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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.

Ukraine reports 48 enemy attacks, 2 WIA's in last day

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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 48 times in the past 24 hours, using banned artillery systems, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Works started on restoration of gas supplies to Kyiv's CHPP-6

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Works have been started on the restoration of gas supplies to the capital's combined heat and power plant No. 6 (CHPP-6), Adviser to the Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

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.

NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 26.03 to dollar

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The National Bank of Ukraine on Friday, June 23, lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by one kopiyka, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.03 to the dollar.

Retail trade in Ukraine grows by 7.1% in five months

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Retail trade in Ukraine rose by 7.1% in January-May 2017 year-over-year (y-o-y) in comparable prices, to UAH 298.043 billion, or US$11.4 billion, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service's website.

Donbas militants attack Ukraine 18 times on June 23 – ATO HQ

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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.

Turchynov: Our main task to introduce European values, standards in lives of every Ukrainian

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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has said that the main task now is to introduce European values and standards in the lives of every Ukrainian, the NSDC's press service has reported.

NBU decides to liquidate Diamantbank

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On June 22, 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), upon the proposal of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, issued Decision No. 394-D On Revoking the Banking License and Liquidating Diamantbank PJSC.

U.S. says separatists 'harassing' Ukraine monitors to prevent reporting of violations – media

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The United States has accused Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine of a campaign of "violence and harassment" against international monitors aimed at preventing them from reporting truce violations, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Foreign investor plans to build grain terminal in Ukraine's Chornomorsk port

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SE "Commercial Sea Port (CSP) "Chornomorsk" and Bitan Nissim & Sons Ltd company (Israel) signed a memorandum on storage facilities construction in berth rear No. 8, according to UkrAgroConsult.

Canada's support to Ukraine unwavering – Defense Minister

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Canada's Defense Minister Harjit S. Sajjan on June 21 had a fruitful conversation with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Ottawa, during which he reiterated Canada's unwavering support to Ukraine, both in helping to preserve and protect Ukraine's sovereignty in response to Russian agg...

Fake video of "Russians fighting ISIS" in Syria prepared for Putin by his General Staff

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The video that Russian President Vladimir Putin showed to American film director Oliver Stone in his latest documentary, The Putin Interviews, with a scene where allegedly Russian forces are attacking ISIS in Syria was prepared by one of the departments of the Main Operations Directorate of Russi...

Naftogaz CEO says Ukraine ready to buy gas from Gazprom if it abides by Stockholm ruling

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CEO of national joint-stock company (NJSC) Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolev says his company is ready to resume gas purchases from Russia's gas giant Gazprom if the Russian company abides by a ruling of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce on a relevant contract si...

Donbas reintegration bill won't affect Minsk process – Ukraine's foreign ministry

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Ukraine's First Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko forecasts that the bill on Donbas reintegration, which should determine the ways to restore Ukraine's sovereignty in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, will not affect the Minsk peace talks.

French politicians heading for Donetsk to "support Russia army"

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A group of French local council members representing the Bouches-du-Rhône department of France flew to Moscow on Thursday, June 22, from where they will head for the occupied city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to the online news outlet Europeiska Pravda.

Over third of Russians want visas with Ukraine – poll

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More than a third of Russians claim that Russia and Ukraine should close the borders and introduce a visa regime, according to a public opinion poll conducted by Russian NGO Levada Center poll.

Germany's Eurowings to fly to Kyiv's Boryspil from 2018

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Germany's low-cost airlines Eurowings, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, will start flying to Kyiv's Boryspil airport from next year, according to the airport's director.

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police – BBC

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The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding failed safety tests, police say, according to the BBC.

Over 76,000 tonnes of Donbas coal smuggled to Russia within month – NGO

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Russian Railways (RZD) Logistics illegally shipped 76,300 tonnes of coal from the occupied areas in Donetsk region controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ("DPR") to Russia in May, according to Ukrainian NGO Sprotyv.info.

Strana.ua editor-in-chief Huzhva facing up to 10 years in prison, seizure of property

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Editor-in-chief of the online newspaper Strana.ua Ihor Huzhva is facing up to 10 years in prison along with the seizure of property, according to the article of the Criminal Code mentioned by the Ukrainian prosecutor general's press secretary in his case.

PM Groysman assures Ukrainian state companies don't buy Russian coal

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says that Ukrainian state-owned companies do not buy coal in Russia.

Ukraine commemorates WWII victims

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Ukrainian ministers and Prime Minister Volodymy Groysman laid flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Park of Eternal Glory in Kyiv on Thursday, June 23, to commemorate victims of the Second World War, according to the Cabinet's website.

Factbox: Global number of widows rises as war and disease take toll – media

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Millions of widows worldwide suffer crushing poverty and persecution, according to Reuters.

House defense bill to counter threats from Russia, North Korea – The Hill

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The House Armed Services Committee is proposing several policy moves in its annual defense authorization bill to counter threats from Russia and North Korea, according to The Hill.