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    Law on civil service to take effect in 2016
    Dec26

    Law on civil service to take effect in 2016

    The Verkhovna Rada has postponed the entry into force of the law of Ukraine on civil service until January 1, 2016. A total of 268 deputies voted for this decision on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. According to Radical Party leader Oleh Liashko, the entry into force of this law will require additional state funds to increase the...

    Ukraine to raise EUR 500 mln loan to rebuild Donbas
    Dec26

    Ukraine to raise EUR 500 mln loan to rebuild Donbas

    Ukraine and Germany in January 2015 will prepare a joint statement on an untied loan from Germany to rebuild infrastructure in Donbas. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko said this on Friday, the press service of the ministry told Ukrinform. “Pursuant to...

    Saakashvili: Ukraine needs to halve government staff
    Dec26

    Saakashvili: Ukraine needs to halve government staff

    Ukraine, in order to achieve more effective work, needs to reduce the government staff not by 10-15%, but by at least two times. President of Georgia (2004-2007; 2008-2013) Mikheil Saakashvili said this in an interview with Censor.Net news website. “According to my assessment, it is necessary for Ukraine to reduce the state apparatus at...

    General Staff: Withdrawal of artillery possible after two days of ceasefire
    Dec26

    General Staff: Withdrawal of artillery possible after two days of ceasefire

    The withdrawal of artillery systems with a caliber of 100 mm and above to the lines fixed in the Minsk memorandum is possible only if militants observe a real ceasefire for two days. A press officer of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksiy Mazepa, said this at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on Friday, an Ukrinform...

    Head of Russian Red Cross calls Putin’s ‘convoys’ invasion of Ukraine
    Dec26

    Head of Russian Red Cross calls Putin’s ‘convoys’ invasion of Ukraine

    Russia violates the norms of the international humanitarian law by providing “humanitarian convoys” of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to the areas in Donbas occupied by Russian soldiers and militants. Head of the Moscow branch of the Russian Red Cross Igor Trunov told this to Ukrinform. “Ten convoys were absolutely truly...

    Eight enemy drones spying near Mariupol
    Dec26

    Eight enemy drones spying near Mariupol

    Drones were noted near Mariupol, spying from the air. ATO Spokesman Leonid Mariukhin informed. In particular, enemy drones were noted in the area of Charmalyk, Mykolayivka, Novoselivka and Talakivka.

    Semenchenko: Donbas battalion will continue blocking Akmetov’s humanitarian convoy
    Dec26

    Semenchenko: Donbas battalion will continue blocking Akmetov’s humanitarian convoy

    People’s deputy, commander of the voluntary battalion Donbas Semen Semenchenko says that commanders of voluntary battalions continue blocking Akhmetov’s humanitarian convoy. He wrote in his Facebook page. “After the previous convoy was let by the Dniper regiment, our soldiers in captivity in Donetsk and Ilovaisk did not get a single...

    LPR terrorists, ‘Cossacks’ fighting for power in Antratsyt and Krasny Luch
    Dec26

    LPR terrorists, ‘Cossacks’ fighting for power in Antratsyt and Krasny Luch

    Russian “Cossacks” and terrorists from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) are holding an armed struggle for power in Antratsyt and Krasny Luch in Ukraine’s Luhansk region. A press officer of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksiy Mazepa, said this at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on...

    Contact group will not meet today – Belarusian Foreign Ministry
    Dec26

    Contact group will not meet today – Belarusian Foreign Ministry

    A meeting of the contact group on Ukraine, which was planned to be held in Minsk today, will not take place. BELTA informs with reference to head of the information department – Press Secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Mironchik. “A meeting of the contact group on Ukraine will not be held in Minsk today,” he said. To...

    Militants shell ATO positions 16 times last night
    Dec26

    Militants shell ATO positions 16 times last night

    Militants last night shelled Ukrainian military 16 times with small arms, grenade launchers, mortars, armored vehicles and artillery, anti-terrorist operation spokesman Leonid Matiukhin reported. Stanytsia Luhanska, Chornukhyne, Nikishyne and outskirts of Sokolnyky were fired at with small arms and grenade launchers. The settlements of Maryinka,...

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