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    Wage debts on rise in Ukraine
    Aug28

    Wage debts on rise in Ukraine

    Wage debts in Ukraine grew by 4% in July 2016, compared to June 2016, to UAH 2 billion ($80 million) as of August 1, 2016, according to the State Statistics Committee. Delayed wages to personnel of operating companies in July rose by 5.5%, to UAH 1.36 billion, the State Statistics Service said. The bulk of this debt was accumulated by industrial...

    Reuters: Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive, says warplanes hit Kurdish militia
    Aug28

    Reuters: Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive, says warplanes hit Kurdish militia

    Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in northern Syria on Saturday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes against both Kurdish forces and Islamic State, according to Reuters. Turkey`s government, which is fighting a Kurdish insurgency at home, has said the Syrian campaign it...

    Russian occupiers attack Ukraine 59 times, wide use of heavy weapons
    Aug28

    Russian occupiers attack Ukraine 59 times, wide use of heavy weapons

    Russian occupation forces opened fire on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas 59 times on Saturday, which included the wide use of banned weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. ”Twenty-six cases of violations of the truce were recorded in the Donetsk sector. The enemy used...

    Ukraine honoring soldiers killed in 2014 Ilovaisk battle
    Aug28

    Ukraine honoring soldiers killed in 2014 Ilovaisk battle

    An official ceremony to honor Ukrainian soldiers who died in the Ilovaisk battle in August 2014 is taking place at Kyiv`s Soviyska Square on Sunday Russian-Ukrainian war veterans and relatives of the dead soldiers have gathered at the square. About 100 people have paid tribute to the victims with the singing of the Plyve Kacha po Tysyni Ukrainian...

    Russian journalist Shchetinin found dead in Kyiv flat
    Aug28

    Russian journalist Shchetinin found dead in Kyiv flat

    Russian journalist Alexander Shchetinin, who was living in Kyiv, has been found dead in his flat. Law-enforcement agencies have not yet released information about the journalist`s death. ”In the early hours of August 28, 2016, journalist Alexander Shchetinin was found dead in his apartment at Kostiantynivska Street. Alexander was found on the...

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded in Donbas in past 24 hours
    Aug28

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded in Donbas in past 24 hours

    Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another four were wounded in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a Ukrainian presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”We lost two of our soldiers in fighting in the past day, another four were wounded,” spokesman for the Ukrainian presidential...

    U.S. presents ambulances to Ukrainian Armed Forces
    Aug27

    U.S. presents ambulances to Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The U.S. military representatives handed out the first five frontline ambulance vehicles BURTEK B4731 to Ukraine`s Armed Forces, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. In total, forty such vehicles are planned to be delivered. Lieutenant General of the United States Army Europe Ben Hodges has assured that the U.S. will...

    Gerashchenko comments on 1st meeting in Minsk after Crimean provocation
    Aug27

    Gerashchenko comments on 1st meeting in Minsk after Crimean provocation

    Representatives of the Russian side have heavily criticized and discredited the `Normandy format` at a meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement, Iryna Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook. ”It was the first meeting after the Crimean provocation...

    Ukrainian enterprises post UAH 63 bln profit, following losses one year earlier
    Aug27

    Ukrainian enterprises post UAH 63 bln profit, following losses one year earlier

    The financial results from Ukraine`s profitable enterprises in the first half of 2016 grew by 9.2% year-over-year to UAH 181.173 billion, while unprofitable enterprises saw their losses decrease by 68.6% to UAH 124.223 billion, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported on its website. Large and medium-sized enterprises of Ukraine posted a...

    BBC: U.S. and Russia `achieve clarity on path forward` in Syrian war
    Aug27

    BBC: U.S. and Russia `achieve clarity on path forward` in Syrian war

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov ”have achieved clarity on the path forward” in Syria, but have ”narrow issues” to resolve, BBC reported. The two held talks in Geneva to try to find a way of reviving a cessation of hostilities that faltered months ago, according to BBC. Kerry said they were...

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