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    Russia closes its skies for Ukrainian airlines
    Aug07

    Russia closes its skies for Ukrainian airlines

    Russia has stopped transit flights of Ukrainian airlines through its airspace to Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said. “There is one decision that the government has made: the matter concerns the termination of transit flights of Ukrainian airlines through Russian airspace to a number of...

    Dollar rising again
    Aug07

    Dollar rising again

    Trading in the U.S. dollar on the interbank currency market of Ukraine opened with growth of quotations Thursday – 12.4000/12.5500 UAH/USD, InterBusinessConsulting reports. Euro/hryvnia quotations went up – 16.5875/16.7905 UAH/EUR. Prices for the euro/dollar currency pair raised -1.3377/79 EUR/USD (Wednesday – 1.3360/62). The...

    Tyres on fire on Maidan square. Photo
    Aug07

    Tyres on fire on Maidan square. Photo

    Tyres are burning on the Independence Square (Maidan) in Kyiv as public utilities began to dismantle the barricades, using heavy equipment < http://www.ukrinform.ua/rus/news/na_maydane_goryat_shini_foto_1655684>. 07.08.2014...

    United States strengthens presence in Black Sea
    Aug07

    United States strengthens presence in Black Sea

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf entered the Black Sea on August 6 to promote peace and stability in the region, reads a report posted on the website of the U.S. Navy. “The U.S. Navy’s forward presence in Europe allows us to work with our allies and partners to develop and improve ready maritime forces...

    Putin does not risk leaving Russians without imported alcohol
    Aug07

    Putin does not risk leaving Russians without imported alcohol

    A draft list of western products is known, to which Russian sector sanctions are spread, Kommersant reports. A list, which will be officially published today, includes vegetable and fruit products and dairy products, partially – meat. According to the sources in the Russian government, products in the list are divided into two groups...

    EU ready to further pressurize Russia
    Aug07

    EU ready to further pressurize Russia

    If Russia does not change its policies towards Ukraine, the European Union is ready to continue to “tighten the screws”. Richard Kuehnel, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Germany, told Deutsche Welle when asked about EU sanctions against Russia and possible responses from Moscow. “As for Russia’s threat...

    Soldiers of 72nd Brigade refuse to go to Chernihiv
    Aug07

    Soldiers of 72nd Brigade refuse to go to Chernihiv

    Soldiers of the 72nd Brigade, who under shelling crossed the Russian border, were sent to a place of their permanent dislocation – to Bila Tserkva, following their return to Ukraine. Hromadske TV informs. “The command wanted to send soldiers to the military unit in Chernihiv. But during the change of the locomotive at one of technical...

    Merkel wants to help Ukraine with equipment
    Aug07

    Merkel wants to help Ukraine with equipment

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel favors the idea of giving Ukraine equipment that would help effectively control the border. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, MEP Elmar Brok, said this in an interview with the TSN. As for military support from the European Union, Brock...

    Obama thinks sanctions against Russia are effective
    Aug07

    Obama thinks sanctions against Russia are effective

    U.S. President Barack Obama has said at a news conference in Washington that Western sanctions against Russia have proved to be effective. “Sanctions are working as intended in putting enormous pressure and strain on the Russian economy,” he said. According to Obama, the Russian economy has ground to a halt, the Associated Press...

    NATO Secretary General will visit Ukraine today
    Aug07

    NATO Secretary General will visit Ukraine today

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will visit Ukraine August 7. This visit will take place on the eve of the NATO Summit to be held September 4-5 in Wales (UK). At the summit, a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO heads of state and governments is scheduled. It is assumed that Rasmussen will meet with the leadership of Ukraine – they...

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