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    UN delegation visits Lviv-based SBU investigation unit, reveals no ”secret prison”
    Sep06

    UN delegation visits Lviv-based SBU investigation unit, reveals no ”secret prison”

    A delegation of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has examined the building of the SBU investigation unit in Lviv, according to the SBU`s press service. As the representatives of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture examined the building of the SBU investigation unit in Lviv on Stepan Bandera Street next to `Prison at Lontskoho...

    General Staff preparing reservists for full-scale Russian military aggression
    Sep05

    General Staff preparing reservists for full-scale Russian military aggression

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to strengthen the country`s defense capabilities, according to Chief of General Staff Viktor Muzhenko. ”The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has set up an operational military reserve of 85,000 people with combat experience and a high level of psychological readiness (80%) to defend the Ukrainian...

    Putin says supports Normandy format after meeting with Merkel and Hollande
    Sep05

    Putin says supports Normandy format after meeting with Merkel and Hollande

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed support for the meetings in Normandy format on Ukraine, as he summed up the G20 summit in China, according to TSN news service. ”Well, we [with Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande] were mostly talking about the Ukrainian crisis. As for the Normandy format, whether it is good or bad, there is no other...

    Ukraine`s int`l reserves over $14.1 bln
    Sep05

    Ukraine`s int`l reserves over $14.1 bln

    The volume of the Ukrainian foreign reserves has been growing the fourth consecutive month, according to the National Bank of Ukraine. Ukraine`s international reserves in August 2016 increased by 0.15%, or $21 million, up to $14.103 billion, according to preliminary data, the central bank reported on its website, adding that the growth has been...

    EU includes Ukraine in investment plan to develop digital economy
    Sep05

    EU includes Ukraine in investment plan to develop digital economy

    The EU has included Ukraine in its European digital economy development investment plan, Reuters reported, quoting Guenther Oettinger, the European Union commissioner responsible for the issue. ”Investments of EUR 600-700 billion ($670-780 billion) are needed in the European area, according to our calculations,” Oettinger told a panel at the...

    Ukraine`s finance minister expects positive loan decision from IMF soon
    Sep05

    Ukraine`s finance minister expects positive loan decision from IMF soon

    Ukraine is hoping for a positive decision by the country`s key lender, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on the disbursement of a new loan tranche to Kyiv soon, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk has said. ”The date [of the IMF Executive Board meeting on Ukraine] is scheduled, but we would like the IMF to announce it,” Danylyuk...

    Ukraine reports 7 soldiers, 1 border guard wounded in past 24 hours
    Sep05

    Ukraine reports 7 soldiers, 1 border guard wounded in past 24 hours

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one border guard were wounded in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”No Ukrainian soldiers were killed as a result of fighting in the past day. One soldier was wounded in the town of Avdiyivka. In addition, another four of our soldiers and...

    Large taxpayers pay UAH 138 bln in taxes since start of year
    Sep05

    Large taxpayers pay UAH 138 bln in taxes since start of year

    Large taxpayers in Ukraine paid UAH 137.6 billion in taxes to the state budget in January-August 2016, higher by 29.8% as compared to the same period last year, the State Fiscal Service reported. A significant increase in tax payments, as compared to last year, was recorded in all budget forming taxes, according to the report. ”It should be noted...

    Ukrainian military pilot named best at CIAF-2016.
    Sep05

    Ukrainian military pilot named best at CIAF-2016.

    The Czech Republic hosted CIAF-2016 this weekend. Col. Oleksandr Oksanchenko, a Ukrainian pilot from Su-27, was named the best aerobatic pilot, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Ukrainian Su-27 flew along with Czech MiG-15, and their joint flight was described as spectacular, said observers. Also, for the first time, Ukrainian...

    Russia begins strategic exercise in Southern Military District
    Sep05

    Russia begins strategic exercise in Southern Military District

    Russia has begun a strategic command staff exercise, Kavkaz-2016, with 12,500 troops taking part in the exercise in the Southern Military District, the Russian Defense Ministry said, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”On September 5, a strategic command staff exercise of the Russian Armed Forces, Kavkaz-2016, started in the territory of the...

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