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    Border guards: Hundreds of cars in queues at checkpoints in Donbas
    Aug12

    Border guards: Hundreds of cars in queues at checkpoints in Donbas

    The stream of passengers and vehicles at entry/exit checkpoints in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone continued over the past day, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has reported. On Friday morning, 30 cars were standing at the Zaitseve checkpoint to cross the demarcation line from the uncontrolled territory, while 150 cars were waiting in...

    Occupiers disconnect Internet in north Crimea after allegations of ”crossfire”
    Aug12

    Occupiers disconnect Internet in north Crimea after allegations of ”crossfire”

    Residents of the north of occupied Crimea, near the town of Armyansk, are facing a disconnection of the Internet ”for security reasons,” Russia`s TV Channel Dozhd reported. ”It occurred after a shootout on the border with Ukraine and the detention of suspects who were preparing for a terrorist attack on the peninsula,” Olga Kovitidi, so-called...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 24.85 to dollar
    Aug12

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 24.85 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by four kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 24.85 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 12: $100 costs UAH 2,485.0409 (on August 11, it was UAH...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 42 times in last day, use banned arms near Mariupol
    Aug12

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 42 times in last day, use banned arms near Mariupol

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 42 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Mariupol sector, the Ukrainian army recorded 21 enemy attacks. Armed provocations with the use of 120mm and 82mm...

    Reuters: Oil prices rise on talk of possible exporter moves to prop up market
    Aug12

    Reuters: Oil prices rise on talk of possible exporter moves to prop up market

    Oil prices rose by around 1% on Friday, extending gains from the previous session on expectations that exporters could talk at an upcoming meeting about ways to prop up a market that continues to be dogged by a supply overhang, according to Reuters. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $46.40 per barrel at 0536 GMT, up 36 cents,...

    UNSC reaffirms its position on Ukraine`s territorial integrity, except for Russia –Yelchenko
    Aug12

    UNSC reaffirms its position on Ukraine`s territorial integrity, except for Russia –Yelchenko

    Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, says Ukraine has expressed its thanks to members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), except the Russian Federation, for their support of Ukraine`s territorial integrity. The Security Council members have reaffirmed their strong position regarding the...

    Russia stalls Normandy talks until ”positive steps” by Kyiv
    Aug11

    Russia stalls Normandy talks until ”positive steps” by Kyiv

    Russia says it makes little sense to hold Normandy format meetings until it sees real positive steps from Kyiv, the Foreign Ministry of Russia said in its statement. ”As President Vladimir Putin noted on August 10, given the current situation and until we see real positive steps from Kyiv, like renouncing terror and provocations, it makes little...

    Ukrainian law enforcers block ISIS channels used to smuggle militants
    Aug11

    Ukrainian law enforcers block ISIS channels used to smuggle militants

    Ukraine`s Security Service (SBU) jointly with prosecutors, the police and the Migration Service have succeeded in blocking several transit routes used by Islamic State terrorist organization to smuggle militants through Ukraine`s territory, according to the SBU press service. Special service officers in Kharkiv have found a private apartment that...

    NATO comments on events in Crimea
    Aug11

    NATO comments on events in Crimea

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has said it has been monitoring with concern a rise in tensions between Russia and Ukraine and urges Moscow to work towards de-escalation of the situation, an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels reported referring to NATO statement. ”We are monitoring closely and with concern the heightened tensions between...

    Ukraine conquering Asian markets
    Aug11

    Ukraine conquering Asian markets

    The Ukrainian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade reports Ukraine has been actively conquering new Asian markets, including those of China and Vietnam. ”As of today, our trade is mainly limited to the supply of farm produce. But exports of value-added goods are much more interesting for us, and we`re now engaged in this activity – the...

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