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    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Feb23

    Lower House of Dutch Parliament supports ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    Parliament of the Netherlands (the Second Chamber) upheld a government-proposed bill providing for a ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. The voting took place in The Hague Thursday. The roll-call showed 89 votes for the bill and 55 against it. The proposal of Dutch Socialists...

    Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe slams Russian peer for lying about Ukraine`s reaction to Churkin`s death
    Feb23

    Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe slams Russian peer for lying about Ukraine`s reaction to Churkin`s death

    Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has accused his Russian counterpart Ivan Soltanovsky of lying about Ukraine`s reaction to the death of Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin. ”The Russian Foreign Ministry officially launched a section on its website to deal with fake news...

    Ukraine exports almost 29 mln tonnes of grain since July 2016
    Feb23

    Ukraine exports almost 29 mln tonnes of grain since July 2016

    Ukrainian farmers have exported 28.65 million tonnes of grain since the start of the 2016-2017 marketing year, or MY, (July 2016 – June 2017), according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. In particular, wheat exports totaled 13.3 million tonnes, barley shipments were about 4.6 million tonnes, and those of maize...

    Ukraine needs to return its tankers from Caspian to Black Sea to privatize shipping companies –  Ukraine`s State Property Fund
    Feb23

    Ukraine needs to return its tankers from Caspian to Black Sea to privatize shipping companies – Ukraine`s State Property Fund

    State-owned Black Sea Shipping Company (BSSC) and Ukrtanker are not subject to privatization, head of Odesa branch of Ukraine`s State Property Fund (SPF) Oleksiy Kosmin said at an Odesa press conference February 22, according to an UNIAN news agency news agency correspondent. ”The government has decided to search for additional assets of the...

    Cyber-espionage group uses malware, hacked microphones and Dropbox accounts to spy on Ukrainian targets
    Feb23

    Cyber-espionage group uses malware, hacked microphones and Dropbox accounts to spy on Ukrainian targets

    A well-organized cyber-espionage group is infecting computers at selected targets in Ukraine, turning on their microphone to record nearby audio, stealing documents, and storing exfiltrated data inside Dropbox accounts, according to security firm CyberX, who recently came across the malware used in these attacks, according to Bleeping Computer, a...

    Poroshenko satisfied with dialogue with Trump Administration
    Feb23

    Poroshenko satisfied with dialogue with Trump Administration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was satisfied he has established a dialogue with U.S. President Donald Trump`s administration despite concerns in Kyiv that Trump might sacrifice ties with Ukraine in favor of a closer relationship with Russia, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Poroshenko told a meeting of...

    Ukrainian-developed Phantom hits Top 5 of IDEX`s most interesting military vehicles
    Feb23

    Ukrainian-developed Phantom hits Top 5 of IDEX`s most interesting military vehicles

    A Ukrainian-developed unmanned tactical vehicle, Phantom (Fantom), ranks second on the list of the five most interesting military vehicles at the 2017 IDEX Defence Show in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Defence Blog. This new unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle, which was showcased by state-run SpetsTechnoExport, part of...

    Ukraine`s privatization watchdog unhappy with investor of Ukrtelecom
    Feb23

    Ukraine`s privatization watchdog unhappy with investor of Ukrtelecom

    Ukraine`s State Property Fund (SPF) claims that the ESU company, which is a major shareholder in the country`s largest landline service provider Ukrtelecom and which belongs to Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov, has not fulfilled a number of the investment obligations it undertook when it privatized the telecoms giant, according to Ukrelecom`s...

    U.S. Senator, Congressman call for lethal weapons for Ukraine
    Feb23

    U.S. Senator, Congressman call for lethal weapons for Ukraine

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-Illinois) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (Democrat-Illinois) have called on the United States to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine so it can better defend itself against Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country, according to the Ukrainian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....

    Russia`s war against Ukraine step in preparation for ”big war” – National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
    Feb23

    Russia`s war against Ukraine step in preparation for ”big war” – National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov believes that Russia`s war against Ukraine is an important step in its preparation for the ”big war,” an UNIAN news agency correspondent reported from an operational meeting with commanders of Ukrainian armed forces, combat units and formations February 22....

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