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    Poroshenko hopes for consensus with Putin on Savchenko`s release
    Apr19

    Poroshenko hopes for consensus with Putin on Savchenko`s release

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have managed to hammer out a certain model for the release of Ukrainian pilot, Member of Parliament Nadia Savchenko, who has been illegally imprisoned in Russia.”A telephone conversation was held with Putin on my initiative yesterday. Judging from certain...

    New Europe Weekly: NATO prepares to offer Georgia and Ukraine an ”Association Partnership”
    Apr19

    New Europe Weekly: NATO prepares to offer Georgia and Ukraine an ”Association Partnership”

    At the NATO summit in Warsaw in July, the alliance is planning to offer Tbilisi and Kyiv a newly devised status: ”associate partnership,” as well as a closer cooperation in the Black Sea. Any attempts of rapprochement between NATO and the former USSR republics, according to analysts, will make Moscow nervous and even more unpredictable, according...

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in last day
    Apr19

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas in last day

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed but eight were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone over the last 24 hours, head of the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters, Colonel Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing on Tuesday, according to an UaPosition correspondent.”Over the last day, we haven`t lost any Ukrainian soldiers,...

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.47 to dollar on interbank market
    Apr19

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.47 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Tuesday set at UAH 25.42/25.47 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 28.8050/28.8600, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    ISIS plotting tourist massacre at European resorts – media
    Apr19

    ISIS plotting tourist massacre at European resorts – media

    Islamic State terrorists are plotting to attack tourists on holiday this summer at Spanish, French and Italian resorts, intelligence agencies believe, according to Mirror.Both German and Italian intelligence agencies have learned that terrorists loyal to ISIS are hoping to pose as refugees, selling ice cream and t-shirts to disguise themselves,...

    About 46,500 pieces of military hardware, arms repaid during ATO
    Apr19

    About 46,500 pieces of military hardware, arms repaid during ATO

    Ukraine`s Defense Ministry has reported on the number of military hardware and weapons repaired since the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, which started in April 2014.”Since the beginning of the ATO, 46,500 units of military hardware and weapons have been repaired. Of them, 43,500 were fixed by the military...

    Russians spending half of their earnings for foodstuffs
    Apr19

    Russians spending half of their earnings for foodstuffs

    The Russians have started spending 50.1% of their earnings for foodstuffs, says a monthly monitoring report on social and economic situation and the general state of health that was done by the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian news agency TASS has reported.”For the first time over eight years foodstuffs outdid the...

    First Vice-Premier Kubiv: Ukraine may get $1.7 bln from IMF by July
    Apr19

    First Vice-Premier Kubiv: Ukraine may get $1.7 bln from IMF by July

    First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Kubiv says that Ukraine hopes to complete talks with its key lenders, the International Monetary Fund, on the second review of the Extended Fund Facility program and receive the third tranche worth about $1.7 billion of an IMF loan by the end of the second quarter of 2016.A preliminary plan of work with...

    Over 20,000 soldiers sign for Ukraine army since year`s start
    Apr19

    Over 20,000 soldiers sign for Ukraine army since year`s start

    Head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry`s Communications and Press Department Oksana Havryliuk says more than 20,000 soldiers on a contract have been enlisted in the Ukrainian army since the beginning of 2016, according to an UaPosition correspondent.”Over the past week, about 500 people, including conscripts and mobilized soldiers, have enlisted...

    Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine conflicts
    Apr19

    Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine conflicts

    The Kremlin has said Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama have discussed the situation in Syria and agreed to increase coordination between the two countries, according to Radio Liberty.”The leaders discussed in detail the situation in Syria, confirming in particular their intention to facilitate the strengthening of a...

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