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    President initiates cancellation of special status for Donbas, prepares new law
    Nov04

    President initiates cancellation of special status for Donbas, prepares new law

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on Tuesday, will propose cancelling the law on a special status for certain districts in Donbas, according to a presidential address posted on the website of the head of state on Monday. “One of the issues that I will submit for consideration by...

    CEC names first two elected MPs
    Nov03

    CEC names first two elected MPs

    The Central Election Commission (CEC) has officially named the first two elected deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation who won the most vote at single-seat electoral districts Nos. 45 and 146. CEC members signed respective protocols at a meeting on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. Thus, a people’s deputy of all...

    Association of battalion commanders and volunteers may appear in Rada
    Nov03

    Association of battalion commanders and volunteers may appear in Rada

    An inter-faction association of deputies may appear in the Verkhovna Rada that will include all, related to the war in the east, both military and volunteers. Candidate to people’s deputies from the People’s Front party, commander of the regiment Dnipro 1 Yuriy Bereza told a press conference, a Ukrinform correspondent reports....

    OSCE says its drone was attacked but landed safely
    Nov03

    OSCE says its drone was attacked but landed safely

    The OSCE has specified that an OSCE mission drone was subjected to GPS jamming, but the unmanned aerial vehicle landed safely, according to the Twitter page of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. “OSCE UAV was subjected to GPS jamming on October 29, three kilometers west of Sartana, but left the area, landing safely,” the...

    Donbas not at war because nearly hundred soldiers are in captivity – Semenchenko
    Nov03

    Donbas not at war because nearly hundred soldiers are in captivity – Semenchenko

    Militants are holding 92 soldiers of the volunteer battalion Donbas as hostages to prevent the execution of its tasks in the ATO area. Donbas Commander Semen Semenchenko told a press conference in Kyiv, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Today, the Donbas battalion “for two months cannot perform its tasks in the ATO area, because of...

    Biometric passports will be issued to Ukrainians from January 1 – MFA
    Nov03

    Biometric passports will be issued to Ukrainians from January 1 – MFA

    The Ukrainian authority faces a task of arranging serial production of biometric passports from January 1, 2015. Deputy Foreign Minister Lana Zerkal told a press conference, Yevropeiska Pravda informs. According to her, the only flaw that must be corrected towards a visa-free regime with the EU is the issue of biometric passports. “In September,...

    Ukraine ups reverse gas supplies from Europe by 42%
    Nov03

    Ukraine ups reverse gas supplies from Europe by 42%

    Ukraine imported 3.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Europe in January-October 2014, which was 42% more than the same period last year, the press-service of PJSC Ukrtransgaz has reported. “In October this year, Ukraine imported 892.2 million cubic meters of natural gas. The whole volume of natural gas came from Slovakia and Poland,...

    NSDC does not confirm formation of four shock groups of militants in Donbas
    Nov03

    NSDC does not confirm formation of four shock groups of militants in Donbas

    Recently, a lot of mercenaries and Russian military came to Ukraine, but they are very scattered and there is no reason to talk about formation of four shock groups. Spokesman of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko told a briefing, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We do not have such data about the exact number of militants...

    EU may revise sanctions against Russia due to recognition of pseudo-elections
    Nov03

    EU may revise sanctions against Russia due to recognition of pseudo-elections

    EU member states will discuss this week possible changes to the regime of sanctions against Russia over Moscow’s recognition of the so-called elections in DPR and LPR. EU foreign policy chief spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said this on Monday, Ukrinform’s correspondent in Brussels reported. When asked whether the EU plans to tighten...

    NSDC has no idea about contents of fifth “humanitarian convoy” from Russia
    Nov03

    NSDC has no idea about contents of fifth “humanitarian convoy” from Russia

    The Ukrainian side did not receive any data about the contents of the fifth “humanitarian convoy,” which illegally crossed the Ukrainian border. Speaker of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko told a briefing, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “It is known that it (the fifth Russian “humanitarian convoy” – Ed.) illegally...

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