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    Rada chairman: 68 children killed, 186 injured amid Russian aggression in Donbas
    Jun01

    Rada chairman: 68 children killed, 186 injured amid Russian aggression in Donbas

    Chairman of Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy says that 68 children have been killed and 186 have been injured since Russia unleashed military aggression in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Sixty-eight children were killed and 186 children were injured during military aggression in Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” he said at a...

    TASS: Hackers steal more than $25.7 million from Russian banks
    Jun01

    TASS: Hackers steal more than $25.7 million from Russian banks

    Russia`s Federal Security Service (FSB) reports that it jointly with the Russian Interior Ministry has stopped illegal activities of a computer hacker group involved in the creation, distribution and use of malicious software, according to Russian news agency TASS.”Using this software, the perpetrators have stolen more than 1.7 billion rubles...

    Ukraine breaks own grain export record
    Jun01

    Ukraine breaks own grain export record

    Ukrainian farmers exported 36.5 million tonnes of grain in the 2015-2016 marketing year (July 2015 through June 2016), the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service reported.In particular, wheat exports amounted to 15.5 million tonnes, while maize exports totaled 16.4 million tonnes. Barley exports reached 4.3 million tonnes and...

    Russian Supreme Court upholds ruling in convicted Sentsov, Kolchenko case
    Jun01

    Russian Supreme Court upholds ruling in convicted Sentsov, Kolchenko case

    Russia`s Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to reconsider the sentence of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko convicted in Russia for plotting terrorist acts in Crimea, according to Russian news agency TASS.Russia`s highest judicial body for civil, administrative, criminal, and other cases ruled ”to reject...

    Turchynov: Russia uses Donbas as firing range for new weapons
    Jun01

    Turchynov: Russia uses Donbas as firing range for new weapons

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says that Russia uses Donbas as a firing range to test its new weapons, according to the NSDC press service.”We see Russia target Ukrainian positions every day, firing new weapons and using new warfare techniques. [It] completely ignores the basic...

    Mingarelli to become new EU ambassador to Ukraine – media
    Jun01

    Mingarelli to become new EU ambassador to Ukraine – media

    Hughes Mingarelli will reportedly become Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, according to the Europeiska Pravda news portal.”The European External Action Service has finally decided on a candidate who will replace Jan Tombinski as head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine,” Europeiska Pravda reports.The head of...

    Banks may be designated as problem for capital adequacy non-compliance
    Jun01

    Banks may be designated as problem for capital adequacy non-compliance

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will be able to include banks that fail to comply with capital adequacy requirements in the group of problem banks, according to the bank regulator`s website.This is stipulated in relevant resolution No. 336, which became effective on May 30.The NBU recalls that the requirements of the minimum amount of banks`...

    Romania`s president: Russia cannot intimidate us
    Jun01

    Romania`s president: Russia cannot intimidate us

    Romania`s president on Tuesday dismissed threats by Vladimir Putin that Romania could be targeted by Russian rockets because it hosts elements of a U.S. missile defense shield, according to POLITICO.Moscow ”cannot intimidate us,” Klaus Iohannis said during a security conference at the presidential palace in Bucharest, POLITICO wrote.Putin last...

    U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTI Persons to visit Ukraine
    Jun01

    U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBTI Persons to visit Ukraine

    Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry will visit Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 7- 8.”June 7- 8, Special Envoy Berry will visit Kyiv, Ukraine, to participate in the country`s Pride Festival and meet with various civil society organizations and government officials,” according to a statement, published on the official website of...

    World`s longest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland today
    Jun01

    World`s longest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland today

    The world`s longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work, according to the BBC.The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe, the BBC reports.Switzerland says it will...

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