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    Fitch affirms Ukraine at `B-`; outlook stable
    May01

    Fitch affirms Ukraine at `B-`; outlook stable

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukraine`s Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at `B-` with a Stable Outlook. ”Ukraine`s ratings balance weak external liquidity, a high public debt burden and structural weaknesses, in terms of a weak banking sector, institutional constraints and geopolitical and political risks, against...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine on April 24 – April 30, 2017
    May01

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine on April 24 – April 30, 2017

    Intersection (EU) : Thus Votes South Ossetia: A Referendum the Kremlin Would Prefer to Ignore – 29 April 2017, 18:52 Emerging Europe (UK) : The Fight Against Corruption in Europe’s Emerging Economies – 29 April 2017, 16:52 Emerging Europe (UK) : Ukraine’s Pro-change Atmosphere Says “Welcome!” – 29 April 2017, 16:22 bellingcat...

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 wounded in Donbas in last 24 hours
    May01

    2 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 wounded in Donbas in last 24 hours

    The situation remains tense in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation as the Russian-occupation forces continue armed provocations against the Ukrainian troops. Since the early hours of Sunday, the enemy opened fire 54 times on the Ukrainian strong points along the line of contact, according to the ATO press center. View map in full size On...

    Dozens detained in nationwide anti-Putin protests in Russia
    Apr30

    Dozens detained in nationwide anti-Putin protests in Russia

    Dozens of people have been detained while taking part in a protest campaign in many Russian cities urging President Vladimir Putin not to run in the country`s presidential election next year, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Police apprehended at least 30 people on April 29 in St. Petersburg, one of 32 cities across Russia...

    Police seize over one tonne of amber in Volyn region
    Apr30

    Police seize over one tonne of amber in Volyn region

    Law enforcers in Volyn region seized more than one tonne of amber amid searches in the town of Volodymyr-Volynsky on the night of April 29, according to the press service of the regional prosecutor`s office. The searches were conducted as part of investigating criminal proceedings on illegal extraction of amber, the press service reports. Over...

    OSINT group identifies more Russians from a special forces battalion of the Russian 8th Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade in Donbas
    Apr29

    OSINT group identifies more Russians from a special forces battalion of the Russian 8th Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade in Donbas

    Ukrainian OSINT community InformNapalm reports they have identified war criminals from a special forces battalion of the Russian 8th Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade (the 8th MMRB) who participated in the first wave of the Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine. The new InformNapalm investigation is based on the earlier published picture of...

    Russia focuses on far-right and far-left European movements to influence EU
    Apr29

    Russia focuses on far-right and far-left European movements to influence EU

    Evidence suggests the Kremlin is reaching out to youth organizations, including the youth wings of European parties in order to work on goals such as campaigning to lift EU sanctions against Russia or help boost Russia`s image abroad, Bellingcat reported in an article titled ”Russia Seeks to Influence European Politics Through Youth Wings of...

    Large-scale Ukrainian-U.S. military drills Sea Breeze-2017 to launch in July
    Apr29

    Large-scale Ukrainian-U.S. military drills Sea Breeze-2017 to launch in July

    Large-scale Ukrainian-American military exercises Sea Breeze-2017 are to be held in Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, and in the northwestern part of the Black Sea in July, in accordance with NATO standards, press secretary of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry Maksym Prauta told a briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent. In particular, he stated that...

    Another Russian ”humanitarian” convoy enters occupied Donbas
    Apr29

    Another Russian ”humanitarian” convoy enters occupied Donbas

    Russia`s 64th ”humanitarian” convoy has entered the territory of Ukraine in violation of international and Ukrainian legislation, according to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. ”Today, on April 27, the Russian side unilaterally cleared on the border the next (sixty-fourth) so-called `humanitarian convoy.` Since the movement of the said...

    Blast hits near Army fuel depot in Rivne region
    Apr29

    Blast hits near Army fuel depot in Rivne region

    On Thursday, an unidentified explosive object exploded near the military warehouse with fuel in Rivne region, the Ministry of Defense has reported. According to the report, at about 10:20 on April 27, a package, which later detonated, was thrown from an unidentified vehicle that was passing by at the fence of the fuel depot of the Armed Forces of...

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