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    Verkhovna Rada does not accept Yatseniuk’s resignation
    Jul31

    Verkhovna Rada does not accept Yatseniuk’s resignation

    The Verkhovna Rada at an extraordinary meeting on July 31 did not support the resignation of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, a Ukrinform correspondent has reported. Only 16 MPs voted for Yatseniuk’s resignation, with at least 226 votes required. In particular, his resignation was not supported by 109 MPs, two abstained from...

    Ukraine loses 11 more servicemen in ATO area
    Jul31

    Ukraine loses 11 more servicemen in ATO area

    Eleven Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and another 51 injured over the last 24 hours in fighting with Russian mercenaries who are terrorizing people in the Donbas. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent...

    MPs discuss what to do with state servants’ unpaid leaves of absence
    Jul31

    MPs discuss what to do with state servants’ unpaid leaves of absence

    A break is announced in the Verkhovna Rada because the promised amendments are not made to the state budget and the Tax Code. MP Serhiy Labaziuk told reporters in the Verkhovna Rada, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “A break was taken because amendments were not made to the budget and the Tax Code, about which heads of factions and deputy...

    United States urges Asia to impose sanctions on Russia
    Jul31

    United States urges Asia to impose sanctions on Russia

    The United States is in talks with the governments of the Asian countries, calling on them to join in sanctions imposed by the West against Russia, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a senior official in the U.S. State Department. “It is certainly our hope that countries in this region, which includes many significant commercial and...

    Poroshenko calls government, MPs for unity: Don’t open second front
    Jul31

    Poroshenko calls government, MPs for unity: Don’t open second front

    The laws that the government urges MPs to pass are unpopular, but they are very necessary to the state. Therefore, the Verkhovna Rada should consolidate for their adoption, because the internal squabbles would benefit only the enemies of Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko said this in his address to the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday. “Today,...

    Yatseniuk’s resignation to be considered in open session
    Jul31

    Yatseniuk’s resignation to be considered in open session

    The parliament will consider resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk in an open session. Batkivshchyna MP Oleksandr Bryhnets wrote on Facebook. “Yatseniuk’s application will be considered in an open mode, so it makes sense for reporters to wait,” he wrote. As reported by Ukrinform, July 31, Parliament Speaker Oleksandr...

    Svoboda proposes tax scale “for army”
    Jul31

    Svoboda proposes tax scale “for army”

    The Svoboda faction proposes a tax scale “for the army” for Ukrainians. The Svoboda faction developed a draft law, which envisages a progressive scale of taxation of all citizens “for the army” until the end of 2014. Svoboda faction leader Oleh Tiahnybok told a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We have developed...

    Merkel, Putin “divide” Ukraine secretly – The Independent
    Jul31

    Merkel, Putin “divide” Ukraine secretly – The Independent

    Reputable UK newspaper The Independent reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have secretly agreed to solve the “Ukrainian crisis”, sources close to Merkel told the publication . “The Independent can reveal that the peace plan, being worked on by both Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, hinges on...

    G7 leaders threaten Russia with tougher sanctions
    Jul31

    G7 leaders threaten Russia with tougher sanctions

    The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) states have threatened Russia with tougher sanctions if Moscow continues to oppose the de-escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. They said this in a joint statement released by the press service of the German government, a Ukrinform correspondent in Germany reported. “Russia still has the...

    SBU detains LPR sniper in Kyiv. Video
    Jul31

    SBU detains LPR sniper in Kyiv. Video

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has detained in Kyiv a resident of Luhansk region who worked as a sniper for the LPR terrorist organization and participated in the fighting against Ukrainian government forces, the SBU press center has reported. “Even in the ranks of the Soviet Army citizen H. acquired the military profession of a...

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