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    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, two wounded in Donbas in last day
    May19

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, two wounded in Donbas in last day

    Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another two were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours, head of the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters, Colonel Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. See map in full size ”In the last day, we lost two...

    Ukraine`s central bank hopes for three IMF loan tranches by year-end
    May19

    Ukraine`s central bank hopes for three IMF loan tranches by year-end

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Dmytro Solohub says Ukraine may receive three loan tranches from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of this year.”Currently the program is based on late March indicators. The decision on the disbursement of the next tranche will be taken in July. The review based on July...

    Russia`s Chechen court finds Ukrainians Karpiuk, Klykh guilty
    May19

    Russia`s Chechen court finds Ukrainians Karpiuk, Klykh guilty

    A jury trial in the city of Grozny in Russia`s Chechen Republic has found politically persecuted Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh guilty, according to lawyer Mark Feygin. ”As expected, Karpiuk and Klykh were found guilty in a jury trial in Grozny,” Feygin told an UNIAN correspondent. He stressed that ”the politically...

    Egypt PM says cannot rule out terrorism behind vanished plane
    May19

    Egypt PM says cannot rule out terrorism behind vanished plane

    Egypt`s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Thursday that the search was underway to find the missing EgyptAir plane and it was too early to rule out any explanation for the incident, including terrorism, according to Reuters.”Search operations are ongoing at this time for the airplane in the area where it is believed to have lost contact,” he...

    NABU probing into bankrupt banks` UAH 10 bln siphoned to tax havens
    May19

    NABU probing into bankrupt banks` UAH 10 bln siphoned to tax havens

    Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk announces an investigation into the siphoning of nearly UAH 10 billion in Ukrainian bankrupt banks` assets to tax havens, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”The anti-corruption bureau has initiated proceedings, and now we actually have enough resources to carry out...

    Macedonian lawmakers cancel early parliamentary elections
    May19

    Macedonian lawmakers cancel early parliamentary elections

    Macedonia`s parliament has voted to cancel early parliamentary elections that had been scheduled for June 5. They did not schedule a new date, according to Radio Liberty.The May 18 vote came just hours after Macedonia`s Constitutional Court temporarily halted all activities for the early elections, RFE/RL reports.The court said election...

    Dniprodzerzhynsk renamed Kamianske
    May19

    Dniprodzerzhynsk renamed Kamianske

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a resolution to rename separate settlements and districts (No. 4085), which, in particular, relates to the town of Dniprodzerzhynsk, which regained its historical name Kamianske, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The decision was supported by 249 out of the 344 MPs registered in the session...

    Top NATO commanders signal support for keeping troops in Afghanistan – WP
    May19

    Top NATO commanders signal support for keeping troops in Afghanistan – WP

    The U.S. military`s new top officer in the war in Afghanistan met with military chiefs from NATO nations Wednesday, offering in a closed-door meeting his assessment of a conflict that is nearly 15 years old, The Washington Post reports.Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr.`s presented his assessment behind closed doors to dozens of senior military...

    Dnipropetrovsk renamed Dnipro
    May19

    Dnipropetrovsk renamed Dnipro

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has decided that the city of Dnipropetrovsk should be renamed Dnipro as part of the decommunization drive, according to an UNIAN correspondent.Resolution No. 3864 to rename the city was supported by 247 out of the 344 MPs registered in the session hall.The decision comes into force from the date of its adoption.An...

    Chinese jets intercept U.S. spy plane over South China Sea – Pentagon
    May19

    Chinese jets intercept U.S. spy plane over South China Sea – Pentagon

    Two Chinese fighters have carried out an ”unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says, according to the BBC.The incident happened in international airspace on May 17 as the U.S. maritime reconnaissance aircraft carried out a routine patrol in the area, it added, the BBC wrote.Tensions in the region...

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