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    Putin shakes hands with Poroshenko
    Aug26

    Putin shakes hands with Poroshenko

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have shaken hands before the start of negotiations in the EU-Ukraine-Eurasian Troika format, RIA Novosti has reported. “Putin and Poroshenko shook hands during a photo ceremony, which was held at the Independence Palace in Minsk ahead of the summit,” reads...

    Lukashenko to Poroshenko: I was executor of your proposal
    Aug26

    Lukashenko to Poroshenko: I was executor of your proposal

    Belarus is interested in normalizing the situation in Ukraine. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said this at a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Minsk on Tuesday, BelTA reported. “It was your proposal to meet without any fuss and make decisions after the signing by Ukraine of the Association Agreement with...

    NSDC does not believe in tales about Russian paratroopers who ‘got lost’ in Ukraine
    Aug26

    NSDC does not believe in tales about Russian paratroopers who ‘got lost’ in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) does not believe in a “random” version of Russian paratroopers entering Ukraine, which the Russian side is currently trying to present. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on...

    Early elections not to prevent ratification of agreement with EU in September – Poroshenko
    Aug26

    Early elections not to prevent ratification of agreement with EU in September – Poroshenko

    Ukraine will ratify the Association Agreement with the EU in September and immediately send respective ratification documents to Brussels, and early parliamentary elections will not hinder this process. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this at a meeting with EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in...

    Tensions running high near Ilovaisk, fighting underway near Donetsk
    Aug26

    Tensions running high near Ilovaisk, fighting underway near Donetsk

    The fiercest fighting is now underway near Ilovaisk and Khriashchuvate in Donetsk region. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Active fighting continues in the suburbs of Donetsk, Luhansk and...

    Obama’s advisor: Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable and dangerous
    Aug26

    Obama’s advisor: Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable and dangerous

    U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice has condemned the regular incursions of Russian troops into Ukraine. She wrote this on her Twitter page on Tuesday. “Repeated Russian incursions into Ukraine unacceptable. Dangerous and inflammatory,” Rice wrote. She said that “Russia has no right to send vehicles or cargo into Ukraine...

    Ukrainian border guards attacked from Russian Mi-24s, four dead
    Aug26

    Ukrainian border guards attacked from Russian Mi-24s, four dead

    The Russian Armed Forces have for the first time shelled Ukrainian border guards with unguided missiles from helicopters. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Ukrainian border guards were...

    Twelve Ukrainian servicemen killed in east Ukraine over past 24 hours – NSDC
    Aug26

    Twelve Ukrainian servicemen killed in east Ukraine over past 24 hours – NSDC

    Twelve Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and another 19 have been injured as a result of fighting in Ukraine’s eastern regions over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday. “Twelve of our servicemen have been killed and another 19...

    Poroshenko meets with Ashton in Minsk
    Aug26

    Poroshenko meets with Ashton in Minsk

    A visit of the Ukrainian President started with a meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton. The Presidential Administration informs on Twitter. “A meeting of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko started with High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton,” a...

    Akhmetov ready to lose Donbas Arena for peace
    Aug26

    Akhmetov ready to lose Donbas Arena for peace

    Rinat Akhmetov is willing to sacrifice all his business in order that peace was on the Donbas land. Businessman and president of FC Shakhtar said in comments about the loss from shelling of the Donbas Arena stadium, which, according to preliminary estimates, was USD 1 million. “The damaged building, even such as the Donbas Arena, is a...

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