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    No visa waver for Ukrainians on European Parliament`s October agenda
    Oct12

    No visa waver for Ukrainians on European Parliament`s October agenda

    European Union visa-free travel for Ukraine has not been incorporated into the agenda of the European Parliament`s session in Strasbourg on October 24-27. Neither visa liberalization for Ukraine or Georgia nor visa waiver suspension mechanism has been incorporated on the EP agenda, which was posted on its official website. The mechanism is said...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 47 times in last day, mostly in Mariupol sector
    Oct11

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 47 times in last day, mostly in Mariupol sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, including 27 in the Mariupol sector, 17 barrages in the Luhansk sector, and three in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, the enemy...

    Hollande on Minsk accords: First, Donbas elections, then control over border
    Oct11

    Hollande on Minsk accords: First, Donbas elections, then control over border

    French President Francois Hollande has said that the failure of the Minsk agreements will lead to a frozen conflict in the east of Ukraine. ”I am ready to move forward in the Normandy format to fully implement the Minsk agreements, otherwise it will be a frozen conflict,” Hollande said during the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of...

    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)
    Oct11

    Ukraine counterintelligence caught Russian spy in Rivne (Photo)

    Counterintelligence officers of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have detained in the Ukrainian city of Rivne an agent of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces (GRU). A detainee is a Ukrainian citizen, who resides in Russia, According to the SBU`s press center. The man was reportedly tasked by the...

    Ukraine becomes global leader in flour exports
    Oct11

    Ukraine becomes global leader in flour exports

    Ukraine became the world`s leader in flour exports in the 2015-2016 marketing year (MY), or July 2015 through June 2016, with shipments amounting to 344,000 tonnes, which is 32.5% up from the 2014-2015 MY, according to the press service of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, citing Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of PJSC...

    Moscow `blocking` Ukrainian journalists at Euronews
    Oct10

    Moscow `blocking` Ukrainian journalists at Euronews

    The Russian service of the French broadcaster Euronews – which is financed by Moscow – has refused to provide jobs to journalists from the Ukrainian service, in violation of French labour legislation, after the department was shut down and 17 journalists made redundant, EurActiv reports. The Russian service of Euronews has five job openings, but...

    France to call for war crimes probe against Russia over Syria
    Oct10

    France to call for war crimes probe against Russia over Syria

    The French foreign minister has said he will ask the International Court of Justice to investigate possible war crimes in Syria, according to The Independent. ”We do not agree with what Russia is doing, bombarding Aleppo. France is committed as never before to saving the population of Aleppo,” Jean-Marc Ayrault said, The Independent reports....

    Ukrinform journalist left without food, water on first day of arrest in Moscow
    Oct10

    Ukrinform journalist left without food, water on first day of arrest in Moscow

    Journalist from Ukraine`s Ukrinform news agency Roman Sushchenko, who has been arrested in Moscow, was left without food and water on the first day of his detention, and he has lost about six kilograms while in custody, according to Russia`s Novaya Gazeta. ”We have asked Roman if any physical pressure was applied to him. Sushchenko answered `no.`...

    Ukrainian troops in Donbas attacked almost 50 times in last day
    Oct09

    Ukrainian troops in Donbas attacked almost 50 times in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces in Donbas attacked Ukrainian positions 48 times in the last day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. The hottest spot was the Mariupol sector, where 27 attacks were recorded, which was the highest number since August. View map in full size The adversary repeatedly used...

    Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security
    Oct09

    Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he had detected increasing U.S. hostility towards Moscow and complained about what he said was a series of aggressive U.S. steps that threatened Russia`s national security, according to Reuters. In an interview with Russian state TV likely to worsen already poor relations with Washington,...

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