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    Almost half of displaced persons to vote in Ukraine elections
    Oct23

    Almost half of displaced persons to vote in Ukraine elections

    Only 190,000 of the 400,000 internally displaced persons in Ukraine will take part in early parliamentary elections. Deputy Director General of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine Natalia Lynnyk said this at a press conference at Ukrinform on Wednesday. “It is regrettable that only 190,000 people have changed their polling place. Moreover,...

    Russia blocks extension of OSCE mission on border with Ukraine
    Oct23

    Russia blocks extension of OSCE mission on border with Ukraine

    Russia has blocked the OSCE’s decision on the extension of the mandate of this organization’s mission on the Ukrainian-Russian border. Thus, observers will work for a month only at two checkpoints that are located at a one-kilometer section of the border. The United States Mission to the OSCE said this in a press release on October...

    Militants resume shelling of Ukrainian positions in southern direction
    Oct23

    Militants resume shelling of Ukrainian positions in southern direction

    Terrorists continue shelling the positions of Ukrainian security forces near Debaltseve, Mykolaivka, Shchastia and Smile and again began to fire in the southern direction, the press center for the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) has reported. “The shelling of our positions in the south of the ATO zone, particularly near Pavlopil and...

    Ukraine should serve as a ‘bridge’ between Europe and Russia – Kerry
    Oct23

    Ukraine should serve as a ‘bridge’ between Europe and Russia – Kerry

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States wants to see Ukraine as a “bridge” between Europe and Russia. He said this at a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Wednesday, Deutsche Welle reported. “He said that Russia’s participation was crucial to jointly tackle...

    Ukrainian president signs anti-corruption laws
    Oct23

    Ukrainian president signs anti-corruption laws

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed anti-corruption laws – on the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, on preventing corruption, on the principles of state anti-corruption policy in Ukraine (Anti-Corruption Strategy) for 2014-2017, and on the introduction of amendments to some legislative acts on determining the final...

    Putin wants to annex Donbas – ex-Pentagon chief
    Oct22

    Putin wants to annex Donbas – ex-Pentagon chief

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has seized Crimea using military force and aims to do the same in the east of Ukraine. This was stated by former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former CIA Chief Leon Panetta, Radio Liberty reported. Panetta said that at the very beginning of the conflict Putin had to show that he cannot use aggression to seize...

    Steinmeier calls for preservation of Ukraine’s unity
    Oct22

    Steinmeier calls for preservation of Ukraine’s unity

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called for “every effort” to be made to preserve Ukraine’s unity. He said this at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Now we must make every effort to ensure that the...

    Stockholm arbitration accepts Naftogaz lawsuit on interim gas price
    Oct22

    Stockholm arbitration accepts Naftogaz lawsuit on interim gas price

    The Stockholm arbitration court has accepted an additional lawsuit from Ukraine regarding a solution on an interim price for Russian gas. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reported. “The Stockholm arbitration court has accepted our additional lawsuit...

    Ukraine has evidence that cluster bombs were used by Russian troops
    Oct22

    Ukraine has evidence that cluster bombs were used by Russian troops

    Russian army units used cluster shells of the Smerch multiple launch rocket systems against the Ukrainian anti-terrorist operation forces. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Indeed, we...

    Ukraine needs additional four million tonnes of coal – Yatseniuk
    Oct22

    Ukraine needs additional four million tonnes of coal – Yatseniuk

    Ukraine needs an additional four million tonnes of coal by the end of 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this during a conference call with the leaders of regional state administrations on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “As for coal, the situation remains difficult. We estimate that by the end of this year...

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