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FC Shakhtar Donetsk comments on Srna's decision not to play amid doping probe

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FC Shakhtar Donetsk has announced it is aware that a prohibited substance was reportedly found in an out-of-competition doping control sample provided by Darijo Srna on March 22, 2017.

Poroshenko-Trudeau meeting in Toronto under way

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are meeting in Toronto on Friday night, according to the presidential administration's press service.

OSCE media watchdog condemns journalist Semena's conviction in occupied Crimea

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OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Desir condemns the conviction of Ukrainian journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Mykola Semena and imposition of a ban on his "public activities."

Judge fines Saakashvili after prankster claims to expose political motive

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Lviv Oblast’s Mostyska District Court on Sept. 22 sentenced ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to a Hr 3,400 fine on charges of illegally crossing the border, which is an administrative offense in Ukraine. Saakashvili foiled the authorities’ attempts to prevent his entry to Ukraine, and br...

Lviv court finds Saakashvili guilty of illegally crossing Ukraine's border

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The Mostysky District Court in Lviv region has found leader of the New Forces Movement, ex-governor of Odesa region and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of the illegal crossing of the Ukrainian-Polish state border, according to the TV news service TSN.

Fox News: Trump-Kim coverage draws charges of moral equivalence

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As President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un exchange barbs and threats, many high-profile media types and Hollywood entertainers have framed the back-and-forth like a battle of two heavyweight fighters. Read more here. The post Fox News: Trump-Kim coverage draws charges of moral equiva...

Centrenergo to be reorganized as private joint-stock company

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Power generating company Centrenergo plans to reorganize from a public joint-stock company into a private joint-stock company. According to the report, the issue of changing the type of the company and its name was included in the agenda of the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting scheduled ...

Reuters: Ukraine pension reform changes worry World Bank, IMF

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The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are concerned about amendments to pending pension reform legislation needed to unlock further funding under a $17.5 billion IMF program, the World Bank's Ukraine director said on Friday, according to Reuters.

Media: Investigators classify court decisions in Sheremet probe to protect involved persons

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The main investigative bureau of Ukraine’s National Police has said all court decisions regarding the Pavel Sheremet assassination case have been classified in order to protect persons involved in the criminal case. The Kyiv-based e-zine Ukrainska Pravda on Sept. 22 learned of the move in a...

Reuters: Russia tells North Korea, US ‘hot heads’ to calm down

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UNITED NATIONS – Russia’s foreign minister said on Sept. 22 the leaders of North Korea and the United States should tone down their bellicose rhetoric and warned that a collapse of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers would only embolden Pyongyang. Read more here. The post Reuters: ...

112: OSCE installs new surveillance camera on Maryinka checkpoint

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The SMM OSCE installed a new surveillance camera on Maryinka checkpoint, Donetsk region, according to the Ukrainian Army HQ on Facebook. Read more here. The post 112: OSCE installs new surveillance camera on Maryinka checkpoint appeared first on KyivPost.

Reuters: Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as part of ‘Russia hoax’

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WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Sept.22 questioned Facebook Inc’s decision to overhaul how it handles paid political advertisements amid investigations into alleged Russian interference in US elections. Read more here. The post Reuters: Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as ...

Fitch Ratings comments on Ukraine's return to global bond market

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Fitch Ratings says Ukraine's return to the international bond market reduces refinancing risk and boosts reserves, supporting the country's sovereign credit profile, but official lenders, chiefly the International Monetary Fund (IMF), remain the cornerstone of both Ukraine's external ...

Fitch Ratings comments on Ukraine's return to global bond market

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Fitch Ratings says Ukraine's return to the international bond market reduces refinancing risk and boosts reserves, supporting the country's sovereign credit profile, but official lenders, chiefly the International Monetary Fund (IMF), remain the cornerstone of both Ukraine's external ...

Belarus preparing new Internet restrictions

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MINSK – Belarus is going to make adjustments to the documents that regulate the Internet, Belarusian Communications and Informatization Minister Sergei Popkov said. “There will be nothing super-tough […] You know that it’s impossible to close the Internet […] There a...

112.ua: Fitch positively estimates enter of Ukraine to loan market

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The international rating agency Fitch claimed that return of Ukraine to the international loan market shows the strengthening of the economy but it does not reduce its dependence on the IMF financing. It is stated in the press release of the agency published on Sept. 22. Read more here. The post ...

Associated Press: Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. Read more here. The post Associated Press: Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at w...

Explosions at ammo depot near Mariupol pose no threat to local residents

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The fire in an agricultural field which lead to explosion of ammunition in a warehouse of one of the military units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Mariupol, Donetsk region, do not threaten lives of local residents and military servicemen, the military unit command reported. “There are n...

Ammo depots explosions in Donetsk region end, 30 local residents evacuated

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Explosions in ammunition depots near the village of Maloyanysol in Donetsk region's Nikolsky district have ended, according to the Main Department of the National Police in Donetsk region.

Reuters: German election campaign largely unaffected by fake news or bots

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT – Germany is on guard against any last-minute meddling in election on Sept.24 but experts have seen only isolated attempts to swing votes during the campaign. Read more here. The post Reuters: German election campaign largely unaffected by fake news or bots appeared first o...

Defense Ministry: Personnel being evacuated from warehouse in Donetsk region, where ammo is explo...

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At present, personnel of a military unit is being evacuated from an ammunition depot in Nikolske district, Donetsk region, where a fire triggered explosion of ammunition, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service reported. “Now the evacuation of personnel is underway and measures...

112.ua: Healthcare Ministry reminds on initiative to abolish list of works banned for women

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The Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine held the meeting where the abolishment of the decree that includes the list of more than 450 works that are banned for the women was discussed. The official website of the Healthcare Ministry reported this. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Healthcare Ministry...

National Police: Ammo exploding at depot in Donetsk region, no data about casualties available

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At Around 16:20 on Sept.22, ammunition started exploding at depots near the village of Maloyanysol (Nikolske district, Donetsk region), no data on casualties is currently available, the Donetsk regional police together with the military prosecutor’s office are probing the incident. “E...

Fitch: Further cooperation with IMF more important for Ukraine than return to debt market

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Ukraine’s return to the international bond market reduces refinancing risk and boosts reserves, supporting the country’s sovereign credit profile, but official lenders (chiefly the IMF) remain the cornerstone of both Ukraine’s external financing and its commitment to reform, acc...

UNIAN: Lutsenko announces seizure of $200 million from Yanukovych’s family

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Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has announced that the court’s ruling to confiscate the funds stolen by allies of the ousted Ukrainian ex-president, Viktor Yanukovych, came into effect on Sept. 22. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Lutsenko announces seizure of $200 million from Y...