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    SBU arrests contracted soldier who earlier fought for ”Russian world” in 2014
    May12

    SBU arrests contracted soldier who earlier fought for ”Russian world” in 2014

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has detained a contracted soldier of one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donetsk region, who had previously sided with Russian-supported terrorists, the SBU`s press service told UNIAN. The detainee had combat experience gained during the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan. In July 2014, under the...

    Russian fighter jet comes within 20 feet of U.S. Navy craft
    May12

    Russian fighter jet comes within 20 feet of U.S. Navy craft

    A Russian fighter jet came within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea earlier this week, an official said, according to NBC News. On May 9, 2017, a Russian SU-27 came within approximately 20 feet of a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon while the U.S. Navy aircraft was conducting routine operations in international airspace,...

    OSCE spots 6 Grad systems, 3 tanks near Russia-occupied Luhansk
    May12

    OSCE spots 6 Grad systems, 3 tanks near Russia-occupied Luhansk

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported its monitors have again spotted proscribed heavy weapons in Russia-occupied areas near the city of Luhansk controlled by the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”). ”In non-government-controlled areas, the SMM saw three tanks (T-72) and seven self-propelled howitzers...

    Russia-occupied Crimea sees unprecedented water crisis
    May12

    Russia-occupied Crimea sees unprecedented water crisis

    Following the annexation by Russia in 2014, Crimea now deals with growing shortages of drinking water, with the main water source – the Dnipro river – running through Ukrainian-controlled territory, out of reach for Russian-installed authorities, according to Hromadske International. According to experts, Crimea`s local water sources...

    Trump received Lavrov on Putin`s personal request
    May12

    Trump received Lavrov on Putin`s personal request

    When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump`s team colluded with the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Politico...

    Bulgarian ESC 2017 entrant did not violate law by his 2014 Crimea visit  – border guards
    May12

    Bulgarian ESC 2017 entrant did not violate law by his 2014 Crimea visit – border guards

    The State Border Guard Service had no reason to refuse entry to Bulgarian singer Kristian Kostov since he had not violated the rules of crossing the Ukrainian border, the country`s Border Guard Service spokesman Oleh Slobodian told UNIAN ”Together with the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, we are still studying all circumstances. But at the...

    Transportation by rail from Ukraine to EU soars by almost seven times
    May12

    Transportation by rail from Ukraine to EU soars by almost seven times

    Transportation by rail from Ukraine to the European Union member states soared by almost seven times in January-March 2017 year-over-year, to 34,500 passengers, according to state-run joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia. Trains and through-passenger cars run from Ukraine to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Poland,...

    Ukraine could beat own record in sunflower oil exports
    May12

    Ukraine could beat own record in sunflower oil exports

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated sunflower oil exports from Ukraine at the level of 5 million tonnes in 2017-2018 marketing year (MY, September 2017 – August 2018), according to the USDA`s May report published on the department`s website. The production of sunflower oil may reach 5.63 million tonnes, the report...

    Officials examine report Bulgarian Eurovision entrant performed in Crimea
    May12

    Officials examine report Bulgarian Eurovision entrant performed in Crimea

    Ukrainian authorities and Eurovision Song Contest officials in Kyiv said on May 11 that they were looking into reports that the Bulgarian entrant in the competition visited Crimea, a potential violation of Ukrainian law, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Speculation swirled on social media after the Russian Foreign...

    Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine signs month-long extension of emergency in energy sector
    May12

    Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine signs month-long extension of emergency in energy sector

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at today`s government meeting has prolonged for another month the emergency measures introduced in the Ukrainian electricity market in mid-February. ”We need to continue the emergency measures, as we have to take operational management decisions; that`s why we call them emergency measures. Unfortunately, today,...

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