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Reuters: Russian court rejects Siemens’ plea to seize its turbines in Crimea

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MOSCOW – A Moscow court has rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which have turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions, and to ban their installation ahead of preliminary hearings next month, the court’s ruling showed on Sunday. The ruling by Moscow’s Arbit...

Russian court rejects Siemens' plea to seize its turbines in Crimea – Reuters

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A Moscow court has rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which have turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions, and to ban their installation ahead of preliminary hearings next month, the court's ruling showed on Sunday, according to Reuters.

Govt approves bill introducing EU standards for construction materials in Ukraine

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a bill on the main requirements to structures and the conditions for the marketing of construction products. The decision was made at a government meeting on August 18. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman read the document among those passe...

EU supports creation of Directorates in Ukrainian ministries, insists on transparency of recruitment

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The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Ukraine has welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian government to take steps in reforming the civil service and insists on full transparency of the recruitment. “This decision represents the first real step to create a modern public administration...

UNIAN: Marshall Plan for Ukraine provides for 5 billion euro annual support from EU

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Ukraine’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv says the New European Plan for Ukraine prepared by the Seimas of Lithuania (the so-called “Marshall Plan for Ukraine”) provides for at least 5 billion euro in annual support from the European Union for the impleme...

Marshall Plan for Ukraine provides for EUR 5 bln annual support from EU – Kubiv

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Ukraine's Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv says the New European Plan for Ukraine prepared by the Seimas of Lithuania (the so-called "Marshall Plan for Ukraine") provides for at least EUR 5 billion in annual support from the European Union for the implementati...

Brexit: UK looks to keep visa-free travel from EU – BBC

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The government plans to keep visa-free travel to the UK for EU visitors after Brexit, the BBC understands.

Financial Times: Failed Ryanair Ukraine deal is a blow to pro-western leadership

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It was supposed to be a success for Ukraine’s pro-western leadership: a deal with low-cost airline Ryanair to enter the market with flights to Kyiv and the western city of Lviv. It would have helped Ukrainians take advantage of the visa-free travel they were recently granted by the EU — and shown...

UNIAN: Poroshenko campaign to vow EU accession, no word on war end

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The main thesis of Petro Poroshenko’s election campaign will be the idea that as president of Ukraine he is “irreplaceable,” according to Ukrainska Pravda, citing its sources in the presidential team. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Poroshenko campaign to vow EU accession, no wo...

Putin's missiles in occupied Crimea able to hit targets across EU

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A significant number of European countries are in the operational range of Russia's missile weapons, which the Kremlin deployed in the occupied Crimea, according to the infographics published by Ukraine's Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.

Hungary could buy Ukraine’s stake in nuclear JV with Russia, Kazakhstan

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Hungarian company First EU Center of Nuclear Fuel is seeking to buy the Ukrainian state’s stake in PrJSC Joint Ukrainian-Kazakh-Russian Enterprise for Nuclear Fuel Production (JV UkrTVS, Kyiv). The corresponding announcement was posted on the bulletin of the National Commission for Securiti...

Operation "Re-election": Poroshenko campaign to vow EU accession, no word on war end - media

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The main thesis of Petro Poroshenko's election campaign will be the idea that as president of Ukraine he is "irreplaceable," according to Ukrainska Pravda, citing its sources in the presidential team.

Ukraine's Armed Forces on Putin's initiative: We follow the situation and take measures

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Deputy PR head of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuzef Venskovych says Ukraine is following the situation regarding President Putin's initiative to use anti-air defense systems on borders of Belarus with EU and Ukraine, and will take measures.

UNIAN: Turkey’s FM says Ankara against EU sanctions on Moscow over Crimea grab

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Turkey does not approve sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU over its annexation of Crimea, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said, urging both sides to resolve their issues through dialogue and political means, Hurriyet Daily News wrote. Read more here.  The post UNIAN: Turkey’s FM sa...

Turkey's FM says Ankara against EU sanctions on Moscow over Crimea grab

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Turkey does not approve sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU over its annexation of Crimea, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said, urging both sides to resolve their issues through dialogue and political means, Hurriyet Daily News wrote.

N. Korea: EU Council aligns its sanction lists with latest UN Security Council resolution

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The Council of the European Union has added nine persons and four entities – including the state-owned Foreign Trade Bank (FTB) – to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions, transposing part of the new sanctions imposed by UN Security Council resolution 2...

UkrInform: About 30,000 displaced people from Donbas want to move to the EU

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Five European countries have received 29,895 applications for a permanent residence permit from displaced people from Donbas since the war in the east of Ukraine started. According to the UN Refugee Agency, 9,616 people wanted to move to Germany, 9,319 – to Italy, 4,278 – to Poland, 3,459 – to Fr...

Five countries of the EU accept about 30,000 displaced people from east of Ukraine over three yea...

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Five European countries have accepted 29,895 displaced people from Donbas since the war in the east of Ukraine started.

Herashchenko concerned about EU silence on arrests in Crimea

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Ukraine will not listen to the advice of foreign high-ranking officials that the status of Crimea should be discussed only after the stabilization of the situation in Donbas, according to a Ukrainian politician.

Some 162,000 Ukrainians enter EU under visa-free travel, 55 denied entry

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As of August 4, more than 162,000 Ukrainian citizens have used the right of the visa-free entry to the European Union, Head of the State Border Service of Ukraine Petro Tsyhykal has said. “The number of refusals is 0.03 percent, only 55 people. Of these, 18 exceeded the maximum period of st...