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    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.
    Feb21

    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.

    An Austrian court has ruled that one of Ukraine`s richest men, Dmytro Firtash, should be extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges, according to the BBC. The wealthy oligarch has been in Austria since 2014, when the allegations were first brought by U.S. prosecutors, the BBC reported. Mr. Firtash was an ally of ousted leader Viktor...

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist
    Feb21

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist

    The European Union will prolong the sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych next week, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”The EU will next week prolong the sanctions against the former president of Ukraine Yanukovych + 15 of his associates,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on February 21, 2017. Earlier,...

    U.S. crude prices rise as investors bet big on oil strength
    Feb21

    U.S. crude prices rise as investors bet big on oil strength

    U.S. crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 was up 27 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $53.67 a barrel at 0511 GMT (12:11 a.m. ET) , after rising about 0.5 percent in a...

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president
    Feb21

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president

    Two former officials from the team of Viktor Yanukovych, ousted Ukrainian ex-president – former Deputy Minister of Income and Fees Andriy Holovach and Deputy Economy Minister Oleksandr Suhomlin have testified to the investigation, providing sufficient evidence against Yanukovich and his entourage, according to Chief military prosecutor Anatoliy...

    Nearly 10,000 people killed in Ukraine and almost 1.8 million became refugees in 3 years of Russian aggression
    Feb21

    Nearly 10,000 people killed in Ukraine and almost 1.8 million became refugees in 3 years of Russian aggression

    Over 9,800 people have been killed, about 23,000 have been wounded and almost 1.8 million have been forced to flee from the war in Donbas after Russia unleashed aggression against Ukraine three years ago, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ”The appalling number of victims highlights the immorality of Kremlin`s war against the...

    Ukraine spends UAH 96 bln on debt servicing in 2016
    Feb21

    Ukraine spends UAH 96 bln on debt servicing in 2016

    The costs of servicing Ukraine`s public debt in 2016 amounted to UAH 95.8 billion, which is UAH 11.3 billion, or 13.4% more than in 2015 (UAH 84.5 billion), the State Treasury data at UNIAN news agency`s disposal say. According to the report, the costs of servicing domestic public debt amounted to UAH 62.6 billion and those of servicing the...

    Russia supplies tanks, missiles to militants in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine – SIPRI
    Feb21

    Russia supplies tanks, missiles to militants in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine – SIPRI

    Russia has been delivering various types of weapons to ”rebel forces” in eastern Ukraine, according to the latest report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the independent resource on global security, titled ”Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2016.” ”During 2012–16 Russia delivered weapons to 50 states and to rebel...

    U.S. urges Ukraine to strengthen its anti-graft measures
    Feb21

    U.S. urges Ukraine to strengthen its anti-graft measures

    The United States on the third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine has called on the Kyiv authorities to boost efforts in fighting corruption and implementing reform, according to a statement by Mark C. Toner, the acting spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, released Monday, February 20. ”Three years ago, thousands of...

    Russia compiles psychological dossier on Trump for Putin
    Feb21

    Russia compiles psychological dossier on Trump for Putin

    A dossier on Donald Trump`s psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to NBC News. Among its preliminary conclusions is that the new American leader is a risk-taker who can be naive, according to a senior Kremlin adviser, NBC News reports. Trump ”doesn`t understand fully who is Mr. Putin — he is a...

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 62 times in the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier killed
    Feb20

    Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas 62 times in the past 24 hours, one Ukrainian soldier killed

    Russian troops shelled at Ukrainian territories massively using heavy weapons in Donbas in the last day. Russian troops conducted over 60 attacks in Donbas in the past 24 hours, 1 Ukrainian serviceman reported as killed in action (KIA), 1 as wounded in action (WIA), the death of the missing soldier was confirmed, a serviceman who was badly...

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