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    Poroshenko names key condition for pursuing with political part of Minsk-2
    Jun17

    Poroshenko names key condition for pursuing with political part of Minsk-2

    The key prerequisite for any further shifts in the political part of the Minsk agreements is ensuring security in Donbas, said deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev during a Kyiv briefing Friday, an UNIAN correspondent reports. ”A key prerequisite for any further changes to the so-called political part is...

    Kyiv anxious Brexit might weaken EU support for Ukraine
    Jun17

    Kyiv anxious Brexit might weaken EU support for Ukraine

    Politicians in Ukraine worry that Great Britain`s vote to leave the European Union would weaken the EU`s support for Kyiv and undermine the Ukrainian government`s resolve to stand up to Russia, according to Reuters.”I do not think Brexit would lead to a U-turn on Ukraine, but it would be a serious stick to beat those who favor EU integration”...

    Estonian citizen suspected of terrorism to be extradited to Ukraine
    Jun17

    Estonian citizen suspected of terrorism to be extradited to Ukraine

    The Supreme Court of Estonia refused to hear the appeal of the decision that the extradition of Estonian citizen and terrorism suspect Vladimir Poljakov to Ukraine is lawful, which means that the decision stands and Poljakov now awaits extradition to Ukraine, according to ERR.ee.As the Supreme Court has refused to hear barrister Sven Sillar`s...

    Naftogaz: Russian gas transit via Ukraine cheaper compared to Nord Stream 2
    Jun17

    Naftogaz: Russian gas transit via Ukraine cheaper compared to Nord Stream 2

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine estimates that Russian gas transit shipments to the European Union (EU) via Ukraine will be more cost-effective by several times by 2020 than gas transit via the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the company`s press service reported. ”If the capacity is booked at the present level of 110 billion cubic meters (bcm) the...

    Kremlin: troops movements across Russia pose no threat to neighbors – TASS
    Jun17

    Kremlin: troops movements across Russia pose no threat to neighbors – TASS

    Russian troops` movements across the country`s territory pose no threat to neighboring states, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”As for the deployment of our military formations here and there, this is the sovereign right of the Russian Federation to move our troops across the entire territory...

    Ukrainian National Police chief: Only 32% of police in gear
    Jun17

    Ukrainian National Police chief: Only 32% of police in gear

    National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze says only 32% of officers of Ukraine`s National Police are in full gear, as required, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Currently, the level of availability of equipment for the police is 32%,” she told journalists in Kyiv on Friday.This figure should increase to 50% until the end of the current year,...

    CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat – Reuters
    Jun17

    CIA director says Islamic State still serious threat – Reuters

    Islamic State`s ”terrorism capacity and global reach” have not been reduced, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Thursday, adding that the group has tens of thousands of fighters around the world, far more than al Qaeda had at its height, according to Reuters.John Brennan told U.S. lawmakers in a rare public hearing of the...

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt shrinks to $117.4 bln
    Jun17

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt shrinks to $117.4 bln

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt in Q1 2016 shrank by $1.371 billion, or 1.2%, as compared with Q4 2015, to $117.358 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).The U.S. dollar remains the core foreign currency of Ukraine`s foreign borrowings accounting for 74.3% of the borrowed funds as of April 1, the NBU said.As of April 1, general...

    EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017
    Jun17

    EU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017

    The European Union extended for a year on Friday a ban on business dealings with the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in a move that has not been internationally recognized, according to Reuters.The sanctions, now prolonged until June 23, 2017, prohibit imports of products from Crimea, any investment there,...

    USAID ready to give Ukraine additional $142 mln in aid
    Jun17

    USAID ready to give Ukraine additional $142 mln in aid

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is ready to give Ukraine additional $142 million in financial assistance to support energy, judicial reforms and decentralization.Relevant agreements have been reached during a meeting of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman with USAID Administrator Gayle Smith in Washington,...

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