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    OSCE: Free expression, freedom of media remain under threat in Crimea
    Apr20

    OSCE: Free expression, freedom of media remain under threat in Crimea

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic on Tuesday expressed concern about the intimidation of journalist Nikolay Semena in the Russian-occupied Crimea, Ukraine.According to reports, Semena`s apartment in Simferopol was searched and his equipment was seized in the early hours of April 19. The journalist was detained and...

    Ukraine`s Finance Ministry outlines `de-offshorization` road map
    Apr20

    Ukraine`s Finance Ministry outlines `de-offshorization` road map

    Newly appointed Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk announces his ministry has decided on several steps to introduce Controlled Foreign Company rules to prevent the shift of profits in preferential tax jurisdictions, or tax havens, and re-route funds back to Ukraine (the so-called `de-offshorization`).”Pursuant to the president`s...

    OSCE records militant heavy weapons in Luhansk, Donetsk
    Apr20

    OSCE records militant heavy weapons in Luhansk, Donetsk

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has said it recorded the deployment of heavy weapons, including Grad MLRS, in the militant-controlled cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.”In violation of the respective withdrawal lines, the SMM saw seven multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS; BM-21 Grad, 122mm), seven self-propelled howitzers (2S1...

    China flight tests new multiple-warhead missile
    Apr20

    China flight tests new multiple-warhead missile

    China conducted another flight test of its newest and longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile last week amid growing tensions with the United States over the South China Sea, The Washington Free Beacon has reported.Pentagon officials told the Free Beacon the flight test of the new road-mobile DF-41 missile took place Tuesday with two...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.44 to dollar
    Apr20

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 25.44 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by four kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.44 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for April 20: $100 costs UAH 2,544.3478 (on April 19, it was UAH...

    Russian proxies violate ceasefire 23 times in last day
    Apr20

    Russian proxies violate ceasefire 23 times in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 23 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons 11 times, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). ”The illegal armed groups were active in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors. The invaders fired 120mm mortars on our fortified...

    Bloomberg: Trump, Clinton win New York primaries to control their races
    Apr20

    Bloomberg: Trump, Clinton win New York primaries to control their races

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their New York presidential primaries Tuesday, ending losing streaks for both campaigns and allowing the two front-runners to reassert control over their party nominating fights, according to Bloomberg.Clinton`s victory makes her march to the nomination all but unstoppable, Bloomberg wrote.Sanders, a Vermont...

    Panama Papers: U.S. launches criminal inquiry into tax avoidance claims
    Apr20

    Panama Papers: U.S. launches criminal inquiry into tax avoidance claims

    The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into the widespread international tax avoidance schemes exposed by the Panama Papers leak, published by the Guardian and other journalistic partners.Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for Manhattan, said he had ”opened a criminal investigation regarding matters to which the Panama...

    OSCE SMM says Russian militants threaten to open fire at monitors if close to Ukraine Army
    Apr20

    OSCE SMM says Russian militants threaten to open fire at monitors if close to Ukraine Army

    OSCE SMM reports of threats coming from militants to open fire if the monitors put their vehicles near the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, that`s according to the mission`s report of April 18, published on Tuesday. ”The SMM received threats from armed men. While in ”DPR”-controlled Donetsk city, a ”DPR” member approached an SMM patrol,...

    Malaysia interested in Ukraine-made weaponry
    Apr20

    Malaysia interested in Ukraine-made weaponry

    Malaysian Defense Ministry got interested in weapons and military equipment produced by Ukroboronprom, Ukraine`s state-owned arms manufacturer, presented at the International Defense Exhibition Conference DSA-2016 in Kuala Lumpur. According to the press service of Ukroboronprom, which represents Ukrainian defense industry at the exhibition held...

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