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    Ukraine to cancel its non-bloc status – Yatseniuk
    Dec09

    Ukraine to cancel its non-bloc status – Yatseniuk

    Ukraine’s non-bloc status will be cancelled and the state will adopt a new law on the foundations of domestic and foreign policy. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this at a Cabinet of Ministers meeting in Kyiv on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The law that was passed as a bribe to Russians, on the so-called...

    Terrorists break silence regime – General Staff chief
    Dec09

    Terrorists break silence regime – General Staff chief

    Two violations of the ceasefire regime were reported on December 9 in the area of Debaltseve where separatists shelled the positions of Ukrainian troops twice. Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko said this at a press conference on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “From...

    Donetsk railway blocks 800 cars with coal
    Dec09

    Donetsk railway blocks 800 cars with coal

    800 railway cars with coal, which is so necessary for the country, are on the territory of Donetsk region, controlled by Ukraine. Head of Donetsk regional state administration Oleksandr Kikhetenko told a press conference in Kramatorsk, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “Just count how much coal is in these cars. Multiply 800 cars with 65...

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map
    Dec09

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map

    The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Despite the declared ceasefire, terrorists continue to fire at Ukrainian army positions. The map that reflects the situation in Donbas as of 12.00 on December 9 has been released by the information and analytical center of the National Security and Defense Council.

    Rada decides on its  work
    Dec09

    Rada decides on its work

    People’s deputies took a resolution on a calendar plan of holding the first session of the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation. 334 deputies voted for this decision, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. In particular, the resolution says that the Verkhovna Rada will work until January 16, three weeks are for plenary meetings, work...

    Steinmeier hopes situation in Donbas will soon calm
    Dec09

    Steinmeier hopes situation in Donbas will soon calm

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that tension in eastern Ukraine may ease. He said this during his visit to Tbilisi on December 8, Deutsche Welle reported. “There are small signs that we can achieve some calm in the coming days and weeks,” Steinmeier said. The minister said that he had got such an impression...

    Canadian defense minister calls for maintaining pressure on Russia
    Dec09

    Canadian defense minister calls for maintaining pressure on Russia

    Canada and its allies are determined to continue their pressure on Russia, first and foremost, through sanctions, in order to make it respect international law and the sovereignty of Ukraine. Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson said this at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Stepan Poltorak in Kyiv on Monday. “We...

    Rada will revote leading positions in committees
    Dec09

    Rada will revote leading positions in committees

    People’s deputies included into the agenda a draft resolution on removal of former members of the Party of Regions from leading positions in committees, involved in voting for “dictatorial laws.” 278 parliamentarians voted for the resolution No. 1291, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. The draft resolution envisages that all deputies, who...

    A number of interfactional associations created in Rada
    Dec09

    A number of interfactional associations created in Rada

    A number of interfactional associations were created in the Verkhovna Rada. Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Hroisman told from the VR rostrum. He noted that the deputies created the following associations: Bukovyna, headed by Oksana Prodan, For the future of Ukraine – headed by Olena Dotsenko, Equal Opportunities, headed by Maria Ionova...

    This is Ukraine today – December 8: Obama playing the long game against Putin in Ukraine
    Dec09

    This is Ukraine today – December 8: Obama playing the long game against Putin in Ukraine

    Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends! Will Ritter Obama playing the long game against Putin in Ukraine December 6 – Russia has finally abandoned the idea of “independence” of eastern regions of Ukraine and is trying to “push” them back under Kyiv’s control. This is reported by Russian “Novaya...

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