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    Amnesty: Nearly 18,000 died in Syria state jails in 2011-15
    Aug18

    Amnesty: Nearly 18,000 died in Syria state jails in 2011-15

    Nearly 18,000 people died in government custody in Syria in 2011-15, an Amnesty International report says, alleging beatings and rape in prisons, according to the BBC. Amnesty says its document includes interviews with 65 ”torture survivors”, who have described appalling abuse in jails and detention centers, the BBC reported. The human rights...

    Yanukovych wants face-to-face interrogation with Poroshenko, other senior officials
    Aug18

    Yanukovych wants face-to-face interrogation with Poroshenko, other senior officials

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled Ukraine in February 2014 amid the Revolution of Dignity, wants face-to-face interrogation with incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and other senior officials in the video conference format, according to the Ukrainian online publication Ukrayinska Pravda. ”An official petition was sent to the...

    Ukrainian National Sorochyntsi Fair opens in Poltava region
    Aug18

    Ukrainian National Sorochyntsi Fair opens in Poltava region

    On August 16, the village of Velyki Sorochyntsi in Myrhorod district in Poltava region officially opened the national Sorochyntsi Fair, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Every district from Poltava region and most of other Ukrainian regions present their achievements at the fair, head of the Sorochyntsi Fair project Svitlana Svishcheva said....

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Lutsenko seeks ways to reconcile prosecutors with anti-graft agency
    Aug18

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Lutsenko seeks ways to reconcile prosecutors with anti-graft agency

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who has recently returned from an official trip to Israel, has met with head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk and head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Bureau (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytsky to discuss an incident between representatives of the Prosecutor General`s...

    Klimkin about possible visas with Russia: I`m fine with this step
    Aug17

    Klimkin about possible visas with Russia: I`m fine with this step

    Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin says that he doesn`t object the introduction of visas for Russian citizens, but stresses the need for a well-considered decision, according to Channel 5. The minister says that Ukraine should be aware of purposes of the possible visa regime with Russia. ”If to help us control border-crossing –...

    Russia builds barbed wire fence on border with Poland – media
    Aug17

    Russia builds barbed wire fence on border with Poland – media

    The Polish border service has reported about felled trees, sections of a fence and barbed wire on the border with Russia, according to Radio Poland`s Russian-language service. ”We do not know why these abatises [a field fortification consisting of an obstacle formed of branches of trees laid in a row] are needed. Work has been underway for some...

    Ukraine exports almost 5 mln tonnes of grain since July 1
    Aug17

    Ukraine exports almost 5 mln tonnes of grain since July 1

    Ukrainian farmers exported 4.86 million tonnes of grain from July 1, when the 2016-2017 marketing year started, to August 16, against 4.72 million tonnes recorded by the same date last year, according to head of the State Biosecurity and Consumer Protection Service Volodymyr Lapa. ”Grain exports as of August 16 totaled 4.864 million tonnes. By...

    Walked through woods with landmines: Crimea political prisoner shares details of escape
    Aug17

    Walked through woods with landmines: Crimea political prisoner shares details of escape

    Foreign language teacher from Russia-occupied Crimea Yuriy Ilchenko, who was detained by the occupying authorities for his pro-Ukrainian patriotic position, miraculously escaped from the peninsula and has shared details of his getaway, according to the Ukrainian TV news service TSN.ua. Ilchenko first spent 11 months in prison and was then placed...

    Court annuls joint operation agreement between Ukrgasvydobuvannia and Onyschenko`s Nadra Geocenter
    Aug17

    Court annuls joint operation agreement between Ukrgasvydobuvannia and Onyschenko`s Nadra Geocenter

    Kyiv`s Economic Court of Appeal has annulled a joint operation agreement signed in November 2007 between Ukraine`s largest gas company Ukrgazvydobuvannya and Nadra Geocenter LLC, which is under the control of Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who has fled the country. The decision dated August 9, 2016, has been published in the public rulings...

    EU court to announce decision on sanctions against Yanukovych, Klyuyev in September
    Aug17

    EU court to announce decision on sanctions against Yanukovych, Klyuyev in September

    On September 15, the General Court of the European Union (EU) will announce its decision on the complaint of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, his son Oleksandr and former head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Klyuyev on the application of the EU sanctions against them, the court told a UNIAN correspondent. ”The...

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