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    Ukraine presents light grenade launcher for special forces in Donbas
    Oct24

    Ukraine presents light grenade launcher for special forces in Donbas

    Kyiv-based company Precision Systems has developed a new, handheld version of the Soviet-made 30 mm automatic grenade Launcher AGS-17, which was displayed for the first time at Ukraine`s AviaSvit/Arms and Security show, held in Kyiv Oct 11-14, British military portal IHS Jane`s Defence Weekly reports, according to Ukraine Today. Company officials...

    Russia ready for “asymmetric response” to tougher U.S. sanctions
    Oct24

    Russia ready for “asymmetric response” to tougher U.S. sanctions

    Russia has devised a series of asymmetric measures to be taken should the United States tighten up sanctions, Deputy Foreign Minister Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Monday, according to Russian news agency TASS. See also: Putin admits impact of anti-Russian sanctions The diplomat was speaking at a meeting of the Federation...

    Poll: 30% of Ukrainians want to emigrate
    Oct24

    Poll: 30% of Ukrainians want to emigrate

    A total of 30% of Ukrainians would choose seeking permanent residence abroad, while almost 65% probably would rather stay in their homeland, according to a study conducted by Rating sociological group in September 2016. To a large extent, those who are willing to go abroad for permanent residence or work are residents of western and central...

    Russian troops launched about 100 shells on Ukrainian Army near Donetsk in last day
    Oct24

    Russian troops launched about 100 shells on Ukrainian Army near Donetsk in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces launched about 100 shells on the Ukrainian positions in the Donetsk sector in the last day, according to Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation Andriy Lysenko. ”In the Donetsk sector, the fighting took place in two areas yesterday – Luhanske and Avdiyivka. The occupiers used heavy...

    Ukraine outraged over statement of Syrian official on Crimea
    Oct24

    Ukraine outraged over statement of Syrian official on Crimea

    Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned Charge-d`Affaires ad interim of the Syrian Arab Republic to Ukraine Muhammad Sabah Al-Khadj Bakri regarding the statement of the Syrian Parliament Speaker on Crimea, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa told Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. ”On October 20, the Foreign...

    Normandy format allows Putin withdraw from Donbas conflict in eastern Ukraine – Russian expert
    Oct24

    Normandy format allows Putin withdraw from Donbas conflict in eastern Ukraine – Russian expert

    The Normandy format of talks allows Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw from the conflict in eastern Ukraine in a way ”not to be an enemy of all mankind in the end”, an expert from Anatoliy Sobchak Foundation Sergei Stankevich has told UNIAN in his comments. ”The format has been revived as it allows Moscow to withdraw from this fettering...

    Ukraine sees UAH 73 mln in privatization revenues over 9 mths out of estimated UAH 17 bln by year-end
    Oct24

    Ukraine sees UAH 73 mln in privatization revenues over 9 mths out of estimated UAH 17 bln by year-end

    The revenues to the state budget of Ukraine from the privatization process in January-September 2016 amounted to UAH 72.9 million, which is 42.5% less than in the same period last year, according to the report by the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF). It has also been reported that the main and regional headquarters of the State Property Fund...

    Kremlin: Deployment of OSCE armed mission on Ukrainian-Russian border not discussed in Berlin
    Oct24

    Kremlin: Deployment of OSCE armed mission on Ukrainian-Russian border not discussed in Berlin

    The Normandy Four leaders did not discuss the deployment of the OSCE armed mission at the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border, and Russian President Vladimir Putin gave only a ”potential agreement,” press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov said, answering a question of an UNIAN correspondent in Russia. ”As for some...

    Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) accused of grand tax evasion
    Oct24

    Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) accused of grand tax evasion

    Public Joint Stock Company Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has evaded taxes in the amount of nearly UAH 2 billion, head of the major payers department of the State Fiscal Service Yevhen Bambizov wrote on Facebook. ”We have recently completed our inspection of Ukrzaliznytsia, having revealed tax evasion worth more than UAH 1.5 billion,...

    IMF deal does not involve sale of strategic enterprises – Ukrainian Cabinet
    Oct24

    IMF deal does not involve sale of strategic enterprises – Ukrainian Cabinet

    Ukraine has no plans to privatize strategic assets within the framework of the continuation of the reform program, approved by the key creditor of the country, the International Monetary Fund, since it did not put forward such a demand, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine wrote on Twitter. ”In the agreements with the IMF, there are no new...

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