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    Concentration of Russian troops in Crimea destabilizes Black Sea region – Foreign Ministry
    Sep17

    Concentration of Russian troops in Crimea destabilizes Black Sea region – Foreign Ministry

    The concentration of Russian troops in Crimea and statements by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the deployment of a proper military grouping in the Crimean direction are destabilizing the situation in the whole Black Sea region, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said. “Having created on a part of Ukraine’s sovereign...

    Militants shelling populated localities, casualties reported
    Sep17

    Militants shelling populated localities, casualties reported

    Militants have increased the number of attacks on populated localities in the past 24 hours, with deaths and injuries being reported among the civilian population, the press center for the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) has reported. “Bandits have increased the number of attacks on peaceful settlements, which are located near the positions...

    Donetsk airport in in smoke – militants launch assault
    Sep17

    Donetsk airport in in smoke – militants launch assault

    In the west of Donetsk, where the airport is located, again bombings and gunfire. This is reported by the local people in social networks, the website of the city of Donetsk informs. “Donetsk has a special status, it’s good, now I wake up in the morning from the “legitimate “artillery”, “Unkind morning in...

    Ukrainian troops retreat from checkpoint near Yasynuvata – journalist
    Sep17

    Ukrainian troops retreat from checkpoint near Yasynuvata – journalist

    The anti-terrorist operation forces have lost control of the checkpoint near Yasynuvata and retreated from it for a few kilometers, journalist Roman Bochkala has reported on Facebook. “Terrorists continue to attack and break through our line of defense. According to fighters from the 93rd brigade, now they have lost control of the...

    Verkhovna Rada passes law on lustration
    Sep17

    Verkhovna Rada passes law on lustration

    The Verkhovna Rada, after several unsuccessful attempts and persuasion by Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov, has adopted the law on the cleansing of power. A total of 231 MPs voted for such a decision on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. The law defines the legal and organizational principles of the procedure for the cleansing of power from...

    The laws on the amnesty and legalization of pro-Russian separatists are adopted
    Sep16

    The laws on the amnesty and legalization of pro-Russian separatists are adopted

    Ukrainian members of Parliament have approved presidential laws granting special status to Donbas and amnestying members of separatists armed groups in Eastern Ukraine. First of all the initiators of the laws couldn’t gain enough votes to hold a meeting behind closed doors. With the necessary 226 votes (50% + 1 vote) they gained 221 votes....

    Van Rompuy, Barroso make joint statement on ratification of Association Agreement
    Sep16

    Van Rompuy, Barroso make joint statement on ratification of Association Agreement

    The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will provide a blueprint for Ukraine’s transformation into a prosperous European democracy. Such a joint statement was made by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in connection with the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement,...

    Ukraine asks EU to give another EUR 2 bln in aid
    Sep16

    Ukraine asks EU to give another EUR 2 bln in aid

    The Ukrainian government has asked the European Commission to provide an additional EUR 2 billion in the form of macro-financial assistance, which will be sent to the budget. The director of the department for debt and international financial assistance at the Finance Ministry, Halyna Pakharchuk, said this at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada...

    Shoigu wants to deploy ‘proper troop grouping’ in Crimea
    Sep16

    Shoigu wants to deploy ‘proper troop grouping’ in Crimea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has said that there are plans to deploy “a proper and self-sufficient troop grouping” in the Russian-occupied Crimea, ITAR-TASS has reported. “Deploying a proper and self-sufficient troop grouping in the Crimean direction has become one of the priorities. The military and political...

    Merkel asks Putin to remove troops from Ukraine
    Sep16

    Merkel asks Putin to remove troops from Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin last night that Russian troops should be completely removed from Ukraine. This was stated by German government spokesman Steffen Seibert, Ukrinform’s correspondent reported. “The federal chancellor said that the complete...

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