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    Tombinski warns against introducing ”mirror” trade sanctions against Russia by Ukraine
    Aug25

    Tombinski warns against introducing ”mirror” trade sanctions against Russia by Ukraine

    Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski believes that Ukraine`s decision to respond with ”mirror” trade sanctions against Russia would not be a reasonable measure. Tombinski said this in a radio interview to EU Radio – European Station.  Tombinski pointed to Ukraine`s role as a transit country in trade....

    Five suspects under Onyshchenko ”gas case” plead guilty, agree to cooperate with investigators – NABU
    Aug25

    Five suspects under Onyshchenko ”gas case” plead guilty, agree to cooperate with investigators – NABU

    Five suspects under the so-called ”gas case” of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the investigation, according to the press service of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). Among those individuals is the director of Lviv Universal Exchange, the director of Ukrainian Universal Commodity...

    Poroshenko discusses escalation of Donbas conflict with NATO Secretary General
    Aug25

    Poroshenko discusses escalation of Donbas conflict with NATO Secretary General

    President Petro Poroshenko has held a telephone talk with Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, the presidential press service reported. The Ukrainian president informed about the escalation of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the growing number of Russian provocations in the occupied Donbas and Crimea, according to the...

    Ukraine`s prosecutors insist Interpol red notice issued against ex-head of investment agency
    Aug25

    Ukraine`s prosecutors insist Interpol red notice issued against ex-head of investment agency

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine insists that Interpol`s General Secretariat has issued a red notice against former head of the State Agency for Investment and National Projects Vladyslav Kaskiv, who is accused of embezzling state funds. The notice was issued on August 1 to detain Kaskiv and enable his extradition from Panama to...

    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...

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