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    Occupiers open Kalanchak checkpoint
    Aug10

    Occupiers open Kalanchak checkpoint

    At 04:30 on August 10, occupation authorities of Crimea opened the Kalanchak checkpoint, which had been blocked for several days. The other two checkpoints, Chaplynka and Chonhar, are functioning normally, Kherson Regional State Administration head Andriy Gordeev said on 112 Ukraine TV Channel. ”All the checkpoints have been opened by the...

    Lavrov and Steinmeier discuss settlements in Syria, Ukraine
    Aug10

    Lavrov and Steinmeier discuss settlements in Syria, Ukraine

    The Russian and German foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have discussed the settlements of conflicts in Syria and Ukraine by telephone at the German side`s request, the Russian Foreign inistry said on Tuesday, according to Russian news agency TASS.> ”The ministers exchanged views on the situation in Syria and...

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 24.81 to dollar
    Aug10

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 24.81 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday 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 10: $100 costs UAH 2,481.8263 (on August 9, it was UAH 2,481.9639); EUR 100 costs UAH 2,749.3672 (on August 9, it...

    1,500 more judges, prosecutors to be suspended from judiciary in Turkey
    Aug10

    1,500 more judges, prosecutors to be suspended from judiciary in Turkey

    A further 1,500 judges and prosecutors were planned to be suspended over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization/Parallel State Structure (FETO/PDY), believed to be behind the July 15 failed coup attempt, according to Hurriyet Daily News. The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) was preparing a decree to hand out a...

    U.S. approves $1.15 bln sale of tanks, equipment to Saudi Arabia
    Aug10

    U.S. approves $1.15 bln sale of tanks, equipment to Saudi Arabia

    The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15 billion, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. The approval for land force equipment coincides with Saudi Arabia leading a military coalition in support...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 62 times in last day, hot spots in Donetsk, Mariupol sectors
    Aug10

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 62 times in last day, hot spots in Donetsk, Mariupol sectors

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 62 times in the past 24 hours, including 28 times in the Donetsk sector, 28 times in the Mariupol sector and six times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Donetsk...

    Reuters: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed S.China Sea – sources
    Aug10

    Reuters: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed S.China Sea – sources

    Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters/File Photo Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of...

    Russia deploys nuclear weapons carriers in Crimea – Ukraine intelligence
    Aug10

    Russia deploys nuclear weapons carriers in Crimea – Ukraine intelligence

    Russia has deployed carriers of nuclear weapons in Crimea, said Vadym Skibitskyi, representative of the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry, during a briefing today that was broadcast by 112 Ukraine channel. ”We do not rule out such a probability [the deployment of nuclear weapons in Crimea]. There are indeed carriers of...

    Finance Ministry proposes reduction in spending on scholarships
    Aug10

    Finance Ministry proposes reduction in spending on scholarships

    Ukraine`s Finance Ministry proposes the reduction in spending on scholarships for students starting from a new budget year, according to Ukrainska Pravda online publication that has requested the Ministry of Education and Science to provide clarifications regarding the matter. The Education Ministry informed that the Ministry of Finance had sent...

    Ukraine does not expect Russian offensive in near future – Ukraine MP
    Aug10

    Ukraine does not expect Russian offensive in near future – Ukraine MP

    Ukrainian MP Anton Gerashchenko has stated that Ukraine does not expect Russia`s offensive in the near future, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”As for videos showing the movement of a rocket launching system, the deployment is carried out there [Russia] every day or every other day … I can tell openly we do not anticipate war or attack by...

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