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    Ukraine, EU reaffirm course for visa-free travel
    Dec16

    Ukraine, EU reaffirm course for visa-free travel

    The EU-Ukraine Association Council, which began its work on December 15, has confirmed the determination of both parties to achieve a visa-free regime provided that conditions for well-managed and secure mobility are in place. This is stated in a press release following the first inaugural meeting of the council. “[The Association Council]...

    Terrorists shell Ukrainian positions nine times over past 24 hours
    Dec16

    Terrorists shell Ukrainian positions nine times over past 24 hours

    The situation in the anti-terrorist operation zone in eastern Ukraine has not changed dramatically over the past 24 hours, with terrorists firing nine times at the positions of Ukrainian security forces, the press center for the anti-terrorist operation has reported. “Nine instances of shelling by terrorists have been recorded,” reads...

    Russian ruble tops world’s fall rating
    Dec16

    Russian ruble tops world’s fall rating

    Having fallen since the beginning of the year by 74%, the Russian ruble against the dollar is worth 58.35 RUB/USD today, December 16, Russian Izvestia reports. “According to the Central Bank’s rate, as of Tuesday, December 16, the dollar is 58.35 RUB/USD, the euro – 72.66 RUB/EUR,” the publication writes. The Russian source cites...

    Militants pull back tanks from Bakhmutka area
    Dec16

    Militants pull back tanks from Bakhmutka area

    Militants are pulling back armored vehicles from the front line in the area of the T-1303 Bakhmutka highway in Ukraine’s Luhansk region. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “In the area of the Bakhmutka highway armored vehicles and self-propelled howitzers of militants were seen...

    Poroshenko talks with Biden about support for Ukraine
    Dec16

    Poroshenko talks with Biden about support for Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the adoption by the U.S. Congress of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which was tabled in the Congress during the Ukrainian president’s visit to the United States on September 18. Poroshenko said this during a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, the presidential press...

    Ukrainian partisans attack communications center of Russian troops
    Dec16

    Ukrainian partisans attack communications center of Russian troops

    Ukrainian partisans have attacked a communications center of Russian troops north of Novoazovsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “Combat clashes occurred north of Novoazovsk – pro-Ukrainian partisans attacked a communications center of Russian...

    Most crimes in Donbas committed by militants – Simonovic
    Dec15

    Most crimes in Donbas committed by militants – Simonovic

    Illegal armed groups operating in eastern Ukraine are responsible for most crimes and violations of international humanitarian law in Donbas. UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He said that speaking about the number of crimes and the number...

    Nadia Savchenko goes on hunger strike
    Dec15

    Nadia Savchenko goes on hunger strike

    Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko, who is illegally held in Moscow’s prison, has gone on a hunger strike, her Russian lawyer, Mark Feygin, has said live on Hromadske TV. He noted that Savchenko had made such a decision after her request to call an otolaryngologist had been rejected. According to Feygin, the pilot cannot hear in one...

    Deputies receive budget and immediately send it for revision – Leshchenko
    Dec15

    Deputies receive budget and immediately send it for revision – Leshchenko

    MPs received the draft budget 2015 and immediately recalled it for revision. MP Serhiy Leshchenko told on its Facebook page. “Deputies received the draft budget 2015, submitted by the government to the Verkhovna Rada, and according to the procedure it was immediately recalled for revision. The draft budget has not a single kopeck to finance the...

    Poroshenko may have further talk with Putin
    Dec15

    Poroshenko may have further talk with Putin

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko may soon have additional talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to speed up the organization of another Trilateral Сontact Group meeting in Minsk. Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly said this at a briefing on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported....

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