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    Russian gas transit through Ukraine up by 19% since start of year
    Sep02

    Russian gas transit through Ukraine up by 19% since start of year

    Transit shipments of Russian gas via Ukraine to the European Union (EU) in January-July 2016 increased by 19% year-on-year to 50.2 billion cubic meters (bcm), according to Ukrtransgaz, operator of the country`s gas transportation system. In particular, transit supplies of Russian gas through Ukraine in August amounted to 6.949 bcm, 3.1% higher...

    Tu-154 crash near Smolensk was Moscow`s aim – Polish Defense Ministry
    Sep02

    Tu-154 crash near Smolensk was Moscow`s aim – Polish Defense Ministry

    On September 2, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that previously unknown information about the plane crash near Smolensk in 2010, which killed 96 people including Polish President Lech Kaczynski, would be disclosed soon. In an interview with Rzeczpospolita, Macierewicz pointed out that the disclosures are based upon new recordings...

    Ukraine builds up troops, strengthens air defense system: Defense Ministry reports
    Sep02

    Ukraine builds up troops, strengthens air defense system: Defense Ministry reports

    Ukraine has improved its air defense system and increased the number of troops in each branch of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Defense Ministry Spokesperson Colonel Oleksiy Chernobay said at a briefing on Friday, according to a UNIAN correspondent. ”The air defense system in the eastern and southern regions has been improved, taking into account...

    No breakthrough in Sheremet`s murder, police say
    Sep02

    No breakthrough in Sheremet`s murder, police say

    Hundreds of witnesses have been questioned during the investigation into the murder of renowned journalist Pavlo Sheremet, but no breakthrough has been made, Chief of the National Police of Ukraine Khatia Dekanoidze told journalists in Kyiv, according to a UNIAN correspondent. ”You cannot imagine what a great job has been done by investigators....

    The Times: Russia `plans troop surge in Ukraine`
    Sep02

    The Times: Russia `plans troop surge in Ukraine`

    Russia is preparing to increase the number of troops it has deployed to east Ukraine by a third as part of a long-term strategy to destroy the country, according to a senior Ukrainian commander. In an interview with The Times, Colonel-General Viktor Muzhenko said that the Kremlin was funneling more soldiers over the border while amassing tens of...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.75 to dollar on interbank market
    Sep02

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.75 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Friday fell to UAH 26.65/26.75 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 29.7950/29.9060, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH 0.4040/0.4060....

    Kyiv court issues arrest warrant for Russian defense minister
    Sep02

    Kyiv court issues arrest warrant for Russian defense minister

    The Kyiv Pechersk District Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. The court ruling was made on August 26 and published on Thursday, Russian news agency TASS reported. ”The warrant expires on February 26, 2017, or from the moment the suspect arrives,” the court stated. On August 8, the Prosecutor General`s...

    Kremlin comments on U.S. sanctions expansion, recalls reciprocity principle
    Sep02

    Kremlin comments on U.S. sanctions expansion, recalls reciprocity principle

    The decision of the United States to expand anti-Russian sanctions should be studied, but the principle of reciprocity is usually applied in such cases, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”It should be analyzed what was expanded, but generally, the principle of reciprocity is used...

    Naftogaz invites bidders for drilling 3 wells in Poltava region
    Sep02

    Naftogaz invites bidders for drilling 3 wells in Poltava region

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine has said it will announce open bidding to procure services for drilling three wells for the exploration and extraction of oil and gas at a field in Poltava region, named after academician Shpak, the company`s press service reported. ”Naftogaz of Ukraine invites companies to participate in the open...

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”: Russian troops attack 11 times in past 24 hours, Ukraine army is restricted to open fire in response
    Sep02

    ”Silence mode in Donbas”: Russian troops attack 11 times in past 24 hours, Ukraine army is restricted to open fire in response

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 11 times in the past 24 hours – eight times in the Donetsk sector and thrice in the Mariupol sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size A shaky truce has been established in the Luhansk sector. In...

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