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    Pope Francis remembers victims of Brussels violence on Good Friday
    Mar26

    Pope Francis remembers victims of Brussels violence on Good Friday

    As Christians around the world commemorated the crucifixion of Christ, Pope Francis denounced terrorism and indifference to refugees, calling on people not to be overwhelmed by the ”apparent victory of evil,” according to Deutsche Welle.In his Good Friday prayers, Pope Francis condemned ”terrorist acts committed by followers of some religions...

    Ukraine MFA protests Savchenko`s detention due to deterioration of her health
    Mar26

    Ukraine MFA protests Savchenko`s detention due to deterioration of her health

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses strong protest with regard to the continuation of the illegal detention by the Russian authorities of illegally sentenced citizen of Ukraine – Nadiya Savchenko, which led to significant deterioration of her health and constitutes a danger to her life.”We are outraged by the unfounded refusal of...

    Poroshenko confers rank of Army General to SBU chief
    Mar26

    Poroshenko confers rank of Army General to SBU chief

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has conferred the rank of Army General to Head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak, the president`s press service reports.The relevant decree was signed on Friday, the report says.Poroshenko praised the work of Vasyl Hrytsak at the post of Head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine and...

    Militants continue to use banned weapons, hot spot near Avdiyivka
    Mar26

    Militants continue to use banned weapons, hot spot near Avdiyivka

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 39 times in the past 24 hours, using banned weapons, according to press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). ”In the last day, the militants fired 39 times on the Ukrainian positions in Donbas, using 82mm and 120mm mortars, infantry fighting...

    Poroshenko signs decree on demobilization of fourth wave`s military
    Mar26

    Poroshenko signs decree on demobilization of fourth wave`s military

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on demobilization of servicemen conscripted during the fourth wave of partial mobilization, the president`s press service reports.”I would like to begin with very good news for 45,000 servicemen who defend our state in difficult conditions. I mean soldiers of the so-called fourth wave of...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.07 to dollar
    Mar26

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.07 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 18 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.07 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for March 28: $100 costs UAH 2,607.0332 (on March 25, it was UAH...

    Russia said to face eurobond setback as many banks shun deal
    Mar25

    Russia said to face eurobond setback as many banks shun deal

    Russia has not been able to line up a suitable lead manager for a planned $3 billion eurobond because of U.S. and European Union pressure on major banks not to participate, meaning the high-profile sale is likely to be delayed or even shelved, senior officials said, according to Bloomberg. Only two Western banks are still interested in helping...

    Illegal cigarette market in Ukraine decreases tenfold
    Mar25

    Illegal cigarette market in Ukraine decreases tenfold

    The illicit cigarette trade accounted for 1.1%-1.2% of total market volumes in Ukraine in 2015, while this figure stood at 10% in 2013, according to CEO of Philip Morris Ukraine tobacco company Artem Chernis.Such change in the market is related to the tightening of state control and efforts undertaken by market participants themselves, according...

    Putin appoints Kadyrov as Chechnya`s acting head
    Mar25

    Putin appoints Kadyrov as Chechnya`s acting head

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to appoint Ramzan Kadyrov as acting head of the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, according to Radio Liberty. Speaking to Kadyrov at the Kremlin on March 25, Putin expressed hope that he would eventually participate in regional elections in September, RFE/RL wote. ”I believe that the people of...

    Ukraine intel names Russian general heading `missile forces` in Donbas
    Mar25

    Ukraine intel names Russian general heading `missile forces` in Donbas

    The Ukrainian intelligence has found out that Major General of the Russian Armed Forces Stepan Yaroshchuk is directly responsible for the combat use of the missile troops in the occupied territories of Donbas, as well as shelling of the Ukrainian troops and civilians, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense...

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