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    Ukraine accumulates 10.97 bcm of gas in underground facilities
    Aug08

    Ukraine accumulates 10.97 bcm of gas in underground facilities

    Stocks of natural gas in Ukraine`s underground storage facilities grew by 3.9%, or 414 million cubic meters (mcm), from 10.559 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas on July 30 to 10.973 bcm of gas on August 6, according to Ukrtransgaz, operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system. The amount of gas pumped daily into the underground facilities, as of...

    Savchenko announces agreement to swap two  prisoners of war in Donbas
    Aug08

    Savchenko announces agreement to swap two prisoners of war in Donbas

    There is an agreement on the exchange of prisoners of war (POW) in Donbas under the ”two for two” arrangement, Ukrainian MP Nadia Savchenko stated after coming out of the Presidential Administration, according to Ukrainska Pravda. ”At present, there is an agreement to swap two for two – and it must be done now,” she said. ”The president should do...

    Ukraine`s government to launch investment promotion agency on Sept 1
    Aug08

    Ukraine`s government to launch investment promotion agency on Sept 1

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has announced that his government plans to launch an Investment Promotion Office on September 1, 2016. ”The office will start work from September 1,” he stated at a government meeting on Monday. The office staffing will be sponsored by the U.S.-based Western NIS Enterprise Fund. Deputy Finance Minister...

    Ukraine reports 11 wounded in action in past 24 hours
    Aug08

    Ukraine reports 11 wounded in action in past 24 hours

    Eleven Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to Oleksandr Motuzianyk, presidential spokesman for ATO issues. ”There were 11 wounded in action (WIA),” Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, a UNIAN correspondent reported. As UNIAN reported earlier, combined Russian-separatist...

    Lithuanian FM stands for maintaning anti-Russian sanctions
    Aug08

    Lithuanian FM stands for maintaning anti-Russian sanctions

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius supports the continuation of sanctions in connection with Russia`s annexation of Crimea. ”Eight years ago, Russia`s war in Georgia was meant to be a lesson to the world. RU annexing Crimea showed that was not the case. Sanctions must continue,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius wrote on...

    SBU detains two women, who informed militants about AFU positions, in Luhansk region
    Aug08

    SBU detains two women, who informed militants about AFU positions, in Luhansk region

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police have detained two local women who informed militants about the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), the SBU`s press center has reported. ”Two local women were regularly in contact with a representative of the terrorists and informed him about the number, locations and...

    ”Yefremov`s case”: Former ex-Regions Party faction MP Medianyk arrested
    Aug08

    ”Yefremov`s case”: Former ex-Regions Party faction MP Medianyk arrested

    Kyiv`s Pechersk District Court has satisfied the petition of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) on the 60-day custody of former Party of Regions MP Volodymyr Medianyk. The relevant decision was announced by Judge Iryna Lytvynova, according to a UNIAN correspondent. As stated in the court decision, the PGO`s petition should be satisfied, and...

    Ukrainian Parliament wants to recognize genocide of Ukrainians by Poland in 1919-1951
    Aug08

    Ukrainian Parliament wants to recognize genocide of Ukrainians by Poland in 1919-1951

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has registered a draft resolution ”On commemoration of victims of the genocide committed by the Polish government against Ukrainians in 1919-1951,” according to a post on the parliament`s website. The document stated, ”The declaration of independence of Poland on November 11, 1918, led to great joy and justice for...

    Ukrainian official explains why occupied Crimea suspended checkpoints on Sunday
    Aug08

    Ukrainian official explains why occupied Crimea suspended checkpoints on Sunday

    Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied territories in Ukraine George Tuka explained that the occupying authorities in Crimea had suspended traffic at checkpoints between the occupied peninsula and mainland Ukraine on Sunday due to the Russian military drills. ”According to information available — I`ve talked to Viktor Nazarenko, chief of...

    Deputy minister for occupied areas: Ukrainians won`t feel martial law
    Aug08

    Deputy minister for occupied areas: Ukrainians won`t feel martial law

    Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied territory in Ukraine George Tuka said Ukrainians will not feel any change if martial law is imposed, although, there are no urgent grounds, as of now, for its introduction. ”I don`t see any grounds. If we did not impose it when all these events began, I see no particular reason for it to be enforced now,”...

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