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    OSCE declares restricted access in disengagement areas in Donbas
    Oct12

    OSCE declares restricted access in disengagement areas in Donbas

    The OSCE SMM reported restricted access in all three disengagement areas in Donbas. ”The SMM continued to monitor the disengagement process and to pursue full access to the disengagement areas of Stanytsia Luhanska (16km north-east of Luhansk), Zolote (60km west of Luhansk) and Petrivske (41km south of Donetsk), as foreseen in the Framework...

    Groysman wants to ”jump off” enslaving gas contract, make Ukraine energy exporter
    Oct12

    Groysman wants to ”jump off” enslaving gas contract, make Ukraine energy exporter

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will complete the development of the country`s Energy Strategy by year-end, aiming for energy independence, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said during the meeting of the Regional Development Council, according to the press service of the government. ”Our energy strategy we`re working on and...

    Media elaborate on Russia-Turkey gas agreements
    Oct12

    Media elaborate on Russia-Turkey gas agreements

    Media have reported that the size of discount on Russian gas for Turkey would depend on additional volumes of Russian gas supplies to the country. Sources told Russian newspaper Kommersant that two billion cubic meters (bcm) per year may be additionally supplied to Turkey through the Trans-Balkan pipeline amid the country`s rising consumption of...

    Ukraine says ceasefire fails in Stanytsia Luhanska, names withdrawal conditions
    Oct12

    Ukraine says ceasefire fails in Stanytsia Luhanska, names withdrawal conditions

    Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation Andriy Lysenko has claimed violations of ceasefire by pro-Russian militants in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska and named the conditions for the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops, an UNIAN correspondent reports from a Kyiv briefing. “The ceasefire in Stanytsia Luhanska did not...

    Video: activists fill Moscow center with posters of abducted Crimean Tatar
    Oct12

    Video: activists fill Moscow center with posters of abducted Crimean Tatar

    In Moscow, the activists placed numerous posters with photos of the Crimean Tatar human rights activist Ervin Ibragimov, who was abducted in May. This way, the activists are trying to draw international attention to the abductions and murders of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea, the press service of the Ministry of Information Policy of...

    PACE to consider resolution on human rights violations in occupied Crimea, Donbas
    Oct12

    PACE to consider resolution on human rights violations in occupied Crimea, Donbas

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) plans to adopt a resolution on human rights violations in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine – Donbas and Crimea, the press service of Batkivshchyna party told UNIAN referring to Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian delegation in PACE Serhiy Sobolev who is currently in Brussels....

    Ukrainian citizen detained over ”extremist” book on entry into Russian-occupied Crimea
    Oct12

    Ukrainian citizen detained over ”extremist” book on entry into Russian-occupied Crimea

    Russian border guards at the Dzhankoy checkpoint in occupied Crimea have detained a 34-year-old Ukrainian citizen for carrying ”extremist literature,” according to the Russian FSB border department, TASS reports. ”A book containing a ”collection of extremist lectures” was found among personal belongings of a 34-year-old man (who was riding as a...

    Poroshenko calls on Trudeau to synchronously ratify FTA deal
    Oct12

    Poroshenko calls on Trudeau to synchronously ratify FTA deal

    President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, October 11, having discussed a series of issues of bilateral agenda, the president`s press service reported. ”The President offered to synchronously ratify the FTA agreement signed during the visit of Prime Minister Trudeau to Ukraine on...

    Former Ukrainian President criticizes Normandy format for secrecy and lack of solutions
    Oct12

    Former Ukrainian President criticizes Normandy format for secrecy and lack of solutions

    Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk believes that it is necessary to seek another format, even a ”Budapest format” due to the uncertainty of the role the Normandy format of talks on Ukraine plays. ”The Normandy format is unique with the fact that no documents are signed or adopted within its framework: no decisions, no memorandums, and no...

    Ukraine not to raise retirement age soon: Deputy PM
    Oct12

    Ukraine not to raise retirement age soon: Deputy PM

    Ukraine will not raise the retirement age, Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko told the Ukrainian TV 112 Channel. According to the official, to raise the retirement age in the country, it is necessary first to increase life expectancy by seven to 10 years. Meanwhile, as Rozenko noted, there is no the demand to raise the retirement age in the...

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