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    Former U.S. prosecutor may help reform Ukraine PGO
    May24

    Former U.S. prosecutor may help reform Ukraine PGO

    Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko will appoint Ukrainian-born Bohdan Vitvitsky, a former federal prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney, as the chief of the competition committee to the General Inspectorate of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO).Vitvitsky is expected to help cleanse the corrupt General Prosecutor`s office, according to...

    Kyiv administration finds a new home for demolished Soviet monuments
    May24

    Kyiv administration finds a new home for demolished Soviet monuments

    The Communist past reminders will be put in a museum at Zhulyany International Airport, Ukraine Today reports.The statues and memorabilia that were removed from Kyiv streets will now be stored at one of the lots at Zhulyany international airport, according to Ukraine Today.Dmytro Bilotserkivets with the Kyiv City Administration says since the...

    OSCE mission should be deployed on demarcation line, not on Russia-Ukraine border – Kremlin
    May24

    OSCE mission should be deployed on demarcation line, not on Russia-Ukraine border – Kremlin

    Russia argues the upgraded OSCE mission should be deployed on the demarcation line in Donbas but not on the border between Russia and Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reported referring to a statement of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.”It concerns the demarcation line. It is important to have militant consent… the consent of...

    Medvedev`s visit to Crimea: Ukraine MFA voices protest
    May24

    Medvedev`s visit to Crimea: Ukraine MFA voices protest

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) has voiced protest in connection with the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea, a sovereign territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, as the trip had not been agreed with the Ukrainian side.”Medvedev`s visit to the territory of the Autonomous Republic...

    Mobile teams to be set up in Ukraine to supervise customs officers work
    May24

    Mobile teams to be set up in Ukraine to supervise customs officers work

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday will consider the issue on establishing inter-agency mobile teams, consisting of customs officers, border guards, tax police and law enforcement officers, to fight against smuggling at the country`s customs houses, said Chief of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov at a briefing in Kyiv.”I expect...

    Alexandrov, Yerofeyev not to ask for pardon – lawyer
    May24

    Alexandrov, Yerofeyev not to ask for pardon – lawyer

    Russian GRU special forces officers Yevgeny Yerofeev and Alexander Alexandrov earlier convicted in Ukraine over their involvement in hostilities in Donbas, as well as their defense teams, will not apply for a pardon.”Due to the fact that we – both the convicts and the defense team — do not believe the verdict lawful and justified and we...

    Islamic State destroys airbase used by Russia in Syria
    May24

    Islamic State destroys airbase used by Russia in Syria

    A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed – according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC.The Tiyas facility – near the recently re-captured city of Palmyra in Syria – was repeatedly hit – with the so-called Islamic State presumed to be...

    Global oil prices continue their fall
    May24

    Global oil prices continue their fall

    Oil prices fell in thin trade on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but losses were curbed by a likely drawdown in U.S. crude and gasoline stockpiles, Reuters reported.Brent futures had declined 42 cents to $47.93 a barrel by 0643 GMT, after closing down 37 cents in the previous session, according to Reuters.U.S. crude futures dropped 32...

    7 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded, Russian troops attack Ukraine forces 47 times last day
    May24

    7 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 9 wounded, Russian troops attack Ukraine forces 47 times last day

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another nine were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours, Secretary of Ukraine`s National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”In the last day, we lost seven Ukrainian soldiers, and another nine were wounded as a result of...

    Gorbachev comments on possible entry ban to Ukraine for backing Crimea occupation
    May24

    Gorbachev comments on possible entry ban to Ukraine for backing Crimea occupation

    Former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev has commented on the proposal to close his entry into Ukraine and Europe, announced in Kyiv after his statements about the occupation of Crimea, according to RIA Novosti. ”I`m not into all these squabbles,” Gorbachev said. Answering a question whether he is afraid of a possible entry ban to Ukraine, the...

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