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    Ukraine reports 1 killed, 8 wounded in past 24 hours
    Oct31

    Ukraine reports 1 killed, 8 wounded in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and eight 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. ”One was killed in action (KIA) and eight were wounded in action (WIA),” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, an UNIAN...

    Ukrainian President`s e-declaration includes over 100 firms, UAH 62 mln in income for 2015
    Oct31

    Ukrainian President`s e-declaration includes over 100 firms, UAH 62 mln in income for 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has included over 100 companies and UAH 62.162 million in income in his electronic declaration for 2015; according to the online system of the national registry of government officials` assets declarations. Of the above mentioned sum, UAH 121,000 was his salary, the e-declaration said. See also: Akhmetov still...

    Ukraine`s visa liberalization not on European Parliament`s November agenda
    Oct31

    Ukraine`s visa liberalization not on European Parliament`s November agenda

    The question of a visa waiver for Ukrainians who will travel to the European Union is not incorporated into the agenda of the forthcoming European Parliament (EP) session to be held in Strasbourg on November 21-24. Visa liberalization for neither Ukraine nor Georgia is on the draft agenda of the forthcoming session posted on the EP website. The...

    43 countries, including Russia, to compete in 2017 Eurovision in Kyiv
    Oct31

    43 countries, including Russia, to compete in 2017 Eurovision in Kyiv

    A record high number of participant countries – 43 nations, including Russia – will compete in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, equaling the total set in 2008 and 2011. The list includes Romania and Portugal who are returning to the competition after a year`s absence. The 62nd contest will be organized by the European Broadcasting Union...

    Ukrainian Parliament to address to European Parliament this week on visa-free travel for Ukraine
    Oct31

    Ukrainian Parliament to address to European Parliament this week on visa-free travel for Ukraine

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy has announced Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada will address to the European Parliament this week regarding a decision on the introduction of visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”I think either on Tuesday or Thursday we can jointly reach a decision and issue...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine fulfils all 144 visa-free travel conditions
    Oct31

    Poroshenko: Ukraine fulfils all 144 visa-free travel conditions

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine has fulfilled all the requirements of the European Union, namely 144 clauses, for securing visa-free travel, according to Ukrainian TV Channel 112. The president says he hopes a visa-free regime will be granted to Ukraine before November 24. ”Ukraine has fulfilled all 144 requirements for the...

    German EU commissioner accused of racism after remarks about Chinese
    Oct31

    German EU commissioner accused of racism after remarks about Chinese

    Germany`s EU commissioner has tried to play down remarks about Chinese and gay marriage that critics described as clearly racist and discriminatory, Reuters reported. In a speech to businessmen held in Hamburg last week, Guenther Oettinger, the senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservative party, used the derogatory term Schlitzaugen...

    Updated Ukrainian sanctions against Russia take effect as of Oct 31
    Oct31

    Updated Ukrainian sanctions against Russia take effect as of Oct 31

    Presidential order No. 467/2016, which enacts a resolution by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on the prolongation of earlier introduced anti-Russian sanctions for another 12 months and the introduction of additional sanctions against new companies and individuals, became effective on October 31. The presidential order was signed...

    Georgians vote in second-round parliamentary elections
    Oct31

    Georgians vote in second-round parliamentary elections

    Georgians have gone to the polls on October 30 for a second round of parliamentary elections to decide the outcome of one-third of the seats in the 150-seat legislature, according to Radio Liberty. The ruling Georgian Dream party took 67 of the parliament`s seats in voting three weeks ago, but no candidate received a majority of first-round votes...

    Pro-EU candidate pushes Moldova into runoff vote
    Oct31

    Pro-EU candidate pushes Moldova into runoff vote

    Moscow-friendly Socialist Igor Dodon on Sunday garnered nearly 49% of the vote in Moldova`s first direct presidential election in decades, according to official preliminary results, Deutsche Welle reported. Voter turnout was 48.92%, reported the electoral commission after polling booths closed at 21:00 (19:00 UTC), DW wrote. ”This day is...

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