Ukraine

Unknown people fire at Poland’s Consulate General in Lutsk – media

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Unknown people have shelled the premises of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk, volyn24.com has reported. The shelling was presumably carried out from a grenade launcher. Now, there is a hole in the roof of the building, and a window has been broken. “They were aiming at the last wind...

UNIAN: NATO’s Scaparrotti calls on US to provide lethal aid to Ukraine

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U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is both the U.S. European Commander and NATO’s Supreme Commander, told a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on March 28 that Washington should consider granting Ukraine lethal aid to deter Russian-backed militants, Washington Examiner re...

NATO’s Scaparrotti calls on U.S. to provide lethal aid to Ukraine

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U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who is both the U.S. European Commander and NATO's Supreme Commander, told a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Tuesday that Washington should consider granting Ukraine lethal aid to deter Russian-backed militants, Washington Examiner reports.

NABU chief does not rule out fugitive MP Onyshchenko to be tried in absentia

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Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk does not rule out the possibility of trying in absentia MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko charged with large-scale embezzlement.

Yanukovych regime Deputy Minister Kiriushyn detained in Georgia, prosecutor general says

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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko reported on detention of ex-Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy Ihor Kiriushyn in Georgia.

Poroshenko intends to propose restoring special military courts on backdrop of sentence upon Gen....

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed his opinion on the sentence passed on General Nazarov, who was found guilty of the death of the Ukrainian military killed after an Il-76 transport plane was shot down in Luhansk in 2014.

Foreign Ministry: Ukrainians to travel to EU without visas by summer

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The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has confirmed the forecasts that the visa-free regime between the European Union and Ukraine will come into effect by summer. “Starting from 28.03.17, citizens of Georgia will travel to EU countries without visas, and by the summer so will Ukrainians,” ...

Financial Times: Ukraine amends disclosure law to include NGOs

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Ukraine will require anti-corruption groups to make the same asset disclosures as politicians and public servants, a step that NGOs say attacks their work and distracts from their attempts to bring more transparency. Read more here.  The post Financial Times: Ukraine amends disclosure law to incl...

Transparency International calls to cancel amendments to e-declaration legislation

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Transparency International and its head Jose Ugaz have called on Ukrainian authorities to abolish controversial amendments to the law on prevention of corruption that appear designed to intimidate and target anti-corruption activists. “These new provisions must be abolished immediately. Law...

Absurd allegations having nothing to do with either reality or common sense, - Ukraine’s Foreign ...

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed indignation over the decision made by the Russian court on Feb. 21, 2017 to try in absentia Ukrainian politician Arsenii Yatseniuk (Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016) and issue international arrest warrant for him.

UNIAN: Ukraine more than triples cranberry, blueberry exports in 2016

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Ukrainian agri-businesses exported 2,900 tonnes of cranberries and blueberries last year, which was 3.3 times more than in 2015, according to the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. Read more here.  The post UNIAN: Ukraine more than triples cranberry, blueberry ...

EU ambassador: Independence of NGOs in Ukraine should be preserved at all costs

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Non-governmental organizations play a key role in the modernization of Ukraine, their independence should be preserved at all costs, Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli has said. Non-governmental organizations play a key and fundamental role in the moder...

Voronenkov murder not to affect Yanukovych treason case

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Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office has said the murder in Kyiv of former Russian lower parliament deputy Denis Voronenkov, who was an important witness in the case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, will not affect the treason case against him. “The positio...

RFE/RL: Russian court issues warrant for former Ukraine PM

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A municipal court in the southern Russian town of Yessentuki has issued an arrest warrant for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. According to the court’s March 27 statement, an international warrant for Yatsenyuk’s arrest has been in effect since February 21. Read more...

NCER introduces fee for gas distribution

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The National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER) has introduced the fee for gas distribution from April. The decision was made by the regulator in Kyiv on March 28. The new system envisages the separation of the transportation and distribution tariffs from the ...

Reuters: EU top court upholds sanctions against Russia's Rosneft

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Europe's top court on Tuesday upheld European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, including on its largest oil group Rosneft, in a ruling that asserts the court's jurisdiction over the bloc's foreign policy, according to Reuters.

Ukraine lost about $13B in export revenues over war in Donbas and Crimea occupation, - Economic D...

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The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine estimates export losses due to the armed conflict in the Donbas and Russia's occupation of Crimea at $13 billion.

Ukraine lost about $13B in export revenues over war in Donbas, Crimea occupation, - Economic Deve...

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The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine estimates export losses due to the armed conflict in the Donbas and Russia's occupation of Crimea at $13 billion.

UNIAN: Ukraine puts on wanted list alleged accomplice in Voronenkov murder

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs has declared wanted Yaroslav Levenets, the alleged accomplice of exiled Russian MP Denys Voronenkov’s assassin. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine puts on wanted list alleged accomplice in Voronenkov murder appeared first on KyivPost.

Decision on procedure for hearing Russia’s lawsuit against Ukraine due March 29

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The High Court of Justice in England will publish the decision if the court hears Russia’s lawsuit against Ukraine on the $3 billion bond debt under a quick procedure. The decision will be published at 09:30 London time. In December 2015, Ukraine defaulted on a $3 billion bond that Russia p...