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    Russian troops attack Ukraine 61 times in last day amid escalation
    Aug08

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 61 times in last day amid escalation

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 61 times in the past 24 hours, using banned heavy artillery systems, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. Most of enemy attacks – 32 instances – were recorded in the Mariupol sector, the ATO HQ`s press service...

    Erdogan says talks with Putin to open new page in bilateral relations
    Aug08

    Erdogan says talks with Putin to open new page in bilateral relations

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he hopes his forthcoming talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Russia`s St. Petersburg ”will open up a new page in relations between the two countries,” according to Russian news agency TASS. Ahead of his visit to Russia, the Turkish leader gave an interview to TASS First Deputy Director General...

    Ukraine, Indonesia agree to begin consultations on free trade area
    Aug08

    Ukraine, Indonesia agree to begin consultations on free trade area

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo have agreed to begin consultations on a free trade area between the two countries, according to the Ukrainian president`s administration. ”We`ve agreed to begin consultations on FTA with President Widodo,” Poroshenko said in an interview to CNN Indonesia. Poroshenko...

    Reuters: Oil rises on renewed output freeze talks, but fundamentals remain weak
    Aug08

    Reuters: Oil rises on renewed output freeze talks, but fundamentals remain weak

    Oil prices rose in early trading on Monday, lifted by reports of renewed talks by some members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to restrain output, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $41.90 per barrel at 0411 GMT (12:11 a.m. ET), up 10 cents from their last close....

    Number of foreign tourists in Kyiv 9.3% up in H1
    Aug08

    Number of foreign tourists in Kyiv 9.3% up in H1

    The number of foreign tourists who visited Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, in the first half of 2016, grew by 9.3% year-over-year, to 513,400 people, according to head of Kyiv City State Administration`s tourism department Anton Taranenko, who quoted the State Border Service of Ukraine. Most of the tourists who visited Kyiv in the first six months...

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded on Saturday
    Aug08

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, four wounded on Saturday

    Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed, another four were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, August 6, according to a Ukrainian presidential spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) issues. ”Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed in action (KIA), and four were wounded in action (WIA) in ongoing fights in the past day,”...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 1.08 – 07.08 2016
    Aug07

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine 1.08 – 07.08 2016

    Georgia Caucasus Strategic Studies Institute (Georgia) : Russians crawl. Are Ukraine ready to open war with Russia. - 7 August 2016, 12:38 Transitions Online (EU) : Chisinau Grumbles at Russian Military Exercises in Transdniester - 5 August 2016, 17:38 Transitions Online (EU) : Poland Won’t Lift Restrictions on Kaliningrad Border - 5 August 2016,...

    Ukraine-Crimea checkpoints resume operations
    Aug07

    Ukraine-Crimea checkpoints resume operations

    Movement at the checkpoints between mainland Ukraine and Russia-annexed Crimea has resumed, according to the Ukrainian State Border Service. ”At about 14:30 local time, the Russian occupying authorities resumed operations at the checkpoints in occupied territory in Crimea, which are over against the Kalanchak and Chaplynka checkpoints [in...

    Reuters: Turkey`s Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt
    Aug07

    Reuters: Turkey`s Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

    More than a million Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup – a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions, according to Reuters. The ”Democracy and Martyrs` Rally” at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the...

    Poroshenko`s administration: Ukraine on alert awaiting start of Russian army offensive
    Aug07

    Poroshenko`s administration: Ukraine on alert awaiting start of Russian army offensive

    Ukrainian Presidential spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy Lysenko says Ukraine is on alert, waiting for an offensive by the Russian army to begin at any time. ”We`re expecting it at any time,” Lysenko said, answering a question about the possible aggravation of the conflict. Officials have noted the repositioning of equipment...

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