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    International experts finally reach Boeing crash site
    Jul31

    International experts finally reach Boeing crash site

    International experts of the OSCE accompanied by Dutch and Australian experts on Thursday have finally got to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, reads a report on the official Twitter page of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. “OSCE SMM monitors reach #MH17 crash site for 1st time in almost week, accompanied by 4...

    Over 58,000 people evacuated from ATO area – Shkiriak
    Jul31

    Over 58,000 people evacuated from ATO area – Shkiriak

    Over 58,000 civilians have currently been evacuated from the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian interior minister’s adviser, Zorian Shkiriak, said this in the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “I might be mistaken, but according to official information of the...

    Ukraine exports over 1.7 million tonnes of novel corn
    Jul31

    Ukraine exports over 1.7 million tonnes of novel corn

    Grain export is held by higher rates this year against the previous one, 1.757 million tonnes have been shipped. President of the Ukrainian Grain Association Volodymyr Klymenko told a press conference at Ukrinform, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “As of July 29, Ukraine exported 1.757 million tonnes of grain crops. Out of these, wheat makes up...

    Verkhovna Rada allocates UAH 9 billion for army
    Jul31

    Verkhovna Rada allocates UAH 9 billion for army

    People’s deputies supported the draft law at their extraordinary session, which in particular envisages allocation of UAH 9 billion for the army until the end of 2014. Also, people’s deputies allocated UAH 2 billion for renewal of the regions in the east of Ukraine. Batkivshchyna faction leader Serhiy Sobolev told a briefing in the...

    Merkel administration denies ‘secret deal’ with Putin
    Jul31

    Merkel administration denies ‘secret deal’ with Putin

    The press office of the German government has denied reports by the British newspaper The Independent with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly brokered a secret deal on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine. Deputy spokesperson for the German government Christiane Wirtz told Ukrinform’s Berlin...

    National Guard servicemen destroy three roadblocks of militants, freeing Pervomaisk
    Jul31

    National Guard servicemen destroy three roadblocks of militants, freeing Pervomaisk

    Ukrainian National Guard servicemen have destroyed three roadblocks of militants near Debaltseve, Donetsk region. 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 reported. “Yesterday the forces of National Guard...

    Yatseniuk: Ukraine will never announce default
    Jul31

    Yatseniuk: Ukraine will never announce default

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that Ukraine will never announce a default despite the difficult economic conditions. He said this from the parliament’s rostrum on Thursday. “I have two pieces of news for you. The first one – Argentina has announced a default. The second news is that Ukraine has not announced...

    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...

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