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    TASS: Russia`s State Duma passes anti-terrorism package
    May13

    TASS: Russia`s State Duma passes anti-terrorism package

    Russia`s State Duma lower parliament house on Friday passed in first reading an anti-terrorism package of bills that provide for life imprisonment for involvement in international terrorism, toughen aiding ab abating terrorists and make it possible to strip bipatride terrorists off Russian citizenship, according to Russian news agency TASS.The...

    Biden tells Poroshenko $1 bln in loan guarantees will be given to Ukraine soon
    May13

    Biden tells Poroshenko $1 bln in loan guarantees will be given to Ukraine soon

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have agreed to sign a deal on $1 billion worth of loan guarantees for Ukraine soon, according to the presidential administration.”The parties have agreed to sign the bilateral agreement on the provision of the third tranche of loan guarantees in the amount of $1 billion to...

    Reuters: Russian anti-doping czar knows `where bodies are buried`
    May13

    Reuters: Russian anti-doping czar knows `where bodies are buried`

    The decision by Russia`s former chief anti-doping scientist to come forward with details of what he described as an extensive program to cheat at the Sochi Olympics takes the crisis over drugs in Russian sport to a new level of severity, according to Reuters.It could suck in hundreds more athletes, keep Russian track-and-field competitors out of...

    U.S. welcomes appointment of new prosecutor general in Ukraine
    May13

    U.S. welcomes appointment of new prosecutor general in Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over the phone that he welcomes the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko to the post of Prosecutor General of Ukraine.Biden ”reiterated willingness of the United States to provide support for Ukraine in the prosecution reform and struggle against corruption,” the Ukrainian...

    OSCE chief monitor: Decision on Donbas should have backing of all 57 OSCE members
    May13

    OSCE chief monitor: Decision on Donbas should have backing of all 57 OSCE members

    Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug says that a decision on the possible deployment of an armed OSCE mission in Donbas, Ukraine`s east, should have the backing of all 57 OSCE participating states during the OSCE Permanent Council.”The SMM is an unarmed monitoring mission. We are not a party to this conflict. We do not take sides. We do...

    Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag
    May13

    Reuters: Germany says Russia probably behind cyber attack on Bundestag

    Russian intelligence agencies were probably responsible for a massive cyber attack on Germany`s lower house of parliament last year which forced its computer systems to be shut down for days, Germany`s domestic intelligence agency said on Friday, according to Reuters.The agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution...

    Enemy attack drone with explosives onboard leaves Ukrainian soldier shell-shocked
    May13

    Enemy attack drone with explosives onboard leaves Ukrainian soldier shell-shocked

    On the night of May 14, an attack drone carrying an explosive device was launched by an enemy toward the town of Debaltseve, a war reporter Andriy Tsaplienko wrote on Facebook.”The attack drone packed with explosives flew over the town tonight: one Ukrainian soldier was shell-shocked. The enemy snipers are also active along with the cover team,”...

    Poland names targets of Russian intelligence services
    May13

    Poland names targets of Russian intelligence services

    The Commission for Special Services at Poland`s Parliament has examined the information about the situation in Russia and the activities of the Kremlin intelligence when it comes to Poland, according to Commission`s Chairman Marek Opiola, Ukraine Today reports.”We were interested in the analysis of the situation in Russia. We also received...

    PrivatBank`s Q1 profit up by 35 times
    May13

    PrivatBank`s Q1 profit up by 35 times

    Ukraine`s largest bank PrivatBank posted a profit of UAH 211 million in the first quarter of 2016, which is 35 times higher compared to a profit of UAH 6 million in the same period last year, according to the bank`s financial reporting published on its website.According to the report, the bank`s assets have expanded by 4.5% since the beginning of...

    Poroshenko: We need 300 votes for judicial reform
    May13

    Poroshenko: We need 300 votes for judicial reform

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that the Verkhovna Rada should adopt amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice in the next days or weeks, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”I emphasize that in the coming days or weeks — and I am very grateful for the support of Andriy Parubiy — we need 300 votes for judicial...

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