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    Verkhovna Rada urges Kremlin to release Savchenko
    Dec11

    Verkhovna Rada urges Kremlin to release Savchenko

    The Verkhovna Rada has approved an address to the Russian leadership demanding that Ukrainian pilot and parliamentarian Nadia Savchenko and all other Ukrainian hostages be released. A total of 321 MPs voted for this decision on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. In its resolution No. 1095 the Verkhovna Rada demands the release of...

    Jaresko expects economic growth in 2016
    Dec11

    Jaresko expects economic growth in 2016

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko predicts economic growth in Ukraine in 2016. She said this in an interview with the Focus magazine. “I hope that we will see economic growth in 2016. I think we will also cope with the key tasks -conducting business deregulation, de-monopolization and deregulation of markets, and restoring...

    Default does not threaten Ukraine – Yaresko
    Dec11

    Default does not threaten Ukraine – Yaresko

    Despite the difficult economic situation, default does not threaten Ukraine, such a forecast is not even discussed. New Finance Minister of Ukraine Natalia Yaresko told an interview in Focus. “We do not have either pre-default or default situation. Today, this issue is not even discussed in the government. Although, nobody conceals that the...

    Group of Russian intelligence officers destroyed in Donbas – General Staff
    Dec11

    Group of Russian intelligence officers destroyed in Donbas – General Staff

    A Russian military intelligence unit was destroyed during an armed clash in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. A representative of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Major-General Oleksandr Rozmaznin, said this on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “A group of Russian intelligence officers came up to our checkpoint,...

    Mogherini to visit Kyiv next week
    Dec11

    Mogherini to visit Kyiv next week

    EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will visit Ukraine on December 16-17. This was announced by European External Action Service (EEAS) spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “On Tuesday afternoon EU High Representative Mogherini will leave for Kyiv. According to the...

    Bloc of Liovochkin gathers signatures for Constitutional Court
    Dec11

    Bloc of Liovochkin gathers signatures for Constitutional Court

    The Opposition Bloc initiated gathering of signatures and in the nearest future will apply to the Constitutional Court against the anti-crisis laws of Arseniy Yatseniuk, approved by the Verkhovna Rada March 23. Member of the Opposition Bloc faction Natalia Korolevska told a briefing, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “Our Opposition Bloc...

    Ukraine should be given weapons to equalize chances with Russia – MEP
    Dec11

    Ukraine should be given weapons to equalize chances with Russia – MEP

    The West should provide Ukraine with weapons to increase its national defense capability in the event of Russia’s possible further aggression and strengthen economical sanctions against Russia. Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski said this in an interview with Polskie Radio. “It is worth asking whether actions by the West are sufficient...

    Dmitry Tymchuk: Concerning the Parliamentary Commission on Ilovaisk
    Dec11

    Dmitry Tymchuk: Concerning the Parliamentary Commission on Ilovaisk

    The very first meeting of the Verkhovna Rada‘s [Ukrainian Parliamentary] Committee on National Security and Defense (of which I am a member) ruled to resume the work of the temporary parliamentary commission of inquiry into the tragic events that led to the death and capture of soldiers of the volunteer battalions and the Armed Forces of Ukraine...

    National Security and Defense Council: Fire was opened 16 times in the ATO zone since the “silence regime” was announced
    Dec11

    National Security and Defense Council: Fire was opened 16 times in the ATO zone since the “silence regime” was announced

    Kyiv, 10 December 2014 – The silence regime established yesterday brought its first results. For the first time in quite a while Ukrainian servicemen in the East did not suffer losses. No cases of Ukrainian servicemen killed or wounded were observed. The number and intensity of shelling in the East of Ukraine decreased. Since the bilateral...

    Ukrainian parliament adopts government action program
    Dec11

    Ukrainian parliament adopts government action program

    The Verkhovna Rada has adopted an action program of the Cabinet of Ministers. A total of 269 lawmakers voted for this decision at a parliament meeting on Thursday. As reported, on December 9, the Cabinet of Ministers approved its action program for 2015-2016. According to Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, “the ultimate goal is...

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