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    EU rejects changes in Ukraine Association Agreement for Dutch voters: RFE/RL.
    Jul07

    EU rejects changes in Ukraine Association Agreement for Dutch voters: RFE/RL.

    The European Union will not make any changes in its association agreement with Ukraine to address Dutch voters` concerns, but may issue a declaration clarifying that the agreement brings Ukraine no closer to membership, EU diplomats said, according to RFE/RL.A majority in the Netherlands voted against the Ukraine trade and association agreement...

    ISS crew launch in upgraded Soyuz MS-series vehicle
    Jul07

    ISS crew launch in upgraded Soyuz MS-series vehicle

    Roscosmos has launched its newly upgraded Soyuz MS series vehicle on a mission to take three crew members to the International Space Station, according to NASASpaceFlight.com.The three crew members from three nations lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the early hours of Thursday, July 7, on a two-day rendezvous profile to...

    Russian-backed leaders will not rule in Donbas – Ukraine`s FM
    Jul07

    Russian-backed leaders will not rule in Donbas – Ukraine`s FM

    Ukraine will never let the current leaders of Russian-backed separatists rule the Donbas region, even in case they are officially elected, according to Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine Today reported.Kyiv is ready to fully implement the Minsk agreements, Klimkin said Wednesday, but only after Russia withdraws its troops and heavy...

    Militants intensify fire in Luhansk region
    Jul07

    Militants intensify fire in Luhansk region

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked the Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 57 times in the past 24 hours, including 30 times in the Donetsk sector, 16 times in the Mariupol sector, and 11 times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.”In the Donetsk sector, the...

    Avakov says police reform lacks financing
    Jul07

    Avakov says police reform lacks financing

    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police reform in Ukraine lacks financing, and UAH 2 billion, or $80 million, is needed to continue the reform until the end of the year, according to the Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper.”I need UAH 2 billion for the police alone to complete the reform program by the end of the year. UAH 1.5 billion...

    Poroshenko proposes remedy for Brexit fever
    Jul07

    Poroshenko proposes remedy for Brexit fever

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says what a remedy for Brexit fever is, according to POLITICO, a Brussels-based English-language media outlet covering politics and policy in the European Union.”These aren`t the easiest days for a united Europe. Both Eastern and Western Europe are suffering from Brexit fever. The destiny of those who want to...

    Putin tells Obama Ukraine and Donbas need ”real direct dialogue”
    Jul06

    Putin tells Obama Ukraine and Donbas need ”real direct dialogue”

    During his telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed the need of a ”real direct dialogue” between the Ukrainian authorities and the self-proclaimed republics in Donbas, according to the Kremlin`s press service.”During the discussion of Ukraine, the President of Russia again pointed to...

    Reuters: U.S. sanctions North Korean leader over rights abuses
    Jul06

    Reuters: U.S. sanctions North Korean leader over rights abuses

    The United States on Wednesday sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing ”notorious abuses of human rights,” in a move that diplomats say will incense the nuclear-armed country, according to Reuters.The sanctions, the first to target any North Koreans for rights abuses, affect property and other assets within U.S....

    Ozzy Osbourne`s daughter Kelly impressed by Ukrainian vyshyvanka dress
    Jul06

    Ozzy Osbourne`s daughter Kelly impressed by Ukrainian vyshyvanka dress

    English singer, actress and fashion designer Kelly Lee Osbourne, a daughter of English singer and songwriter John Michael ”Ozzy” Osbourne, has been impressed by a Ukrainian vyshyvanka-themed dress by a Ukrainian designer.”People may think New York City is where fashion is at, but I`ve got my [eyes] on the Ukraine. I can`t believe I`m the first...

    Stoltenberg reveals NATO-Russia Council meeting details
    Jul06

    Stoltenberg reveals NATO-Russia Council meeting details

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced the date and venue of the second NATO-Russia Council meeting in the past two years, according to an official statement.”We have decided together with Russia to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at Ambassadorial level. The meeting will take place on 13 July at the NATO headquarters in...

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