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    Militants massing in Yasynuvata for new attacks near Avdiyivka
    Mar25

    Militants massing in Yasynuvata for new attacks near Avdiyivka

    The Russian-backed militants have massed up to 3,000 personnel in the town of Yasynuvata allegedly for new attacks on the areas near the town of Avdiyivka, the Ukrainian TSN news service reported. It reports that the militants` target is the industrial area near Avdiyivka. The combat activity was on the rise near Avdiyivka at night as the enemy...

    Syrian troops storming last IS stronghold near Palmyra — media
    Mar25

    Syrian troops storming last IS stronghold near Palmyra — media

    The Syrian troops are storming the last Islamic State stronghold near the ancient town of Palmyra in Syria, a well-informed source in Damascus told TASS by telephone.”The army has regained control over a very large part of the territory. The government troops are storming the last militant-held height near Palmyra,” the source said, according to...

    IS video calls for jihad after Brussels blasts
    Mar25

    IS video calls for jihad after Brussels blasts

    Islamic State released a video on social media on Thursday calling on its followers to claim victory and wage jihad after deadly blasts in Brussels this week that the group said it had carried out, according to Reuters.In the footage, Islamic State noted that Belgium was part of a coalition fighting militants in the Middle East, as reported by...

    Attacks on Ukraine troops in Mariupol sector grow to 14 on Thursday
    Mar25

    Attacks on Ukraine troops in Mariupol sector grow to 14 on Thursday

    The number of attacks by Russian proxies on Ukrainian troops in the Mariupol sector in Donetsk region grew to 14 in the last day from four recorded in the previous day, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). ”The number of attacks in the Mariupol sector has increased compared to the previous day. If there were four...

    Six arrests in Brussels police operation after bombings
    Mar25

    Six arrests in Brussels police operation after bombings

    Belgian police detained six people on Thursday in the course of investigations into Tuesday`s Islamic State suicide bombings in Brussels, the federal prosecutor`s office said in a statement, Reuters wrote.It said the arrests were made during police searches in the Brussels boroughs of Schaerbeek in the north and Jette in the west, as well as in...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 26.25 to dollar
    Mar25

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 26.25 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by 24 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.25 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for March 25:$100 costs UAH 2,625.2159 (on March 24, it was UAH...

    UN provides update on Donbas war victims, warns against collapse of truce
    Mar24

    UN provides update on Donbas war victims, warns against collapse of truce

    UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic has announced a United Nations updated report on victims of the Donbas war and warned that the ceasefire in the east of Ukraine is in jeopardy. More than 9,000 had been killed and more than 21,000 injured during the Donbas conflict, he said in Geneva at the 31st session of the UN...

    Poroshenko: Not time to sell Kharkiv`s Turboatom now
    Mar24

    Poroshenko: Not time to sell Kharkiv`s Turboatom now

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says it is not time for Kharkiv-based turbine building enterprise PJSC Turboatom to be privatized, according to the company`s press service.While visiting the plant`s workshops and meeting with the top management and personnel in Kharkiv on March 23, the president assured that if privatization took place, it...

    More banks steer clear of Russia`s bond sale
    Mar24

    More banks steer clear of Russia`s bond sale

    The Russian government is struggling to find major global banks to help it sell $3 billion worth of sovereign bonds, putting into question Moscow`s return to capital markets after a near three-year absence, The Wall Street Journal reported. Many European banks have ruled themselves out of participating in a bond sale, unwilling to upset U.S. and...

    Poroshenko Bloc nominates parliament speaker Groysman for premier
    Mar24

    Poroshenko Bloc nominates parliament speaker Groysman for premier

    The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko parliamentary faction has already put forward their nominee for the prime minister`s post.The Poroshenko Bloc has nominated Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Groysman for prime minister, Viktoria Siumar, the deputy chairperson of the parliamentary faction of the People`s Front led by incumbent Prime Minister Arseniy...

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