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    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...

    Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military exercise West-2017 not to turn into invasion of Ukraine
    Apr29

    Lukashenko assures Russian-Belarussian military exercise West-2017 not to turn into invasion of Ukraine

    Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the large-scale Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises West-2017 near the Ukrainian border would not turn into a military invasion, Poroshenko said Friday while visiting the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent reports. See also:...

    Ukraine suspends validation of Poland`s memorials in return of UPA monument demolition
    Apr29

    Ukraine suspends validation of Poland`s memorials in return of UPA monument demolition

    The Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance is about to suspend the process of validating Poland`s memorials in Ukrainian territory, according to a statement by the Institute. ”In the past two years, the Institute has been working to create mechanisms to legalize Poland`s monuments and memorial signs set up in Ukraine between 1991 and 2017...

    Secretary of State Tillerson urges U.N. to act “before North Korea does”
    Apr29

    Secretary of State Tillerson urges U.N. to act “before North Korea does”

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the threat of an attack by Pyongyang against Japan and South Korea is real and urged the U.N. Security Council to act ”before North Korea does,” according to Reuters. In remarks to the U.N. Security Council, Tillerson called on the international community to fully implement U.N. sanctions and...

    Gazprom increases claims to Naftogaz to $37 bln
    Apr29

    Gazprom increases claims to Naftogaz to $37 bln

    Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom has increased from $31.7 billion to $37 billion its claims in Stockholm Arbitration against National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine, according to RIA Novosti, referring to Gazprom`s report. The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is expected to hand down the ruling on claims of...

    70th anniversary of the Operation “Vistula” criminal act – forced relocation of 500 000 Poland’s Ukrainians after WWII
    Apr28

    70th anniversary of the Operation “Vistula” criminal act – forced relocation of 500 000 Poland’s Ukrainians after WWII

    28.04.1947 at 4.00 am 6 Polish division (near 17 000 soldiers) and groups of Polish Internal Security Corps surrounded the area where the Ukrainian population lived. In addition, 13 602 soldiers of the Czechoslovak army blocked the border, and 17 reconnaissance aircraft controlled in the border of the forest and mountains. Soldiers surrounded the...

    Ukrainian border guards get U.S. equipment worth $21 mln
    Apr28

    Ukrainian border guards get U.S. equipment worth $21 mln

    The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has received U.S. military radio communication means worth $21 million, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The transfer of modern military radio communication means from the U.S. Department of Defense to the border guards took place with the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the...

    Russia develops bills to turn occupied Crimea into offshore jurisdiction
    Apr28

    Russia develops bills to turn occupied Crimea into offshore jurisdiction

    Russia`s State Duma is preparing a package of bills, initiated by Deputy Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Chepa (”Fair Russia”), on the introduction of an offshore regime in the annexed Crimea, according to Kommersant publication. In addition to expanding tax benefits, the amendments propose a mechanism for creating trusts...

    OSCE reports increase in shelling in Donbas, militant tanks, Grads
    Apr28

    OSCE reports increase in shelling in Donbas, militant tanks, Grads

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has reported an increase in shelling and the deployment of tanks and Grad MLR systems in the occupied territory of Donbas, according to a daily update. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In Donetsk region the SMM recorded more ceasefire...

    Merkel, Putin to discuss G20, Syria, Ukraine in Sochi on Tuesday – media
    Apr28

    Merkel, Putin to discuss G20, Syria, Ukraine in Sochi on Tuesday – media

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi next Tuesday to prepare the upcoming G20 summit in July and discuss geopolitical conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, a German government spokesman said on Friday, according to Reuters. ”The visit serves the preparation of this year`s G20 summit in Hamburg,” Merkel`s...

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