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    Announcement of Eurovision 2017 host city rescheduled again
    Aug25

    Announcement of Eurovision 2017 host city rescheduled again

    A briefing by the Cabinet of Ministers, which was scheduled for Thursday, August 25, to announce the host city of the Eurovision 2017 Song Contest in Ukraine has again been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation has not been disclosed, the Cabinet`s Department of Information and Communication told UNIAN. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian...

    Border guards record Russian forces` activity near Ukrainian borders
    Aug25

    Border guards record Russian forces` activity near Ukrainian borders

    Ukrainian border guards have recorded the activity of the Russian Armed Forces near the administrative border with the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and in other areas during the past few days, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. ”The soldiers of the Azov-Black Sea regional government have spotted two Mi-8...

    Chief of Ukraine`s Police recognized that police beat a man to death
    Aug25

    Chief of Ukraine`s Police recognized that police beat a man to death

    A 32-year-old man was beaten to death during his detention by police officers in Kryvoozersky district, Mykolaiv region, in the early hours of August 24. The police reported that the man was resisting arrest and they had to use ”physical force and handcuffs.” Meanwhile, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko reported that the three policemen suspected...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.42 to dollar on interbank market
    Aug25

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.42 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday fell to UAH 25.37/25.42 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 28.6480/28.7020, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Heaviest fire since Debaltseve battle recorded yesterday, 3 WIA
    Aug25

    Heaviest fire since Debaltseve battle recorded yesterday, 3 WIA

    Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to presidential spokesman for ATO issues Oleksandr Motuzianyk. ”There were three wounded in action (WIA),” Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, a UNIAN correspondent reported. According to Motuzianyk, further aggravation of the...

    North Korea`s Kim declares sub missile launch `greatest success`
    Aug25

    North Korea`s Kim declares sub missile launch `greatest success`

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it ”the greatest success,” which puts the country in the ”front rank” of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday, according to Reuters. North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday...

    Ukraine breaks road construction contract with Italy after no work for 9 months
    Aug25

    Ukraine breaks road construction contract with Italy after no work for 9 months

    The State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) on August 23, 2016, broke its contract with Italy`s TODINI Costruzioni Generali S.p.a. for the overhaul and renovation of the Lubny-Poltava stretch of the M-03 highway between Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dovzhansky. The Ukrainian side said the Italian contractor had not performed any activity at the...

    ”Putin`s son-in-law” family ranks among Russia`s richest clans
    Aug25

    ”Putin`s son-in-law” family ranks among Russia`s richest clans

    The Shamalov family, closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin, has for the first time entered the Forbes list of the richest families in Russia at fourth position, according to Forbes Russia. The combined wealth of Nikolay Shamalov and his son Kirill is estimated at US$ 2.4 billion, forbes.ru wrote. The chunk of Putin`s old friend...

    Steinmeier concerned about militant threats to OSCE observers in Ukraine
    Aug25

    Steinmeier concerned about militant threats to OSCE observers in Ukraine

    Following recent incidents targeting patrol teams of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) in the country`s east, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Germany Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued a statement. ”It is with great concern that I have learned that shots were again fired in the direction of an SMM team near...

    Ukrainian President: Putin wants all of my country – CNN
    Aug25

    Ukrainian President: Putin wants all of my country – CNN

    On the day of his country`s 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted ”the whole Ukraine” to be part of the ”Russian Empire.” ”It is absolutely the same situation like the Russian bombardment in Aleppo,” he told CNN`s Christiane Amanpour in an...

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