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    U.S. has not said its last word on Donbas – Ukraine`s Presidential Administration
    Dec30

    U.S. has not said its last word on Donbas – Ukraine`s Presidential Administration

    The United States has not said its last word in the process of Donbas settlement yet, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev has said in an interview with Obozrevatel. ”We look forward to the U.S. joining the Normandy format. We believe that with the arrival of the new administration, the U.S. position to...

    Living wage in 2017 will be increased to USD 65 – Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine
    Dec30

    Living wage in 2017 will be increased to USD 65 – Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine

    The government will raise the living wage for able-bodied persons in 2017 in three stages – up to UAH 1,762, Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva said on a conference call about raising the minimum wage from January 1, 2017. ”The living wage for able-bodied persons is set at UAH 1,600 from January 1, 2017, UAH 1,684 from May 1, and...

    Ukraine unilaterally hands over 15 militants
    Dec30

    Ukraine unilaterally hands over 15 militants

    Ukraine has unilaterally handed over 15 militants, previously detained for participating in illegal groups, to representatives of the so-called ”DPR”/”LPR,” according to a message on the website of the SBU Ukrainian Security Service. According to the agency, the Ukrainian government has taken such a goodwill gesture with the hope to finally...

    U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference
    Dec30

    U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia in response to election interference

    U.S. President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday retaliating against what the administration described as ”Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” including sanctioning six Russian individuals and five Russian entities, according to CNN. This is the first time the names of Russian officials involved in the hacking have...

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in December 29
    Dec30

    Russian militants attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in December 29

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 25 times from 00:00 to 17:00 on Thursday, December 29, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the militants fired mortars on the town of Krasnohorivka, as well as rocket-propelled grenades...

    U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, gives 72 hours to leave country – Reuters
    Dec29

    U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, gives 72 hours to leave country – Reuters

    The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, according to Reuters. The Russian diplomats would have 72 hours to leave the United States, the official said. Access to...

    “Liquidate Ukraine… main part should go to Russia, 5 western regions – to Poland” –  former official of Russian Presidential Administration
    Dec29

    “Liquidate Ukraine… main part should go to Russia, 5 western regions – to Poland” – former official of Russian Presidential Administration

    Mikhail Khazin, an economist, a former official in the Russian Presidential Administration, and a member of an experts commission of the Moscow Patriarchate, outlines what he believes Moscow would want if the West acknowledged that Ukraine is in Russia`s sphere of influence. Once Ukraine is acknowledged as part of Russia`s sphere of influence,...

    Ukrainians Ivanchuk, Muzychuk win 2016 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships
    Dec29

    Ukrainians Ivanchuk, Muzychuk win 2016 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships

    Ukrainian players Vasyl Ivanchuk and Anna Muzychuk have won the 2016 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships in Doha, Qatar. The 2016 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships started with 106 players in the Open tournament, including 87 GMs, and 34 players in the Women tournament (including 13 GMs) competing for the prestigious titles and $200,000 (for...

    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online
    Dec29

    Lithuanian special unit will combat Kremlin trolls online

    Elves against trolls sounds more than just something out of The Lord of the Rings to Lithuania`s 43-year-old business consultant and blogger Ricardas Savukynas as the battle he`s fighting is no fantasy. The man is part of an informal internet army of Lithuanians trying to counter what they describe as hate speech and pro-Russia propaganda, The...

    Russia brought criminal charges against its citizen for reposting video condemning Russia`s war against Ukraine
    Dec29

    Russia brought criminal charges against its citizen for reposting video condemning Russia`s war against Ukraine

    Russia`s Investigative Committee has brought criminal charges against Roman Grishin for merely reposting a video clip back in 2014, according to Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group. The investigators claim that the clip, a biting attack on Russia`s excuses for its aggression against Ukraine, contains utterances that fall under Russia`s...

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