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    Antonov launches batch production of An-178 aircraft
    Aug26

    Antonov launches batch production of An-178 aircraft

    State-run enterprise Antonov has launched large-scale deployment of the batch production facilities of the An-178 transport aircraft, which is now undergoing certification tests. The An-178 has already performed over 100 flights with an overall duration of 160 hours, Antonov`s press service reported. View infographics in full size Currently, the...

    Oschadbank sues Russia for $1 bln for loss of Crimea assets
    Aug26

    Oschadbank sues Russia for $1 bln for loss of Crimea assets

    Ukraine`s state-run Oschadbank (Savings Bank) on August 26 filed a claim against Russia for the recovery of over US$1 billion due to losses incurred following the illegal occupation and de-facto annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, enclosing the entire evidence base. The sum of the claim incorporates the cost of the lost business,...

    Zaporizhia authorities ban pro-Russian performers
    Aug26

    Zaporizhia authorities ban pro-Russian performers

    Members of the Zaporizhia city council have barred performers who publicly support Russian aggression against Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea from participating in any public events in the city. The motion, which was initiated by Donbas war veteran and council member from the UKROP party`s faction Oleh Kolomoyets, was backed by 43 out of 64...

    Steinmeier calls for new arms deal with Russia to avoid accidental war
    Aug26

    Steinmeier calls for new arms deal with Russia to avoid accidental war

    Germany`s foreign minister is calling for a new arms control deal with Moscow as intensified military exercises by Russia and NATO have raised concerns that a war could inadvertently be triggered, according to Radio Liberty. In an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on August 26, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that while...

    HRW calls on Russia to immediately free Crimean activist Umerov
    Aug26

    HRW calls on Russia to immediately free Crimean activist Umerov

    Human Rights Watch has called on the Russian authorities to immediately release Crimean activist, deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov, who is being held in a psychiatric hospital, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ”Umerov`s forced confinement in a psychiatric institution is a flagrant...

    Russia increases quantity of heavy weapons in occupied part of Donbas in last two years
    Aug26

    Russia increases quantity of heavy weapons in occupied part of Donbas in last two years

    Most of the heavy weapons used by the thousands of Russian-backed militants are concentrated in the occupied part of Donbas, the quantity of which has increased several times compared with 2014, the office of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration wrote on its social network page. In particular, the number of tanks from...

    EU visa-free travel may not be free, with $14 fee: Media
    Aug26

    EU visa-free travel may not be free, with $14 fee: Media

    The European Commission is preparing a proposal inspired by France and Germany to introduce a ”European Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA),” modelled on a U.S. scheme requiring international travelers who do not need a visa to apply online and pay a $14 fee before entering the territory, according to EurActiv.com. Paris and Berlin...

    Ukraine`s trade ministry won`t interact with Russian envoy except on lifting restrictions
    Aug26

    Ukraine`s trade ministry won`t interact with Russian envoy except on lifting restrictions

    Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade and Ukraine`s Trade Envoy Nataliya Mykolska has said her ministry has not had any contact with Dmitry Livanov, newly appointed trade representative of Russia in Ukraine, yet, but if it happens, the focus will be on lifting Russian trade restrictions and sanctions against Ukraine. ”We...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 48 times in past 24 hours, fire artillery near Avdiyivka
    Aug26

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 48 times in past 24 hours, fire artillery near Avdiyivka

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 48 times in the past 24 hours – 18 times in the Donetsk sector, 21 times in the Mariupol sector and nine times in the Luhansk sector – according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Donetsk sector, the...

    Eurovision host city to be named by September
    Aug26

    Eurovision host city to be named by September

    Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko has said the name of the Ukrainian city to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 will be announced by the beginning of September. ”The situation is not critical, the city will be announced. I think it will happen before September,” he stated on TV Channel 5 on Thursday. According to him,...

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