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      President convenes faction heads to speak about Rada dissolution
      Aug22

      President convenes faction heads to speak about Rada dissolution

      A meeting of the Head of state with leaders of parliamentary factions on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada will be held at 17:00 at the Presidential Administration. The Batkivshchyna press secretary told Ukrinform. By results of the meeting, Batkivshchyna faction leaders are expected to speak with the media.

      Vacations prolonged for Donetsk schoolchildren
      Aug22

      Vacations prolonged for Donetsk schoolchildren

      The start of classes at educational institutions of Donetsk was postponed. This was reported by the press service of the Donetsk City Council. “Due to the difficult situation in the territory of the city, the Executive Committee of the Donetsk City Council decided to postpone the start of studies at educational establishments of communal...

      Turchynov calls concern about families of dead ATO soldiers as number one priority
      Aug22

      Turchynov calls concern about families of dead ATO soldiers as number one priority

      The government will fulfill its duty to the soldiers, who were killed during the antiterrorist operation. Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov said during a ceremony to commemorate the victims of police officers in Kyiv, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The country will fulfill its duty to the heroes, who gave their lives in the...

      Klitschko: Parade needed to raise patriotic spirit
      Aug22

      Klitschko: Parade needed to raise patriotic spirit

      Military units that will participate in a parade on Khreshchatyk Street on Independence Day will leave for the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone immediately after the event, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has said. According to his press service, he said this on the 1+1 television channel. “The parade is needed. It won’t be pompous....

      Lithuanian Foreign Minister arrives in Kyiv
      Aug22

      Lithuanian Foreign Minister arrives in Kyiv

      Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius is on a visit to Kiev. The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry told Ukrinform. “(Linas Linkevicius – Ed.) is now in Ukraine,” the agency interlocutor said. The Lithuanian Foreign Minister will meet with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy...

      ATO soldiers cleaning six settlements of terrorists
      Aug22

      ATO soldiers cleaning six settlements of terrorists

      The ATO forces are cleaning settlements of terrorist groups, which left in a panic. The ATO press center reported on its Facebook page. “Mopping up of settlements continues in Illiria, Malomykolayivka, Ilovaisk, Stanytsia Luhanska, Uspenka, Lysyche,” a statement reads. In addition, the ATO forces are fighting to retain Novosvitlivka,...

      Sixty-four police officers killed in east Ukraine conflict – Interior Ministry
      Aug22

      Sixty-four police officers killed in east Ukraine conflict – Interior Ministry

      Sixty-four police officers have been killed in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said this at a ceremony to honor the deceased police officers in Kyiv on Friday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Sixty-four brave warriors of the National Guard, special Interior Ministry battalions and regular police...

      20 tanks with oil products burn in Cherkasy region
      Aug22

      20 tanks with oil products burn in Cherkasy region

      At the railway station Horodyshche, Cherkasy region, 20 tanks of petroleum products derailed this morning, 11 of them took fire jointly with the locomotive. The train consisted of 35 tanks. According to the press service of State Emergency Service, the accident occurred at 6:35 a.m. Currently, gathering of the total fire and rescue service...

      Poroshenko to raise Ukraine’s state flag on Sofiyska Square on August 23
      Aug22

      Poroshenko to raise Ukraine’s state flag on Sofiyska Square on August 23

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will attend a ceremony to hoist the national flag of Ukraine on Saturday, the press service of the head of state has reported. “On Saturday, August 23, at 09.00, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will take part in the ceremony of raising the national flag of Ukraine (Sofiyska Square),” reads the...

      Ukraine will not agree to “frozen conflict” with Russia – Chaly
      Aug22

      Ukraine will not agree to “frozen conflict” with Russia – Chaly

      Ukraine will not agree to a “frozen conflict” with Russia and counts on military-technical cooperation with the European Union. Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly told on air of the TV channel “Ukraine.” “A “frozen conflict” does not suit us. It can quickly lead to a new escalation. We...