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    Ukraine could miss out on up to $3.65 bln of China energy loans
    Apr17

    Ukraine could miss out on up to $3.65 bln of China energy loans

    Ukraine could miss out on energy sector funding from China worth up to $3.65 billion because squabbles between ministries and the state-run energy firm Naftogaz have held up project proposals, according to interviews with officials, Reuters reports. Ukraine signed the loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) in 2012 and it must submit...

    Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes
    Apr17

    Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday saying neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with U.S. attacks in Syria and Afghanistan showing its resolve, according to Reuters. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after a failed missile...

    Russian police detained about 40 activists of ”walk of opposition” in St. Petersburg
    Apr17

    Russian police detained about 40 activists of ”walk of opposition” in St. Petersburg

    Police officers have detained nearly 40 participants of the so-called ”walk of the opposition,” in central St. Petersburg, Russia, according to RFE/RL, referring to the OVD-Info human rights project. The activists did not chant anything or hold posters. However, when they approached the Palace Square, several dozens of police officers and prison...

    Time for tough talks with Russia – Trump aide
    Apr17

    Time for tough talks with Russia – Trump aide

    White House national security adviser H. R. McMaster says it is time for tough talks with Russia over its support for Assad`s regime and its ”subversive” actions in Europe, according to online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda referring to Reuters. Russia`s backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s government has perpetuated a civil war and created...

    Militants forced to change Ukrainian passports for non-recognized IDs of so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics before May
    Apr16

    Militants forced to change Ukrainian passports for non-recognized IDs of so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics before May

    The leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics (”DPR” and ”LPR”) are forcing militants to change their Ukrainian passports for those ones of pseudo-republics before May, according to Information Resistance, a non-governmental project on information security. Upon instructions of Russian curators, ”DPR” and ”LPR” terrorist...

    Easter ”ceasefire” in Donbas: 29 Russian shellings in last day
    Apr16

    Easter ”ceasefire” in Donbas: 29 Russian shellings in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 29 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”In the Mariupol direction, the invaders fired 120mm and 82mm mortar, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the...

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine forwards to court case on theft of UAH 82 mln investment in Air Express
    Apr16

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine forwards to court case on theft of UAH 82 mln investment in Air Express

    Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have completed a pre-trial investigation into the theft of almost UAH 82 million, or US$3 million, related to the state-owned enterprise Directorate for Construction and Management of National Project Air Express and other infrastructure facilities in Kyiv region, according to...

    Russia equips Donbas troops with Soviet weapons – OSINT experts
    Apr16

    Russia equips Donbas troops with Soviet weapons – OSINT experts

    The Russian military of the 291st Artillery Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces have received the Soviet-era 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars, the activists from the international OSINT community InformNapalm said. It is noted that the 291st Artillery Brigade of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces passed through the...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods shrinks by 44.5%
    Apr15

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods shrinks by 44.5%

    The deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in commodities was estimated at US$423.2 million in January-February 2017, which was by 44.5% down from a $756.1 million deficit year-over-year (y-o-y), according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service`s website. Goods exports from Ukraine over the period under review grew by 32.7%, while goods imports...

    Ukraine`s ex-Member of Parliament says he confirmed political asylum status
    Apr15

    Ukraine`s ex-Member of Parliament says he confirmed political asylum status

    One of the European states has granted political asylum to the People`s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Oleksandr Onyshchenko, the latter told Espreso TV channel Wednesday. ”My case has been recognized political. The foreign ministry of one of the European states has provided me with a document confirming my status of a political...

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