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    OSCE to monitor Ukraine’s border only under appropriate security situation
    Jan22

    OSCE to monitor Ukraine’s border only under appropriate security situation

    Monitoring of the Russian-Ukrainian border is possible only under appropriate security situation, OSCE SMM deputy chief Alexander Hug said in commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent. “The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has a mandate to monitor the border, which is possible only if the security situation allows us to go to the...

    Ukraine to open $2.4 billion swap line with China
    Jan22

    Ukraine to open $2.4 billion swap line with China

    Ukraine and the People’s Republic of China have agreed to strengthen trade relations at the highest level, including realization of previously signed agreements on a swap line between two countries’ currencies totaling 15 billion Chinese renminbi (about USD 2.44 billion ). Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriya Gontareva...

    Merkel sees no reason for lifting sanctions against Russia
    Jan22

    Merkel sees no reason for lifting sanctions against Russia

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel currently sees no reason to cancel the economic sanctions imposed by the West against Russia. She has announced this on Thursday, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Economic sanctions are inevitable, but they are not an end in itself. Sanctions can...

    Russia uses corruption in Europe to advance its interests – Ukrainian expert
    Jan22

    Russia uses corruption in Europe to advance its interests – Ukrainian expert

    Russia uses corruption to defend and promote its interests in Europe, including financing for certain political forces. President of global research center “Strategy XXI” Mykhailo Honchar said this during presentation of analytical report to the Institute of World Politics regarding reaction of France, Italy and Spain on the...

    NATO confirms Russian troops shift to Ukraine
    Jan22

    NATO confirms Russian troops shift to Ukraine

    NATO cannot yet confirm the exact number of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine, but it sees their movement across the border under cover of anti-aircraft systems and electronic warfare. This has been announced on Thursday by Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Phillip Breedlove, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Brussels....

    Ukraine may become NATO member in ten years
    Jan22

    Ukraine may become NATO member in ten years

    In the next decade Ukraine will join NATO, secretary of the parliamentary committee for national security and defense Ivan Vynnyk has said, press service of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko informs. “I believe that in the next decade Ukraine will join NATO because it deals not only with security of Ukraine. I emphasize that it deals with...

    Russia can prepare offensive operation – Turchynov
    Jan22

    Russia can prepare offensive operation – Turchynov

    Constant increase in enemy’s forces along the frontline allows to anticipate powerful offensive operations in the near future. Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov made this statement. “Pulling the personnel of the Russian Armed Forces closer to frontlines gives us reasons to anticipate a powerful...

    Most Ukrainians call Yanukovych an anti-hero of history
    Jan22

    Most Ukrainians call Yanukovych an anti-hero of history

    According to the poll, 54% of Ukrainians believe former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to be an anti-hero of Ukrainian history. This was announced by head of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Sociology department for social and political processes Vyshniak during presentation of the poll results at a press conference, an...

    EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid goes to Ukraine
    Jan22

    EU Commissioner for humanitarian aid goes to Ukraine

    European Commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response Christos Stylianides will visit Ukraine next week to discuss the increase in humanitarian aid to the population affected by the Russian aggression. The visit has been scheduled after the recent decision of the European Union to increase humanitarian aid to Ukraine, an Ukrinform...

    Passenger bus services to occupied areas grind to a halt in Donetsk region
    Jan22

    Passenger bus services to occupied areas grind to a halt in Donetsk region

    Passenger bus operators who haven’t obtained permits to cross over to the occupied areas in Donetsk region halted their services. The news was reported by department of basic industries at Donetsk Regional State Administration on Thursday. “Today, nearly 90% of bus operators do not have permits for buses crossing the demarcation line....

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