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    Egypt sold Mistral battleships to Russia for USD 1: Polish defense minister
    Oct21

    Egypt sold Mistral battleships to Russia for USD 1: Polish defense minister

    Egypt has sold two French-built Mistral battleships to Russia – which originally commissioned the ships – for $1, said Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Radio Poland reports. ”It is true that the Mistrals were sold to Egypt, and it is true that in recent days they have de facto been transferred to Russia for one dollar. This operation...

    Ukrainian government to maintain simplified system of taxation
    Oct21

    Ukrainian government to maintain simplified system of taxation

    The Ukrainian government in the framework of implementing commitments to its key creditor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will maintain the existing simplified system of taxation of businesses, but will strongly fight against attempts of large companies to use this system for tax avoidance, according to a posting on the government`s...

    Epicenter of Russian aggression shifts toward Mariupol sector over past two weeks – Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
    Oct21

    Epicenter of Russian aggression shifts toward Mariupol sector over past two weeks – Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

    Due to a significant increase in the number of attacks over the past two weeks, particularly in the Mariupol sector, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov visited this sector of the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone, where he held a meeting with the ATO military leadership, the NSDC press service...

    EU to decide on suspension mechanism for visa-free regime for Ukraine in early November: journalist
    Oct21

    EU to decide on suspension mechanism for visa-free regime for Ukraine in early November: journalist

    EU Council and the European Parliament will decide on the suspension mechanism for visa free in early November, according to Rikard Jozwiak, Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. ”Seems like a deal on the suspension mechanism for visa free now might be reached first in the week 7-11 Nov.,” he tweeted on Friday, October 21. As...

    Ukrainian law enforcers prevent illegal timber export from Odesa
    Oct21

    Ukrainian law enforcers prevent illegal timber export from Odesa

    Officers of Ukraine`s special service jointly with the regional prosecutor`s office have prevented the illegal export of more than 3 million cubic meters of timber from Odesa marine trade port to a European country, according to the press service of the Security Service`s regional division in Odesa. ”Organizers of the illegal business have...

    Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Klimkin: First elections in Donbas, then transfer of border control
    Oct21

    Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Klimkin: First elections in Donbas, then transfer of border control

    Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says the elections in the occupied territories of Donbas can be held before Ukrainian authorities regain full control over the state border, an UNIAN correspondent reported. ”The Minsk agreements have not been changed, nor would they be changed in our favor. Nobody would allow changing a relevant order of...

    Defense Ministry on Russia`s refusal to return Debaltseve: it was Ukrainian in Minsk accords
    Oct21

    Defense Ministry on Russia`s refusal to return Debaltseve: it was Ukrainian in Minsk accords

    Debaltseve was listed as a Ukrainian town in the Minsk agreements, this issue is on the agenda now, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada, 112 Ukraine TV Channel has reported. ”As for Debaltseve: this is the Russian position that it is not a Ukrainian town. We remember that when we agreed,...

    Dutch leader not optimistic about free-trade deal with Ukraine
    Oct21

    Dutch leader not optimistic about free-trade deal with Ukraine

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he is not optimistic about reaching a deal that would pave the way for a trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, which was rejected by Dutch voters in a referendum in April, according to Radio Liberty. All of the EU`s other members have approved the free-trade agreement, but the fate of the...

    Ukrainian government pledges UAH 10 bln to support farmers in 2017
    Oct21

    Ukrainian government pledges UAH 10 bln to support farmers in 2017

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has said that the 2017 state budget envisages direct support for Ukrainian farmers at UAH 10 billion, twice as much as was planned in the draft state budget for 2017 approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. ”We have agreed with factions and committees that [financial] resources for the agricultural sector...

    Russian troops increase number of attacks on Ukraine to 41 times in last day
    Oct21

    Russian troops increase number of attacks on Ukraine to 41 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 41 times in the past 24 hours, including 26 in the Mariupol sector, nine barrages in the Luhansk sector, and six in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the...

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