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    Russian proxies again use banned arms, attack Avdiyivka industrial zone
    May16

    Russian proxies again use banned arms, attack Avdiyivka industrial zone

    Russian-backed terrorists have again intensified the shelling of the industrial zone in the town of Avdiyivka in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to press officer of the Donetsk sector in the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone Vladyslav Voloshyn.”At night, the militants used tank shells, cannon artillery systems, 120 mm mortars against the defenders...

    Fitch affirms Ukraine at `CCC`
    May16

    Fitch affirms Ukraine at `CCC`

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukraine`s Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at `CCC`, the agency reported on its website.The issue ratings on Ukraine`s senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at `CCC`, the agency said in its statement.The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at `CCC` and...

    Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate
    May16

    Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate

    Italy`s health minister has outlined plans to double child benefit to combat what she described as an ”apocalyptic” decline in the country`s birth rate, the BBC reports.Beatrice Lorenzin said the monthly bonus for lower-income families should be twice the current EUR 80 (GBP 60; $90), according to the BBC.Ms. Lorenzin also called for higher...

    National Guard gets new Ukrainian armored personnel carriers
    May16

    National Guard gets new Ukrainian armored personnel carriers

    Kyiv armored plant, which is part of state-run Ukroboronprom Concern, has shipped the first batch of six new BTR-3E1D armored personnel carriers to the National Guard of Ukraine, according to Ukroboronprom`s press service.The armored vehicles are equipped with the four-stroke six -cylinder water-cooled Deutz BF6M1015CP diesel engine and the...

    Al Qaeda turns to Syria, with a plan to challenge IS: NYT
    May16

    Al Qaeda turns to Syria, with a plan to challenge IS: NYT

    Al Qaeda`s top leadership in Pakistan, badly weakened after a decade of C.I.A. drone strikes, has decided that the terror group`s future lies in Syria and has secretly dispatched more than a dozen of its most seasoned veterans there, according to senior American and European intelligence and counterterrorism officials, according to The New York...

    Kernel`s top managers complain to country`s leaders about SBU search
    May16

    Kernel`s top managers complain to country`s leaders about SBU search

    The top managers of the Kernel company, one of Ukraine`s largest agribusinesses, have sent an open letter to Ukrainian authorities, complaining about recent searches conducted by the SBU Security Service of Ukraine at the company`s office, the Kernel`s press service reported.”On May 12, 2016 Kernel`s headquarters in Kyiv was searched by...

    FT: NATO rapid unit not fit for eastern Europe deployment, say generals
    May16

    FT: NATO rapid unit not fit for eastern Europe deployment, say generals

    NATO`s new ”spearhead” rapid reaction force could not be deployed in eastern Europe if there was a war with Russia, according to the alliance`s own military assessments, the Financial Times reports.The ”Very High Readiness Joint Task Force,” the 5,000-strong centerpiece of the 2014 NATO summit and the package of measures it produced to counter...

    Newly appointed Prosecutor General Lutsenko becomes NSDC member
    May16

    Newly appointed Prosecutor General Lutsenko becomes NSDC member

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has included newly appointed Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), according to presidential decree No. 212 of May 16.”I order to make Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko (by consent) member of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine,” the...

    Armenia, Azerbaijan presidents to meet in Vienna over Nagorno-Karabakh
    May16

    Armenia, Azerbaijan presidents to meet in Vienna over Nagorno-Karabakh

    The Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents are set to meet in Vienna to discuss a fragile cease-fire in Azerbaijan`s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to Radio Liberty.The meeting between Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev will be their first face-to-face encounter since Nagorno-Karabakh in early April saw its worst violence in two decades,...

    Moldova restricts dairy, meat, cement imports from Ukraine until year-end
    May16

    Moldova restricts dairy, meat, cement imports from Ukraine until year-end

    Moldova has published a government resolution on the introduction of measures to protect its market by restricting imports of Ukrainian dairy foods, meat and cement by means of quotas and import duties until the end of 2016, according to the Ukrainian Europeiska Pravda portal.The document was posted on the Moldovan government`s website on May...

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