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    Fitch affirms Ukrainian Railway at `CCC`
    Mar21

    Fitch affirms Ukrainian Railway at `CCC`

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukrainian Railway`s Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at `CCC`, Fitch Ratings said in its press release. Long-Term Local Currency IDR at `RD`, Short-Term Foreign Currency IDR at `C` and National Long-Term rating at `RD(ukr)`, according to Fitch. The Long-term foreign currency rating on Shortline...

    Lawyer Feygin hopes for international assistance in Sushchenko`s case
    Mar21

    Lawyer Feygin hopes for international assistance in Sushchenko`s case

    Mark Feygin, the Russian lawyer of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko remanded in custody in Russia, says the negotiations on the exchange or release of his client are underway, and the journalist`s defense hopes for international assistance in this case, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported. ”Negotiations on Sushchenko`s exchange or release – no...

    Ukraine, NATO hold naval exercises in Black Sea
    Mar20

    Ukraine, NATO hold naval exercises in Black Sea

    The drills involve a Ukrainian minesweeper Henichesk and three vessels of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two Joint military exercises of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and NATO`s naval mine hunting team are being held in the Black Sea March 20. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the tasks include navigating...

    FBI confirms probe of Russia meddling ongoing
    Mar20

    FBI confirms probe of Russia meddling ongoing

    FBI Director James Comey confirms publicly for the first time the Bureau is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, BBC News reports. The inquiry will include any potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russia`s government, according to BBC News. ”I have been authorized by the DOJ...

    Heavy fighting in Donbas with Grad and tanks near Mariupol: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 8 wounded
    Mar20

    Heavy fighting in Donbas with Grad and tanks near Mariupol: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, 8 wounded

    Ukrainian Military Television published a video of the heavy shelling of the settlement of Vodiane by Russian-terrorist forces using Grad multiple rocket launchers. The footage shows explosions in Vodiane`s residential areas. ”At 9:30, two enemy groups totaling up to 40 Russian soldiers approached our positions near Vodiane. Having faced a strong...

    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick
    Mar20

    SBU chief says entry ban papers drafted against Russia`s Eurovision pick

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has prepared papers prohibiting entry into Ukraine of Eurovision 2017 participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova, SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak told reporters on Monday, March 20, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel. ”As of now, the decision regarding her entry ban has not yet been made, but I will reveal the secret...

    Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison
    Mar20

    Polish lawyer charged with spying for Russia convicted to 4 years in prison

    Warsaw`s District Court has sentenced a lawyer to a four-year prison term on spying charges, according to PAP. The lawyer was convicted for spying in favor of Russia`s military intelligence, GRU, the act which inflicted damage to Poland, PAP reports. However, the convict does plead guilty. The prosecution requested a six-year term. It is noted...

    Over 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas war – Ukraine`s Defense Ministry
    Mar20

    Over 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas war – Ukraine`s Defense Ministry

    Ukraine`s Defense Ministry has announced that over 2,600 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and more than 9,400 have been wounded since the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Since the beginning of the ATO, 2,629 servicemen have been killed amid hostilities, including 2,220 soldiers...

    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea
    Mar20

    Ukraine bans European politicians` entry as they visit occupied Crimea

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has verified reports about the visit of politicians from the European Union and other countries to Russian-occupied Crimea at the occupying authorities` invitation to ”celebrate” the third anniversary of the Crimean pseudo-referendum, SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. ”It turned out that...

    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords
    Mar20

    Ukraine says Russia hasn`t fulfilled single clause of Minsk accords

    Press secretary of Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mariana Betsa insists Russia has not fulfilled a single clause of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas. ”Moscow has no political will at all to fulfill them,” she said in a statement posted on the ministry`s Facebook page on Saturday evening. ”The situation in Donbas remains extremely...

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