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    London Court to consider lawsuit over `Yanukovych debt` in January – Russian Finance Ministry
    Sep09

    London Court to consider lawsuit over `Yanukovych debt` in January – Russian Finance Ministry

    The London High Court hearings of a lawsuit concerning ”Yanukovych`s $3 billion debt” have been scheduled for January 17-20, Russian news agency TASS reported, referring to information from Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak. ”The court hearings are scheduled for January 17-20. They will last three days,” TASS quoted Storchak as saying. As...

    Senior commander of the Syrian militants was killed near Aleppo – BBC
    Sep09

    Senior commander of the Syrian militants was killed near Aleppo – BBC

    A senior commander of the Syrian militant group formerly known as al-Nusra Front has been killed near Aleppo, rebel sources say, according to the BBC. The group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham said on its Twitter account that commander Abu Omar Sarakeb died in an air strike in Aleppo province, the BBC wrote. It did not say which country`s forces had carried...

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”:  Russian troops fire 120mm mortars, Ukraine army is restricted to open fire in response
    Sep09

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”: Russian troops fire 120mm mortars, Ukraine army is restricted to open fire in response

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 24 times in the past 24 hours, including 11 times in the Mariupol sector, seven times in the Donetsk sector and six times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters (ATO HQ). In the Mariupol sector, the...

    Man severely beaten wearing Ukrainian symbols in occupied Crimea
    Sep09

    Man severely beaten wearing Ukrainian symbols in occupied Crimea

    A man has been severely beaten while wearing Ukrainian symbols as he rode a bicycle in the Russian-occupied city of Sevastopol. The man was attacked by a passerby, who then called for police officers. The video shows that the man who beat the Ukrainian citizen shook hands with the police officers when they arrived on the scene, according to...

    Russian defense minister arrives in Crimea for key stage of Caucasus-2016 drills
    Sep09

    Russian defense minister arrives in Crimea for key stage of Caucasus-2016 drills

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has arrived in Crimea that is due to host one of key stages of the Caucasus-2016 strategic command and staff drills on Friday, Russia`s Defense Ministry official spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The defense ministry`s head will personally inspect the actions...

    Norwegian border fence ”hot topic” in Russia
    Sep09

    Norwegian border fence ”hot topic” in Russia

    Last week work started on setting up a 200-meter-long fence along the border with Russia on Storskog in Sor-Varanger. The Russian media are closely monitoring, according to Norway Today. Border fences are being built across Europe. On Storskog a 3.5-meter-high wire fence was set up along the Norwegian-Russian border, Norway Today reported....

    Ukraine releases evidence of Russia`s seizure of Ukrainian Black Sea shelf. Video
    Sep09

    Ukraine releases evidence of Russia`s seizure of Ukrainian Black Sea shelf. Video

    The State Border Service of Ukraine has prepared evidence to prove Russia`s illegal acts near the Holytsynske and Odeske gas fields in the Black Sea. The evidence outlining Russian aggression, the seizure of facilities and property belonging to Ukraine, and illegal industrial activity near the Holytsynske and Odeske gas fields in the northwestern...

    Oil pulls back after touching a near two-week high on U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters
    Sep09

    Oil pulls back after touching a near two-week high on U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices pulled back on profit-taking on Friday after settling more than 4% higher a day earlier after government data confirmed a surprisingly huge drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, Reuters reported. London Brent crude for November delivery LCOc1 was down 36 cents at $49.63 a barrel by 0023 GMT. It settled up $2.01, or 4.2%, at $49.99 on...

    UAH official exchange rate is strengthened to UAH 26.63 to dollar – NBU
    Sep09

    UAH official exchange rate is strengthened to UAH 26.63 to dollar – NBU

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by nine kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.63 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for September 9: $100 costs UAH 2,663.7804 (on September 8, it...

    Putin uses gas as weapon against Ukraine – Kobolev to BBC`s HARDtalk
    Sep09

    Putin uses gas as weapon against Ukraine – Kobolev to BBC`s HARDtalk

    Andriy Kobolev, the CEO of Ukraine`s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz, says Russia`s president, Vladmir Putin, is using gas as a weapon against Ukraine, according to HARDtalk. ”Gas is a very powerful weapon and Mr Putin is a very dangerous, experienced and efficient opponent,” Mr Kobolev told BBC`s HARDtalk. There is a protracted dispute...

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