s participation in Exercise Combined Resolve, Stars and Stripes reports. Ukrainian troops recently took part in the Strong Europe Tank challenge, during which they were they first soldiers...

    Luhansk region`s fiscal chief detained with $4 mln in bag
    May24

    Luhansk region`s fiscal chief detained with $4 mln in bag

    During the large-scale anti-corruption raid by the Prosecutor General`s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, head of the fiscal service of Luhansk region Oleksandr Antypov has been detained. Upon the official`s arrest, a bag with some $3.8 million in cash was seized, Ukraine`s chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios said, according to...

    NATO chief comments on Ukraine`s ban of Russian social networks
    May24

    NATO chief comments on Ukraine`s ban of Russian social networks

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that the blocking of Russian social networks in Ukraine is an issue of national security, not freedom of speech. ”The Ukrainian government has made clear that this decree to close some of the sites is an issue of security, not one of freedom of speech. And freedom of speech is part of the dialogue we...

    Ukraine needs China loan deadline pushed back, Deputy PM says
    May24

    Ukraine needs China loan deadline pushed back, Deputy PM says

    Ukraine needs more time to submit proposals for coal and gas projects to China in order to secure funding worth up to $3.65 billion as Kiev is unlikely to meet a June deadline, Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv told Reuters. Ukraine signed a loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) in 2012 but has repeatedly pushed back deadlines by...

    Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation
    May24

    Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation

    Ukraine`s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko has told Ukrainian TV Channel 5 that the evidence collected by the Ukrainian side refutes the Russian Federation`s arguments in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the Crimea annexation case. ”I can say unequivocally the pieces of evidence submitted regarding Crimea refute all those stories of...

    Ukraine`s agriculture minister resigns, waits for parliament`s green light
    May24

    Ukraine`s agriculture minister resigns, waits for parliament`s green light

    Ukraine`s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Kutovyi has resigned, according to his Facebook post. ”The minister`s decision to resign is an absolutely natural process for any European country and usual practice in the world,” Kutovyi wrote on Wednesday evening. In his words, he is leaving the post, thanking members of the parliamentary...

    Ukraine reports Grad attack on Avdiyivka, one civilian seriously injured
    May24

    Ukraine reports Grad attack on Avdiyivka, one civilian seriously injured

    Russia`s hybrid military forces have mounted an attack on the old part of the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka in Donbas, using 122mm Grad-P portable rocket launchers; one civilian has been injured, according to the local police. ”Rockets have hit houses at 96 Kolosova Street and 3 Levanevskoho Street. Fortunately, no one was injured there,...

    U.S. State Department to cut threefold financial aid to Ukraine
    May24

    U.S. State Department to cut threefold financial aid to Ukraine

    The United States State Department suggests in the budget for the 2018 fiscal year to reduce its assistance to Ukraine by three times, according to the draft budget for foreign operations and related programs, posted on the State Department`s website. In the 2016 fiscal year, more than $667 million was allocated for Ukraine. At the same time, it...

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