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    NSDC knows nothing about death of Azov soldiers near Mariupol
    Dec12

    NSDC knows nothing about death of Azov soldiers near Mariupol

    Information on casualties among soldiers of the National Guard regiment Azov near Mariupol is being checked. Spokesman of the NSDC Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko said, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “We check this information. Still, we have not its confirmation,” he said commenting on information that two soldiers of Azov...

    Ukrainian army to be strengthened to 250,000 servicemen next year
    Dec12

    Ukrainian army to be strengthened to 250,000 servicemen next year

    The strength of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is to be increased to 250,000 people next year. Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said this in the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The strength of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has increased. Last year we had 130,000 people and now we have 232,000. It is planned...

    Yatseniuk to meet with leaders of coalition factions today – Lutsenko
    Dec12

    Yatseniuk to meet with leaders of coalition factions today – Lutsenko

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk will meet with heads of factions that form the parliamentary coalition. Head of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction Yuriy Lutsenko told on his Facebook page. “Approval of the Coalition agreement as an indivisible part of the Program of government activities was a result of the Verkhovna Rada meeting yesterday....

    Opposition Bloc wants more committees
    Dec12

    Opposition Bloc wants more committees

    The Opposition Bloc faction is not satisfied with the offer to head only the Verkhovna Rada committee on the rules of procedure and insists on the management of three committees. Faction representative Serhiy Liovochkin told this to reporters in the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We insist that the majority...

    Daily Highlights: 11/12/2014
    Dec12

    Daily Highlights: 11/12/2014

    The Parliament approved the government’s Program of Action. The US Senate approved a law to provide assistance to Ukraine, which gets a status of a special partner outside the NATO. Russia continues concentrating its troops in Donbass during the announced “Regime of Silence”. Events In Ukraine ●      Deputies approved the government’s...

    This is Ukraine today – December 11: Economic situation in Ukraine is very challenging, but the country is not facing a default
    Dec12

    This is Ukraine today – December 11: Economic situation in Ukraine is very challenging, but the country is not facing a default

    Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends! December 11 – Ukraine’s Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko, MP representing “People’s Front” Leonid Yemets, MP representing “Samopomich” Yegor Sobolev and lawyer Tetyana Kozachenko who is also a member of the workgroup on screening corrupt officials, have urgently left...

    Poltorak wants to increase troops in south
    Dec12

    Poltorak wants to increase troops in south

    UKRAINE-POLTORAK-TROOPS UKRAINE-POLTORAK-TROOPS-INCREASE Poltorak wants to increase troops in south KYIV, December 12 / Ukrinform /. Poltorak wants to increase the army in the south. An increase in the number of military units is planned in southern Ukraine. Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said during an hour of questions to the government in...

    Poroshenko urges Australians to invest in Ukraine
    Dec12

    Poroshenko urges Australians to invest in Ukraine

    The biggest challenge to Ukraine at this stage is the fight against corruption, and the government has developed a reform program for this purpose. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this at a meeting with Australian business representatives, the presidential press service reported. “These are not political slogans. This is a...

    PACE says there are no conditions for return of refugees to Donbas
    Dec12

    PACE says there are no conditions for return of refugees to Donbas

    The conditions in the militant-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions make the return of refugees impossible. This was stated by Jim Sheridan, rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons, the PACE’s press service reported....

    National Security and Defense Council: Terrorists violate the “silence regime” – yesterday fired 22 times at positions of Ukrainian forces
    Dec12

    National Security and Defense Council: Terrorists violate the “silence regime” – yesterday fired 22 times at positions of Ukrainian forces

    Kyiv, 11 December 2014 – Silence regime introduced in Donbas resulted in the tension decrease however the situation remains complicated as the terrorists violate the agreements and keep firing at positions of our troops and at populated places. Yesterday anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces positions were fired upon 22 times. We see the number...

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