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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

EUobserver: Facebook helping Germany to stop Russian meddling

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said he is helping to stop Russia from interfering in the German election, the way it did in the US and France. Read more here. The post EUobserver: Facebook helping Germany to stop Russian meddling appeared first on KyivPost.

EuroMaidan press: 90 percent of judges who prosecuted EuroMaidan activists still in office

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Judicial reform and processes surrounding it are on the top of Ukraine’s agenda lately. Apart from problems concerning the final stage of creating the new Supreme Court, 25 percent of candidates to which don’t fit the criteria of integrity and professional ethics, there are other challenges too. ...

The Guardian: Theresa May proposes two-year ‘period of implementation’ after UK leaves EU

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Rolling coverage of Theresa May’s speech in Florence on Brexit, with reaction and analysis. Read more here. The post The Guardian: Theresa May proposes two-year ‘period of implementation’ after UK leaves EU appeared first on KyivPost.

OSCE reports shelling down by 10 percent in Donbas

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The number of attacks has decreased by 10 percent in Donbas in the past week, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) Ukraine Alexander Hug said. The security situation in the special operation zone remains volatile, Hug said at a briefing in Kyiv on Sept. 22. ...

UkrInform: Rapid Trident 2017 military exercises end in Ukraine

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The Rapid Trident 2017 Ukrainian-U.S. command and staff exercises have ended at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachny National Academy of the Land Forces of Ukraine in Lviv region. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Rapid Trident 2017 military exercis...

Kholodnytsky says he is witness in case on judges offering him a bribe

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Head of Ukraine’s Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) Nazar Kholodnytsky has said he is a witness in criminal proceedings on a bribe offered to him by two judges from the city of Dnipro and that the Prosecutor General’s Office will investigate the case before ...

Financial Times: Sberbank to withdraw from several countries under sanctions pressure

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Sberbank, Russia’s state-owned banking giant, plans to withdraw from “several” countries in Europe under pressure from sanctions, according to chief executive Herman Gref. Read more here. The post Financial Times: Sberbank to withdraw from several countries under sanctions pressure appeared first...

Time: Zuckerberg reveals Russia’s Facebook election meddling plan

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Sept. 21 that the company will hand over more than 3,000 Russia-linked political ads to Congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read more here. The post Time: Zuckerberg reveals Russia’s Facebook elect...