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Section: News & Summaries

    Terrorists continue ignoring “silence day”
    Dec11

    Terrorists continue ignoring “silence day”

    Despite continuation of the “silence day,” Russian-terrorist forces continue to open fire in the antiterrorist operation area, including by holding continuous shelling. Coordinator of the Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on his Facebook page. “Over the recent day, near Maryinka, fire from the enemy side lasted for several hours...

    Sweden allocates $664,000 as aid to Ukraine
    Dec11

    Sweden allocates $664,000 as aid to Ukraine

    Sweden has signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to provide $664,000 as humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Andreas von Beckerath said this on his Twitter page. “Sweden has signed an agreement with UNOCHA to support coordination of the...

    Poroshenko to Russia: Pull back troops and close border
    Dec11

    Poroshenko to Russia: Pull back troops and close border

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Donbas and close the border with Ukraine. He said this on Thursday at a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Channel 5 reported. “Please withdraw your troops from my territory. Close the border. And I promise that if you close...

    Australia to give Ukrainian Armed Forces $2 mln – Abbott
    Dec11

    Australia to give Ukrainian Armed Forces $2 mln – Abbott

    Australia will allocate $2 million in financial assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this at a working meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the presidential press office reported. “Tony Abbott announced the decision to provide over $2 million in assistance to the Ukrainian Armed...

    Poroshenko, Abbott discuss nuclear energy – media
    Dec11

    Poroshenko, Abbott discuss nuclear energy – media

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott discussed cooperation in nuclear energy at a meeting in Australia, Bloomberg has reported, according to UNN. “The Ukrainian president and the Australian prime minister discussed the possible purchase of Australian uranium by Ukraine. Poroshenko invited Abbott to...

    Economic Committee recommends Rada to approve government program
    Dec10

    Economic Committee recommends Rada to approve government program

    The Economic Policy Committee recommends to the Verkhovna Rada to approve a program of the Cabinet activities. A relevant decision was taken at the Committee meeting on Wednesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. To remind, at the government meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk presented a program of activities of the...

    NATO to train sergeants for Ukrainian army
    Dec10

    NATO to train sergeants for Ukrainian army

    NATO is beginning the work on training sergeants for the Ukrainian army. Substantive negotiations on this issue between representatives of NATO and the Ukrainian Defense Ministry will begin on December 15. The head of the group of advisors from NATO on reforming Ukraine’s military education, retired General Boguslav Pacek, told this to an...

    Ukraine exports over 16 mln tonnes of grain since beginning of marketing year
    Dec10

    Ukraine exports over 16 mln tonnes of grain since beginning of marketing year

    Ukraine has exported 16.358 million tonnes of grain since the beginning of the 2014-2015 marketing year, the press office of the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry has reported. “Actual volumes of grain exports amounted to 16.358 million tonnes, including 7.625 million tonnes of wheat, 5.172 million tonnes of corn, 3.375 million tonnes...

    Stets wants to liquidate State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting
    Dec10

    Stets wants to liquidate State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting

    Newly appointed Minister for Information Policy Yuriy Stets has said he supports the liquidation of the State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting. He said this at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “As for a constitutional body, which is the State...

    Ukraine receives loan of EUR 500 million from EU
    Dec10

    Ukraine receives loan of EUR 500 million from EU

    Ukraine receives a loan from the European Union to the amount of EUR 500 million with maturity until 2029. Economic Development and Trade Minister Aivaras Abromavichus told a briefing at the House of Government Wednesday, the government portal informs. “A loan was received on very favorable conditions,” the minister assured. “It is 15 years,...

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