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    Italy`s demand delays extension of EU sanctions against Russia: RFE/RL
    Jun23

    Italy`s demand delays extension of EU sanctions against Russia: RFE/RL

    Italy has once again delayed an attempt to extend the European Union`s economic sanctions against the Russian Federation, despite an accord reached by EU diplomats earlier this week for sanctions to be prolonged by another six months, according to RFE/RL.EU sources tell RFE/RL that Rome wants special language to be included in the conclusions of...

    Ukraine expects IMF Board of Directors meeting in 1st half of July – source
    Jun23

    Ukraine expects IMF Board of Directors meeting in 1st half of July – source

    Ukraine expects that the Board of Directors of the country`s key creditor – the International Monetary Fund – will hold a meeting in the first half of July on the second revision of the reform program, will approve the Memorandum on the implementation of the program and adopt a plan of action, a government source close to negotiations told an...

    Ukravtodor orders regional road services to switch to e-procurement
    Jun23

    Ukravtodor orders regional road services to switch to e-procurement

    The State Agency of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor) has obliged regional road services to engage in procurement of material and technical resources exclusively via ProZorro e-procurement system, the press service of Ukravtodor has reported.The state agency is confident that through the use of open online platforms, the purchase of necessary...

    Nuland, Poroshenko hold unscheduled meeting in Kyiv June 22
    Jun23

    Nuland, Poroshenko hold unscheduled meeting in Kyiv June 22

    Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and NSC Senior Directors Charles Kupchan and Celeste Wallander met on June 22 with senior Ukrainian officials, including President Poroshenko, Speaker of Parliament Parubiy, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration for Foreign Policy Yelisieiev, and Foreign...

    Poltorak names greatest strategic mistake of Def. Ministry, Gen. Staff
    Jun23

    Poltorak names greatest strategic mistake of Def. Ministry, Gen. Staff

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that the greatest strategic mistake in regard to the Ukrainian army had been made before 2014.”The biggest strategic mistake was made before 2014, when everything was done for the army to be not combat-ready and significantly limited in the ability to perform combat missions. The army was not...

    OSCE SMM caught in mortar shelling in Gov`t-controlled Vodiane
    Jun23

    OSCE SMM caught in mortar shelling in Gov`t-controlled Vodiane

    The patrol of OSCE`s special monitoring mission in Donbas was caught in mortar fire June 22 as it was visiting government-controlled Vodiane (94km south of Donetsk), according to the SMM report published late Wednesday.”At 11:18 the SMM was conducting a foot patrol and speaking with a couple at their house when the village was hit by seven mortar...

    Ukraine to issue $1 bln worth of eurobonds with U.S. loan warranty in Aug – source
    Jun23

    Ukraine to issue $1 bln worth of eurobonds with U.S. loan warranty in Aug – source

    Ukraine expects to issue $1 billion worth of eurobonds under the U.S. loan guarantees in August, a source in the government told an UNIAN correspondent.”We expect to issue [the bonds] in August. We believe this will be a good time for emission,” the source said.However, the source noted that, before the issue of bonds, Ukraine should conclude the...

    NATO to help Ukraine deal with hybrid warfare
    Jun23

    NATO to help Ukraine deal with hybrid warfare

    Ukraine`s Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Dolhov stated that Ukraine and NATO would launch a joint platform designed to counteract hybrid warfare.”Ukraine and NATO will jointly launch the platform to counter hybrid warfare. This will be done within the framework of a comprehensive package of assistance to Ukraine from the alliance. I hope that after...

    Muslims held in Crimean detention facility forced to eat pork
    Jun23

    Muslims held in Crimean detention facility forced to eat pork

    The Muslims arrested in relation to the Hizb Ut-Tahrir case in the Russian-occupied Crimea are not tortured. Instead, the penal authorities of Simferopol`s prison give them meals with pork, which is forbidden by Islam, that`s according to lawyer Oleksandr Popkov, Ukraine Today reports. ”The conditions in the detention center are intolerable. I am...

    NATO-Russia Council may not meet before Alliance Summit
    Jun23

    NATO-Russia Council may not meet before Alliance Summit

    NATO`s chief said Wednesday the alliance may not get its wish of meeting with Russian government representatives before NATO`s July 8-9 summit in Warsaw, according to The Associated Press.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told The Associated Press that the alliance wants the meeting ”to prevent misunderstandings, miscalculations and try to...

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