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    Russia deploys nuclear weapons carriers in Crimea – Ukraine intelligence
    Aug10

    Russia deploys nuclear weapons carriers in Crimea – Ukraine intelligence

    Russia has deployed carriers of nuclear weapons in Crimea, said Vadym Skibitskyi, representative of the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry, during a briefing today that was broadcast by 112 Ukraine channel. ”We do not rule out such a probability [the deployment of nuclear weapons in Crimea]. There are indeed carriers of...

    Finance Ministry proposes reduction in spending on scholarships
    Aug10

    Finance Ministry proposes reduction in spending on scholarships

    Ukraine`s Finance Ministry proposes the reduction in spending on scholarships for students starting from a new budget year, according to Ukrainska Pravda online publication that has requested the Ministry of Education and Science to provide clarifications regarding the matter. The Education Ministry informed that the Ministry of Finance had sent...

    Ukraine does not expect Russian offensive in near future – Ukraine MP
    Aug10

    Ukraine does not expect Russian offensive in near future – Ukraine MP

    Ukrainian MP Anton Gerashchenko has stated that Ukraine does not expect Russia`s offensive in the near future, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”As for videos showing the movement of a rocket launching system, the deployment is carried out there [Russia] every day or every other day … I can tell openly we do not anticipate war or attack by...

    State property regulator begins preparations for selling 2 HPPs, 7  oblenergos
    Aug09

    State property regulator begins preparations for selling 2 HPPs, 7 oblenergos

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) has begun preparations for putting up for sale state-owned shares in several energy companies, namely two hydro power plants (Dniprodzerzhynsk HPP and Mykolayiv HPP) and seven regional power distribution companies (oblenergos), the SPF press service reported. According to the report, 99.9% of shares in the...

    Crossing through Chonhar checkpoint in Crimean direction resumed
    Aug09

    Crossing through Chonhar checkpoint in Crimean direction resumed

    The Russian occupying forces have resumed handling of traffic on their side of the Chonhar checkpoint, the press center of Ukraine`s State Border Guard Service reported. ”The Russian occupying forces have resumed handling traffic on their side of Chonhar checkpoint. Today, the controlling authorities of the occupying country have suspended the...

    Reuters: Putin says Russia will end sanctions on Turkey gradually
    Aug09

    Reuters: Putin says Russia will end sanctions on Turkey gradually

    Russia will phase out sanctions against Turkey step-by-step but the priority is to bring bilateral ties between the two countries to their pre-crisis level, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Putin, after meeting with President Tayyip Erdogan, said the talks will have an important bearing on the future of...

    Gazprom asks Ukraine to boost gas transit due to Nord Stream repairs
    Aug09

    Gazprom asks Ukraine to boost gas transit due to Nord Stream repairs

    Russia`s gas giant Gazprom has asked Ukrainian state-run Ukrtransgaz, operator of the local gas transport system, to ensure an increase in gas transit shipments via Ukraine due to ongoing repairs to the Nord Stream gas pipeline, according to Ukrtransgaz`s press service. ”Yesterday, Gazprom filed an application with Ukrtransgaz for boosting...

    Fitch expects moderate economic recovery in Ukraine in 2016
    Aug09

    Fitch expects moderate economic recovery in Ukraine in 2016

    Fitch Ratings has downgraded its forecast for Ukraine`s economic growth in 2016, lowering the GDP growth rate to 1% from the previously announced 2%. ”Fitch expects only moderate economic recovery in Ukraine (we forecast GDP growth of 1% in 2016 with medium-term growth of 2%),” a Fitch statement said. Fitch earlier lowered its economic growth...

    EU imposes sanctions against two Russians
    Aug09

    EU imposes sanctions against two Russians

    The European Union (EU) has imposed sanctions against two Russian citizens suspected of terrorism, according to the decisions published in the Official Journal of the EU. Aslan Avgazarovich Byutukaev and Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov are named in the sanctions list. They are suspected of being associated with the ISIL (Da`esh) and the Al-Qaeda...

    Ukraine reports one killed and five wounded soldiers in past 24 hours
    Aug09

    Ukraine reports one killed and five wounded soldiers in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and five were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”There was one killed in action (KIA) and five wounded in action (WIA),” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, a UNIAN correspondent reported. According to...

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