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    Ukraine reports 40 attacks in Donbas in last day. Russian troops used artillery and multiple rocket launcher Grad
    Nov18

    Ukraine reports 40 attacks in Donbas in last day. Russian troops used artillery and multiple rocket launcher Grad

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 40 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the occupiers fired banned 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, as well as tank shells on the Ukrainian positions in the...

    Obama, European leaders endorse Transatlantic cooperation amid Trump fears
    Nov18

    Obama, European leaders endorse Transatlantic cooperation amid Trump fears

    U.S. President Barack Obama and major European leaders have agreed on the need to strengthen NATO and ”to move the trans-Atlantic agenda forward,” according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Obama met with the leaders of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom in Berlin on November 18 at the end of his last European tour...

    SBU locates three unregistered Fagot missile launchers near Popasna
    Nov18

    SBU locates three unregistered Fagot missile launchers near Popasna

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has uncovered three camouflaged firing positions with launchers of Fagot anti-tank missile systems in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in eastern Ukraine. The systems were located in close proximity to the contact line on the outskirts of the village of Novozvanivka in Popasna district, Luhansk region, the...

    Biden to visit Ukraine by year-end – source
    Nov18

    Biden to visit Ukraine by year-end – source

    Incumbent U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is going to visit Ukraine before the end of 2016, a source in the diplomatic circles told UNIAN. ”Vice President Biden will arrive in Ukraine before the end of the year,” the source said. On November 11, Deputy Head of the presidential administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev said that Ukrainian President Petro...

    NBU: IMF`s decision on Ukraine depends on timely adoption of budget
    Nov18

    NBU: IMF`s decision on Ukraine depends on timely adoption of budget

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Oleh Churiy says that a major factor influencing a decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the disbursement of a new tranche worth $1.3 billion to Ukraine could be the timely adoption of the country`s 2017 budget by the Verkhovna Rada. ”The major factor for a positive decision by...

    Turkey says in talks with Russia on air defense system
    Nov18

    Turkey says in talks with Russia on air defense system

    Turkey is in talks with Russia on the potential purchase of S-400 air missile defense systems, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday, adding that Ankara was also in touch with other countries on missile defense, according to Reuters. Russia`s stance on the issue has so far been positive, Isik said, as reported by Reuters. After...

    OSCE sees over 30,000 individuals in military dress coming from Russia to Donbas
    Nov18

    OSCE sees over 30,000 individuals in military dress coming from Russia to Donbas

    Ambassador of the United States Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council has said that the OSCE Observer Mission has seen more than 30,000 individuals in military-style dress crossing just at the two Russian checkpoints of Gukovo and Donetsk on the border with Ukraine. ”Despite the strict limits imposed on the Observer Mission`s mandate and...

    Top U.S. intelligence official: Russia stopped hacking after U.S. warnings
    Nov18

    Top U.S. intelligence official: Russia stopped hacking after U.S. warnings

    The United States` top intelligence official said Russia stopped its election-related cyber activity after the U.S. administration publicly accused Moscow of interfering in the campaign, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). James Clapper told a congressional committee on November 17 that Russia was likely to continue...

    Ukraine halts Austria poultry imports over avian flu
    Nov18

    Ukraine halts Austria poultry imports over avian flu

    Ukraine has suspended poultry imports from Austria due to concerns over avian flu, the head of Ukraine`s food quality inspectorate told Reuters on Friday. ”We have suspended imports of poultry and poultry products from Austria due to avian flu and have asked for additional information,” official Volodymyr Lapa said, without giving further...

    U.S., Ukraine vote against Russian measure condemning Nazism at UN
    Nov18

    U.S., Ukraine vote against Russian measure condemning Nazism at UN

    The United States joined Ukraine in voting against a United Nations resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism, citing freedom of speech concerns and saying Russia sponsored the measure as a political attack against Ukraine, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The resolution, entitled ”Combating Glorification Of...

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