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    EU supports reforms in Ukraine, ready to step up pressure on Russia – conclusions
    Dec19

    EU supports reforms in Ukraine, ready to step up pressure on Russia – conclusions

    The European Union will continue to support the reform process in Ukraine, is ready to take further steps to resolve the situation in eastern Ukraine and tightened sanctions against the economy of Russian-occupied Crimea. This is stated in the conclusions on Ukraine approved by the European Council on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent in...

    This is Ukraine today – December 18: 185 military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently being detained by Russian terrorists, another 298 are considered missing
    Dec19

    This is Ukraine today – December 18: 185 military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently being detained by Russian terrorists, another 298 are considered missing

    Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends! December 18 – 185 military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently being detained by Russian terrorists, another 298 are considered missing, – informed Acting Head of the press service of the General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces Vladyslav Seleznyov. December 18 – Russian President Vladimir...

    Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act
    Dec19

    Obama signs Ukraine Freedom Support Act

    Bill H.R.5859 entitled “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014″ has come into force after it was signed on Thursday by U.S. President Barack Obama. His statement in this regard has been posted on the website of the White House, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Today, I have signed H.R. 5859, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of...

    Poroshenko submits bill cancelling Ukraine’s non-bloc status
    Dec19

    Poroshenko submits bill cancelling Ukraine’s non-bloc status

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has submitted for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada a draft law introducing amendments to certain laws of Ukraine on Ukraine’s refusal to implement non-alignment policy, the presidential press service has reported. “The non-aligned status of Ukraine, which was secured in the law of Ukraine on...

    Military updates, 12/17 (8th “Day of Silence”)
    Dec19

    Military updates, 12/17 (8th “Day of Silence”)

    The military leaders of the “DNR” [Donetsk People’s Republic] are forced to conclude that, as was stated in a report addressed to the leadership of the “DNR” terrorist organization, “overall, mobilization measures on the territory of the republic did not result in a significant positive effect on the staffing status of the republic’s armed...

    Statement by the US President on the Ukraine Freedom Support Act
    Dec19

    Statement by the US President on the Ukraine Freedom Support Act

    Today, I have signed H.R. 5859, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, into law. Signing this legislation does not signal a change in the Administration’s sanctions policy, which we have carefully calibrated in accordance with developments on the ground and coordinated with our allies and partners.  At this time, the Administration does not...

    Poroshenko to create constitutional commission on decentralization next week
    Dec18

    Poroshenko to create constitutional commission on decentralization next week

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stressed the importance for Ukraine of the Polish experience on the decentralization of power and announced his intention to initiate the establishment of a constitutional commission for the introduction of constitutional amendments on the decentralization of power. He said this at a meeting with the...

    China decides to help Ukraine under UN auspices
    Dec18

    China decides to help Ukraine under UN auspices

    China is willing to contribute to help Ukraine under the UN auspices. Ambassador of China to Ukraine Zhang Xiyun said during a meeting with Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Hroisman. “Together with the President, government and parliament of Ukraine, we are ready to develop relations in various fields and areas, so that this cooperation...

    National Security and Defense Council to meet on Saturday – Tseholko
    Dec18

    National Security and Defense Council to meet on Saturday – Tseholko

    A meeting of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) will be held on Saturday, December 20. Ukrainian presidential press secretary Sviatoslav Tseholko told this to journalists in Lublin on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent in Poland reported. “The president meant that a preparatory meeting for the NSDC meeting will be...

    Russian special services kidnap Ukrainian prosecutor in Crimea
    Dec18

    Russian special services kidnap Ukrainian prosecutor in Crimea

    Russian special services have kidnapped in Crimea an employee of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, accusing him of terrorism, the public and media liaisons department of the Prosecutor General’s Office has told Ukrinform. “An employee of the Prosecutor General’s Office, who FSB agents accused of committing a...

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