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    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)
    Oct11

    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)

    Counterintelligence officers of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have detained in the Ukrainian city of Rivne an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces (GRU). A detainee is a Ukrainian citizen, who resides in Russia, According to the SBU`s press center. The man was reportedly tasked by the...

    Ukraine`s envoy: Disengagement in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice
    Oct11

    Ukraine`s envoy: Disengagement in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice

    Ukraine`s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group Yevhen Marchuk says that disengagement of troops and weapons in three pilot areas in Donbas doesn`t mean armistice, according to espreso.tv. ”Simultaneous disengagement doesn`t mean that the process is over – it`s just the beginning of the [peace] settlement. As roads need to be cleared of landmines...

    Full tariff liberalization possible in Ukraine no later than April 2017 – IMF
    Oct11

    Full tariff liberalization possible in Ukraine no later than April 2017 – IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says gas and utilities tariffs in Ukraine will be fully liberalized and brought in line with market rates no later than April 1, 2017, according to an IMF report released on Monday, October 3. Until the full liberalization of tariffs, the Ukrainian government is expected to introduce ”a quarterly adjustment...

    Rada to consider providing special status to Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate
    Oct11

    Rada to consider providing special status to Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate

    A draft resolution on the adoption of Bill No. 4511 on granting special status to religious organizations, whose headquarters are located in the State recognized by the Parliament as the aggressor [Russia], has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. According to the explanatory note, ”the purpose of the bill is to protect the national...

    ”No blitzkrieg”: EU rejects idea of Russia`s quick return to PACE – Ukraine envoy
    Oct11

    ”No blitzkrieg”: EU rejects idea of Russia`s quick return to PACE – Ukraine envoy

    The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has rejected the initiative for the early introduction of amendments to the regulations, guaranteeing Russia unimpeded restoration of their rights in the Assembly, Chair of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, President of the Committee for Culture and Media Volodymyr Ariev...

    Ukraine becomes global leader in flour exports
    Oct11

    Ukraine becomes global leader in flour exports

    Ukraine became the world`s leader in flour exports in the 2015-2016 marketing year (MY), or July 2015 through June 2016, with shipments amounting to 344,000 tonnes, which is 32.5% up from the 2014-2015 MY, according to the press service of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, citing Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of PJSC...

    Clinton wants to investigate Putin and Assad`s war crimes in Syria
    Oct11

    Clinton wants to investigate Putin and Assad`s war crimes in Syria

    U.S. presidential candidate from the Democratic Party Hillary Clinton has accused the Russian Federation of war crimes in Syria. ”I do support the effort to investigate for crimes, war crimes committed by the Syrians and the Russians and try to hold them accountable,” Clinton said during the second round of the debate with Republican presidential...

    Russia mulls air base in Egypt – media
    Oct11

    Russia mulls air base in Egypt – media

    Russia is in talks with Egypt on renting Egyptian military facilities, including the Soviet-era military air base in the Egyptian city of Sidi Barrani, the Izvestia newspaper reported. Reviving the base should become an indicator of the ”new stage of cooperation between the two countries, and it will also help to solve certain geopolitical...

    Ukraine`s underground gas stocks reach 14.6 bcm
    Oct11

    Ukraine`s underground gas stocks reach 14.6 bcm

    Stocks of natural gas at Ukraine`s underground storage facilities grew by 2.2%, or 312 million cubic meters (mcm), from 14.311 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas on October 1 to 14.623 bcm of gas on October 8, according to Ukrtransgaz, operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system. The amount of gas pumped daily into the USFs, as of October 8 was at...

    Kremlin: Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande to meet on Oct 19
    Oct11

    Kremlin: Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande to meet on Oct 19

    The Kremlin has announced a meeting of leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany in the so-called Normandy Four format on October 19 to discuss the settlement of the Donbas crisis, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. ”[It is] expected on the 19th [of October] so far,” Yuriy Ushakov, an aide to the Russian president, has said, RIA...

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