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Rally demanding Russia release captive Ukrainians takes place in Kyiv

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Over 200 people have gathered near the Independence Monument in downtown Kyiv to participate in a rally dubbed ‘Free Ukraine’s Defenders.’ Participants in the rally organized by nationalists held banners demanding that the Russian authorities release Ukrainian troops held in the...

UkrInform: Militants launched 55 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in last day

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Militants launched 55 attacks on positions of the Ukrainian troops in Donbas over the past day. “The intensive armed hostilities took place in Svitlodarsk, Horlivka, Donetsk and Mariupol directions. Russian-occupation forces violated the ceasefire regime 55 times, using the weapons banned under t...

Reuters: French minister says EU could compensate firms hit by US sanctions over Iran

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PARIS – France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might face US sanctions for doing business with Iran, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on May 20. Read more here. The post Reuters: French minister says EU could compensate firms hit b...

Natural Gas World: Putin defends Nord Stream 2, few signs of Ukraine pledge

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At a press conference concluding his meeting with the German chancellor Angela Merkel in Sochi, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said May 18 he was ready to discuss ways of continuing gas transits via Ukraine “if we see their economic viability.” Read more here. The post Natural Gas World:...

Reuters: Britain yet to renew visa of Russian billionaire Abramovich

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MOSCOW/LONDON – British authorities, whose relations with Moscow have been strained, are yet to renew Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s visa after it expired last month, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read more here. The post Reuters: Britain yet to renew visa of Ru...

112.ua: OSCE SMM reports blast in Zolote, Luhansk region

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A OSCE SMM patrol convoy observed an explosion near Zolote, Luhansk region. The incident occurred on May 20. This is mentioned in the report by the OSCE’s press service. Read more here. The post 112.ua: OSCE SMM reports blast in Zolote, Luhansk region appeared first on KyivPost.

Kyivvodokanal to pay Hr 11.3 million of dividends for 2017 to shareholders

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Private joint-stock company Kyivvodokanal will pay Hr 11.297 million of dividends to its shareholders for 2017. According to a company report published on Wednesday, the decision was made by the company’s shareholders. The dividends will be paid from June 11 through October 27, 2018. As rep...

112.ua: 5 people detained in Poland for inciting Polish-Ukrainian enmity

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Four people including one Russian citizen detained in Poland for inciting Polish-Ukrainian enmity, the Polish Radio reported. Read more here. The post 112.ua: 5 people detained in Poland for inciting Polish-Ukrainian enmity appeared first on KyivPost.

Opposition Bloc ready to take detained leader of RIA Novosti Ukraine cagainst their guarantees

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The Opposition Bloc party has announced its readiness to take leader of the RIA Novosti Ukraine Kyrylo Vyshynsky, who was detained in Kyiv, against their guarantees. “The authorities’ decision to arrest journalists contradicts the principles of rights and freedoms laid down in the Con...

USA Today: Russia investigations could affect midterm congressional elections, experts say

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WASHINGTON — The outcome of two major investigations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election could help determine whether Republicans keep control of Congress, political analysts say. Read more here. The post USA Today: Russia investigations could affect midterm congressional electi...

Poroshenko: Ukraine’s defense budget ‘reinforced by Yanukovych’s forfeited money’

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Ukraine now spends as much as six percent of its estimated gross domestic product on defense and security, partly thanks to an asset forfeiture law that allowed the state to recover public money stolen during the rule of Viktor Yanukovych, President Petro Poroshenko claimed on May 20. During a wo...

UNIAN: Lawyer says Kyiv court opens criminal case against nationalist leader for detention of Bra...

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Brazilian mercenary Lusvarghi fought on the side of Russian-led forces in Donbas. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Lawyer says Kyiv court opens criminal case against nationalist leader for detention of Brazilian mercenary appeared first on KyivPost.

112.ua: Elina Svitolina wins WTA tournament in Rome

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Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina won the final match of the WTA tournament in Rome against Simona Halep from Romania. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Elina Svitolina wins WTA tournament in Rome appeared first on KyivPost.

Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina wins Rome Open

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Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina won the Rome Open championship on May 20, defeating Romanian Simona Halep for first place. The Ukrainian player thus retained the Rome title that she won in 2017, defeating her Romanian opponent for the second year in a row at the Foro Italico final. Svitolin...

Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina wins Rome Open

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Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina won the Rome Open championship on May 20, defeating Romanian Simona Halep for first place. The Ukrainian player thus retained the Rome title that she won in 2017, defeating her Romanian opponent for the second year in a row at the Foro Italico final. Svitolin...

Kyiv airport head: Transportation by air in Ukraine could grow by 7-10 percent every year in comi...

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Board Chairman of the Sikorsky Kyiv international airport (Zhuliany) Denys Kostrzhevsky predicts that transportation by air in Ukraine would grow by 7-10 percent a year in coming 10 years. “My forecast is optimistic. I think that in coming 10 years growth in the number of flights will be se...

RFE/RL: India’s Modi to fly to Sochi for talks with Putin

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heading to the Black Sea resort of Sochi to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 21 to discuss ways to strengthen the two countries’ “privileged strategic” relationship. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: India’s Modi to fl...

Contractor resumes construction of breakwater pier at Odesa port after 4-year break

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Mast-Bud LLC on May 7, 2018 after a four-year break resumed works to build a breakwater pier under the project on construction of the first stage (hydro-technical utilities) of the container terminal at the Quarantine Mole of the Odesa maritime merchandise port thanks to the artificially created ...

Paul Goble: Another country where ‘local’ Nazis are a front for Russia, it’s Georgia

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“The majority of the leaders of Georgian fascists and neo-Nazis are in one way or another connected with Russian organizations and money,” another example of the Kremlin’s proclivity for using extremists of all kinds in other countries to destabilize them, according to a new report by the Georgia...

Parubiy to Crimea inhabitants: We remember you, we will return you free life in your homeland

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Some 74 years after the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, the Russian occupiers again launched repressions in Crimea, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has said, and called on the Ukrainians to observe a minute of silence in tribute to the memory of the victims of the 1944 deportation. R...

RFE/RL: Radicalization among central Asian migrants in Russia

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The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) recently released a detailed report titled Understanding The Factors Contributing To Radicalization Among Central Asian Labor Migrants In Russia, which looks at the factors that could be contributing to or preventing the radicalization of migrant laborer...

112.ua: Foreign Ministry demands Russia release political prisoners

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Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry demands Russian Federation to release 24 Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia and more than 40 – kept in occupied Crimea, as Mariana Betsa, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, wrote on Twitter. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Foreign Ministry demands Russia release ...

UNIAN: Expert says EU sees no significant progress in Ukraine’s customs reform

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Ukraine needs to work to create a single economic operator and introduce a common transit system. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Expert says EU sees no significant progress in Ukraine’s customs reform appeared first on KyivPost.

Ukrgazvydobuvannia to buy equipment for $59.3 million from Solar Turbines

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Public joint-stock company Ukrgazvydobuvannia has signed three agreements with Solar Turbines International Company and Solar Turbines Europe (subsidiaries of Caterpillar Inc., the United States) to supply equipment for $59.276 million. According to tenders held in the ProZorro e-procurement syst...

PrivatBank launches Apple Pay service

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The largest state-owned bank PrivatBank (Kyiv) launched the Apple Pay service on Thursday. “Apple Pay in Ukraine! Today PrivatBank launched this globally popular payment service,” Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk wrote on his Facebook page. He said that this is the indica...