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    Ukraine reports 2 killed, 5 wounded in past 24 hours
    Nov02

    Ukraine reports 2 killed, 5 wounded in past 24 hours

    Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy Lysenko. ”Two were killed in action (KIA) and five were wounded in action (WIA),” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday. Lysenko also...

    OSCE urges participating states to step up probes into crimes against journalists
    Nov02

    OSCE urges participating states to step up probes into crimes against journalists

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has called on OSCE participating states to step up their investigations and identify and prosecute those who commit crimes against journalists. ”Authorities throughout the OSCE region are failing to take action to reduce the high number of attacks against journalists, and they are...

    Belavia expects compensation from Kyiv for aircraft return
    Nov02

    Belavia expects compensation from Kyiv for aircraft return

    Belavia Belarusian Airlines CEO Anatoly Gusarov says his company expects that Ukraine will cover costs for the forced return of an aircraft to Kyiv`s Zhuliany airport while it was heading for Minsk, according to Belarus Today news agency. The company is now working with the Ukrainian side to determine the sum of the compensation, he said. ”This...

    Expert warns EU may sue Ukraine for ban on timber exports
    Nov02

    Expert warns EU may sue Ukraine for ban on timber exports

    Executive Director of the Bleyzer Foundation Oleh Ustenko warns that Ukraine may become a party to litigation regarding an unlawful ban on timber exports as a country that does not fulfill its obligations under the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union. ”Ukraine is a member of the WTO [World Trade...

    Thousands of Ukrainian teachers picket Parliament, Cabinet over high tariffs,low wages
    Nov02

    Thousands of Ukrainian teachers picket Parliament, Cabinet over high tariffs,low wages

    The Kyiv teachers held a rally outside the Verkhovna Rada against boosting tariffs for housing and communal services, calling for the deputies to raise teachers` salaries, according to an UNIAN correspondent. According to the report, the initiative group of teachers and the scientists and educators` professional union in Kyiv held a meeting...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions 37 times last day, uses of 152mm artillery
    Nov02

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions 37 times last day, uses of 152mm artillery

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 37 times in the past 24 hours, including 27 attacks in the Mariupol sector, seven in the Donetsk sector and three in the Luhansk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol...

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine to announce its contestant late in Feb
    Nov02

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine to announce its contestant late in Feb

    A contestant who will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision 2017 international song contest to be hosted by Kyiv will be selected during February, according to the official website of Ukraine STB TV Channel. The national selection will be carried out by STB jointly with UA: First Channel. The first live broadcast of the national selection is...

    Staff blocked from Amnesty Moscow office
    Nov02

    Staff blocked from Amnesty Moscow office

    The Moscow office of rights group Amnesty International has been sealed off by municipal officials so staff cannot get inside, a member of staff told Reuters on Wednesday. The staff member, Alexander Artemyev, said that official seals had been placed on the entrances to the office, the locks had been changed and that power to the office had been...

    NATO-Russia tensions move to Balkans with military drills
    Nov02

    NATO-Russia tensions move to Balkans with military drills

    NATO is holding a civil emergency exercise in Montenegro while neighboring Serbia prepares for joint training with 150 Russian paratroops, according to the BBC. Russia dislikes Montenegro`s policy of increasing ties with NATO and the EU, the BBC reports. There have also been arrests in Montenegro and Serbia over a suspected plot to topple...

    Parliament of Ukraine ratifies agreement with UK on defense cooperation
    Nov02

    Parliament of Ukraine ratifies agreement with UK on defense cooperation

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has adopted a law to ratify the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on cooperation in the defense sphere (registration No. 0110). The relevant decision was supported by 236 MPs out of 347 registered in the...

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