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    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire
    Dec30

    Russia asks United Nations Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

    Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Friday to give its blessing to a fragile ceasefire in Syria, the third truce this year seeking to end the nearly six years of war in Syria, according to Reuters. The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey...

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan
    Dec30

    Turkey approves constitutional amendments granting enormous powers to Erdogan

    The parliamentary Constitution Commission has approved amendments to the Turkish Constitution proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that pave the way to an executive presidency amid fears of one-man rule, according to Turkish Minute. With the constitutional amendments approved in the early hours of Friday, the president will...

    Putin decides not to expel U.S. diplomats from Russia
    Dec30

    Putin decides not to expel U.S. diplomats from Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision not to expel any U.S. diplomats from Russia in retaliation for Washington`s latest sanctions against Moscow, according to TASS. ”The Russian diplomats returning home will spend the New Year Holidays with their relatives and dear ones. At home. We will not create problems for U.S. diplomats. We...

    Over 6,000 cyber attacks against Ukrainian authorities detected over two months – Ukrainian President
    Dec30

    Over 6,000 cyber attacks against Ukrainian authorities detected over two months – Ukrainian President

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that over the past two months, about 6,500 planned cyber attacks have been detected in the objects of five institutions and 31 state information resources, according to the president`s press service. ”The cyber attack on December 6 put out of action the network of the State Treasury and the Ministry...

    National Bank of Ukraine in December spends $120 mln to support hryvnia
    Dec30

    National Bank of Ukraine in December spends $120 mln to support hryvnia

    The National Bank of Ukraine in forex auctions in December sold $119.4 million more than it bought, the NBU`s press service reports. According to the regulator, in the past month the NBU held three auctions for foreign currency sale, having purchased $115 million. At the same time, the central bank held another five auctions where it sold $234.4...

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister
    Dec30

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister

    Ukrainian President Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the president`s press service has reported. The parties discussed the state and prospects of bilateral relations and agreed to intensify political dialogue at all levels, according to the press service. The interlocutors...

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers
    Dec30

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers

    The new regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allows the Ukrainian military to shoot down foreign aircraft violating the country`s borders or involved in committing a terrorist act. The Cabinet resolution dated December 28 refers to ”the destruction of the aircraft of the armed forces of other states, which have violated the state...

    Journalists assess probability of Russian invasion via Belarus
    Dec30

    Journalists assess probability of Russian invasion via Belarus

    Ukrainian journalists have discussed the possibility of an invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine via the Belarus territory, Apostrophe reported. Political columnist Pavlyuk Bykovsky noted that the placement of the Russian military base in Belarus could become an unpleasant surprise to Ukraine. The issue has been on the agenda since 2015. Bykovsky...

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec30

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    The official Moscow has made every effort to discredit the Minsk process, because it is linked to the sanctions, according to Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement. ”Now, on the eve of the formation of Trump`s new administration, we see exacerbation in...

    Odesa Portside Chemical Plant suspends operations due to high gas prices, debts
    Dec30

    Odesa Portside Chemical Plant suspends operations due to high gas prices, debts

    Due to the high price of natural gas, a decision was made on the temporary suspension of operations of the plant`s capacities and facilities until repayment of existing debt. Ukraine`s major chemical company Odesa Portside Chemical Plant” (OPP) has announced it is halting operations due to high gas prices and its debt to Naftogaz of Ukraine in...

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