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112.ua: Lutsenko- 380 people handed in notice of suspicion in Maidan cases

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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko informed that 380 people have been given notice of suspicion in the cases related to the Euromaidan, as he said today in a briefing. “I think, this year was the most effective out of all years of the investigation. First of all, due to the actions of a...

UNIAN: Media claim evidence emerges of Odesa mayor’s Russian citizenship

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Journalists at Ukrayinska Pravda, a Ukrainian online news outlet, report they can prove the mayor of Ukraine’s major seaport and resort city of Odesa, Gennady Trukhanov, is, in fact, a holder of a Russian passport. Read more here.  The post UNIAN: Media claim evidence emerges of Odesa mayor’s Rus...

112.ua: MFA sent protest note to Russia due to Putin’s visit to Crimea

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note of protest to Russia due to the illegal visit of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia to the territory annexed Crimea as the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported. Read more here.  The post 112.ua: MFA sent protest note to Russia ...

Ukrainian plant director detained in Belarus charged with bribe-giving

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Oleksandr Skyba, the director of the Weighting Agents Plant in the town of Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region, detained in Minsk, is charged with giving a bribe, the Belarusian TUT.BY media outlet said, citing Ukrainian Ambassador in Belarus Ihor Kyzym. “According to information available to th...

UNIAN: Poroshenko says more destinations are to open to Ukrainians visa-free

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the conclusion in the near future of more agreements on a visa-free travel. Read more here.  The post UNIAN: Poroshenko says more destinations are to open to Ukrainians visa-free appeared first on KyivPost.

112.ua: Deadly car accident in Kharkiv – investigation to conduct 8 more expertizes

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About eight more expertizes are to be conducted in the case of the car accident that happened in Kharkiv on October 18, in which six people died. The information comes from the press service of Kharkiv Region Police. In the past month, a big amount of investigative and expert examinations was con...

UNIAN: Photo exhibit `RAW Ukraine on the Frontline` launched in New York

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On November 18, the delegation of the Ukrainian Ministry of Information has presented “.RAW Ukraine on the Frontline” photo exhibit at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City (222 E 6th St). Read more here. The post UNIAN: Photo exhibit `RAW Ukraine on the Frontline` launched in New York appeared f...

112.ua: Romanian inspection team to check compliance with commitments on armament control by Ukraine

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The international inspection team from Romania that holds the inspection on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) began its work in Ukraine as the Department of Verification of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported. ‘The international inspection team from Rom...

Separatists shell Ukrainian army positions in Donbas war zone 11 times today

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Russia-backed separatists carried out 11 shellings of positions of Ukrainian forces in Donbas war zone from midnight on November 20, the press center of the Ukrainian Army reported. “All in all, the Russian-backed separatists have violated the ceasefire 11 times since midnight. In more than...

112.ua: Next meeting between Volker and Surkov planned for December

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U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker is to meet Aide to President of Russia Vladislav Surkov in December, for another discussion of a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, as a source acquainted with the events told Interfax-Ukraine. Read more here.  The post 112.ua: Next meeting betw...

Associated Press: Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili challenges Ukraine government

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In a new challenge to the Ukrainian leadership, opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, said November 20 that Ukraine needs a new Cabinet and he’s ready to lead it. The assertion from Saakashvili, a former ally of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who has staged...

Associated Press: Suspect in Forbes’ editor murder detained on Russian request

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Russia’s Interior Ministry says Ukrainian authorities acting on its request have detained a man accused of involvement in the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago. Paul Klebnikov, the U.S.-born editor of Forbes magazine’s Russian edition, was gunned down outside hi...

Ukraine sends note to Belarus due to detention of Ukrainian plant director in Minsk

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The Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus has requested the Belarusian Foreign Ministry to clarify reasons and circumstances of the detention of a Ukrainian citizen, who is on a business trip in Belarus, Vasyl Kyrylych, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s consular service departmen...

UNIAN: Ukrainian brewery creates `Trudeau` beer

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Justin Trudeau may not be well-loved by all Canadians, but he definitely has some die-hard fans in Europe. A Ukrainian brewery, Pravda, has just released a new beer that honors Prime Minister, and they don’t hold back on the fan-girling by any stretch, KamloopsBCNow reports. Read more here....

RFE/RL: Georgian Justice Ministry says not involved in deporting Saakashvili’s people from Ukraine

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Georgian Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani says her ministry was not involved in the recent deportation of eight Georgian nationals from Ukraine. Tsulukiani said on November 20 that Ukraine had not informed Georgia about the deportation of the eight men. Read more here.  The post RFE/RL: Georgian J...

Poroshenko promises to sign bill on accessibility of rural medicine this week

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Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has announced the signing of the bill on improving the availability and quality of medical care in rural areas this week. “This week the bill on rural medicine, which was proposed by me and supported by parliament within record time, will be signed...

Saakashvili accuses Ukrainian opposition of passiveness, ready to lead new govt

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Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s ex-president and leader of the Ukrainian Movement of New Forces, has announced his readiness to head up a new Ukrainian government, if necessary. “Unfortunately, much of the opposition is very passive. Where is the opposition, where are their statements,...

Financial Times: Rosneft deal boosts Russia-China relationship

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Russia’s state-run oil group Rosneft has agreed to supply its new partner CEFC China Energy with almost 61m tonnes of oil over the next five years, strengthening the most high-profile corporate link in the burgeoning relationship between Moscow and Beijing. Russia has been keen to build stronger ...

Bitcoin will never be legalized in Russia

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Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov believes that blockchain could be used in Russia, but says that bitcoin will not be legalized in Russia. “Bitcoin is some foreign project to use blockchain technology; Russian legislation will never consider bitcoin as some legal entity with...

Ukrinform: Over 60 percent of Ukrainians support accession to NATO

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Sixty-two percent of Ukrainian citizens are ready to vote for Ukraine’s accession to NATO. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reported. Read more here.  The post Ukrinf...

DTEK demands buyback of DTEK Donetskoblenergo shares for Hr 8.78 per share

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DTEK Power Trade LLC from DTEK power holding has made a public demand for the minority shareholders of DTEK Donetskoblenergo about the squeeze-out, taking advantage of this right recently introduced into the Ukrainian legislation for owners of the dominant controlling interest. According to a rep...

UNIAN: Poroshenko says Moscow’s instincts, reflexes, and phobias unchanged over past century

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All political forces of Ukraine must be united for the sake of the country’s bright future, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at a Dnipro meeting with the participants of the Revolution of Dignity and parents of Hero of the Heavenly Hundred Serhiy Nigoyan, according to the president...

Voice of America: US could soon resume visa consultations at consulates in Russia

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U.S. visa consultations could soon resume in three Russian cities, the Tass news agency quoted U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman as saying on November 20. Huntsman said that the visa interviews “in the near future … may be resumed” at consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg in th...

Washington Post: Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili challenges Ukraine government

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In a new challenge to the Ukrainian leadership, opposition leader Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, said November 20 that Ukraine needs a new Cabinet and he’s ready to lead it. The assertion from Saakashvili, a former ally of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who has staged...

UNIAN: Prisoner swap lists already harmonized

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A new set of prisoner exchange lists has already been agreed between the Ukrainian side and Russian-backed separatists in Donbas more than a week ago, a source in the SBU Security Service has told 112.ua. Read more here.  The post UNIAN: Prisoner swap lists already harmonized appeared first on Ky...