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    ATO HQ: Russian troops attack Ukraine 49 times in past day
    Aug20

    ATO HQ: Russian troops attack Ukraine 49 times in past day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 49 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. The enemy violated the ceasefire 27 times in the Donetsk sector, having launched eight heavy artillery shells on the villages of Krasniy Pakhar and...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.26 to dollar
    Aug20

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.26 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by nine kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.26 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 22: $100 costs UAH 2,526.2440 (on August 19, it was UAH...

    Putin says his new trade envoy won`t ”frighten” Ukrainian authorities
    Aug20

    Putin says his new trade envoy won`t ”frighten” Ukrainian authorities

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Dmitriy Livanov he has appointed special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on trade and economic ties with Ukraine will not ”frighten” the Ukrainian authorities as he is a civilian person. During a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev in Crimea on Friday, Putin...

    Poroshenko, Biden again discuss Crimea occupation, Minsk implementation, IMF loan
    Aug20

    Poroshenko, Biden again discuss Crimea occupation, Minsk implementation, IMF loan

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday evening to discuss ways to end Crimea occupation and the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas, according to the presidential administration. ”The sides stressed the need for political and diplomatic efforts to end the...

    New U.S. ambassador expected in Kyiv next week
    Aug20

    New U.S. ambassador expected in Kyiv next week

    New United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is to arrive in Kyiv next week, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. ”Looking forward to welcoming Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to Ukraine next week! She has been sworn in at the Department of State and will present her credentials to President Poroshenko after she arrives in...

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Poltorak: Threat of war remains real
    Aug20

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Poltorak: Threat of war remains real

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak says that the treat that battle action may resume in Ukraine remains extremely high, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Since the moment when the Russian troops crossed the border of Ukraine in 2014, the threat of battle action remains extremely high. Therefore we are getting prepared, doing our...

    OSCE monitors: 47 multiple launch rocket systems stored in one militant town in Donbas
    Aug20

    OSCE monitors: 47 multiple launch rocket systems stored in one militant town in Donbas

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has spotted 47 multiple launch rocket systems in one town in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (LPR) in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. ”Aerial surveillance imagery available to the SMM actually revealed the presence of 47 multiple launch rocket systems in so-called `LPR`-controlled [town...

    Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns. Because of Ukraine’s money?
    Aug19

    Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns. Because of Ukraine’s money?

    Donald Trump`s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned from his position on the campaign, the Republican presidential nominee said in a statement Friday, according to CNN. ”This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign,” Trump said. ”I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where...

    Ukraine to receive next EU tranche of financial aid soon: Poroshenko
    Aug19

    Ukraine to receive next EU tranche of financial aid soon: Poroshenko

    Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko has expressed confidence that Ukraine will soon receive the next tranche of financial aid from the European Union (EU). ”I am convinced that the EU will make a decision in the near future. Only a few weeks left for united Europe to open its visa-free doors for Ukrainians. I am sure we will soon receive a...

    Ukraine reports 2 KIA, 8 WIA in past 24 hours
    Aug19

    Ukraine reports 2 KIA, 8 WIA in past 24 hours

    Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another eight were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”There were two killed in action (KIA) and eight wounded in action (WIA). These casualties occurred due to militant shelling from heavy weapons in the...

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