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    Ukraine reports 5 WIA in past 24 hours
    Jul26

    Ukraine reports 5 WIA in past 24 hours

    Five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Administration.”There were five wounded in action (WIA),” Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues, stated at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, an UNIAN correspondent...

    Priest killed in French church before police shoot dead hostage-takers
    Jul26

    Priest killed in French church before police shoot dead hostage-takers

    Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday before being shot dead by French police, Reuters has reported.There were no immediate details on the identity or motives of the two assailants but the investigation was handed to the anti-terrorist unit of the Paris...

    Ukrzaliznytsia CEO unveils anti-corruption action plan
    Jul26

    Ukrzaliznytsia CEO unveils anti-corruption action plan

    Wojciech Balczun, CEO of Ukraine`s railways giant Ukrzaliznytsia, has unveiled an action plan for the next six months, saying that the fight against corruption and the introduction of transparent tender procedures are among the company`s priorities.”Yesterday [July 25], the board of Ukrzaliznytsia presented the detailed action plan in the...

    U.S. to release last Russian prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay
    Jul26

    U.S. to release last Russian prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay

    The United States on July 25 approved the release of a former Red Army ballet dancer who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years, Radio Liberty has reported.Ravil Mingazov is the last of nine Russians held at the U.S. prison in Cuba to be freed. He was deemed eligible for release by a task force set up by the Obama...

    Canadian historian of Ukrainian origin Orest Subtelny dies at 75
    Jul26

    Canadian historian of Ukrainian origin Orest Subtelny dies at 75

    Well-known Canadian historian of Ukrainian origin Orest Subtelny died in Toronto on July 24 at the age of 75.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his condolences to the families and friends of Orest Subtelny, the presidential press service reported.”Please accept my sincere condolences for the huge loss – the death of Orest Subtelny – a...

    Russia sends up to 40 ”instructors” for Donetsk militants: NGO
    Jul26

    Russia sends up to 40 ”instructors” for Donetsk militants: NGO

    Forty Russian ”instructors” have arrived at the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) to train militants, according to Information Resistance, a non-governmental project on information security.”A new group of `instructors` (up to 40 men) have arrived at the DPR, namely at the training centers in the town of Yenakiyeve and outside the...

    Russia sends up to 40 ”instructors” for Donetsk militants: NGO
    Jul26

    Russia sends up to 40 ”instructors” for Donetsk militants: NGO

    Forty Russian ”instructors” have arrived at the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) to train militants, according to Information Resistance, a non-governmental project on information security.”A new group of `instructors` (up to 40 men) have arrived at the DPR, namely at the training centers in the town of Yenakiyeve and outside the...

    Some 41,000 soldiers sign contracts to serve in AFU since start of year
    Jul26

    Some 41,000 soldiers sign contracts to serve in AFU since start of year

    A total of 40,800 military personnel, including 4,500 officers, have signed contracts to serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) since the beginning of the year, Oleksiy Chernobay, spokesman for the Defense Ministry Colonel, said on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Ukrainian citizens continue to sign contracts for military service...

    Some 41,000 soldiers sign contracts to serve in AFU since start of year
    Jul26

    Some 41,000 soldiers sign contracts to serve in AFU since start of year

    A total of 40,800 military personnel, including 4,500 officers, have signed contracts to serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) since the beginning of the year, Oleksiy Chernobay, spokesman for the Defense Ministry Colonel, said on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Ukrainian citizens continue to sign contracts for military service...

    RFE/RL: Jitters in Ukraine as politically charged religious processions approach Kyiv
    Jul26

    RFE/RL: Jitters in Ukraine as politically charged religious processions approach Kyiv

    Two religious processions converging on Kyiv have Ukrainian authorities warning that provocations could spark violence in the capital, according to Radio Liberty.The All-Ukrainian Procession of the Cross for Peace, Love and Prayer for Ukraine includes thousands of believers from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate – an...

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