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    Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal (AFP)
    Aug27

    Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal (AFP)

    Kiev (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine said Thursday it has reached a crucial debt restructuring deal that will see lenders accept a 20-percent write-down and keep global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian sniper kills civilian woman: DPR official
    Aug27

    Ukrainian sniper kills civilian woman: DPR official

    A Ukrainian sniper has reportedly shot dead a civilian woman in the suburbs of the eastern city of Donetsk, in the latest violation of a shaky ceasefire between Kiev and pro-Russia forces. …read more Source: Iran...

    Ukraine working group on security meet in Minsk behind closed doors
    Aug27

    Ukraine working group on security meet in Minsk behind closed doors

    The trilateral contact group promoting the peace settlement in eastern Ukraine met at the President Hotel in Minsk on 26 August. It was decided that the meeting of the working group on security would be continued on 27 August. …read more Source:...

    As Western Sanctions Cripple Russia, Egypt’s Sisi Considers Using Ruble For Tourism
    Aug27

    As Western Sanctions Cripple Russia, Egypt’s Sisi Considers Using Ruble For Tourism

    Egypt is considering using the ruble in settlements in tourism in an effort to avoid using U.S. dollars, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said, Russian state news agency TASS reported Thursday. The suggestion comes amid part of a broader Egyptian effort to entice Russian tourists to visit, while Russia’s economy reels from sanctions...

    Report: Poland to Store US Military Equipment From Mid-2016
    Aug27

    Report: Poland to Store US Military Equipment From Mid-2016

    The United States will store heavy military equipment at two sites in Poland from mid-2016, Poland’s defense minister said, a part of Washington’s efforts to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian actions in Ukraine. The move will mark the first time Washington has stored heavy military equipment in the newer NATO member states in...

    Juncker promises Ukraine visa-free travel
    Aug27

    Juncker promises Ukraine visa-free travel

    Commission president Juncker has said he’ll back EU visa-free travel for Ukrainians by the end of the year, despite the political climate on migration. …read more Source:...

    Deadly fighting surges in eastern Ukraine
    Aug27

    Deadly fighting surges in eastern Ukraine

    At least seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and up to 13 others hurt in fighting with pro-Russian separatists. It is the highest number of… …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko slams rebel-held Ukrainian elections
    Aug27

    Poroshenko slams rebel-held Ukrainian elections

    Ukraine’s president dismisses planned polls in separatist-held areas as ‘illegal’ …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine Military Conscription Goal Of 25,000 Soldiers Not Met, More Waves Of Army Draft Expected
    Aug27

    Ukraine Military Conscription Goal Of 25,000 Soldiers Not Met, More Waves Of Army Draft Expected

    Ukraine’s sixth wave of military conscription was meant to be its last for 2015, but after only recruiting half of the needed 25,000 men, the country is facing several additional waves of conscription, or a mandatory military draft. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal
    Aug27

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Yaresko says Kyiv has reached a debt-restructuring deal with international creditors under which part of the $18 billion debt will be written off and the rest will … …read more Source: Japan Herald...