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UNIAN: Nationwide EUAM programme results in 385 new Community Policing trainers

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The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) has concluded the seventh and final phase of Community Policing training for Ukraine’s patrol police and district officers with the graduation ceremony in the city of Chernihiv on June 23, according to the EUAM Ukraine website. The programme covere...

Tax officials from 45 countries to discuss digital economy challenges at IOTA General Assembly in...

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A session of the General Assembly of the Intra-European Organization of Tax Administrations (IOTA), uniting tax departments of European countries, will discuss in Kyiv on June 29-30 changes in tax policy in connection with the growing digitalization of the 21st century economy. Ukraine will chair...

State Duma adopts bill banning anonymizers on first reading

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MOSCOW – The State Duma adopted a bill banning the use of means of bypassing the blocking of the access to the forbidden websites, the so-called ‘anonymizers’, in Russia on the first reading. The draft federal law, which was introduced by deputies from three factions on June 8, ...

Defense Ministry: 2 servicemen wounded in Donbas in 48 shellings by militants

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Militants shelled Ukrainian army positions 48 times on Friday, including 14 times using artillery, the press center of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) headquarters wrote on its page on Saturday morning. “Two ATO soldiers were wounded in shelling by the enemy,” the report reads. The...

Reuters: Schulz says Trump, Putin and Erdogan behave like autocratic rulers

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BERLIN — The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday. Martin Schulz, who is also a former president of the European Parliam...

Soyuz-2.1 light-class carrier rocket with military satellite launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome

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MOSCOW – A Soyuz-2.1 carrier rocket carrying the Russian Defense Ministry’s satellite lifted off from Plesetsk cosmodrome on Friday, a ministry spokesperson said. “An Aerospace Forces Space Troops combat crew successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1 light-class carrier rocket with a ...

RFE/RL: Qatar shuns ‘unreasonable’ Saudi-led demands to cut ties with Iran, shut Al-Jazeera

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Qatar on June 24 labelled as “unreasonable” demands made by four Arab states to shutter the Al-Jazeera network, cut most ties with Iran, and close Turkey’s air base as the price of ending a regional boycott of the small Persian Gulf state. The demands were included in a 13-point...

PrivatBank’s credit risk escalates 2.5 months prior to nationalization (update)

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PrivatBank’s credit risk from September 30 to December 19, 2016, when the bank’s nationalization was under way, grew by Hr  29.65 billion from Hr  192.63 billion to Hr  222.28 billion, according to a preliminary analysis by Ernst & Young (EY) on the bank’s demand for capital...

ABC News: Trump questions Obama’s response to ‘election meddling by Russia’

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Hours after a Washington Post article detailing the Obama administration’s response to Russian cyberattacks was published, President Donald Trump reacted to the issue on Twitter. Read more here The post ABC News: Trump questions Obama’s response to ‘election meddling by Russia’ ...

Xinhua: China, Ukraine agree to promote education cooperation

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Visiting Chinese Minister of Education Chen Baosheng held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Liliya Grynevych here on Friday and they agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in the education sector. The negotiation took place during the 2nd meeting of the subcommittee on education cooperation o...

Deutsche Welle: Putin critic Alexei Navalny barred from Russia’s presidential election

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been declared ineligible to take part in next year’s presidential election. He’s serving a suspended sentence in a case he says was organized to stop his political career. Russia’s central electoral commission said on Friday that prom...

UNIAN: Donbas militants attack Ukraine 18 times on June 23

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Russia’s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 18 times on June 23, using banned artillery systems, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reports. Read more here The post UNIAN: Donbas militants attack Ukraine 18 times on June 23 a...

UNIAN: Putin to visit Crimea on June 24

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On June 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Artek International Children’s Center in Crimea, according to the Kremlin’s press service. Read more here  The post UNIAN: Putin to visit Crimea on June 24 appeared first on KyivPost.

Kyiv prosecutor’s office: Huzhva notified of suspicion of extortion (update)

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Editor-in-chief of the Strana.ua news portal Ihor Huzhva has been notified of suspicion of extortion, the press secretary of the Kyiv prosecutor’s office Nadia Maksymets reported. “Editor-in-chief of the Strana.ua Internet publication has been handed a suspicion [of committing a crime...

Turchynov: Rada should pass legislation on vetting Donbas, Crimea residents applying for biometri...

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The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada should pass legislation before the end of the current spring and summer session to introduce a special vetting procedure for all applicants coming from Crimea and Donbas who wish to receive a Ukrainian biometric foreign travel passport, National Security and Defense C...

OSCE accuses Donbas warring sides of barring monitors’ access to 2 villages on dividing line

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DONETSK – Monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) were this week denied access to the villages of Pisky and Trudovske, controlled by the Ukrainian troops and the Donetsk people’s republic (DPR) respectively, a senior SMM f...

Foreign Ministry: Ukraine informs foreign partners about Donbas reintegration bill

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The Ukrainian bill on the reintegration of Donbas into the country envisages extending the status of the ‘occupied territories’ to the certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Oleksiy Makeyev, director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry policy department told reporters in Kyiv. &#...

Ukraine planning to strengthen forces grouping in south of Odesa region

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The Ukrainian leadership is planning to increase the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ grouping with simultaneous creation of necessary technical and logistical facilities in Odesa region, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said. “The previous military and political leadership made deci...

Connection of TurkStream pipeline’s shallow-water, deep-water parts begins in Anapa

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ANAPA – The connection of the shallow-water and deep-water sections of the TurkStream gas pipeline began on Friday in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is watching the process from the Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel. On Friday, Putin arrived at the Pioneering Spiri...

Blast rocks police base in Ukraine’s Mariupol, media report casualties

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An explosion apparently caused by an accident rocked the base of a police battalion in the Prymorsky district of Mariupol, Donetsk region, the Donetsk regional police department reported on Friday. Preliminary findings indicate that a round of ammunition went off at the police base, the departmen...

Ukrainian military announce readiness for “harvest truce” in Donbas

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The Ukrainian troops deployed in Donbas are ready for the ceasefire starting from midnight June 24, but they also stress their readiness to open fire should their lives be put at risk, Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk told Interfax-Ukraine on Friday. “We are ready f...

Kamaz to invest €50 million in truck assembly in Senegal

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NABEREZNYE CHELNY – Kamaz is to invest €50 million to set up the assembly of its trucks in Senegal, company CEO Sergei Kogogin said at a press conference following the annual shareholders meeting on Friday. “Agreements have been reached at the highest level; the Russian Export Center ...

OSCE: Number of Donbas shooting incidents down 25% over past week

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) has stated a 25% decline in the number of Donbas ceasefire breaches, while the vicinity of Mariupol in the Donetsk region remains a flashpoint, OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug said at a press briefing on Friday. The civilian populati...

Fiscal watchdog estimates tax losses due to Donbas trade blockade at Hr 1.2 bln in 5 months

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Direct tax losses from the blockade of trade with occupied areas in Donbas and the loss of control over Ukrainian-owned enterprises there totaled about Hr 1.2 billion in January-May 2017, Head of the Large Taxpayers Office Yevhen Bambizov has said. The losses in May alone exceeded Hr 630 million,...

Turchynov: NSDC to consider bill on Donbas reintegration shortly

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KHARKIV– Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has said that in the near future the National Security and Defense Council will consider a bill on the reintegration of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, that are temporarily uncontrolled by the country̵...