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    Poroshenko stresses ”critical” need to reform UN Security Council
    Sep22

    Poroshenko stresses ”critical” need to reform UN Security Council

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his Wednesday address to the United Nation Security Council has stated the need to reform the UNSC in terms of limiting the use by the member states of their veto power when dealing with situations of mass atrocities, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Petro Poroshenko has said there is ”an absolutely...

    ”Another big fish”: Ukrainian prosecutor general reports on high-profile arrest for grand bribery
    Sep22

    ”Another big fish”: Ukrainian prosecutor general reports on high-profile arrest for grand bribery

    The Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine, together with the SBU Security Service exposed one of the members of the High Council of Justice who extorted $500,000 from an individual promising unlawful influence on a court ruling, that`s according to Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. ”Another big fish. Department for investigation of economic...

    Ukraine reports situation in Donbas: 13 attacks in last day
    Sep21

    Ukraine reports situation in Donbas: 13 attacks in last day

    The Russian occupation forces opened fire on Ukrainian positions in Donbas 13 times in the last day, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. Five attacks were reported in the Donetsk sector alone. The occupiers used infantry fighting vehicle to shell the villages of Luhanske and Zaitseve. The latter also came under 120mm...

    Trilateral contact group signs separation of forces deal for 3 sections in Donbas
    Sep21

    Trilateral contact group signs separation of forces deal for 3 sections in Donbas

    The Trilateral Liaison Group in Minsk has signed a framework agreement on separation of forces in three sections of the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine providing specific coordinates for their relocation, according to Darka Olifer, a spokesperson for Ukraine`s envoy to the group, former president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. Olifer noted that...

    Friendship with Turkey ”conditional”: Kremlin reacts to Erdogan`s words on Crimea
    Sep21

    Friendship with Turkey ”conditional”: Kremlin reacts to Erdogan`s words on Crimea

    A statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterating support for Ukraine in the issue of Crimea is a matter of protocol, but it could still complicate Ankara-Moscow relations, that`s according to First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich, RIA Novosti reports. ”We got another...

    Naftogaz raises natural gas prices for industrial consumers from Oct 1
    Sep21

    Naftogaz raises natural gas prices for industrial consumers from Oct 1

    National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine is increasing the minimum price of natural gas for industrial consumers from October 1, 2016 by 5.1%, as compared to September 2016, to UAH 6,343.2 ($245) per 1,000 cubic meters from UAH 6,036 ($233) per 1,000 cubic meters. At the same time, the maximum price of natural gas for industrial...

    German economy minister to discuss EU sanctions with Putin – Reuters
    Sep21

    German economy minister to discuss EU sanctions with Putin – Reuters

    German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, heading to Moscow for talks about trade with President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday he favored a lifting of EU sanctions on Russia but that would require making progress on peace in Ukraine, according to Reuters. ”I am doing what I can so that the sanctions, imposed after the annexation of Crimea, can...

    Joint Investigation Team to present interim results of MH17 downing probe late September
    Sep21

    Joint Investigation Team to present interim results of MH17 downing probe late September

    The Joint Investigation Team consisting of representatives of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia and Belgium September 28 will present the interim results of the probe into the crash of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17, according to a joint statement of the participating countries` foreign ministers, published on the website...

    France and Germany working to bring Poroshenko, Putin for Normandy Four summit
    Sep21

    France and Germany working to bring Poroshenko, Putin for Normandy Four summit

    French President Francois Hollande has announced that France and Germany are working to arrange a Normandy Four meeting in coming weeks, according to Deutsche Welle`s Ukrainian language service. ”German Chancellor Angela Merkel and myself have taken the lead to organize a meeting with the presidents of Russia and Ukraine [Vladimir Putin and Petro...

    Trump demonstratively ignored President of Ukraine in New York
    Sep21

    Trump demonstratively ignored President of Ukraine in New York

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump already has a contentious relationship with Kyiv, irking the Ukrainian public and government officials with his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-friendly views on the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine Now, invited to meet with Ukrainian President Petro...

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