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Ukrainian Parliament speaker signs law on education

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Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy has signed the Law of Ukraine "On Education", adopted by the Parliament on September 5.

OSCE to increase number of observers to 800

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine will increase the number of its observers to 800.

Three Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Donbas

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Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded as a result of military operations in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine over the past day.

National Agency for Corruption Prevention to check Klitschko's presence on charter flight with no...

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The National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) has initiated verification of information published by Skhemy show on the joint flight of mayor Vitalii Klitschko and Kyiv developers by a private jet from Naples.

Ukraine borrows $3 bln: Terms of Eurobonds placement

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the terms of placement of Ukraine's Eurobonds issued for the first time since 2014, having instructed the Finance Ministry to place external state loan bonds worth US$3 billion with an annual interest payment at an annual rate of 7.375%, accord...

RFE/RL: Clashes erupt after acquittals in trial over deadly 2014 violence in Odesa

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Police in Ukraine are investigating clashes that broke out on Sept. 18 after a court acquitted 19 defendants who were tried over deadly violence between pro-Russian and Ukrainian activists in the southern city of Odesa in May 2014. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Clashes erupt after acquittals i...

Valuable testimony: detained arms supplier gives important tips on Russia involvement in Donbas w...

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Testimony by one of the high-ranking mercenaries who was detained by Ukraine’s counterintelligence operatives June 28, 2017, will be a useful tool aimed at proving Russia’s war crimes in Donbas at the European Court of Human Rights, journalist and editor-in-chief of Censor.net Yuri Bu...

Court moves hearing on Saakashvili’s case to September 22

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LVIV – A court hearing on the case of a protocol filed by the State Border Service against former Georgian President and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili due to the illegal crossing of Ukraine’s state border has been postponed until 11 p.m. on Sept. 22. Such a ...

US Senate approves $500 million military aid, lethal weapons for Ukraine

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The U.S. Senate passed on Sept. 18 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, authorizing the provision to Ukraine of $500 million worth of military aid, including lethal defensive weapons. The bill was approved 89 to 8 votes, and will now go to the president’s desk for signing....

Ukraine, Iceland to deepen political contacts

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Iceland Stefán HaukurJóhannesson discuss the issues of deepening political contacts between Ukraine and Iceland.

Ukraine earns $3 billion in Eurobond issuance; half to pay off earlier debts

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Ukraine raked in $3 billion from a 15-year Eurobond issuance on Sept. 18, the Finance Ministry announced on Sept. 19. The issuance – which comes with a yield of 7.375 percent – will expire in 2032, and marks the country’s first issuance since it restructured its debt in 2015. “It exce...

Quality roads to appear in Ukraine in five years, Groysman believes

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman believes that the road industry in Ukraine will be restored in 3-5 years.

Parubiy says Poroshenko bloc, People’s Front in talks on unification

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Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has said that the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko and the People’s Front are holding consultations on the unification of the two political forces. “I know that consultations are underway, and it’s also known that no decision has been taken on this...

Daily Mail – How Stalin starved four million to death – but many are still in denial

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One day in the summer of 1933, in a village in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, a little boy woke on top of the family stove. He was starving — not just hungry but genuinely starving. Read more here. The post Daily Mail – How Stalin starved four million to death – but many are ...

Russia says U.S., Ukraine reject its UN proposal for Donbas

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Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations said the United States and Ukraine have told Russia they will not work on a Russian proposal to deploy United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported citing TASS.

Ukrinform: Canada, UK to jointly train Ukrainian military

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Canada and the United Kingdom will launch a joint training course for the Ukrainian military next year. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Canada, UK to jointly train Ukrainian military appeared first on KyivPost.

Ukrinform: Rasmussen says NATO countries could and should provide Ukraine with defensive equipment

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Taking into account the resilience and courage of the Ukrainian soldiers who oppose Russian aggression, NATO should provide Ukraine with military and technical assistance. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Rasmussen says NATO countries could and should provide Ukraine with defensive equipment a...

Poroshenko says US weapons to help Ukraine liberate Donbas and return its territories

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U.S. weapons will help Ukraine liberate the Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “First and foremost, American weapons will help us liberate the Donbas and return Ukrainian territories,” he said in his speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York ear...

Rasmussen: NATO countries could and should provide Ukraine with defensive equipment

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Taking into account the resilience and courage of the Ukrainian soldiers who oppose Russian aggression, NATO should provide Ukraine with military and technical assistance.

Reuters: Postecoglou recalls Rukavytsya to Australian World Cup playoff squad

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MELBOURNE – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has brought striker Nikita Rukavytsya back into the national fold in a 30-man squad for next month’s 2018 World Cup playoff against Syria. Read more here. The post Reuters: Postecoglou recalls Rukavytsya to Australian World Cup playoff squad appe...