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    French FM Fabius says Russia can use humanitarian aid for constant presence in region
    Aug12

    French FM Fabius says Russia can use humanitarian aid for constant presence in region

    A Russian convoy of 280 trucks, which are moving in the direction of Ukraine to deliver a “humanitarian aid” to residents of the country’s eastern regions, may be an attempt by Moscow to establish a permanent presence on the Ukrainian territory, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the France Info radio station. “We...

    Luhansk battalion captures seven terrorists near Severodonetsk
    Aug12

    Luhansk battalion captures seven terrorists near Severodonetsk

    The Luhansk battalion detained and neutralized seven terrorists in the village of Voronove near Severodonetsk last night, Informator has reported. Territorial defense battalion fighters also found a militant warehouse of explosives and ammunition. The cleansing of the town from terrorists continues. As reported, the Luhansk battalion detained and...

    Humanitarian convoy to arrive on Wednesday, media reports say
    Aug12

    Humanitarian convoy to arrive on Wednesday, media reports say

    A convoy of trucks with the humanitarian aid from Russia will arrive to the border with Ukraine on Wednesday, August 13, in the first half of the day, RIA Novosti reported citing a source familiar with the situation. “The convoy has stretched for more than three kilometers, it is accompanied by fuellers and technical trailing,” the...

    Russian “humanitarian convoy” may pose military threat – Hrytsenko
    Aug12

    Russian “humanitarian convoy” may pose military threat – Hrytsenko

    A humanitarian convoy of Russia may pose a military threat for Ukraine. MP Anatoliy Hrytsenko said in the Freedom of Speech TV program, according to the politician’s website. “We must be vigilant. It is hard to imagine that in 1943, the Nazi government decided to send a humanitarian convoy to the Soviet Union,” Hrytsenko said....

    Kerry hopes world can find way for Ukraine’s cooperation with Russia
    Aug12

    Kerry hopes world can find way for Ukraine’s cooperation with Russia

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is hopeful that the international community will in the next few weeks find a way for Kyiv to be able to cooperate with Moscow on humanitarian assistance, the investigation into the Malaysian Boeing crash and political settlement in eastern Ukraine. He said this in Sydney on Tuesday at a joint press...

    U.S., EU ready to join international humanitarian aid mission for Luhansk – Chaly
    Aug12

    U.S., EU ready to join international humanitarian aid mission for Luhansk – Chaly

    The United States and the European Union are ready to participate in an international mission to deliver humanitarian aid to Luhansk, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly said on the Svoboda Slova talk show on Monday, the president’s press office reported. “It should be not convoys but a humanitarian aid, which...

    Hontareva says hryvnia “scared,” but it is – temporarily
    Aug12

    Hontareva says hryvnia “scared,” but it is – temporarily

    In Ukraine today, there are no macroeconomic grounds for significant fluctuations in the exchange rate. National Bank governor Valeria Hontareva said, the press service of the regulator informs. “The National Bank does not intend to depart from the policy of a flexible exchange rate. At the same time, now the pressure on the hryvnia...

    Verkhovna Rada will consider sanctions against Russia and five draft laws on election amendments
    Aug12

    Verkhovna Rada will consider sanctions against Russia and five draft laws on election amendments

    People’s deputies will consider five variants of amendments to the election law of Ukraine and sanctions against the Russian Federation. Those issues are included into the parliament’s agenda, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. In addition, the people’s deputies will consider a draft law on amendments to the Budget Code of...

    Bosnians want to judge Girkin for war crimes
    Aug12

    Bosnians want to judge Girkin for war crimes

    Bosnians want to try one of the leaders of militants from the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” Igor Girkin (“Strelok”) for war crimes he committed in this country, if the “Ukrainian war” is not his last one. Historian of the Bosnian war Aziz Tafro said in an interview, media reported. “Igor...

    “Resuscitators of reforms,” Svoboda demand election amendments, lustration near Rada walls
    Aug12

    “Resuscitators of reforms,” Svoboda demand election amendments, lustration near Rada walls

    Protesters near the Verkhovna Rada demand amendments to the election law and lustration of officials. As a Ukrinform correspondent reported, public activists hold posters: “New Elections – New Rules!” “We Demand Lustration!” “Lustration – Cleanup! and others. “We demand lustration and amendments to the election law so that the...

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