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    MEPs welcome Ukrainian president’s laws for Donbas
    Sep18

    MEPs welcome Ukrainian president’s laws for Donbas

    The European Parliament has welcomed the laws on a special local government order in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and on amnesty, which were adopted on September 16 under a motion from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. This is stated in a European Parliament resolution “On the situation in Ukraine and the state of...

    Ukraine says recognition by Council of Europe of Russian military presence in Donbas is unprecedented
    Sep18

    Ukraine says recognition by Council of Europe of Russian military presence in Donbas is unprecedented

    The recognition by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe of the presence of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine is unprecedented, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported, according to a Ukrinform correspondent. “The official recognition in the [Committee of Ministers] decision of the presence of the Russian armed forces on...

    Ukraine accumulates second largest stocks of gas in Europe in underground storage facilities
    Sep18

    Ukraine accumulates second largest stocks of gas in Europe in underground storage facilities

    Ukraine accumulated 16.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas in its gas storage facilities as of September 15, 2014, which was 14%, or 2.2 billion cubic meters, more than on the same date in 2013. These gas resources will be used for the needs of Ukrainian consumers during the 2014-2015 heating season. According to Ukrtransgaz’s press...

    OSCE starts monitoring elections in Ukraine
    Sep18

    OSCE starts monitoring elections in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Andriy Olefirov has met with the head of the OSCE/ODIHR observation mission for early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Cayetana de Zulueta, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported. “Ukraine wants to ensure fairness and transparency of the elections for the Verkhovna Rada. We hope...

    Ukraine may apply to become EU member – European Parliament resolution
    Sep18

    Ukraine may apply to become EU member – European Parliament resolution

    The European Parliament has again recognized and reaffirmed the prospect of Ukraine as a European country to obtain membership of the European Union in future, in accordance with Article 49 of the EU Treaty. This is stated in a resolution “On the situation in Ukraine and the state of play of EU-Russia relations,” which was approved in...

    Moskal appointed governor of Luhansk region
    Sep18

    Moskal appointed governor of Luhansk region

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Hennadiy Moskal as chairman of Luhansk Regional State Administration. A decree to that effect has been posted on the website of the head of state. As reported, on September 17, the Cabinet of Ministers approved Moskal’s appointment as Luhansk regional governor. On September 15, Poroshenko...

    EP urges EU to cancel South Stream agreement and disconnect Russian banks
    Sep18

    EP urges EU to cancel South Stream agreement and disconnect Russian banks

    The European Parliament has called on EU member states to cancel the planned conclusion of agreements with Russia in the energy sector, including the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, as well as to disconnect the country’s banks from the SWIFT international interbank system of information transfer and payments. This is stated...

    Putin threatened to ‘take’ European capitals in two days – media
    Sep18

    Putin threatened to ‘take’ European capitals in two days – media

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that he could bring Russian troops not only to Kyiv, but also to a number of European cities. This is stated in a summary of the European External Action Service, Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported. According to the newspaper, Putin said this in a conversation with Ukrainian...

    Dollar stably high on interbank
    Sep18

    Dollar stably high on interbank

    Trading in the U.S. dollar on the interbank currency market of Ukraine opened with a drop of quotations on Thursday – 13.9000/14.3000 as of 10:10 a.m. InterBusinessConsulting informs. Euro/hryvia quotations went down – 17.8975/18.4155, prices for the Russian currency fell – 0.3625/0.3730. On the interbank currency market, prices...

    Kazakhstan says it will not send troops to Ukraine
    Sep18

    Kazakhstan says it will not send troops to Ukraine

    The Kazakhstan Defense Ministry denies reports of allegedly planned sending of troops to Ukraine. It is said in a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Defense Ministry. “Some Facebook users spread information about the alleged planned sending of military of some units of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan to Ukraine. This message is...

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