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    Ukraine-EU summit agenda to include some 20 issues, including visa liberalization and Minsk
    Nov19

    Ukraine-EU summit agenda to include some 20 issues, including visa liberalization and Minsk

    On November 24, Brussels will host the 18th Ukraine-EU summit, according to a statement published on the website of the EU Council, while Ukraine`s Mission to EU has published the summit`s agenda including nearly 20 issues for discussion, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The first issue listed on the agenda regards priorities in...

    Prosecutor General questions President Poroshenko in Euromaidan case
    Nov19

    Prosecutor General questions President Poroshenko in Euromaidan case

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko testified in criminal proceedings regarding crimes against the EuroMaidan protesters, president`s spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko has told UNIAN. ”President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko testified in the case of crimes against Maidan,” said Tsegolko. According to the spokesperson, the president has repeatedly...

    EU`s Tusk stresses Ukraine cooperation in Trump call
    Nov19

    EU`s Tusk stresses Ukraine cooperation in Trump call

    European Council President Donald Tusk stressed the need for transatlantic cooperation on Ukraine during a phone call Friday with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, an EU source said, according to France 24 citing AFP. Tusk, the European Union source said, also spoke by phone to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who has asked for Trump`s...

    Russian Government Il-96 with officials, ”Kremlin pool” journalists on board intercepted by Swiss Air Force jets
    Nov19

    Russian Government Il-96 with officials, ”Kremlin pool” journalists on board intercepted by Swiss Air Force jets

    A pair of Swiss warplanes scrambled to intercept the aircraft of the Russian presidential air squadron flying an official delegation from Moscow to Peru for an APEC summit and a group of accredited reporters in the sky over Switzerland, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. A pair of Swiss F18`s flew along the aircraft, to the amusement of passengers...

    IMF maintains GDP growth forecast for Ukraine in 2016, 2017
    Nov19

    IMF maintains GDP growth forecast for Ukraine in 2016, 2017

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukraine`s key lender, has maintained its GDP growth forecasts for Ukraine at 1.5% in 2016 and at 2.5% in 2017. ”Decisive policy actions in the past two years have led to a dramatic reduction in external and internal imbalances. Inflation has been successfully brought down, the central bank`s international...

    DNA profiling helps identify 450 KIA in Donbas
    Nov19

    DNA profiling helps identify 450 KIA in Donbas

    Advisor to the president of Ukraine for humanitarian issues, Chairman of Parliament`s Health Committee Inna Bohomolets during a round table in UNIAN, initiated by Slovo I Dilo NGO said that 450 Ukrainian soldiers killed in combat with combined Russian-separatist forces in eastern Ukraine were identified due to DNA tests. ”Over this period, I`ve...

    Trump names pro-Ukraine CIA Director
    Nov19

    Trump names pro-Ukraine CIA Director

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has moved to fill some of the top positions in his government by selecting a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, a national security adviser, and an attorney general, RFE/RL reports. Trump said in a statement he had chosen Representative Mike Pompeo (Republican-Kansas) to be CIA director, retired General...

    Ukraine in 2016 gets most U.S. assistance ever – Envoy
    Nov19

    Ukraine in 2016 gets most U.S. assistance ever – Envoy

    Ukraine has managed to get from the United States the largest bulk of assistance throughout the entire period of the U.S.-Ukraine relations, according to Ukraine`s Ambassador to Ukraine Valeriy Chaly. ”In 2016 we achieved the largest assistance to Ukraine over the whole period of our relations, worth $658 million, including $355 million in...

    Moldova`s CEC recognizes pro-Russian candidate Dodon president-elect
    Nov19

    Moldova`s CEC recognizes pro-Russian candidate Dodon president-elect

    The Moldovan Central Election Commission has recognized the victory in the presidential election, after its second round, of a pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon, CEC Chairwoman Alina Russu announced at the commission`s latest meeting, Publika reports. This makes Dodon the third Moldovan president to be elected directly by the people, according to...

    Ukrainian who faked name and age at US school jailed – BBC
    Nov19

    Ukrainian who faked name and age at US school jailed – BBC

    A Ukrainian man who posed as a high school student in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania for four years has received a two-month sentence for passport and social security fraud, BBC News reports. Artur Samarin enrolled at Harrisburg High School under the name ”Asher Potts” after his visa expired in 2012, according to BBC News. He faces deportation...

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