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    Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches
    Dec01

    Security & Defense Council chief: new threats require innovative approaches

    Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that new external threats and challenges require innovative approaches. ”Complex modern realities, new external challenges and threats set highly sensitive tasks to the intelligence service, require innovative approaches to the protection of national...

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea
    Dec01

    Poroshenko explains why Ukraine conducts missile tests near occupied Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explains that the only reason why Ukraine is now conducting missile tests in the country`s south near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula is the need to get prepared for a full-scale Russian incursion. ”Let me emphasize once again: the only reason that makes us conduct these exercises [by Ukraine`s Air...

    Rada leadership accuses EU of ”shameless” delay of visa liberalization
    Dec01

    Rada leadership accuses EU of ”shameless” delay of visa liberalization

    First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has said that the European Union was ”shamelessly” delaying the process of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime and full ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. ”Three years ago, the European Union, being aware of the risks of Ukraine`s complete withdrawal under...

    Ukraine publishes Russia`s letter against missile tests near Crimea
    Dec01

    Ukraine publishes Russia`s letter against missile tests near Crimea

    A letter handed over by the Russian side to Ukraine`s military envoy in protest at missile tests near Crimea has been shared with the public. The letter addressing the military attach? under Ukraine`s Embassy in Russia was published by the Ukrayinska Pravda news outlet. ”The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation warns that if launched...

    Ukraine kicks off missile tests near occupied Crimea

    Head of the Ukrainian South Air Command`s press center Volodymyr Kryzhanivsky has announced the beginning of Ukrainian military drills with missile launches in the south of the country, according to 112 Ukraine TV Channel. According to him, the drills include checking flight tests of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles, namely the S-300...

    Ukraine reports outbreak of bird flu after 8-year break
    Dec01

    Ukraine reports outbreak of bird flu after 8-year break

    Ukraine has reported an outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus among backyard birds in households in southern Kherson region for the first time after an eight-year break, according to the Ukrainian government. Samples taken by veterinary services from the dead birds in the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka in Kalanchatsky district after an...

    Oil prices surge, smash trading volume records as OPEC and Russia agree output cut
    Dec01

    Oil prices surge, smash trading volume records as OPEC and Russia agree output cut

    Oil prices shot up 13%, smashing trading volume records, after OPEC and Russia cut a deal to reduce output to drain a global supply glut, but analysts warned they could remain modest by historical comparison as other producers fill the gap, according to Reuters. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed on Wednesday its...

    Two firefighting planes return to Ukraine after mission in Israel
    Dec01

    Two firefighting planes return to Ukraine after mission in Israel

    Two An-32P firefighting planes sent by the State Emergency Situations Service of Ukraine to help Israel fight fires flew back to Ukraine on Wednesday, November 30. The two planes landed at Kyiv`s Zhuliany airport at 18:21 local time on Wednesday. First Deputy Chairman of the State Emergency Situations Service Oleh Melchutsky thanked the crews for...

    OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29
    Dec01

    OSCE monitors report some 550 explosions in Donetsk region on November 29

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reports its monitors have recorded some 550 explosions in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region including some 550 explosions, compared with about 100 explosions in the previous reporting period,” the mission said in its daily update...

    European Court annuls part of sanctions against Putin`s friend Rotenberg. Document
    Dec01

    European Court annuls part of sanctions against Putin`s friend Rotenberg. Document

    The General Court of the European Union on November 30 declared unfounded EU sanctions against Russian businessman and President Putin`s friend Arkady Rotenberg, which were in force from July 2014 to March 2015. General Court of the European Union from Hanna Minenko ”By today`s judgement, the General Court partly upholds the action for annulment...

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