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    EU strengthens sanctions against economy of occupied Crimea
    Dec18

    EU strengthens sanctions against economy of occupied Crimea

    The European Union has introduced additional restrictive measures against the economy of Crimea temporarily occupied by Russia. European External Action Service (EEAS) spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said this on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels reported. She said she could confirm that the European Council had adopted additional...

    No killed and wounded among ATO soldiers over passed 24 hours
    Dec18

    No killed and wounded among ATO soldiers over passed 24 hours

    In the ATO area, the previous day passed without killed or wounded Ukrainian military. Official representative of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko told a briefing. “Fortunately, there were no killed and wounded [soldiers] over recent 24 hours,” Lysenko said.

    Putin: Savchenko acted as a fire coordinator
    Dec18

    Putin: Savchenko acted as a fire coordinator

    Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who was imprisoned in Russia for political reasons, acted as a fire coordinator when Russian journalists were killed in eastern Ukraine. He said this during a press conference on Thursday. “Savchenko was a fire coordinator,” Putin said. He also noted that...

    Army will get another 1,000 weapons and technology by year end
    Dec18

    Army will get another 1,000 weapons and technology by year end

    By the end of this year, it is planned to supply the Armed Forces of Ukraine with about 1,000 new and modernized samples of weapons and military technology. Spokesperson of the Defense Ministry Viktoria Kushnir told a briefing Thursday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “Until the end of 2014, it is planned to supply the Armed Forces of...

    Zeman says fall of ruble will stabilize situation in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Zeman says fall of ruble will stabilize situation in Ukraine

    Czech President Milos Zeman, who is known for his pro-Russian position, has said that the fall of the ruble may contribute to stabilizing the situation in Ukraine. He said this at a press conference, the Yevropeiska Pravda online newspaper reported. “I think the current situation with the fall of the ruble is a shock, which is quite...

    National Security and Defense Council: Militants regularly violate the “silence” regime
    Dec18

    National Security and Defense Council: Militants regularly violate the “silence” regime

    Kyiv, 17 December 2014 – The situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone has not changed – militants regularly violate the silence regime. There are no losses on the part of our military, 1 our serviceman was injured. The situation is most tense at the Donetsk, Debaltseve and Luhansk directions. As per intelligence data rumors are...

    Ukraine needs $15 bln more to overcome crisis – EU
    Dec18

    Ukraine needs $15 bln more to overcome crisis – EU

    Ukraine needs an additional $15 billion to cope with all the economic challenges facing the country. This was stated by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Bloomberg reported. “Ukraine will need more help. The assessment of Ukraine’s financing gap has been completed by the IMF. Ukraine will need $15 billion in addition...

    Akhmetov’s humanitarian convoy without examination moves to Donetsk
    Dec18

    Akhmetov’s humanitarian convoy without examination moves to Donetsk

    Akhmetov’s humanitarian convoy of 10 trucks moves from Dnipropetrovsk in the direction of the border with Donetsk region via the settlement of Pokrovske. Dnipro 1 soldiers are not going to let the convoy pass. Hromadske tv informs. “The contents of trucks were not shown to the press representatives, referring to the fact that there are many...

    Dollar on interbank worth 15.77 UAH/USD
    Dec18

    Dollar on interbank worth 15.77 UAH/USD

    The average weighted hryvnia rate on the interbank currency market as of 11:00 a.m., Thursday, is set at 15.77 UAH/USD. These data are posted on the NBU website. According to information, systems of reflecting the interbank market, trading in the hryvnia opened with quotations at 16.12/16.52 UAH/USD on Thursday. Hryvnia/euro quotations opened at...

    Turchynov inspecting ATO frontline
    Dec18

    Turchynov inspecting ATO frontline

    Today, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov is on a working visit to the area of holding the antiterrorist operation in the east of Ukraine. The NSDC press service informs. During Turchynov’s visit, a meeting with heads of power ministries and departments is scheduled, as well as inspection of the...

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