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    European Parliament votes to create united EU army
    Feb17

    European Parliament votes to create united EU army

    The European Parliament has backed a resolution on strengthening centralization of the European Union, establishing a post of an EU finance minister, and creating a united European army, which was proposed by former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, EU`s chief Brexit negotiator, according to BBC Russian Service. The document was adopted with 283 votes...

    IMF offers Ukraine 3-year freeze of minimal wage – Ukrainian Social Policy Minister
    Feb17

    IMF offers Ukraine 3-year freeze of minimal wage – Ukrainian Social Policy Minister

    Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offered Ukraine to refrain from raising the minimum wage within the next three years. ”If we raise the minimum pension by 10% this year, we should increase the minimum wage for at least 15%. What can we see in the draft Memorandum [with the IMF]? [We have...

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in Donbas – 3 soldiers killed, 4 wounded
    Feb16

    Russian troops attacked Ukraine positions in all sectors in Donbas – 3 soldiers killed, 4 wounded

    3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in action (KIA) and 4 were wounded in action (WIA) as Russia`s hybrid military forces have attacked Ukrainian positions 35 times since the beginning of Thursday, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Russia`s hybrid military forces used mortars of...

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg
    Feb16

    Ukraine wants to go cashless but the black market rules – Bloomberg

    The timing was far from ideal, according to Bloomberg. Shortly after Ukraine slapped curbs on cash transactions to help rein in the grey economy, the head of the nation`s tax service told reporters he won`t entrust his savings to banks, Volodymyr Verbyany wrote in the article titled ”Ukraine Wants to Go Cashless But the Black Market Rules,”...

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments
    Feb16

    Secretary of State Tillerson says U.S. expects Russia to meet Ukraine commitments

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the United States was ready to work with Russia if it found common areas for cooperation, but said Moscow had to adhere to commitments made over Ukraine, according to Reuters. ”As we search for new common ground we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to...

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia says U.S. becoming party to conflict in Donbas by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine

    Russia believes that by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the United States ”becomes a party to the Ukrainian conflict,” head of the International Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kosachev said, according to RIA Novosti. ”By supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine ”to build the capacity of its forces”,...

    Militants shell residential areas in Avdiyivka, police show aftermath of night attacks
    Feb16

    Militants shell residential areas in Avdiyivka, police show aftermath of night attacks

    The Russian occupation forces continue to fire on residential areas in the town of Avdiyivka, Chief of the National Police Department in Donetsk region Vyacheslav Abroskin wrote on Facebook. ”The old part of the town is under their aimed fire. Only this night, three civilian houses on Kolosova Str. and  Lermontov Str. were destroyed in a...

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary
    Feb16

    Russia trying to destabilize Ukraine on EuroMaidan anniversary

    Unable to reach success in the confrontation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the town of Avdiyivka, Russia is trying to undermine the situation inside Ukraine on the third anniversary of the Heavenly Hundreds heroes, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday at a solemn meeting on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the...

    Ukraine says state of emergency on electricity market to be month-long
    Feb16

    Ukraine says state of emergency on electricity market to be month-long

    Emergency measures in the electricity generation market, introduced at a Government`s emergency meeting February 15, will come into force February 17 for a period of one month, according to Cabinet Decree No.103 published on the government website. ”The decree comes into force on the day following the date of its publication and is valid for a...

    EU calls to undo the trade blockade of Russian-occupied Donbas
    Feb16

    EU calls to undo the trade blockade of Russian-occupied Donbas

    The European Union has called for ceasing a railway blockade in Donbas, which Brussels believes may trigger an energy crisis in Ukraine, affecting civilian population on both sides of the contact line, according to the EU spokesman`s comment to an UNIAN correspondent. ”The blockade of railway connections between the areas under the control of the...

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