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    National Security and Defense Council: Terrorists fired at a patrol unit of OSCE mission monitors
    Nov27

    National Security and Defense Council: Terrorists fired at a patrol unit of OSCE mission monitors

    Kyiv, 27 November 2014 – Situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone remains tense and has not considerably changed. Facts testifying for the arrival of new units of the Russian troops are being confirmed. Build-up of the enemy’s forces at the Donetsk direction continues – terrorists and Russian troops are possibly preparing another...

    EU includes 13 separatists and 5 companies in sanctions list
    Nov27

    EU includes 13 separatists and 5 companies in sanctions list

    The EU’s sanctions list has been expanded with 13 separatists operating in eastern Ukraine and five companies. A senior European diplomat told this to a Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels on Thursday after a meeting of ambassadors of the EU member states. EU ambassadors approved additional sanctions against separatists operating in eastern...

    Quarter of Russians believes Russian troops fighting in Donbas – poll
    Nov27

    Quarter of Russians believes Russian troops fighting in Donbas – poll

    Twenty-five percent of Russian citizens are confident that Russian troops are fighting in Donbas. This is stated in a survey conducted by Russia’s non-governmental Levada Center, a Ukrinform correspondent in Russia reported. When asked whether Russians think that Russian troops are now in Ukraine in the context of the armed conflict in...

    Ukrposhta suspends delivery of letters and parcels to occupied Donbas
    Nov27

    Ukrposhta suspends delivery of letters and parcels to occupied Donbas

    Ukrposhta has suspended from November 27 the reception and delivery of letters and parcels on the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, the company’s press service has reported. If it is necessary to send mail to clients residing in the territories controlled by terrorists, mail can...

    Ukraine to apply for EU membership in five years – Poroshenko
    Nov27

    Ukraine to apply for EU membership in five years – Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on MPs to work effectively so as to be able to submit an application for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union in five years. He said this in an extraordinary address on Ukraine’s domestic and international situation in the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, a Ukrinform correspondent...

    Yatseniuk retains premier’s post
    Nov27

    Yatseniuk retains premier’s post

    Incumbent Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has again been elected head of government. A total of 341 MPs voted for such a decision. Yatseniuk said in his speech in the Verkhovna Rada that he was ready to cooperate with the president. Earlier, Poroshenko said that he supported Yatseniuk’s candidacy and hoped the coalition would...

    Poroshenko: Ukrainians should not be intimidated with third world war
    Nov27

    Poroshenko: Ukrainians should not be intimidated with third world war

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukrainians should not be intimidated with the third world war. He said this from the parliament’s rostrum in his message on the internal and external situation in Ukraine. “It’s unnecessary to intimidate us with the third world war. In fact, nobody plans to start it,” he...

    Hroisman elected Ukrainian parliament speaker
    Nov27

    Hroisman elected Ukrainian parliament speaker

    Bloc of Petro Poroshenko MP Volodymyr Hroisman has been elected Verkhovna Rada speaker. A total of 359 MPs voted for such a decision. Hroisman’s candidacy was supported by the coalition. In his speech, Hroisman promised to make every effort to restore confidence in the parliament. “We have to turn the Rada not into a brake, but into...

    Coalition formed in parliament
    Nov27

    Coalition formed in parliament

    The head of the temporary presidium of the Verkhovna Rada, Volodymyr Hroisman, has announced the creation of a coalition of 302 MPs in the new parliament, a Ukrinform correspondent has reported. “Our coalition has been set up in a Ukrainian European parliament by a constitutional majority of 302 MPs,” Hroisman said.

    Six factions formed in parliament
    Nov27

    Six factions formed in parliament

    The chairman of the group on preparations for the first meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, Volodymyr Hroisman, has announced the creation of six factions in parliament, a Ukrinform correspondent has reported. The People’s Front faction includes 83 MPs and is led by Oleksandr Turchynov. The Samopomich Union faction led by Oleh Bereziuk includes...

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