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    Nuland: special status for Donbas, militant amnesty, election on territory controlled by Russia
    Apr26

    Nuland: special status for Donbas, militant amnesty, election on territory controlled by Russia

    The Samopomich Party`s press service says that the United States insists on introducing amendments to Ukraine`s Constitution, pressing for the so-called special status of the militant-occupied areas in Ukraine`s Donetsk and Luhansk regions, militant amnesty, local elections in July. U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs...

    Shuster not leaving despite denial of work permit
    Apr26

    Shuster not leaving despite denial of work permit

    One of the most influential journalists on Ukrainian television and host of arguably the country`s most popular political talk show Savik Shuster says he is not going to leave despite the fact that he has been denied a work permit in Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”We can work without a work permit,” he said.”Of course, I will be...

    Reuters: Ukraine won`t make major changes to IMF memorandum – Shevalev
    Apr26

    Reuters: Ukraine won`t make major changes to IMF memorandum – Shevalev

    A new memorandum that Ukraine will submit to the International Monetary Fund will not contain significant changes to the programme agreed in the $17.5 billion (GBP 12 billion) bailout, deputy Finance Minister Artem Shevalev said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.”Nothing major has changed. The main parameters that were in the previous memorandum...

    Ukraine not to abandon nuclear energy – Poroshenko
    Apr26

    Ukraine not to abandon nuclear energy – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that neither today nor tomorrow Ukraine will be able to abandon nuclear energy, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”Hard and effective nuclear security measures should be a key priority in the field of nuclear energy,” Poroshenko said during the events to the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl...

    Russian Court in occupied Crimea bans Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar
    Apr26

    Russian Court in occupied Crimea bans Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar

    The Supreme Court of the Russian-annexed territory of Crimea has recognized the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people an extremist organization and banned its activities. See also: Situation with Crimea is a great challenge for the Crimean Tatar people and the whole international community The decision was made by a panel of judges headed by Natalia...

    Poroshenko backs creation of Chornobyl radiation-ecological biosphere reserve
    Apr26

    Poroshenko backs creation of Chornobyl radiation-ecological biosphere reserve

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the establishment of the Chornobyl radiation-ecological biosphere reserve, the president`s press service told an UNIAN correspondent.A biosphere reserve will become one of Ukraine`s largest environmental institutions with a total area of 227,000 hectares.It will be located in the...

    NBU expects $1.2 bln of balance of payments surplus in 2016
    Apr26

    NBU expects $1.2 bln of balance of payments surplus in 2016

    In 2016, the overall balance of payments is expected to show a surplus ($1.2 billion), which, along with the IMF disbursements, will allow reserves to increase up to $18.7 billion, or 4.7 months of future imports, according to the April Inflation Report of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), published on its website.In 2017, the international...

    Local official in Donbas tries to bribe SBU officer. Gets arrested by SBU
    Apr26

    Local official in Donbas tries to bribe SBU officer. Gets arrested by SBU

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) together with the Military Prosecutor`s Office of the ATO forces have detained a deputy of the Toretsk City Council, who offered a $20,000 bribe to an SBU officer, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The deputy offered $20,000 to an SBU official for assistance in closing the criminal case opened under Part 1,...

    U.S., EU reiterate Russia must implement Minsk accords
    Apr26

    U.S., EU reiterate Russia must implement Minsk accords

    U.S. President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi have reiterated that sanctions against Russia will be lifted if the Minsk agreements are fully implemented.”On Ukraine, leaders reiterated their rejection of Russia`s occupation...

    Russian military training in Crimea to seize strategic facilities in southern Ukraine – Intel
    Apr26

    Russian military training in Crimea to seize strategic facilities in southern Ukraine – Intel

    Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that in the city of Dzhankoy in the territory of the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, the Russian troops were involved in the drills working out the takeover of strategic facilities in the south of Ukraine.”At the Dzhankoy airbase, the adversary has been working out...

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