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    Ukrainian Railways CEO: Reform sabotaged at all levels
    Nov02

    Ukrainian Railways CEO: Reform sabotaged at all levels

    Head of Joint-Stock Company Ukrzaliznytsia [Ukrainian Railways] Wojciech Balczun reported to the Cabinet November 2, claiming that the initiatives to reform the company are being sabotaged at all levels, an UNIAN correspondent reported ”We took control over Ukrzaliznytsya when it was in a very poor condition. There are a lot of pathologies,...

    SBU says ready to swap three militants for each Ukrainian citizen
    Nov02

    SBU says ready to swap three militants for each Ukrainian citizen

    Chief of Ukraine`s SBU Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak said the agency is ready to exchange three detained militants for each Ukrainian hostage remaining in captivity in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting from Hrytsak`s briefing in Kramatorsk Wednesday. ”We have already reached the point when we are ready to give for each...

    Ukrainian Parliament: pro-Russian Opposition Bloc member buys EUR 135,000 tour amid parliament session (Video)
    Nov02

    Ukrainian Parliament: pro-Russian Opposition Bloc member buys EUR 135,000 tour amid parliament session (Video)

    Ukrainian Member of Parliament from the Opposition Bloc Dmytro Dobkin was busy with planning his dream vacation at a price of EUR 135,000 during a parliament session on Tuesday, November 1. A YouTube channel, TVgolosnaroda, posted footage showing what Dobkin was doing at his work. First, he reads a message about the tour. The screen of his...

    Ukraine reports 2 killed, 5 wounded in past 24 hours
    Nov02

    Ukraine reports 2 killed, 5 wounded in past 24 hours

    Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy Lysenko. ”Two were killed in action (KIA) and five were wounded in action (WIA),” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday. Lysenko also...

    OSCE urges participating states to step up probes into crimes against journalists
    Nov02

    OSCE urges participating states to step up probes into crimes against journalists

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has called on OSCE participating states to step up their investigations and identify and prosecute those who commit crimes against journalists. ”Authorities throughout the OSCE region are failing to take action to reduce the high number of attacks against journalists, and they are...

    Belavia expects compensation from Kyiv for aircraft return
    Nov02

    Belavia expects compensation from Kyiv for aircraft return

    Belavia Belarusian Airlines CEO Anatoly Gusarov says his company expects that Ukraine will cover costs for the forced return of an aircraft to Kyiv`s Zhuliany airport while it was heading for Minsk, according to Belarus Today news agency. The company is now working with the Ukrainian side to determine the sum of the compensation, he said. ”This...

    Expert warns EU may sue Ukraine for ban on timber exports
    Nov02

    Expert warns EU may sue Ukraine for ban on timber exports

    Executive Director of the Bleyzer Foundation Oleh Ustenko warns that Ukraine may become a party to litigation regarding an unlawful ban on timber exports as a country that does not fulfill its obligations under the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union. ”Ukraine is a member of the WTO [World Trade...

    Thousands of Ukrainian teachers picket Parliament, Cabinet over high tariffs,low wages
    Nov02

    Thousands of Ukrainian teachers picket Parliament, Cabinet over high tariffs,low wages

    The Kyiv teachers held a rally outside the Verkhovna Rada against boosting tariffs for housing and communal services, calling for the deputies to raise teachers` salaries, according to an UNIAN correspondent. According to the report, the initiative group of teachers and the scientists and educators` professional union in Kyiv held a meeting...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions 37 times last day, uses of 152mm artillery
    Nov02

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions 37 times last day, uses of 152mm artillery

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 37 times in the past 24 hours, including 27 attacks in the Mariupol sector, seven in the Donetsk sector and three in the Luhansk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol...

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine to announce its contestant late in Feb
    Nov02

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine to announce its contestant late in Feb

    A contestant who will represent Ukraine at the Eurovision 2017 international song contest to be hosted by Kyiv will be selected during February, according to the official website of Ukraine STB TV Channel. The national selection will be carried out by STB jointly with UA: First Channel. The first live broadcast of the national selection is...

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