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    Increased Russian activity at border with Crimea: Media
    Aug10

    Increased Russian activity at border with Crimea: Media

    There is a high level of activity by the Russian military along the administrative border with the annexed territory of Crimea, Krym.Realii reported, citing the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. ”A high level of activity by the Russian Armed Forces is visible near the administrative border. In four cases, border guards observed Mi-8...

    Ukraine`s Cabinet projects at least 1% GDP growth in 2016
    Aug10

    Ukraine`s Cabinet projects at least 1% GDP growth in 2016

    First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv has told UNIAN in an exclusive interview that Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has projected an economic growth of at least 1% in 2016 and 3% in 2017. ”We see a gradual intensification of investment and consumer demand growth. This positive effect is due to...

    Yefremov opened door to war in Ukraine: Lutsenko
    Aug10

    Yefremov opened door to war in Ukraine: Lutsenko

    Former Regions Party faction head Oleksandr Yefremov opened the door to the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, according to a UNIAN correspondent. ”As Prosecutor General, I have no right to make statements about suspects or accused. I can just say that I do not have a positive...

    CNN: Serena Williams stunned by Elina Svitolina at Rio 2016 Olympics
    Aug10

    CNN: Serena Williams stunned by Elina Svitolina at Rio 2016 Olympics

    Serena Williams` reign as Olympic singles champion came to a shuddering halt Tuesday as the tennis star suffered a shock defeat by Ukraine`s Elina Svitolina, according to CNN. The world No. 1 was beaten 6-4 6-3 by a player to whom she had never lost in their four previous meetings, CNN wrote. Williams, who had already been knocked out of the...

    Chief prosecutor Lutsenko: ”Significant progress” in Sheremet case
    Aug10

    Chief prosecutor Lutsenko: ”Significant progress” in Sheremet case

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said ”significant progress” has been made in the investigation into the murder of Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car blast in Kyiv, where he lived, but the information is not public, according to a UNIAN correspondent. ”There is no information about the Sheremet case that can...

    Judge Chaus detained on bribery charges, hides money in glass jar
    Aug10

    Judge Chaus detained on bribery charges, hides money in glass jar

    Deputy Prosecutor General and chief of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi has revealed how notorious judge Mykola Chaus, who was detained on August 9 on bribery charges, was hiding reportedly stolen money, in a glass jar instead of depositing it in the bank. ”Material evidence has been seized from the site...

    Bloomberg: Gazprom quarterly profit falls 5.2% amid gas-price fecline
    Aug10

    Bloomberg: Gazprom quarterly profit falls 5.2% amid gas-price fecline

    Gazprom PJSC, the world`s biggest natural gas producer, said first-quarter profit decreased 5.2% as expenses climbed amid lower prices for the fuel, according to Bloomberg. Net income fell to 362 billion rubles ($5.6 billion) from 382 billion rubles a year earlier, the Moscow-based company said Monday in a statement, Bloomberg wrote. That...

    Militants fire rocket-propelled grenades on Zolote checkpoint
    Aug10

    Militants fire rocket-propelled grenades on Zolote checkpoint

    Militants fired grenade launchers on the Zolote entry/exit checkpoint from the town of Pervomaisk in Luhansk region on the evening of August 9, the press service of the State Border Guard Service reported. The grenades exploded a few meters before the checkpoint, the report said. No one was injured. The border guards did not open fire in...

    Reuters Exclusive: Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States
    Aug10

    Reuters Exclusive: Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States

    A Turkish military officer on a U.S.-based assignment for NATO is seeking asylum in the United States after being recalled by the Turkish government in the wake of last month`s failed military coup, U.S. officials told Reuters. The asylum bid is the first known case involving a Turkish military officer in the United States as Turkey purges...

    Russia-UK relations: May and Putin pledge to improve ties – BBC
    Aug10

    Russia-UK relations: May and Putin pledge to improve ties – BBC

    Theresa May has spoken on the phone to Russia`s President Vladimir Putin for the first time since she became PM, Downing Street has confirmed, according to the BBC. Both leaders expressed dissatisfaction with UK-Russian relations, and pledged to improve ties, the Kremlin said, the BBC reports. A Downing St spokeswoman said they agreed that...

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