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    No elections at gunpoint: Groysman
    Jun04

    No elections at gunpoint: Groysman

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said in an interview with Reuters that elections in the occupied parts of Donbas are impossible ”under the barrel of a gun.”Asked by Reuters whether Ukraine could hold elections in the militant-controlled parts of Donbas this year, Groysman said: ”Here is the question to Russia: when they will meet...

    Re-engined Antares with Ukrainian-made core stage completes ground test firing
    Jun04

    Re-engined Antares with Ukrainian-made core stage completes ground test firing

    Orbital ATK`s upgraded Antares rocket, featuring newly-built RD-181 main engines and its first stage constructed by Ukriane`s Yuznhoe Design Bureau, completed a 30-second test firing on a launch pad on Virginia`s Eastern Shore on Tuesday, according to spaceflightnow.com.”Early indications show the upgraded propulsion system, core stage and launch...

    PM Groysman does not rule out gas purchases from Gazprom – Reuters
    Jun04

    PM Groysman does not rule out gas purchases from Gazprom – Reuters

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman does not rule out completely that Ukraine will come back to direct purchases of natural gas from the Russian energy monopoly Gazprom, according to Reuters.Ukraine is expected to bypass Russia to purchase the gas, but Groysman did not completely rule out in his interview with Reuters buying supplies from...

    MH17 probe at ”very advanced stage”: investigators
    Jun04

    MH17 probe at ”very advanced stage”: investigators

    Dutch prosecutors say an international joint probe into the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is ”at a very advanced stage” and that the investigators will present their first results ”after this summer,” RFE/RL reports.That part of the investigation, which was initially due to be concluded before the second half of the year, concerns...

    Intensity of enemy fire remains high: ATO HQ
    Jun04

    Intensity of enemy fire remains high: ATO HQ

    The militants attacked the Ukranian forces 49 times in past 24 hours, the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters reported June 4.”The night was tense in the zone of the ATO. Pro-Russian illegal armed groups continue to resort to more intense armed provocations,” reads a statement.”Militants opened fire 49 times at the Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian 8-year-old fan heading to EURO-2016 denied visa
    Jun04

    Ukrainian 8-year-old fan heading to EURO-2016 denied visa

    A famous eight-year-old football fan from the city of Lviv, Volodymyr Bobenchyk, may miss UEFA EURO-2016, because the Embassy of France denied granting an entry visa to him and his parents, Ukraine Today reports.Along with all the required documents, the family provided the flight tickets and the tickets for two matches of the football...

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies
    Jun04

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies

    Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said, according to BBC News.The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world`s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the U.S. city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday, BBC News reports.He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that...

    Constitutional commission to work on amendments on Crimean Tatars` autonomy – President
    Jun03

    Constitutional commission to work on amendments on Crimean Tatars` autonomy – President

    A Constitutional commission will develop the procedure to secure the right of the Crimean Tatar people to autonomy, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during his big press conference in Kyiv Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.When asked to elaborate on the state of affairs regarding the issue on creating a Crimean Tatar autonomy,...

    Georgia Defense Minister: Russia molding new world order, serious response needed
    Jun03

    Georgia Defense Minister: Russia molding new world order, serious response needed

    ”There is a country out there that is setting up new international law, that is creating new international order, that is in the process of revising everything that civilized world had agreed about after the World War II, said Tinatin Khidasheli, addressing the participants of a Wroclaw Forum ”Keep Europe Safe,” according to News Day Georgia.”I...

    Poroshenko insists that Normandy Four agree on police mission in Donbas
    Jun03

    Poroshenko insists that Normandy Four agree on police mission in Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said during his Kyiv press conference Friday he insisted that the Normandy Four leaders reached an agreement on deploying a police mission in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The president noted that today Ukraine boasts a serious diplomatic success, as ”not only have we reached at the highest...

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