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    Yatseniuk presents tax reform
    Aug06

    Yatseniuk presents tax reform

    The Cabinet of Ministers has proposed a plan of comprehensive changes in the tax system. The tax reform was presented by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. “There were 22 taxes, now there would be 9. There was the payment of income tax in the tax reporting, we are canceling it, and now we will pay according...

    Putin may use humanitarian mission to invade Ukraine – NATO
    Aug06

    Putin may use humanitarian mission to invade Ukraine – NATO

    Moscow may use a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission for the Russian troops’ incursion into Ukraine, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. NATO was concerned that Moscow could use “the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission as an excuse to send troops into eastern Ukraine,” she said....

    NSDC denies reports of airstrike on Donetsk
    Aug06

    NSDC denies reports of airstrike on Donetsk

    The National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) denies reports that Donetsk was hit by an airstrike on Tuesday. National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday. “The Ukrainian aviation does not make air strikes on cities,”...

    UNHCR office opens in Mariupol
    Aug06

    UNHCR office opens in Mariupol

    A representative office of the UN mission opened in Mariupol, Donetsk region, deputy chairman of Donetsk Regional State Administration Ivan Shevliak told reporters on Wednesday. “It was a logical continuation of a memorandum of cooperation signed between Donetsk Regional State Administration and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for...

    US experts to help investigate Boeing crash without leaving Kyiv
    Aug06

    US experts to help investigate Boeing crash without leaving Kyiv

    A group of 12 U.S. military experts has arrived in Kyiv to help international experts investigate the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17. This was announced by Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press service reported. “At the request of the State Department, the team of about 12 service members will...

    18 soldiers killed in ATO area over past 24 hours
    Aug06

    18 soldiers killed in ATO area over past 24 hours

    Over the past 24 hours 18 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed, 54 injured in the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday. He added that during the day the ATO forces 25 times entered into...

    Threat of Russia’s direct invasion of Ukraine rises
    Aug06

    Threat of Russia’s direct invasion of Ukraine rises

    The threat of direct invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops for the last few days has increased, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said at a press conference on Wednesday, according to Reuters. “We have reason to suspect – during the last few hours we have received the relevant information that the risk of a direct invasion [of Ukraine...

    Luhansk remains without electricity, water, food, fuel and communications
    Aug06

    Luhansk remains without electricity, water, food, fuel and communications

    The situation in Luhansk is tense as the city remains with electricity, water supply and communications and there are difficulties with food supply and garbage removal, the press service of the Luhansk City Council has reported. “The situation remained critical in Luhansk as of the morning of August 6 – there is no power, water...

    Latvia to take for treatment two more Ukrainians
    Aug06

    Latvia to take for treatment two more Ukrainians

    Latvia on Wednesday will take for treatment in Riga two Ukrainian soldiers who were seriously injured in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, the Latvian Embassy in Ukraine told Ukrinform. “Two soldiers who participated in the anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine will arrive in Riga from the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk...

    MEP Brok: Russian authorities defy international sanctions
    Aug06

    MEP Brok: Russian authorities defy international sanctions

    The bravado, behind which Russian politicians hide the seriousness of third wave of sanctions on the economy of the Russian Federation, is designed for “domestic consumption” and cannot mislead the thinking people. MEP with almost 35 years of experience, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and ally of...

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