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    Deshchytsia confirms Ukraine’s readiness to buy weapons from Poland
    Dec22

    Deshchytsia confirms Ukraine’s readiness to buy weapons from Poland

    Ukraine is ready, if necessary, to buy weapons from Poland. Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland, former Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia said this in an interview to the tvn24.pl television channel. “No, we currently do not buy weapons from Poland, not yet. If such a need arises, we will do this,” he said. As reported, Polish...

    This is Ukraine today – December 21: Negotiations between the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
    Dec22

    This is Ukraine today – December 21: Negotiations between the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

    Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends! December 21 – In the last 24 hours no Ukrainian military have been killed, 4 were injured, – informs NSDC head office. December 21 – In Odesa, the officers of counterintelligence unit of Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) have detained the saboteur, who as part of a subversive group, planned terrorist...

    Militants fire at Donetsk airport from monastery
    Dec22

    Militants fire at Donetsk airport from monastery

    Over the past 24 hours militants have fired twice at the new terminal of the Donetsk airport from the side of a monastery. Anti-terrorist operation spokesman Leonid Matiukhin reported this in his review of events early on December 22. “Terrorists fired twice at the new terminal of the Donetsk airport with small arms. It should be mentioned...

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss assistance to Ukraine
    Dec22

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss assistance to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a telephone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the presidential press service has reported. “Poroshenko stressed the importance of the signing by U.S. President Barack Obama of the Congress-approved Ukraine Freedom Support Act and welcomed the U.S. position on solidarity with...

    McCain: Russian problems not created by Obama
    Dec22

    McCain: Russian problems not created by Obama

    The negative impact on the Russian economy has been caused by a drop in oil prices, not the U.S. sanctions. U.S. Senator John McCain expressed this opinion in an interview with CNN. “We should be thanking the Saudis who have allowed the value of a barrel of oil to go to the point where it’s affecting dramatically Vladimir...

    Part of Russian troops withdraws from line of contact with Ukrainian army
    Dec22

    Part of Russian troops withdraws from line of contact with Ukrainian army

    The major part of the units of Russian-terrorist troops was seen retreating from the line of contact with Ukrainian troops in Luhansk and Donetsk regions last weekend. Information Resistance group leader Dmytro Tymchuk reported this on his Facebook page. “First of all, those who are being withdrawn from the line of contact are units of the...

    Yatseniuk: reforms are our last chance
    Dec22

    Yatseniuk: reforms are our last chance

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that EU membership “remains Ukraine’s ultimate dream,” and “serious reforms are the last chance” for Kyiv. The head of the Ukrainian government said this in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. “And we know that in order to [join the EU], we...

    Europe ready to give Ukraine more money this year – Tusk
    Dec22

    Europe ready to give Ukraine more money this year – Tusk

    European Council President Donald Tusk has said that Ukraine may get by the end of 2014 part of the financial aid provided by the EU together with the United States, Canada and the International Monetary Fund. He said this in an interview with Polskie Radio. “In fact, we deal with the situation that requires an immediate response, and we...

    UAH 86 bln to be allocated for Ukraine’s defense and security in 2015 – Turchynov
    Dec22

    UAH 86 bln to be allocated for Ukraine’s defense and security in 2015 – Turchynov

    Ukraine’s defense and security budget for 2015 will amount to UAH 86 billion. Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said this after a council meeting on Saturday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “This is UAH 86 billion. This is a huge increase in the budget for this area, but we have...

    Military updates, 12/19 (10th “Day of Silence”)
    Dec20

    Military updates, 12/19 (10th “Day of Silence”)

    Russian-terrorist forces continue to fire at the positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of the Donetsk airport in an effort to provoke the Ukrainian military into return fire. The attacks were carried out mainly with the use of small arms. Also over the past 24 hours, insurgents carried out intensive gunfire with small arms in short...

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