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    Iraqi forces begin massive offensive to retake Fallujah
    May23

    Iraqi forces begin massive offensive to retake Fallujah

    Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi said Sunday that Iraqi forces had begun a military campaign to retake the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah, NBC News reported.The offensive against the strategic city 41 miles west of Baghdad promises ”a moment of great victory,” Abadi said on state TV, according to NBC News.Iraq`s Joint Operation Command...

    Ukraine, Pakistan can take trade to new heights: envoy
    May23

    Ukraine, Pakistan can take trade to new heights: envoy

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Pakistan, Volodymyr Lakomov, on Sunday said that Pakistan and Ukraine could easily boost their existing trade volume to new heights by exploring non-traditional avenues, according to the Daily Times.The envoy said that the current trade volume between the two countries is $500 million and steps are in hand to enhance the...

    Militants attack ATO forces 31 times in last day, fire artillery, grenade launchers near Shyrokyne
    May23

    Militants attack ATO forces 31 times in last day, fire artillery, grenade launchers near Shyrokyne

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 31 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The militants used heavy artillery systems, which is prohibited by the Minsk agreements,” the report says.”The invaders continued to...

    Ceremony held in Kyiv before National football team sets off for Euro-2016 in France (photo, video)
    May23

    Ceremony held in Kyiv before National football team sets off for Euro-2016 in France (photo, video)

    Hundreds of Ukrainian football fans came to see and cheer for the National Team Ukraine on the St.Michael`s Square in Kyiv before their trip to France where the Euro-2016 Cup will be held, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The official ceremony was also attended by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, President of the Football Federation of...

    Kharkiv high-school grads cancel prom, choose to help sick kids
    May23

    Kharkiv high-school grads cancel prom, choose to help sick kids

    Graduates at one of Kharkiv`s high schools will not have a typical prom this year. Instead of spending money on a lavish party with fancy dresses and limos, the students will donate the funds to help children suffering from heart disease, according to Ukraine Today.”The money doesn`t really come from the kids, it comes from the parents. That`s...

    Verdict of Russian GRU officers coming into force today
    May23

    Verdict of Russian GRU officers coming into force today

    The verdict of Kyiv`s Holosiyivskyi District Court against Russian military intelligence servicemen Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov is coming into force today, May 23, according to their lawyers.”It will come into force at 23:59 on May 23, we can say that in fact it will happen on May 24,” Alexandrov`s lawyer Valentyn Rybin said.He...

    French TV channel busts Russian journos on facts distortion
    May23

    French TV channel busts Russian journos on facts distortion

    A French TV show Le Petit Journal on Canal + famous for its satirical infotainment style of presenting the news has turned its attention to how the Russian TV channels, in particular, a notorious propaganda channel Russia 24, broadcast news from France, Dozhd reports. In a program aired on Sunday, May 22, a French TV host elaborates on the ways...

    Kyiv mayor promises to clean city from Soviet monuments by May 23
    May22

    Kyiv mayor promises to clean city from Soviet monuments by May 23

    Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has promised that all Communist-era monuments in the city will be dismantled by May 23 under the de-communization law.”I`m sure that several remaining monuments won`t be there on Monday,” he said on Saturday, according to Deutsche Welle`s Russian language service.Klitschko says that Kyiv is in ”the lead in renaming...

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine May 16 – May 22, 2016
    May22

    Weekly Report: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine May 16 – May 22, 2016

    Ron Paul Institute (USA) : Beware What You Wish For: Russia is Ready for War Georgia Caucasus Strategic Studies Institute (Georgia) : A hole in the budget increasing at a rate of half a trillion rubles a month. International Relations and Security Network (Switzerland) : Ukraine vs Russia and the Kleptocrats Ron Paul Institute (USA) : America –...

    Turkish president confirms transport minister as Turkey`s new PM
    May22

    Turkish president confirms transport minister as Turkey`s new PM

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday confirmed Minister of Transport, Maritime, and Communication Binali Yildirim as Turkey`s new prime minister and asked him to form a new government, according to the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), Turkey`s national public broadcaster.The president first accepted the resignation of...

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