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    Russian militants open fire following disengagement of forces in Donbas
    Oct01

    Russian militants open fire following disengagement of forces in Donbas

    Press Officer on the Luhansk sector Valentyn Shevchenko reported that disengagement of forces took place in Donbas near the town of Zolote on October 1, according to Ukrainian TV Channel 5. ”The disengagement took place on the outskirts of Zolote within the specific coordinates defined by the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in...

    Russia taking over UN Security Council presidency
    Oct01

    Russia taking over UN Security Council presidency

    Russia takes over presidency of the United Nations Security Council from October 1, according to Russian news agency TASS. The Russian delegation will be leading the work of the key structure of the global organization at a time when the situation in Syria has deteriorated, as well as at the decisive stage of elections of the new UN...

    NATO ready to step up support of Ukraine in countering Russian aggression
    Oct01

    NATO ready to step up support of Ukraine in countering Russian aggression

    Secretary General of NATO Parliamentary Assembly David Hobbs says NATO has expressed its readiness to provide more support to Ukraine in the fight against the aggressive actions taken by Russia and Russian-backed militants in eastern Ukraine. He made the statement at a meeting with newly appointed head of the permanent delegation of the Verkhovna...

    U.S. refuses to recognize Russia`s decision to ban Mejlis activities
    Oct01

    U.S. refuses to recognize Russia`s decision to ban Mejlis activities

    The United States did not recognize the legitimacy of the Russian Supreme Court`s ruling to uphold the ban of Crimean Tatars` self-governing body, the Mejlis, the U.S. Department of State`s press service reported referring to a statement of Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark Toner. ”The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the...

    ”Ceasefire” in Donbas: Russian troops attack Ukraine 34 times in last day
    Oct01

    ”Ceasefire” in Donbas: Russian troops attack Ukraine 34 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 34 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Luhansk sector, militants violated the ceasefire mode eight times. The enemy resorted to armed provocations using small arms and machine...

    Ukraine: Russian troops violated ceasefire and concentrated near Butivka mine
    Oct01

    Ukraine: Russian troops violated ceasefire and concentrated near Butivka mine

    Russian and separatists military forces in Donbas take advantage of the ceasefire and are now setting their firing points very close to the Ukrainian positions in an attempt to form a semicircle around the Butivka coal mine, according to Ukraine`s TV news service TSN. The enemy has long ago determined its targets at the coal mine, and there are...

    ”Political game underway”: ex-intel chief forecasts possible scenario of Russia in Donbas
    Oct01

    ”Political game underway”: ex-intel chief forecasts possible scenario of Russia in Donbas

    Russian leaders and their troops in Donbas have resorted to blackmail by canceling a scheduled skype conference of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement, according to the former head of Ukraine`s Foreign Intelligence Service, Mykola Malomuzh, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. In this way they impose on Ukraine their own scenario for the...

    Russia sends more warplanes to Syria amid world anger at “barbarous” strikes
    Oct01

    Russia sends more warplanes to Syria amid world anger at “barbarous” strikes

    Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its campaign of air strikes, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as Moscow defied global censure over an escalation that Western countries say has torpedoed diplomacy, according to Reuters. U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the Russian and Syrian...

    Ukrainian government expects 2017 budget to be passed by December 1
    Oct01

    Ukrainian government expects 2017 budget to be passed by December 1

    The Ukrainian government hopes that the national budget for 2017 will be passed before December 1, 2016, as it is required by laws, according to the government`s press service. ”We expect that the bill on the national budget for 2017 will be adopted by December 1, 2016, as it is stipulated in the law. We should begin a new budget year on...

    Danyliuk says meeting with Russians over Yanukovych`s debt possible. Germany, IMF to mediate
    Oct01

    Danyliuk says meeting with Russians over Yanukovych`s debt possible. Germany, IMF to mediate

    Ukraine has not received any formal proposals yet to hold a meeting with the Russian side to discuss the settlement of the issue in relation to the debt of $3 billion on Eurobonds issued under the Yanukovych`s regime, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk told journalists. ”There was information from the Minister of Finance of the Russian...

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