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    Ukraine`s Culture Ministry estimates costs of hosting Eurovision
    May20

    Ukraine`s Culture Ministry estimates costs of hosting Eurovision

    Ukrainian Culture Minister Yevhen Nyshchuk says that Ukraine`s costs to host the Eurovision song contest in 2017 will be at least EUR 14.5 million, according to TV news service tsn.ua.Sweden, which hosted the contest in 2016, spent this amount of money, and Ukraine may allocate a similar sum for the competition in 2017, he said during the Pravo...

    Over 250 British artists oppose leaving EU
    May20

    Over 250 British artists oppose leaving EU

    More than 250 British artists, including singers, actors and writers have signed a letter in support of the UK`s membership of the European Union, according to The Telegraph.”The EU referendum is the biggest democratic decision of our time, and will have far-reaching consequences for generations to come,” the letter says, The Telegraph...

    Over 250 British artists oppose leaving EU
    May20

    Over 250 British artists oppose leaving EU

    More than 250 British artists, including singers, actors and writers have signed a letter in support of the UK`s membership of the European Union, according to The Telegraph.”The EU referendum is the biggest democratic decision of our time, and will have far-reaching consequences for generations to come,” the letter says, The Telegraph...

    Poroshenko`s envoy in Cabinet Balcerowicz names key markets for Ukraine
    May20

    Poroshenko`s envoy in Cabinet Balcerowicz names key markets for Ukraine

    Leszek Balcerowicz, the president`s representative in the Cabinet of Ministers and the co-chair of the group of strategic advisors on reform support in Ukraine, says Ukraine`s focus should be on the markets of western countries, and those of Turkey and China in the east.”The most important partners are the West, Turkey and China,” Balcerowicz...

    Russian troops use heavy weapons with Avdiyivka being hottest spot
    May20

    Russian troops use heavy weapons with Avdiyivka being hottest spot

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 15 times in the past 24 hours, using heavy weapons, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). See map in full size The industrial area on the southern outskirts of the town of Avdiyivka remains the hottest spot on the map of...

    EU imposes further sanctions on North Korea
    May20

    EU imposes further sanctions on North Korea

    The European Union expanded its sanctions regime against North Korea on Thursday over the rogue nation`s recent missile tests, adding 18 people and an entity it says is involved in the country`s weapons programs to its blacklist, according to The Wall Street Journal.The names of the sanctions targets will be released when the measure is...

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 25.25 to dollar
    May20

    Hryvnia official exchange rate still 25.25 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening set the official hryvnia exchange rate at UAH 25.25 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for May 20:$100 costs UAH 2,525.9572 (on May 19, it was UAH 2,525.7239);EUR 100 costs UAH 2,828.3143 (on May 19, it was UAH...

    The Times: Russia builds military base at Palmyra ruins
    May20

    The Times: Russia builds military base at Palmyra ruins

    Russian forces have built a military camp inside the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, provoking protests from archaeologists, according to The Times.The American Schools of Oriental Research published satellite images showing the construction of a military base at the edge of the ancient site. It appeared to include a helicopter pad, two...

    ”Terrifying report” by Huff Post shows how pro-Russian separatists tortured 4,000 people
    May19

    ”Terrifying report” by Huff Post shows how pro-Russian separatists tortured 4,000 people

    Oleksandr Hryshchenko`s only worry was feeding his ornamental fish at his office, but what happened to him, has changed his life in a terrible way, writes Samantha Meier in her article titled ”Terrifying report shows how pro-Russian separatists tortured 4,000 people.””In June 2014, the vet was on his way to work in Luhansk, when the city was in...

    SBU busts Kyiv city officials on bribe
    May19

    SBU busts Kyiv city officials on bribe

    The Security Service of Ukraine with the assistance of top leaders of the Kyiv City State Administration exposed criminal activity of officials of the administration`s urban development department and the State Service for Emergency Situations, according to the SBU press service.The officials demanded money from the directors of gas-filling...

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