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    Tusk reelected President of EU Council
    Mar10

    Tusk reelected President of EU Council

    Donald Tusk has been re-elected President of the European Council, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg has confirmed, according to Euronews. The issue was high on the agenda at today`s EU summit (March 9), Euronews reports. His mandate ends on May 31, but was widely expected to be renewed for two and a half years. Issues on a local political level...

    Russian troops attacked 177 times Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last 48 hours
    Mar10

    Russian troops attacked 177 times Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last 48 hours

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 69 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”The town of Maryinka, and the villages of Chermalyk and Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector came under mortar fire, while grenade launchers...

    Arrested Ukraine`s chief taxman holder of UK, Hungarian passports – Prosecutor
    Mar09

    Arrested Ukraine`s chief taxman holder of UK, Hungarian passports – Prosecutor

    Roman Nasirov, the temporarily suspended chief of Ukraine`s State Fiscal Service who is now under anti-corruption investigation on abuse of office charges, is allegedly a holder of a Hungarian and UK passport, that`s according to a representative of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office Roman Sumkiv who spoke at a court hearing Monday. ”Just...

    Ukraine No.1 in Europe in terms of gas reserves – Naftogaz
    Mar09

    Ukraine No.1 in Europe in terms of gas reserves – Naftogaz

    Ukraine`s natural gas reserves in its underground storage facilities amounting to 8.217 billion cubic meters are the largest in Europe, as of March 5, 2017, the press service of the national oil and gas holding, Naftogaz of Ukraine, wrote on Facebook. ”As of early spring, our underground gas storage facilities have the most substantial reserves...

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media
    Mar09

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media

    Once created to promote absolute transparency, Wikileaks has increasingly been turning into an instrument that Russia exploits in its own interests, according to Neue Zurcher Zeitung. In the first few years, WikiLeaks followed a community approach: everyone could upload to the portal and edit leaked documents; The whole team decided which...

    IMF meeting on Ukraine scheduled for March 20 – spokesman
    Mar09

    IMF meeting on Ukraine scheduled for March 20 – spokesman

    The Ukraine-related meeting of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has been scheduled for March 20, according to the IMF spokesman Gerry Rice. The meeting is scheduled for March 20, Rice said. The Executive Board of Ukraine`s key lender, the IMF, on the issue of allocating another bailout tranche in the amount of $1 billion,...

    Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine
    Mar09

    Ukrainian arrested in U.S. for smuggling of military-grade equipment into Ukraine

    The United States Department of Justice has reported on the arrest of a Ukrainian citizen, charged with illegally exporting from the U.S. to Ukraine night vision devices and thermal imagers. On March 7, ”Volodymyr Nedoviz, a lawful permanent resident of the United States and citizen of Ukraine, was arrested on federal charges of illegally...

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities research information from Manafort’s source in Kyiv, suspected ties to Russian intelligence
    Mar09

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities research information from Manafort’s source in Kyiv, suspected ties to Russian intelligence

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kyiv-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump`s presidential campaign, according to Politico. The man, Konstantin Kilimnik, came under scrutiny from officials...

    Ukraine plans to increase cargo transportation tariffs
    Mar09

    Ukraine plans to increase cargo transportation tariffs

    Ukraine plans to raise cargo transportation tariffs by 25% in 2017, according to a report from UkrAgroConsult. Ukrainian Railways explained this step by increased prices for material resources, fuel, electricity and the necessity to invest in the rolling stock. This triggered a series of discussions among shippers, UkrAgroConsult wrote. Ukrainian...

    BBC: Ukrainian woman `detained in UAE for pregnancy outside marriage`
    Mar09

    BBC: Ukrainian woman `detained in UAE for pregnancy outside marriage`

    A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for unlawful sex, a relative says, according to the BBC. Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were reportedly arrested after a doctor discovered Ms. Nohai, who had stomach cramps, was pregnant, the BBC reported. They were arrested for sex outside of...

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