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    Russian Government Il-96 with officials, ”Kremlin pool” journalists on board intercepted by Swiss Air Force jets
    Nov19

    Russian Government Il-96 with officials, ”Kremlin pool” journalists on board intercepted by Swiss Air Force jets

    A pair of Swiss warplanes scrambled to intercept the aircraft of the Russian presidential air squadron flying an official delegation from Moscow to Peru for an APEC summit and a group of accredited reporters in the sky over Switzerland, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. A pair of Swiss F18`s flew along the aircraft, to the amusement of passengers...

    IMF maintains GDP growth forecast for Ukraine in 2016, 2017
    Nov19

    IMF maintains GDP growth forecast for Ukraine in 2016, 2017

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukraine`s key lender, has maintained its GDP growth forecasts for Ukraine at 1.5% in 2016 and at 2.5% in 2017. ”Decisive policy actions in the past two years have led to a dramatic reduction in external and internal imbalances. Inflation has been successfully brought down, the central bank`s international...

    DNA profiling helps identify 450 KIA in Donbas
    Nov19

    DNA profiling helps identify 450 KIA in Donbas

    Advisor to the president of Ukraine for humanitarian issues, Chairman of Parliament`s Health Committee Inna Bohomolets during a round table in UNIAN, initiated by Slovo I Dilo NGO said that 450 Ukrainian soldiers killed in combat with combined Russian-separatist forces in eastern Ukraine were identified due to DNA tests. ”Over this period, I`ve...

    Trump names pro-Ukraine CIA Director
    Nov19

    Trump names pro-Ukraine CIA Director

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has moved to fill some of the top positions in his government by selecting a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, a national security adviser, and an attorney general, RFE/RL reports. Trump said in a statement he had chosen Representative Mike Pompeo (Republican-Kansas) to be CIA director, retired General...

    Ukraine in 2016 gets most U.S. assistance ever – Envoy
    Nov19

    Ukraine in 2016 gets most U.S. assistance ever – Envoy

    Ukraine has managed to get from the United States the largest bulk of assistance throughout the entire period of the U.S.-Ukraine relations, according to Ukraine`s Ambassador to Ukraine Valeriy Chaly. ”In 2016 we achieved the largest assistance to Ukraine over the whole period of our relations, worth $658 million, including $355 million in...

    Moldova`s CEC recognizes pro-Russian candidate Dodon president-elect
    Nov19

    Moldova`s CEC recognizes pro-Russian candidate Dodon president-elect

    The Moldovan Central Election Commission has recognized the victory in the presidential election, after its second round, of a pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon, CEC Chairwoman Alina Russu announced at the commission`s latest meeting, Publika reports. This makes Dodon the third Moldovan president to be elected directly by the people, according to...

    Ukrainian who faked name and age at US school jailed – BBC
    Nov19

    Ukrainian who faked name and age at US school jailed – BBC

    A Ukrainian man who posed as a high school student in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania for four years has received a two-month sentence for passport and social security fraud, BBC News reports. Artur Samarin enrolled at Harrisburg High School under the name ”Asher Potts” after his visa expired in 2012, according to BBC News. He faces deportation...

    Standing side-by-side: British Ambassador vows support for Ukraine regardless of Brexit
    Nov19

    Standing side-by-side: British Ambassador vows support for Ukraine regardless of Brexit

    Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Ukraine Judith Gough has pledged her country`s continued support for Ukraine regardless of the outcome of the referendum on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, the Verkhovna Rada press service reported following the Ambassador`s meeting with Rada...

    Russia`s FSB fails to kidnap its renegade officer who fought for Ukraine
    Nov18

    Russia`s FSB fails to kidnap its renegade officer who fought for Ukraine

    Ilya Bogdanov, a former Russian citizen and ex-FSB officer who defected to Ukraine and fought against pro-Russian forces in Donbas, has been freed by the Ukrainian security service after the FSB attempted to kidnap him and traffic across the Ukrainian-Russian border, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Our special operation was to prevent plans...

    IMF gives Ukraine some more time to ensure fiscal sustainability
    Nov18

    IMF gives Ukraine some more time to ensure fiscal sustainability

    An International Monetary Fund mission has praised the Ukrainian authorities` progress but says Ukraine still needs more time to ensure medium-term fiscal sustainability. ”The mission held constructive discussions with the authorities on policies needed to complete the third review under the EFF arrangement. While good progress has been made, the...

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