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    SBU names exact addresses of torture chambers in occupied Donbas
    Sep23

    SBU names exact addresses of torture chambers in occupied Donbas

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has identified exact locations of eight torture chambers in the territory of the occupied Donbas, according to its report published on Facebook. According to the information released, six of these locations have been identified in the militant stronghold of Donetsk and another two – in the occupied Luhansk. As...

    4 Ukrainian parties to receive UAH 71 mln from budget: Petro Poroshenko Bloc to get UAH 24 mln, Samomomich – 12 mln
    Sep23

    4 Ukrainian parties to receive UAH 71 mln from budget: Petro Poroshenko Bloc to get UAH 24 mln, Samomomich – 12 mln

    The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) at its Thursday meeting decided to allocate funds from the state budget to four political parties, according to the agency chief Natalia Korchak. The funds to finance statutory activities will be disbursed to the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, Samopomich, People`s Front, and the Radical Party....

    Putin appoints ex-Parliament Speaker chief of foreign intel
    Sep23

    Putin appoints ex-Parliament Speaker chief of foreign intel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Sergey Naryshkin head of the SVR Foreign Intelligence Service, according to RBC. Putin made the proposal during a meeting with Naryshkin and the current head of the SVR Mikhail Fradkov, reads the report. Naryshkin told Putin that he considered his offer ”as an assignment of the Head of State”....

    Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine gains control over Naftogaz
    Sep23

    Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine gains control over Naftogaz

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has taken the state-owned energy holding Naftogaz Ukraine from under the Economy Ministry`s jurisdiction, planning to continue to exercise control of the company collectively, that`s according to a decision passed at a Thursday meeting of the Ukrainian Government upon a proposal of Prime Minister Volodymyr...

    Ukraine Cabinet mulls injecting another UAH 6.6 bln into army, police
    Sep23

    Ukraine Cabinet mulls injecting another UAH 6.6 bln into army, police

    The Cabinet of Ministers at its meeting on Thursday approved with a further elaboration the draft law on changes to the state budget for 2016, providing for an increase in funding defense and security needs by UAH 6.6 billion. ”It is proposed to increase spending for the Ministry of Defense to cover the deficit in funds for the payments to...

    Ukraine gets UAH 78,000 in confiscated funds with target set at UAH 7.8 bln
    Sep23

    Ukraine gets UAH 78,000 in confiscated funds with target set at UAH 7.8 bln

    Ukraine`s state budget received UAH 78,000 in funds from confiscation and sale of assets of corrupt officials over the seven months of this year, according to a report on the implementation of the state budget in January-July 2016, the investigative journalism portal Nashi Groshi wrote. In particular, as of August 1, some UAH 78,382.69 was...

    SBU official specifies prisoner swap formula
    Sep22

    SBU official specifies prisoner swap formula

    The Russian-backed militants in the occupied Donbas confirmed their readiness to hand 47 hostages over to Ukraine, according to Yuriy Tandit, the adviser to the head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, LIGA.net reports. ”Luhansk and Donetsk have confirmed that they are ready to give back 47 people,” said Tandit. According to him, 618 people...

    No bill on elections in Donbas is being worked out during Minsk talks – Ukraine
    Sep22

    No bill on elections in Donbas is being worked out during Minsk talks – Ukraine

    First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the country`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko has said that no bill on elections in Donbas is being worked out during Minsk talks, an UNIAN correspondent reports from a parliament briefing. ”The Ukrainian side is...

    Swedish military told to look out for foreign spies
    Sep22

    Swedish military told to look out for foreign spies

    Sweden`s military has urged staff to stay alert as more and more incidents that could be linked to suspected espionage are emerging across the country, Swedish media reported. ”Every week I receive reports about both more and less serious spy activity,” Mikael Frisell, head of the northern Swedish military region, told public broadcaster SVT,...

    U.S. congressmen pledge support for Ukraine: House of Representatives passes Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act
    Sep22

    U.S. congressmen pledge support for Ukraine: House of Representatives passes Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed unanimously H.R. 5094 ”Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act” earlier reported favorably by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, according to the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States. The document states that it is the policy of the United States to ensure that any relevant sanctions relief for the...

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