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    This is Ukraine today – October 13
    Oct13

    This is Ukraine today – October 13

    Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends! War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the United States were harshly reminded about this at Pearl Harbor in 1942. War descended on Ukraine and...

    Ukrainian president nominates new defense minister
    Oct13

    Ukrainian president nominates new defense minister

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tabled for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada a motion nominating Stepan Poltorak for the post of Ukraine’s defense minister, the presidential press service has reported. At a meeting with the candidate, the head of state noted the high organizational skills and authority of Commander of the...

    Russian troops retreating from Ukrainian border – NSDC
    Oct13

    Russian troops retreating from Ukrainian border – NSDC

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has confirmed the dismantling of field camps of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border and the beginning of their deployment to their home bases. The spokesman for the center’s information and analytical center, Andriy Lysenko, said this at a briefing on Monday, a Ukrinform...

    Summary information from IAC of NSDC as of 12:00 – 13.10.2014
    Oct13

    Summary information from IAC of NSDC as of 12:00 – 13.10.2014

    Yesterday the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made a statement on the Peace Plan implementation and national defence capability improvement. In particular, the President emphasized that owing to implementation of the Peace Plan provisions and ceasefire mode setting we succeeded in bringing a Russian troops’ offensive to a halt, minimize...

    Sociologists predict 60% turnout in elections for Verkhovna Rada
    Oct13

    Sociologists predict 60% turnout in elections for Verkhovna Rada

    Director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation Iryna Bekeshkina has predicted turnout of less than 60% for early parliamentary elections in Ukraine on October 26. She said this on Monday at a press conference dedicated to National Exit Poll 2014, while answering a question from Ukrinform’s reporter. “There is a...

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map
    Oct13

    Situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Map

    The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Despite the declared ceasefire, terrorists continue to shell Ukrainian army positions.

    EU to discuss sanctions against Russia next week
    Oct13

    EU to discuss sanctions against Russia next week

    The EU Foreign Affairs Council will assess the implementation of the Ukrainian president’s peace plan (determining the regime of restrictive measures against Russia) on Monday, October 20, at a meeting in Luxembourg, the EU Council has told a Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels. “The Council will take stock of the situation in...

    Ukraine needs reforms to avoid default – The Economist
    Oct13

    Ukraine needs reforms to avoid default – The Economist

    International experts believe that Ukraine, burdened by debt and lack of reform, may default in the near future, The Economist has reported. According to the report, the Ukrainian government must pay external creditors $9 billion by the end of next year, plus an additional $5 billion in 2016 and $8 billion in 2017. At the same time, the...

    Weekly Summary – to October 12, 2014
    Oct13

    Weekly Summary – to October 12, 2014

    1. The terrorists intend to have a long and happy life as a cancerous tumor on the body of Ukraine. They are actively preparing for winter, simultaneously using the so-called “ceasefire” for the greatest possible integration with Russia. Moscow quietly supports these aspirations of the Donbas marginals–in fact, that’s what started all this fuss....

    ‘Russian mercenaries’ from Crimea arrive in Donetsk – Tymchuk
    Oct13

    ‘Russian mercenaries’ from Crimea arrive in Donetsk – Tymchuk

    A well-equipped group of Russian mercenaries trained in Crimea has arrived in Donetsk. Information Resistance group coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “A group of Russian mercenaries (up to 100 people) who were trained in the occupied Crimea arrived in Donetsk,” he wrote. Tymchuk added that the group had...

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