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    Peskov: Russia cannot physically cease fire
    Sep03

    Peskov: Russia cannot physically cease fire

    Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said that the presidents of Russia and Ukraine have not agreed on a ceasefire in Ukraine. Peskov told RIA Novosti that the sides, however, had discussed how to resolve the conflict. “Putin and Poroshenko really discussed the steps that would help cease fire between militias and...

    Australia to open embassy in Kyiv and consider ‘non-lethal’ military assistance to Ukraine
    Sep03

    Australia to open embassy in Kyiv and consider ‘non-lethal’ military assistance to Ukraine

    Australia will open an embassy to support nine Australian Federal Police investigators who are in Ukraine investigating the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy. The country was also considering short-term humanitarian and non-lethal military assistance. ABC News informed on Wednesday, quoting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. “In the medium...

    Poroshenko finally severs relations with Customs Union
    Sep03

    Poroshenko finally severs relations with Customs Union

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree disbanding the working group on the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. This is stated in decree No. 701 of September 2, which was published on the website of the head of state. “In order to optimize the system of...

    ATO: Over 100 Russian mercenaries killed near Snizhne
    Sep03

    ATO: Over 100 Russian mercenaries killed near Snizhne

    More than a hundred Russian mercenaries have been killed after the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces shelled a militant base near Snizhne, Donetsk region, the ATO press center has reported. “More than a hundred Russian mercenaries were killed after a fire strike against a militant base near Snizhne,” reads the statement. As...

    Poroshenko agrees with Putin on lasting ceasefire
    Sep03

    Poroshenko agrees with Putin on lasting ceasefire

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has agreed during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on a lasting ceasefire in Donbas, the press service of the Ukrainian president has reported. “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The conversation resulted...

    EU preliminarily agrees on new sanctions against Russia
    Sep03

    EU preliminarily agrees on new sanctions against Russia

    The European Union wants to expand economic sanctions against Russia, first and foremost, in the financial market, ZN.UA has reported, citing Reuters. “Other measures discussed at Monday’s meeting [of EU ambassadors in Brussels] included banning syndicated EU loans to Russian government-owned banks and institutions. The European...

    80 ATO soldiers held captive by terrorists near Ilovaisk – Semenchenko
    Sep03

    80 ATO soldiers held captive by terrorists near Ilovaisk – Semenchenko

    Eighty soldiers of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces remain in the captivity of separatist fighters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) near Ilovaisk, Donbas battalion commander Semen Semenchenko has said live on Hromadske.TV. “I know that 80 people remain in captivity. These are those wounded. I do not know...

    Views of Poroshenko, Putin finally coincide – Peskov
    Sep03

    Views of Poroshenko, Putin finally coincide – Peskov

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Donbas by a telephone, their views largely coincide. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said, BBC informs. According to Peskov, the Heads of state exchange opinions on what should be done for “the soonest stopping of the...

    Ukraine, US will hold joint military exercises
    Sep03

    Ukraine, US will hold joint military exercises

    In Ukraine’s west, near the border with Poland, military exercises of the Armed Forces of Ukraine jointly with the U.S. and its allies will be held with participation of more than 1,000 military from the Western countries. Reuters reports. “The decision to go ahead with the Rapid Trident exercise Sept. 16-26 is seen as a sign of the...

    Government approves new program of cooperation with NATO
    Sep03

    Government approves new program of cooperation with NATO

    The Cabinet of Ministers at its regular meeting endorsed a draft presidential decree on the approval of the Ukraine-NATO annual national program for 2014, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday. “The drafts of this decree and this year’s program were developed by the Foreign Ministry last year,...

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