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    Verkhovna Rada to consider budget and non-aligned status tomorrow
    Dec22

    Verkhovna Rada to consider budget and non-aligned status tomorrow

    The Verkhovna Rada will consider on Tuesday, December 23, bills on the cancellation of Ukraine’s non-bloc status, the draft law on the state budget for 2015 and amendments to the law on the National Security and Defense Council. This is stated in the agenda released before a meeting of the parliament’s conciliatory council on Monday,...

    Yatseniuk explains why Ukraine needs military aid
    Dec22

    Yatseniuk explains why Ukraine needs military aid

    Ukraine needs more financial aid from the West, and “arms supplies have central value for Kyiv.” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. When asked by a journalist to comment on the statement that NATO clearly said that there will be no military solution to the conflict in...

    Kyrylenko: Ukraine to have draft state budget for 2015 on Monday
    Dec22

    Kyrylenko: Ukraine to have draft state budget for 2015 on Monday

    The Cabinet of Ministers will fully complete the review of figures of the state budget for next year and table it in parliament by the end of Monday, December 22. Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko said this at a meeting of the parliament’s conciliatory council on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Today the...

    Deshchytsia confirms Ukraine’s readiness to buy weapons from Poland
    Dec22

    Deshchytsia confirms Ukraine’s readiness to buy weapons from Poland

    Ukraine is ready, if necessary, to buy weapons from Poland. Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland, former Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia said this in an interview to the tvn24.pl television channel. “No, we currently do not buy weapons from Poland, not yet. If such a need arises, we will do this,” he said. As reported, Polish...

    This is Ukraine today – December 21: Negotiations between the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
    Dec22

    This is Ukraine today – December 21: Negotiations between the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

    Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends! December 21 – In the last 24 hours no Ukrainian military have been killed, 4 were injured, – informs NSDC head office. December 21 – In Odesa, the officers of counterintelligence unit of Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) have detained the saboteur, who as part of a subversive group, planned terrorist...

    Militants fire at Donetsk airport from monastery
    Dec22

    Militants fire at Donetsk airport from monastery

    Over the past 24 hours militants have fired twice at the new terminal of the Donetsk airport from the side of a monastery. Anti-terrorist operation spokesman Leonid Matiukhin reported this in his review of events early on December 22. “Terrorists fired twice at the new terminal of the Donetsk airport with small arms. It should be mentioned...

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss assistance to Ukraine
    Dec22

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss assistance to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a telephone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the presidential press service has reported. “Poroshenko stressed the importance of the signing by U.S. President Barack Obama of the Congress-approved Ukraine Freedom Support Act and welcomed the U.S. position on solidarity with...

    McCain: Russian problems not created by Obama
    Dec22

    McCain: Russian problems not created by Obama

    The negative impact on the Russian economy has been caused by a drop in oil prices, not the U.S. sanctions. U.S. Senator John McCain expressed this opinion in an interview with CNN. “We should be thanking the Saudis who have allowed the value of a barrel of oil to go to the point where it’s affecting dramatically Vladimir...

    Part of Russian troops withdraws from line of contact with Ukrainian army
    Dec22

    Part of Russian troops withdraws from line of contact with Ukrainian army

    The major part of the units of Russian-terrorist troops was seen retreating from the line of contact with Ukrainian troops in Luhansk and Donetsk regions last weekend. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “First of all, those who are being withdrawn from the line of contact are units of the...

    Yatseniuk: reforms are our last chance
    Dec22

    Yatseniuk: reforms are our last chance

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that EU membership “remains Ukraine’s ultimate dream,” and “serious reforms are the last chance” for Kyiv. The head of the Ukrainian government said this in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. “And we know that in order to [join the EU], we...

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