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    Member of European Parliament names conditions for visa waiver for Ukraine
    Sep27

    Member of European Parliament names conditions for visa waiver for Ukraine

    Despite formal implementation by Kyiv of all requirements of the European Commission needed to be granted a visa-free regime, the European Parliament believes that Brussels needs a special mechanism that will give it the ”levers for monitoring the implementation of anti-corruption legislation and judicial reform” in Ukraine, the Ukrainian...

    Trump: ”United States cannot be policemen of the world”
    Sep27

    Trump: ”United States cannot be policemen of the world”

    Republican candidate for the presidential post in the United States Donald Trump during the first televised debate with his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton said that Washington could not be the world`s police. In the debate that went down at Hofstra University (NY) and broadcast to a multimillion audience in the United States and worldwide...

    Russia claims two years after MH17 crash: No side objects in the sky
    Sep27

    Russia claims two years after MH17 crash: No side objects in the sky

    Two years after the MH17 crash in Donbas, Russia`s Defense Ministry on Monday, September 26, released radiolocation data to prove that there were no side objects in the sky over the site of the accident, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. ”There were no airborne side objects near the Malaysian airliner. Except for two commercial...

    Ukraine to spend UAH 1.4 bln on repairs to Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline
    Sep27

    Ukraine to spend UAH 1.4 bln on repairs to Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a project for the modernization of a 31-km-long section of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod main gas pipeline to the tune of UAH 1.4 billion, or US$ 54 million. This is stipulated in a government resolution dated September 22, 2016. The blueprints of the modernization were prepared by PJSC Engineering and...

    Ukraine fires embassy worker in Slovakia over tobacco smuggling
    Sep27

    Ukraine fires embassy worker in Slovakia over tobacco smuggling

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko has announced that First Secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Slovakia Oksana Lishchyshyn, who was reportedly involved in tobacco smuggling, was fired, according to the news portal Europeiska Pravda. ”The reason behind her dismissal is oath breaking. It is related to a smuggling...

    State Property Fund plans to sell two hydropower plants in Nov
    Sep26

    State Property Fund plans to sell two hydropower plants in Nov

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) plans to conduct auctions to sell Kostiantynivska and closed Myhiyivska hydropower plants in November (both in Mykolaiv region), with a starting price of UAH 13.8 million and UAH 10.9 million respectively, the press service of the fund reported. ”The Cabinet of Ministers agreed on the conditions and the...

    OSCE chief monitor lists ”hottest spots” in Donbas
    Sep26

    OSCE chief monitor lists ”hottest spots” in Donbas

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Alexander Hug says that most of infringements on the ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, have concentrated on areas near the towns of Avdiyivka, Yasynuvata, and the demolished Donetsk airport. Huh, who gave a briefing in the militant-controlled city of...

    European Parliament`s Committee on home affairs okays report on visa-free travel for Ukraine
    Sep26

    European Parliament`s Committee on home affairs okays report on visa-free travel for Ukraine

    The European Parliament`s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has approved a report on visa-free travel for Ukraine and provided a mandate for the launch of talks between the EU`s institutions. A corresponding voting took place at a committee meeting in Brussels on Monday. Thirty-eight EP members voted for the decision,...

    Poroshenko tells CNN: Russia brings over 700 tanks to occupied Donbas
    Sep26

    Poroshenko tells CNN: Russia brings over 700 tanks to occupied Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told CNN about Russia`s military presence in occupied areas in eastern Ukraine and disclosed how many pieces of military hardware it has brought there. ”[I`ll] give you the figures: currently, in the occupied territory in the east of my country, we have more than 700 Russian tanks, more than 1,250...

    Lithuania`s FM: Aggressor in Ukraine cannot be peacemaker in Syria
    Sep26

    Lithuania`s FM: Aggressor in Ukraine cannot be peacemaker in Syria

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius commented on Twitter on the actions of the Russian Federation in Syria. ”Tensions in Syria revealed true role of Russia. Being aggressor in Ukraine, one cannot be peacemaker elsewhere,” he tweeted. Earlier, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power at an emergency meeting of...

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