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    Ukraine says peace process at risk without EU sanctions
    Sep24

    Ukraine says peace process at risk without EU sanctions

    Loosening the European Union`s economic sanctions on Russia would wreck the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, because the measures are the West`s only leverage over Moscow, Kyiv`s deputy foreign minister said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”The Minsk peace deal is under threat. If there are no sanctions, there is no way to pressure Russia to...

    Director of Europe`s only spongy titanium producer detained in anti-corruption drive in Ukraine
    Sep24

    Director of Europe`s only spongy titanium producer detained in anti-corruption drive in Ukraine

    Agents from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have detained the director of Europe`s only spongy titanium producer, Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Combine (ZTMC), which is part of Dmytro Firtash`s Group DF. The operation was carried out in cooperation with the SBU Security Service division in Zaporizhia region and under the...

    British Ambassador advises Ukraine to deal with propagandist Phillips on its own
    Sep24

    British Ambassador advises Ukraine to deal with propagandist Phillips on its own

    Ambassador of the United Kingdom Judith Gough advises the Ukrainian authorities to deal with Kremlin-backed propagandist, British national Graham Phillips on their own. ”I`ve seen the footage of a swap of prisoners last week and, like [Ukrainian MP] Iryna Gerashchenko and [acting Health Minister] Ulana Suprun, I was shocked with Graham Phillips`...

    Ukraine signs visa waiver agreement with St. Kitts and Nevis
    Sep24

    Ukraine signs visa waiver agreement with St. Kitts and Nevis

    Ukraine has agreed with the Caribbean island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis on the abolition of visa requirements, according to Ukraine`s Mission to the United Nations. ”Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis Mark Brantley signed visa waiver agreement,” the Ukrainian Mission to the UN...

    Russia ”gets hysterical” whenever talks touch upon border issues: Ukraine representative in Minsk
    Sep24

    Russia ”gets hysterical” whenever talks touch upon border issues: Ukraine representative in Minsk

    Russia categorically opposes the creation of the fifth working subgroup on border issues, Ukraine`s envoy to the security subgroup in the Trilateral Contact Group to resolve the Donbas conflict Yevhen Marchuk has told reporters during a Rada briefing Thursday. ”Russia gets hysterical  whenever the issue of the border comes up,” Marchuk said. ”The...

    OSCE monitors in Donbas report threats to be detained, handcuffed by Russian militants
    Sep24

    OSCE monitors in Donbas report threats to be detained, handcuffed by Russian militants

    Armed members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) have threatened to detain and handcuff monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine. ”Armed `DPR` members threatened to `detain` handcuff SMM monitors near Staromykhailivka. [The] OSCE SMM [is] ready/able to monitor, but prevented,” the OSCE SMM tweeted on...

    Russian planes bomb Aleppo as Syrian army begins assault
    Sep24

    Russian planes bomb Aleppo as Syrian army begins assault

    Russian aircraft dropped dozens of bombs Friday on rebel and Islamic State areas, including civil defense centers, a human rights group said, as the Syrian government announced a major military operation in the city, according to USA Today. The latest violence appears to doom a cease-fire that has been violated repeatedly since it went into...

    Weaker hryvnia pushes Ukraine`s debt up by $1.8 bln in one month
    Sep23

    Weaker hryvnia pushes Ukraine`s debt up by $1.8 bln in one month

    Ukraine`s state and state-guaranteed debt in hryvnias as of the end of August was UAH 1.708 trillion, which was 2.8%, or UAH 46.82 billion (about US$1.8 billion at the current forex rate), up on the beginning of the month, according to a posting on the Ukrainian Finance Ministry. Overall state and state-guaranteed debt in the U.S. dollar by the...

    Poroshenko to visit Brussels in search of compromise over Association Agreement
    Sep23

    Poroshenko to visit Brussels in search of compromise over Association Agreement

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends to visit Brussels late October to raise the issue of ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, an UNIAN correspondent reported referring to Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev. ”We are making preparations for the...

    UK intercepts Russian bombers near its air borders
    Sep23

    UK intercepts Russian bombers near its air borders

    Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets have intercepted Russian Blackjack bombers approaching the UK airspace, the country`s Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter. ”We can confirm that quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth intercepted two Russian Blackjack bombers and escorted them while they were in the UK area of interest....

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