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    About 46,500 pieces of military hardware, arms repaid during ATO
    Apr19

    About 46,500 pieces of military hardware, arms repaid during ATO

    Ukraine`s Defense Ministry has reported on the number of military hardware and weapons repaired since the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, which started in April 2014.”Since the beginning of the ATO, 46,500 units of military hardware and weapons have been repaired. Of them, 43,500 were fixed by the military...

    Russians spending half of their earnings for foodstuffs
    Apr19

    Russians spending half of their earnings for foodstuffs

    The Russians have started spending 50.1% of their earnings for foodstuffs, says a monthly monitoring report on social and economic situation and the general state of health that was done by the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian news agency TASS has reported.”For the first time over eight years foodstuffs outdid the...

    First Vice-Premier Kubiv: Ukraine may get $1.7 bln from IMF by July
    Apr19

    First Vice-Premier Kubiv: Ukraine may get $1.7 bln from IMF by July

    First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Kubiv says that Ukraine hopes to complete talks with its key lenders, the International Monetary Fund, on the second review of the Extended Fund Facility program and receive the third tranche worth about $1.7 billion of an IMF loan by the end of the second quarter of 2016.A preliminary plan of work with...

    Over 20,000 soldiers sign for Ukraine army since year`s start
    Apr19

    Over 20,000 soldiers sign for Ukraine army since year`s start

    Head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry`s Communications and Press Department Oksana Havryliuk says more than 20,000 soldiers on a contract have been enlisted in the Ukrainian army since the beginning of 2016, according to an UaPosition correspondent.”Over the past week, about 500 people, including conscripts and mobilized soldiers, have enlisted...

    Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine conflicts
    Apr19

    Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine conflicts

    The Kremlin has said Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama have discussed the situation in Syria and agreed to increase coordination between the two countries, according to Radio Liberty.”The leaders discussed in detail the situation in Syria, confirming in particular their intention to facilitate the strengthening of a...

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine troops 46 times in last day
    Apr19

    Russian proxies attack Ukraine troops 46 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 46 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).”In the Donetsk sector, the illegal armed groups fired 120mm and 82mm mortars near the towns of Avdiyivka and Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Novhorodske...

    Japan earthquakes rattle Toyota`s vulnerable supply chain – WSJ
    Apr19

    Japan earthquakes rattle Toyota`s vulnerable supply chain – WSJ

    The vulnerabilities of the tight production supply chains at Japanese companies including Toyota Motor Corp., are back in the spotlight after earthquakes in southern Japan forced several to curtail output this week, according to The Wall Street Journal.Toyota`s decision to shut 26 car assembly lines this week nationwide due to production halts by...

    Deadly suicide bomb hits Kabul
    Apr19

    Deadly suicide bomb hits Kabul

    Several people have been killed and more than 200 have been injured in a huge explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say, according to the BBC. Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said a suicide attacker had detonated a vehicle. Gunfire can still be heard, the BBC reports. A Taliban spokesman said the group carried...

    Turkey to cancel deal on migrants if EU doesn`t keep its word
    Apr19

    Turkey to cancel deal on migrants if EU doesn`t keep its word

    Turkey will cancel its agreements with the European Union on migrants if the EU doesn`t keep its word on the deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, according to Reuters.Cavusoglu made the comment in parliament in response to opposition criticism over the government`s Syria policies, which include the deal with the EU last...

    Ecuador to receive $2 bln from China Development Bank for investment
    Apr19

    Ecuador to receive $2 bln from China Development Bank for investment

    Ecuador signed off on Monday on a credit line for $2 billion from the China Development Bank (CDB) to finance public investment, the Finance Ministry in the quake-hit Andean country said in a statement, according to Reuters. The first tranche, of up to $1.5 billion, will be disbursed in the coming weeks, as reported by Reuters. In parallel,...

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