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    Staff blocked from Amnesty Moscow office
    Nov02

    Staff blocked from Amnesty Moscow office

    The Moscow office of rights group Amnesty International has been sealed off by municipal officials so staff cannot get inside, a member of staff told Reuters on Wednesday. The staff member, Alexander Artemyev, said that official seals had been placed on the entrances to the office, the locks had been changed and that power to the office had been...

    NATO-Russia tensions move to Balkans with military drills
    Nov02

    NATO-Russia tensions move to Balkans with military drills

    NATO is holding a civil emergency exercise in Montenegro while neighboring Serbia prepares for joint training with 150 Russian paratroops, according to the BBC. Russia dislikes Montenegro`s policy of increasing ties with NATO and the EU, the BBC reports. There have also been arrests in Montenegro and Serbia over a suspected plot to topple...

    Parliament of Ukraine ratifies agreement with UK on defense cooperation
    Nov02

    Parliament of Ukraine ratifies agreement with UK on defense cooperation

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has adopted a law to ratify the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on cooperation in the defense sphere (registration No. 0110). The relevant decision was supported by 236 MPs out of 347 registered in the...

    Tymchuk: Russia massing military hardware near Ukraine border
    Nov02

    Tymchuk: Russia massing military hardware near Ukraine border

    Head of the Information Resistance Group, military analyst and MP Dmytro Tymchuk reports that the combined Russian-separatist forces are massing military equipment and weaponry in areas near the border with Ukraine. According to his post on Facebook, the accumulation of forces and military hardware of the Russian Armed Forces is being observed...

    Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw
    Nov02

    Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw

    Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government and U.S. political hacks was behind recent cyber attacks that exploited a newly discovered Windows security flaw, according to Reuters. The software maker said in an advisory on its website there had been a small number of attacks using ”spear...

    Members of Ukrainian Parliament give up idea of doubling own salaries
    Nov02

    Members of Ukrainian Parliament give up idea of doubling own salaries

    The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, has adopted a resolution to cancel its recent decision to raise monthly salaries of Members of Parliament by 2-2.5 times to over UAH 40,000 (about $1,600) per capita. The adoption of relevant resolution No. 5323 on amendments to a parliament resolution on conclusions and proposals to the draft law of...

    Estonia reports sixth airspace violation by Russian air force this year
    Nov02

    Estonia reports sixth airspace violation by Russian air force this year

    Estonia has accused Russia`s border guard of violating its airspace in what it is claiming is the sixth such violation this year, according to Newsweek. The Estonian Ministry of Defense announced via Twitter on Tuesday evening that a Russian An-148 border patrol aircraft had violated Estonian space for the sixth time in 2016, Newsweek reported....

    Poll shows more Ukrainians support NATO, dislike Russia
    Nov02

    Poll shows more Ukrainians support NATO, dislike Russia

    The number of Ukrainians who support their country becoming a member of NATO has increased while their feelings toward Russia are ”cold,” according to a new opinion poll, Radio Liberty has reported. The survey showed that 43% of respondents would vote ”yes” in a referendum on Ukraine`s accession to NATO, up from 39% in a June poll, RFE/RL wrote....

    IMF projects 2.5% GDP growth in Ukraine in 2017
    Nov02

    IMF projects 2.5% GDP growth in Ukraine in 2017

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukraine`s key lender, keeps its forecast of economic growth in Ukraine for 2017 at 2.5% amid 8.5% inflation year-on-year, according to the IMF`s November 2016 Regional Economic Issues (REI) report. The IMF also maintained its forecast of Ukraine`s GDP growth for 2016 at 1.5% with 13.5% inflation. According...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.58 to dollar
    Nov02

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.58 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by seven kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.58 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for November 2: $100 costs UAH 2,558.4772 (on November 1, it was UAH...

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