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    Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister
    Aug10

    Ukraine’s Economy Shrinks by 1.5% Over Southeast’s ‘Blockade’ – Deputy Minister

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The blockade has been in place since early January. The activists — military veterans and lawmakers — claimed any trade with the self-proclaimed republics was illegal and described freight traffic coming from the east as smuggling. “The GDP [gross domestic product] grew by roughly 2.3 percent in the first quarter, down from the...

    Kiev Court Extends Arrest of Russian Troop Abducted on Crimea’s Border
    Aug09

    Kiev Court Extends Arrest of Russian Troop Abducted on Crimea’s Border

    KIEV (Sputnik) — In November 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry said two contract servicemen Aleksander Baranov and Maksim Odintsov had been kidnapped and whisked across the border to the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine with an apparent goal to press criminal charges against them. The SBU said later that the detained Russian servicemen had previously...

    Kiev Lodges Protest Against Warsaw Plans to Depict Lviv Chapel in Passports
    Aug08

    Kiev Lodges Protest Against Warsaw Plans to Depict Lviv Chapel in Passports

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Poland is planning to issue the new version of the country’s passports with depictions of several historical figures and places to commemorate the centennial anniversary of its independence in 2018. One of the proposed historical places is a chapel located at the place of the Polish war graves at Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv....

    Power Supply in Crimea Restored After Scheduled Power Blackouts

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the ministry announced introduction of temporary power blackouts due to extremely high levels of electricity consumption because of unusually hot weather in the region. “At 10:25 p.m. [local time, 19:25 GMT]… all consumers that have been cut off from the network during the scheduled blackouts were...

    DPR Deputy Commander Accuses US, NATO of Unofficially Supplying Arms to Kiev
    Aug05

    DPR Deputy Commander Accuses US, NATO of Unofficially Supplying Arms to Kiev

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported citing US diplomats and military officials that the US state and defense departments had devised a plan to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles and other weaponry. According to the media outlet, the Pentagon and the State Department are seeking the approval of the White House on...

    ‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses
    Aug03

    ‘Alarming Signal’: Russian Envoy on Kiev’s Move to Boost Military Expenses

    MINSK (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed on Tuesday a law on introducing amendments to the 2017 state budget, which provides for additional funding for the defense sector, including the construction of an ammunition factory, the purchase of Oplot tanks, and the production of missiles. “The signing yesterday, August 1, by the...

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US
    Aug01

    Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US

    TBILISI (Sputnik) — Saakashvili was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship on Wednesday and is currently in the United States. He announced his intention to return to Ukraine at the earliest opportunity. “If its Ukraine, where he promised to return, we have exhausted all procedures in that direction. So if Ukraine obtains political will, the country...

    At Least 7 Killed, 9 Injured Over Past Week in Donetsk
    Jul29

    At Least 7 Killed, 9 Injured Over Past Week in Donetsk

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — At least seven people were killed and nine others were injured in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) as a result of hostilities with Ukrainian forces over the past week, a representative of the DPR ombudsman office said Friday. “Within the period between 21 and 27 July 2017, as a result...

    Kiev Cuts Electricity Supplies to Self-Proclaimed Donbass Republics
    Jul26

    Kiev Cuts Electricity Supplies to Self-Proclaimed Donbass Republics

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Kiev has cut off electricity supplies to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) in eastern Ukraine, Acting Director of Ukraine’s Ukrenergo power company Vsevolod Kovalchuk said on Wednesday. “From 00:00 [21:00 GMT] July 26, 2017, the transmission of electricity to...

    ‘Normandy 4′ Leaders’ Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday
    Jul24

    ‘Normandy 4′ Leaders’ Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The date of the telephone call was officially confirmed by the sides in the course of the previous week. On Saturday, the Elysee Palace issued the timetable of French President Emmanuel Macron marking the inter-state call. “At 11 a.m. [09:00 GMT] — the phone talks in Normandy format with Ukraine’s President Petro...

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