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    Snowfalls in Ukraine in mid-April: stalled traffic, blackouts
    Apr19

    Snowfalls in Ukraine in mid-April: stalled traffic, blackouts

    Ukraine has been hit by an Arctic cyclone which has caused considerable snowfalls in the east along with frosts and heavy winds, resulting in stalled traffic and blackouts across the country. Wet snow makes trees fall and tears power lines apart, cutting houses in villages and towns off the power grids. According to the State Emergency Situations...

    Russian bombers fly near Alaska, U.S. Air Force scrambles jets – media
    Apr19

    Russian bombers fly near Alaska, U.S. Air Force scrambles jets – media

    A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska Monday night, two U.S. officials told Fox News, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island – the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the U.S. The two Russian Tu-95 ”Bear” bombers flew roughly 280 miles southwest of Elmendorf Air Force...

    Europe should face Russian propaganda, says Ukrainian envoy in Prague
    Apr19

    Europe should face Russian propaganda, says Ukrainian envoy in Prague

    Europe should be looking for a joint way in which to face Russian propaganda, the new Ukrainian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebyinis, told CTK on Tuesday, according to the Prague Daily Monitor. The effects of propaganda are like the use of weapons of mass destruction, Perebyinis said, the Prague Daily Monitor wrote. Ukraine is the...

    Ukraine`s corruption prevention agency verifying about 100 e-declarations of Ukrainian officials
    Apr18

    Ukraine`s corruption prevention agency verifying about 100 e-declarations of Ukrainian officials

    Deputy Chairman of Ukraine`s National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NAPC) Ruslan Radetsky has announced his agency is conducting full verification of almost 100 electronic declarations of officials along with special checks on 3,000 statements, according to TV Channel 112 Ukraine. ”The full verification will continue to check information about...

    U.K.`s financial sanctions enforcer sees U.S.-style results in new powers – Bloomberg
    Apr18

    U.K.`s financial sanctions enforcer sees U.S.-style results in new powers – Bloomberg

    The U.K.`s financial sanctions enforcer has new legal authority to impose fines, toughen prison sentences and reward companies that voluntarily disclose suspected violations, changes that resemble U.S. enforcement and that the agency`s leader describe as ”transformational,” according to Bloomberg. The year-old Office of Financial Sanctions...

    Kyiv police release safety tips for Eurovision guests
    Apr18

    Kyiv police release safety tips for Eurovision guests

    The National Police of Ukraine has published on its website a set of safety tips and recommendations for the foreign guests of Eurovision 2017. The National Police wrote the recommendations were aimed to ensure a comfortable and safe stay in Ukraine for all Eurovision guests, according to the message released on its website. The set of safety...

    Most Ukrainians want peace in Donbas, but not at any cost and consider elections in Donbas ”unacceptable”  – poll
    Apr18

    Most Ukrainians want peace in Donbas, but not at any cost and consider elections in Donbas ”unacceptable” – poll

    Some 43% of Ukrainians consider elections in Donbas ”unacceptable in principle,” according to the poll by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation. ”People want peace, but not at any cost. Only about 20% of the population agree to peace at any price. The majority are ready to make compromises, but not all compromises,” director of the...

    Air defense live fire drills held in eastern Ukraine
    Apr18

    Air defense live fire drills held in eastern Ukraine

    Air Command Skhid (East) of Ukraine`s Armed Forces conducted tactical exercises involving live fire from ZU-23-2 and ZKU-1 anti-aircraft guns, as well as DShK large-caliber machine guns, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote on Facebook. ”The drills` schedule was quite intense, and the preparation to the...

    Ukraine to fill gap in Turkey`s wheat imports
    Apr18

    Ukraine to fill gap in Turkey`s wheat imports

    Turkey`s custom tax of 130 percent levied on six products imported from Russia, particularly wheat, has directed Turkish importers toward temporary solutions, leading them to other markets. Moreover, wheat importers will temporarily fill in the gap caused by the customs tax that disables wheat imports from Russia by resorting to the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine sees decline in agricultural output in January-March 2017
    Apr18

    Ukraine sees decline in agricultural output in January-March 2017

    Ukraine`s agricultural production declined by 0.8% in January-March 2017 year-over-year, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service. In particular, agri-businesses reduced production by 0.8% over the period under review, while private farmers shrank the output by 0.9%. The State Statistics Service noted that the data is given in...

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