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    Ukrainian World Congress reacts to PACE president`s statement on Russia return to Assembly
    Oct12

    Ukrainian World Congress reacts to PACE president`s statement on Russia return to Assembly

    The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is seriously concerned about the repeatedly declared intent of President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt to re-engage the Russian Federation in the work of PACE, the UWC press service reported. Highlighting PACE Resolutions 1990 (2014), 2034 (2015) and 2063...

    Ukrainian diaspora draws attention to anti-Ukrainian forces in Slovakia
    Oct12

    Ukrainian diaspora draws attention to anti-Ukrainian forces in Slovakia

    Ukrainian diaspora in Slovakia draws attention to activity of anti-Ukrainian forces Slovakia-based diaspora of Ukrainians has published an open letter to the Embassy of Ukraine in the Slovak Republic with a request to explain the lack of response by Ukrainian diplomats on the presence of the Honorary Consulate of Novorossiya in a neighboring...

    Russian VTB Bank complains Ukrainian sanctions tougher than European: lost $1.4 bln
    Oct12

    Russian VTB Bank complains Ukrainian sanctions tougher than European: lost $1.4 bln

    Russian VTB Group estimates its total losses due to the situation in Ukraine at RUB 85.4 billion ($1.36 billion), First Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board Yuri Soloviev said in an interview with Kommersant. Soloviev said that Ukrainian sanctions were more stringent than the European ones. ”We estimate the total losses of...

    Gerashchenko: ”First elections, then borders” quintessence of EU position; Ukraine thinks different
    Oct12

    Gerashchenko: ”First elections, then borders” quintessence of EU position; Ukraine thinks different

    First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko noted that French President Francois Hollande, in fact, said nothing new on Tuesday. ”I can see how the words of the French president on Donbas stirred the web. In fact, he did not say a single new word. This is the position of France and Germany, representing the position of...

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant sale postponed, again
    Oct12

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant sale postponed, again

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) has decided to hold an auction for the sale of the state-owned stake in the Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant (OPP) in early December instead of November as it was scheduled earlier, SPFU Head Ihor Bilous told UNIAN. ”A selection commission will be formed by the end of this week and we will submit documents...

    Russia, Turkey kickstart Turkish Stream project
    Oct12

    Russia, Turkey kickstart Turkish Stream project

    Governments of Turkey and Russia have greenlighted the Turkish Stream pipeline project, with the beginning of construction scheduled for 2018, after signing a relevant intergovernmental agreement, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said, according to Russian information agency RIA Novosti. ”An article of the agreement, which specifies the beginning of the...

    No visa waver for Ukrainians on European Parliament`s October agenda
    Oct12

    No visa waver for Ukrainians on European Parliament`s October agenda

    European Union visa-free travel for Ukraine has not been incorporated into the agenda of the European Parliament`s session in Strasbourg on October 24-27. Neither visa liberalization for Ukraine or Georgia nor visa waiver suspension mechanism has been incorporated on the EP agenda, which was posted on its official website. The mechanism is said...

    Ukraine may press for early removal of PACE president for support of Russia
    Oct12

    Ukraine may press for early removal of PACE president for support of Russia

    Ukrainian delegates are probing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) regulations to officially raise the question about the early removal of PACE President Pedro Agramunt, according to media outlet Evropeiska Pravda. ”We are concerned that a politician who has been delegated by the European People`s Party to this post...

    Ukrainian Finance Ministry tasked with ensuring funds for anti-corruption agency`s needs
    Oct11

    Ukrainian Finance Ministry tasked with ensuring funds for anti-corruption agency`s needs

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has instructed the Finance Ministry to provide for necessary funds in the state budget to enable the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) to procure the equipment required, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Currently, there are no technical issues, meaning that the necessary...

    Journalists from German Bild share footage of demolished Shyrokyne in Donbas
    Oct11

    Journalists from German Bild share footage of demolished Shyrokyne in Donbas

    Journalists from Germany`s Bild have posted footage from the Ukrainian village of Shyrokyne, which has suffered most during the war in Donbas. The 360-degree video from the demolished village located at the Sea of Azov is available on Bild`s official YouTube channel. The journalists describe the village as one of the most ruined populated...

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