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    Daily Highlights: 12/01/2014
    Dec02

    Daily Highlights: 12/01/2014

    Negotiations on forming a new Cabinet are on the finishing line. Fierce fighting continues in the Donetsk airport. The new head of the European Parliament Tusk expressed support for Ukraine. Ukraine ●      President Poroshenko has abolished Constituent Assembly created by ex-president Yanukowich. ●      Foreigners, whom “Block of Petro...

    Military updates, 12/01
    Dec02

    Military updates, 12/01

    In the past 24 hours, Russian-terrorist forces have committed some 40 attacks. In particular, in the areas of: • Luhansk – 17 attacks; • Donetsk – 15; • Debaltseve – 5; • Mariupol – 3; • Hranitne – 1. In the area of Avdiivka and Opytne, Ukrainian artillery inflicted a series of pre-emptive strikes on the Russian-terrorist troops’ lines...

    EU admits strengthening of sanctions against Russia
    Dec01

    EU admits strengthening of sanctions against Russia

    The European Union will strengthen sanctions against Russia if the situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorates. EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said this at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, which was held in Brussels on Monday, a Ukrinform...

    National Security and Defense Council: Militants intensified their activities after the Russian “humanitarian convoy” arrived
    Dec01

    National Security and Defense Council: Militants intensified their activities after the Russian “humanitarian convoy” arrived

    Kyiv, 1 December 2014 – In the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone intensity of shelling and of the enemy’s attacks increased while at the same time the number of militants decreased. On the roads in Rostov region of the Russian Federation there’s an increase of movement of Russian military equipment without insignia towards the Ukrainian border....

    Ukraine needs integration into NATO – Kravchuk
    Dec01

    Ukraine needs integration into NATO – Kravchuk

    Ukraine should seek protection from the outside as it has an aggressive neighbor – Russia. First Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk said this at a press conference at Ukrinform on Monday, an agency reporter said. “I do not exclude the possibility that we have to prepare ourselves – to prepare force, weapons, people and switch...

    Ukrainian, Russian military come to airport to negotiate on “silence”
    Dec01

    Ukrainian, Russian military come to airport to negotiate on “silence”

    With the aim of the settlement of the crisis situation that formed in the area of the Donetsk airport, measures are taken by the common center for control and coordination of the ceasefire. The ATO press center informed. “Today, in the morning, heads of Ukrainian and Russian sides of the common center went to the designated district. The...

    Government dismisses Ukrzaliznytsia director general
    Dec01

    Government dismisses Ukrzaliznytsia director general

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has dismissed Borys Ostapiuk as director general of the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia). This is stated in order No. 1154-r of November 26, 2014, which was posted on the government portal. Ostapiuk headed Ukrzaliznytsia from April 1, 2014, replacing Serhiy Bolobolin at the...

    National Bank denies resignation of Hontareva
    Dec01

    National Bank denies resignation of Hontareva

    Information about the resignation of governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Hontareva is untrue. The press service of the regulator told Ukrinform. “That’s not true. Valeria Oleksiyivna did not resign. But is ready to speak in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with a report on the work done and answer all the questions,”...

    Interior Ministry illegally privatizes more than hundred official apartments – Avakov
    Dec01

    Interior Ministry illegally privatizes more than hundred official apartments – Avakov

    During the period from 2010 to 2013, 107 Interior Ministry departmental apartments were illegally privatized. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page. “Lack of control over the use of service apartments in the Interior Ministry resulted in the illegal alienation (privatization) of 107 flats, worth UAH 40 million, the title...

    NSDC denies reports of blasts at Donetsk airport terminal
    Dec01

    NSDC denies reports of blasts at Donetsk airport terminal

    The Ukrainian anti-terrorist operation forces that are defending the Donetsk airport did not blow up the old terminal. NSDC information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “There was no specially planned blasting of the old terminal,” Lysenko...

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