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    Ukraine needs comprehensive and rapid reforms – Balcerowicz
    May26

    Ukraine needs comprehensive and rapid reforms – Balcerowicz

    Leszek Balcerowicz, the president`s representative in the Cabinet of Ministers and co-chair of the group of strategic advisors on reform support, says Ukraine needs comprehensive and rapid reforms, the lack of which over the period of Ukraine`s independence has resulted in very low standards of living.Speaking at the National Council of Reforms...

    Militants fire mortars, grenade launchers on ATO forces in last day
    May26

    Militants fire mortars, grenade launchers on ATO forces in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 28 times in the past 24 hours, mostly after dark, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”The enemy has not stopped shelling our positions in the vicinity of the temporarily occupied city of Donetsk and the town of Horlivka....

    Obama`s role in freeing Savchenko ”very important” – Ukraine`s Ambassador to U.S.
    May26

    Obama`s role in freeing Savchenko ”very important” – Ukraine`s Ambassador to U.S.

    U.S. President Barack Obama has played a very important role in the return of the Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko to Ukraine, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly has told Hromadske TV.”The [Ukrainian] president was absolutely right when he said that this was possible due to strong international support. President Obama...

    G7 Summit opening in Japan
    May26

    G7 Summit opening in Japan

    A two-day summit of the G7 has opened in Japan today, May 26. The venue of the meeting is located on the island of Honshu. The top officials will meet in the national park Ise-Shima on the Pacific coast.Enhanced security measures have been introduced in Japan. 23,000 police officers are involved in ensuring public order, according to ZN.UA citing...

    EP President on Savchenko`s release: Good news for whole Ukraine
    May25

    EP President on Savchenko`s release: Good news for whole Ukraine

    President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has called the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, who was illegally convicted in Russia, a good signal and news for her family, friends, and the whole Ukraine.”We have been waiting for Nadia Savchenko freedom for a long time. A good signal and news today for her family, friends and whole...

    Savchenko gets Hero`s Gold Star from Poroshenko on her arrival day
    May25

    Savchenko gets Hero`s Gold Star from Poroshenko on her arrival day

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has handed over the Order of the Gold Star of the Hero of Ukraine to Ukrainian pilot, Member of Parliament, member of Ukraine`s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Savchenko, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Nadiya Savchenko has been assigned the title of the Hero of Ukraine...

    UN torture prevention panel suspends Ukraine visit due to denial of access
    May25

    UN torture prevention panel suspends Ukraine visit due to denial of access

    The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended its visit to Ukraine after being denied access to places in several parts of the country where it suspects people are being deprived of their liberty by the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...

    Terrorist from Donbas attacks Turchynov`s wife in Kyiv in attempt to stab
    May25

    Terrorist from Donbas attacks Turchynov`s wife in Kyiv in attempt to stab

    A man who has arrived in Kyiv from occupied territory in Donbas has attempted to stab Hanna Turchynova, the wife of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council chief Oleksandr Turchynov while she was at work, according to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.”There was an armed attack on Turchynov`s wife a few hours ago. The offender...

    Kerry: Savchenko`s release should provide impetus for full Minsk implementation
    May25

    Kerry: Savchenko`s release should provide impetus for full Minsk implementation

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that the release by Russia of captive Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko should provide impetus for the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements.”Her release, after a long ordeal that included solitary confinement, is an important part of fulfilling Russia`s commitments under the Minsk agreements and...

    Naftogaz proposes partial monetization of subsidies
    May25

    Naftogaz proposes partial monetization of subsidies

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine CEO Andriy Kobolev says that his company proposes that partial monetization of subsidies provided to pay for housing and utilities.”We believe that allowing the use of excess funds accumulated due to reduced gas consumption will encourage energy efficiency measures,” he said at a panel discussion...

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