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    No more special pensions for prosecutors, judges and civil servants, government says

    Under the new pension reform law, there will be no more special [high] pensions for top-level officials, deputy minister for social policy Mykola Shambir told Radio Svobosa Oct. 7. …read more Source:...

    For centuries Russian empire killed Ukrainians – Stepan Hmara

    “How can we strike deals with Putin? How can we deal with a man who wails all the time that Ukraine has no right to exist,” dissident and ex-lawmaker Stepan Hmara said, speaking on ZIK TV late Oct. 7. …read more Source:...

    Russia intends to increase military expenditures while reducing healthcare and education spending

    The Russian government has proposed to increase total defense spending in 2017 by 179.6 billion rubles – to 3.05 trillion rubles or $52.4 billion (3.3% of GDP), as indicated in a draft amendment to the budget submitted to the State Duma, Rosbalt.ru reports. The increase in expenses will be for the closed part of the military budget. The...

    Ukraine and the US began joint production of fire arms

    Ukraine and the United States of America have begun the joint production of small arms. Demonstration of the first batch of weapons took place on Thursday at the National Guard shooting range near Kyiv, reports Voice of America. The venture is a joint project of the state concern Ukroboronprom and the American company Aeros. The weapon mainly...

    Kurt Volker and Vladislav Surkov meet in Belgrade

    Source does not give details about the topic and a place of meeting …read more Source:...

    Russian Media: BMW intends to build a full cycle plant in Russia

    The German company BMW intends to build a full-cycle car assembly plant in Russia, Vedomosti newspaper reports citing a source familiar with BMW management. The probable location for the production facility is the Kaliningrad region. The Kaliningrad Region is located in a special economic zone (SEZ), whose residents receive budget subsidies...

    Budapest: Hungary will not block anti-Russian sanctions

    Budapest does not intend to violate European unity over the issue of sanctions against Russia, despite the conflict with Kyiv over education legislation, as stated by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in an interview with newspaper Kommersant. According to him, while the Ukrainian law on education remains in force, Hungary will not...

    Number of militants’ attacks decreased today in Donbas

    At the same time, the regime of silence was fully preserved only in the Luhansk direction …read more Source:...

    Surkov and Volker discussed UN draft resolution on Donbas proposed by Russia

    During the negotiations there was talk about the need to implement the Minsk agreements …read more Source:...

    Rallies in support of Navalny: 262 people detained in Russia

    According to Russian media, in St. Petersburg, during the detention, one girl was beaten, another was hospitalized with a broken leg …read more Source:...

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