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    EU prolongs for 6 mths sanctions over violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty
    Sep16

    EU prolongs for 6 mths sanctions over violation of Ukraine`s sovereignty

    The European Union has adopted the decision to prolong for another six months the sanctions imposed against 146 individuals and 37 companies for the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the EU Council told a UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The decision was taken without discussion, by written procedure. As UNIAN...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister: German, French FMs don`t force Ukraine to give special status to Donbas
    Sep15

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister: German, French FMs don`t force Ukraine to give special status to Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that German and French foreign ministers do not force Ukraine to provide a special status to Donbas immediately. ”They understand that we need to move by political means and through the release of the hostages. There will be nothing without these components. That`s what they mean, speaking of...

    Kyiv to host Champions League final in 2018
    Sep15

    Kyiv to host Champions League final in 2018

    UEFA has chosen the capital of the final match of the Champions League 2017-2018. Today the UEFA Congress approved Kyiv as the final match`s host city. Kyiv’s NSK Olimpiyskyi has been selected to host the 2018 UEFA Champions League final. This match may become the last Champions League final, which will be held exclusively in Europe. In the...

    Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: No status quo in Donbas, Russian troops must leave
    Sep15

    Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs: No status quo in Donbas, Russian troops must leave

    Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin says that no status quo will be maintained in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, as Ukrainian citizens must have their normal life back. ”Donbas is an integral part of Ukraine – these are millions of citizens of Ukraine. The status quo virtually means a protectorate of the Russian military, the Russian...

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General`s Office interrogates Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onufriy
    Sep14

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General`s Office interrogates Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onufriy

    The Prosecutor General`s Office has interrogated Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Onufriy as a witness in the case of illegal imprisonment of former head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Volodymyr and a metropolitan Drabynko, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said in an interview with Channel 24....

    Russian troops open fire and kill Ukrainian soldiers but Ukraine ready to observe Donbas truce with no time limit
    Sep14

    Russian troops open fire and kill Ukrainian soldiers but Ukraine ready to observe Donbas truce with no time limit

    Head of the Ukrainian team of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) on the settlement of the Donbas crisis Major General Borys Kremenetsky says Ukraine consistently fulfills its obligations to abide by the ceasefire along the entire contact line in Donbas and is ready to observe the truce with no time limit. ”The Ukrainian members...

    Ukraine may decommission part of gas network on lower Russian supplies – Reuters
    Sep13

    Ukraine may decommission part of gas network on lower Russian supplies – Reuters

    Ukraine may decommission part of its gas transit system due to a sharp fall in the amount of Russian gas being pumped to Europe via Ukraine, the head of Ukraine`s gas transport monopoly Ihor Prokopiv was quoted on Tuesday as saying, according to Reuters. Around 40% of Russia`s gas exports to Europe currently pass through Ukraine but several new...

    The 2nd International Congress of separatists to be held in Moscow
    Sep13

    The 2nd International Congress of separatists to be held in Moscow

    The second annual conference of the separatists from around the world will be held in Moscow late September. The organizers received a RUB 3.5 billion presidential grant for its holding. According to RBC, the conference titled ”Dialogue of Nations. Right of peoples to self-determination and the construction of a multipolar world” is convened by...

    Ukraine would sue Russia over violation of UN Convention on Law of Sea – Foreign Minister
    Sep13

    Ukraine would sue Russia over violation of UN Convention on Law of Sea – Foreign Minister

    This week Ukraine will lodge with the International Court a comprehensive large-scale lawsuit against the Russian Federation concerning the violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told ICTV, according to Ukrainska Pravda. ”The first big lawsuit will be filed just this week. It regards the...

    Ukrainian Ukroboronprom presents brand new combat module “Viy”. Video
    Sep12

    Ukrainian Ukroboronprom presents brand new combat module “Viy”. Video

    On the Armored Forces Day Sunday, September 11, Ukraine`s state-owned defense giant Ukroboronprom presented a model of a new combat model Viy. The module is a rapid-firing 23-millimeter cannon and will be mounted on Dozor-B reconnaissance armored vehicle. Previously, Dozor-B was equipped only with machine guns, and the crews complained that they...

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