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    Vega rocket with Ukrainian engine successfully launched into space
    Dec06

    Vega rocket with Ukrainian engine successfully launched into space

    European Vega rocket powered by a Ukrainian-made engine has successfully brought into orbit Turkey`s most advanced intelligence satellite Gokturk-1, Ukraine Today reports. The launch that took place at the European Space Center near Kourou in French Guiana on Monday, was watched via live video link by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

    Ukraine feels let down by EU with visa deal elusive
    Dec06

    Ukraine feels let down by EU with visa deal elusive

    Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said, according to Reuters. The comments, made by two senior officials in interviews with Reuters, were unusually outspoken and cut through the public displays of bonhomie shown at a Ukraine-EU...

    Ukrainian Cabinet approves draft deal with EU on financing anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine
    Dec06

    Ukrainian Cabinet approves draft deal with EU on financing anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a draft agreement between Ukraine and the European Union on financing the project ”EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine.” Relevant decree No. 884-p of November 23, 2016, was published in the Ukrainian government`s Uriadovy Kurier newspaper. ”To approve the draft agreement on the financing of...

    EU diplomats hope to prolong Russia sanctions without debate – media
    Dec06

    EU diplomats hope to prolong Russia sanctions without debate – media

    European officials are hoping for an extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, according to an RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. The EU diplomats are hoping that the European Council will extend the economic sanctions earlier imposed against Russia for another six months, according to Jozwiak`s...

    U.S. Mission to OSCE: Police mission in Donbas should be first discussed by Ukraine, Russia
    Dec06

    U.S. Mission to OSCE: Police mission in Donbas should be first discussed by Ukraine, Russia

    Ambassador of the United States Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council has said that the issue of deployment of the OSCE armed police mission in the east of Ukraine is not on the agenda of a summit in Hamburg, and should be discussed by Ukraine and Russia. ”Whether there`s a need for other tools from the international community, whether...

    Naftogaz CEO: Ukraine may buy Russian gas but only on its own terms
    Dec06

    Naftogaz CEO: Ukraine may buy Russian gas but only on its own terms

    Ukraine may purchase Russian gas in the current heating season, but only on its own terms of price and delivery, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said on one of TV channels. ”There is no politics in this issue. This is law and commerce. We are always interested in having a wide range of suppliers. If Gazprom agrees to our conditions, we will sign an...

    FSB on ”ghost hunt in occupied Crimea: Russian media tell of trial of ”Ukrainian saboteurs”
    Dec06

    FSB on ”ghost hunt in occupied Crimea: Russian media tell of trial of ”Ukrainian saboteurs”

    Lefortovo District Court of Moscow extended the arrest of citizens of Ukraine Yevgeny Panov and Andriy Zakhtey, charged with plotting terrorist attacks in the occupied Crimea. However, the defense insists that the suspects were simply private taxi drivers, according to Russia`s Kommersant newspaper. A court hearing was held on December 5 behind...

    Ukraine harvests record high yield of sunflower seeds
    Dec06

    Ukraine harvests record high yield of sunflower seeds

    Ukrainian farmers have harvested 12.9 million tonnes of sunflower seeds this year, which is a record high yield of this crop in the country`s history, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry. The yield was 1.7 million tonnes up on the pervious year, thus the country is in the lead in terms of sunflower seeds and sunflower oil...

    Donetsk police chief: Militants release criminals from jails in exchange for service in ”DPR”
    Dec06

    Donetsk police chief: Militants release criminals from jails in exchange for service in ”DPR”

    The criminals serving sentences in prisons in the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are being released by militants in exchange for joining the ranks of the so-called Donetsk People`s Republic (”DPR”), Chief of the National Police Department in Donetsk region Vyacheslav Abroskin wrote on Facebook. ”In the Yenakiyeve...

    Ukraine State Treasury`s website hacked
    Dec06

    Ukraine State Treasury`s website hacked

    Hackers have apparently interfered with the website of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine. For several hours on Tuesday, the link www.treasury.gov.ua has been redirecting the users to www.whoismrrobot.com. Also, the website of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine is not downloading its homepage. Press services of both state agencies have not yet...

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