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    Russian provocations in Crimea resemble beginning of war with Georgia: Kuleba
    Aug11

    Russian provocations in Crimea resemble beginning of war with Georgia: Kuleba

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has compared provocations in occupied Crimea with Russian actions at the beginning of the war with Georgia. ”FSB`s key message is not the presence of sabotage and reconnaissance groups, but the shelling taking place from the territory of Ukraine and the death of a Russian...

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still UAH 24.81 to dollar
    Aug11

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still UAH 24.81 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening set the official hryvnia exchange rate at UAH 24.81 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 11: $100 costs UAH 2,481.6590 (on August 10, it was UAH 2,481.8263); EUR 100 costs UAH 2,775.4874 (on August...

    U.S. not to comment on Russia`s reports about incident in Crimea
    Aug11

    U.S. not to comment on Russia`s reports about incident in Crimea

    A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State has declined to comment on statements by Russia`s officials about an ”armed Ukrainian incursion into Crimea” when responding to a journalist`s question at a press briefing. ”We`ve seen the reports. We`re going to refer you to the government of Ukraine for further information. I would note that we`re...

    Fitch forecasts Ukraine`s hryvnia may weaken to UAH 26 per U.S. dollar in 2016
    Aug11

    Fitch forecasts Ukraine`s hryvnia may weaken to UAH 26 per U.S. dollar in 2016

    Fitch Ratings forecasts that Ukraine`s national currency, the hryvnia, may slightly weaken to UAH 26 per U.S. dollar by the end of the current year. ”For 2016 our forecasts assume an average rate of around USD/UAH26, which is in line with the 1H16 rate of USD/UAH of 25.47,” Fitch said in a statement. Fitch analysts predict that the hryvnia may...

    Motuzianyk: Russia`s FSB goal to discredit Ukraine in eyes of international community
    Aug11

    Motuzianyk: Russia`s FSB goal to discredit Ukraine in eyes of international community

    The information being spread by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) that Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups are allegedly operating in the territory of Crimea does not correspond with the reality and is aimed at discrediting Ukraine, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”This is not the first...

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry issues statement condemning Russia`s provocations
    Aug11

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry issues statement condemning Russia`s provocations

    Ukraine condemns in the strongest terms another Kremlin-manufactured provocation and rejects all accusations, which are completely groundless, Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in its statement. ”Under a made up pretext, the Kremlin is undertaking another hybrid special operation with the aim to justify its future aggressive actions...

    Russian troops attacked in Donbas 67 times in last 24 hours
    Aug11

    Russian troops attacked in Donbas 67 times in last 24 hours

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 67 times in the past 24 hours, including 32 times in the Mariupol sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. The militants used banned 122mm heavy artillery systems twice on the village of Vodiane, having launched...

    President Poroshenko comments on Russia`s terrorism accusations against Ukraine
    Aug11

    President Poroshenko comments on Russia`s terrorism accusations against Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated Russia`s terrorism accusations against Ukraine are fantasy and serve merely as a pretext for more military threats against the country, the presidential press service reported. ”Russian accusations that Ukraine has launched terror attacks in the occupied Crimea are equally cynical and insane as its...

    Russian media reports on 7 ”saboteurs” arrested in occupied Crimea
    Aug11

    Russian media reports on 7 ”saboteurs” arrested in occupied Crimea

    Seven people are reported to have been arrested on charges of preparing acts of sabotage in Crimea, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported citing a source in law enforcement agencies. ”Seven people have been detained, including the coordinators from Crimea – local agents,” the report read. Earlier, Russia`s Federal Security Service (FSB)...

    Ukraine buys Russian buses worth UAH 78 million
    Aug10

    Ukraine buys Russian buses worth UAH 78 million

    The buses that Ukraine has bought have been marked as ”domestically produced,” according to Ukrainian news broadcaster TSN. The report says the buses are produced in Russia and imported from the aggressor country. They are later re-equipped in Ukraine into school buses. Volunteers, who have been investigating shady dealings, have reported about...

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