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    Half of Ukrainian Parliament members` e-declarations analyzed, 53 sent to anti-graft agency
    Dec10

    Half of Ukrainian Parliament members` e-declarations analyzed, 53 sent to anti-graft agency

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine has analyzed half of the electronic income declarations submitted by Verkhovna Rada deputies, following which 53 of the documents have been sent to the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Half of MPs` electronic declarations have been...

    U.S. Senate upholds ban on military cooperation with Russia
    Dec09

    U.S. Senate upholds ban on military cooperation with Russia

    The U.S. Senate has approved a National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which puts a ban on Pentagon`s cooperation with Russia. Now, the only stage left for the bill to enter into force is a signature of U.S. President Barack Obama. Following suit of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense...

    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization
    Dec09

    EU explains pressure on Ukraine to lifting of moratorium on round timber export and denies manipulation of visa liberalization

    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the summit Ukraine-EU in Brussels promised to cansel the moratorium on the export of unprocessed timber. It is a condition for the EU to grant 600 million euros and promise of visa liberalization in a short time. A lot of Ukrainians outrage of the EU position and call it “visa...

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln
    Dec09

    U.S. Congress boosts military assistance, including lethal weapon, to Ukraine to US $350 mln

    The U.S. Congress has passed the consolidated National Defense Authorizations Act, 2017, boosting U.S. security assistance to Ukraine to US$ 350 million, according to a posting on the Facebook page of Ukraine`s Embassy in the United States. ”U.S. Senate has finalized consideration and following the House passed the consolidated National Defense...

    Ukraine position on trilateral gas talks: winter package similar to previous seasons
    Dec09

    Ukraine position on trilateral gas talks: winter package similar to previous seasons

    ”The objective of talks is to find consensus on a new winter package, which would be similar in terms of its content to those that we had in 2014 and 2015, to ensure that this winter Gazprom is able to sell gas, while the Ukrainian side – to buy it. We hope that as the outcome of tomorrow`s debate (I use the word ”hope” because we know that the...

    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini
    Dec09

    EU ready to sustain possible OSCE mission for Donbas election security – Mogherini

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini says that the EU is ready to increase its support for Minsk implementation and to sustain a possible OSCE mission to bolster the security of local elections in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. ”The European Union is ready to increase its support for the...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions
    Dec08

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 20 times in last day, totally 130 artillery and 60 mortar shells were launched at Ukrainian positions

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 20 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russia`s hybrid military force fired 120mm mortars on the villages of Chermalyk and Shyrokyne, and...

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas
    Dec08

    United Nations report: 9,733 people killed, 22,720 injured during war in Donbas

    From mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, 9,733 people were killed and another 22,720 wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, according to a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15, 2016. ”In total, from mid-April 2014 to November 15, 2016, OHCHR recorded 32,453 casualties, among Ukrainian armed forces,...

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors
    Dec08

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors

    EU assistance to Ukraine had limited impact and, despite the impetus for reform since then, the results achieved so far remain fragile, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Over most of the period audited, the unstable political, legislative and administrative context limited the effectiveness of EU assistance, according...

    Ukraine against forced mental health tests of four Ukrainians detained in Crimea
    Dec08

    Ukraine against forced mental health tests of four Ukrainians detained in Crimea

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared a protest against an unlawful and forced assessment of the metal health of four Ukrainian citizens who were illegally detained by the Russian occupying authorities in Crimea. The forced mental health assessment of Vadym Siruk, Muslim Aliyev, Refat Alimov, and Arsen Dzhepparov who are groundlessly...

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