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    Militants attack two checkpoints in Donbas: Border guards
    Aug11

    Militants attack two checkpoints in Donbas: Border guards

    Illegal armed groups opened fire on the Stanytsia Luhanska and Maryinka entry/exit checkpoints after 21:00 on August 11, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. For almost an hour, the militants fired small arms and grenade launchers on the Maryinka checkpoint from the village of Oleksandrivka. The occupiers also...

    Gymnast Verniaiev wins second silver medal for Ukraine in Rio
    Aug11

    Gymnast Verniaiev wins second silver medal for Ukraine in Rio

    Gymnast Oleg Verniaiev (22 years old) has won the second silver medal for Ukraine at the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Verniaiev was competing in the artistic gymnastics men`s individual all-around on Wednesday evening. Earlier, the gymnast took the first place in the qualification round on August 6 and was close to confirming his spot in...

    Pyatt: U.S. sees nothing corroborating Russia`s ”Crimea incursion” allegations
    Aug11

    Pyatt: U.S. sees nothing corroborating Russia`s ”Crimea incursion” allegations

    U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt says that the U.S. government has seen nothing so far that corroborates Russian allegations of a ”Crimea incursion” by Ukrainian forces. ”[The] U.S. government has seen nothing so far that corroborates Russian allegations of a `Crimea incursion` and Ukraine has strongly refuted them,” he tweeted on...

    Gerashchenko: Russia accusing Ukraine of all mortal sins to end sanctions
    Aug11

    Gerashchenko: Russia accusing Ukraine of all mortal sins to end sanctions

    Russia is trying to get rid of international sanctions by claiming alleged Ukrainian provocations in the occupied territory of Crimea, Iryna Gerashchenko, first deputy chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada and Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement, posted on Facebook. ”The aim of...

    Russian provocations in Crimea resemble beginning of war with Georgia: Kuleba
    Aug11

    Russian provocations in Crimea resemble beginning of war with Georgia: Kuleba

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has compared provocations in occupied Crimea with Russian actions at the beginning of the war with Georgia. ”FSB`s key message is not the presence of sabotage and reconnaissance groups, but the shelling taking place from the territory of Ukraine and the death of a Russian...

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still UAH 24.81 to dollar
    Aug11

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still UAH 24.81 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening set the official hryvnia exchange rate at UAH 24.81 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for August 11: $100 costs UAH 2,481.6590 (on August 10, it was UAH 2,481.8263); EUR 100 costs UAH 2,775.4874 (on August...

    U.S. not to comment on Russia`s reports about incident in Crimea
    Aug11

    U.S. not to comment on Russia`s reports about incident in Crimea

    A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State has declined to comment on statements by Russia`s officials about an ”armed Ukrainian incursion into Crimea” when responding to a journalist`s question at a press briefing. ”We`ve seen the reports. We`re going to refer you to the government of Ukraine for further information. I would note that we`re...

    Fitch forecasts Ukraine`s hryvnia may weaken to UAH 26 per U.S. dollar in 2016
    Aug11

    Fitch forecasts Ukraine`s hryvnia may weaken to UAH 26 per U.S. dollar in 2016

    Fitch Ratings forecasts that Ukraine`s national currency, the hryvnia, may slightly weaken to UAH 26 per U.S. dollar by the end of the current year. ”For 2016 our forecasts assume an average rate of around USD/UAH26, which is in line with the 1H16 rate of USD/UAH of 25.47,” Fitch said in a statement. Fitch analysts predict that the hryvnia may...

    Motuzianyk: Russia`s FSB goal to discredit Ukraine in eyes of international community
    Aug11

    Motuzianyk: Russia`s FSB goal to discredit Ukraine in eyes of international community

    The information being spread by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) that Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups are allegedly operating in the territory of Crimea does not correspond with the reality and is aimed at discrediting Ukraine, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”This is not the first...

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry issues statement condemning Russia`s provocations
    Aug11

    Ukraine`s Foreign Ministry issues statement condemning Russia`s provocations

    Ukraine condemns in the strongest terms another Kremlin-manufactured provocation and rejects all accusations, which are completely groundless, Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in its statement. ”Under a made up pretext, the Kremlin is undertaking another hybrid special operation with the aim to justify its future aggressive actions...

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