At least 2,500 civilians killed, from 7,000 to 9,000 injured during Donbas war

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Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine has led to the deaths of at least 2,500 civilians and injuries from 7,000 to 9,000 people, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said with reference to the UN figures. “This day [World Humanitarian Day] takes on special significance for Ukraine due to the huma...

USS John S. McCain collides with tanker near Singapore

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Ten sailors are missing after a guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months, according to Reuters.

Associated Press: Veterinarian team to treat dogs near Chernobyl disaster site

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An animal welfare group based in Boston is helping provide medical treatment to dogs near the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The international group Four Paws says it has sent a veterinarian to join a team of others who are neutering and vaccinating dogs in Ukraine. It’s part of an ...

UkrInform: Iryna Gerashchenko says schools in Avdiivka ready for school year

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All five schools in the frontline town of Avdiivka in Donetsk region are ready for September 1. First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko, who visited Donbas on August 19, informed this on her Facebook page. Read more here.  The post UkrInform: Iryna Gerashchenko s...

RFE/RL: US diplomatic missions in Russia suspend nonimmigrant visa operations

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The United States says that “all nonimmigrant visa operations” at U.S. missions across Russia will be suspended as of August 23 due to the Russian-imposed cap on U.S. diplomatic staff. The U.S. Embassy in Russia made the announcement on August 21, saying that operations will resume in...

UNIAN: Play on Ukraine’s Maidan uprising to be staged at Irish fest

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The Kilkenny Arts Festival this year has a significant strand that looks at the current dynamics of Europe and its future development, with a folk opera telling the story of the Ukrainian popular uprising of 2014, the Revolution of Dignity, fitting the idea perfectly, The Independent wrote. Read ...

112.ua: Moscow court refuses to arrest Siemens turbines in Crimea

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The Moscow Arbitration Court refused to arrest four gas turbine units that were brought to Crimea due to the lawsuit of the German Siemens concern, RIA Novosti reported citing a file of arbitration cases. “The Moscow Arbitration Court accepted the lawsuit filed by Siemens against Rostekh...

112.ua: 2,5 thousand civilians killed, up to 9 thousand wounded over 3 years in Donbas

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Russian aggression in the east of Ukraine led to the death of at least 2,500 civilians and  from 7,000 to 9,000 people were wounded. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine referring to UN data. “According to the UN estimates, during almost three...

UNIAN: Ambassador says Ukraine rocket technology not leaked to North Korea

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Ukraine’s Ambassador to Japan Ihor Kharchenko has denied a recent claim that a state-owned plant in his country leaked rocket-engine technology possibly used by North Korea to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Japan Times has reported. “From 1991, I don’t think we...

Media note growing threat of terrorist attacks in Ukraine ahead of Independence Day

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The threat of terrorist attacks in big cities across Ukraine is growing on the eve of Independence Day, as evidenced by the numerous instances of disclosure of terrorists' plots by Ukraine’s security services, TSN Tyzden weekly report says.

UkrInform: US Special Representative Volker to visit Kyiv on August 23

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U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker will visit Kyiv on August 23, the U.S. Department of State has reported. “On August 23, he will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he will join Secretary of Defense James Mattis in meetings with senior Ukrainian government officials to discuss...

Trump to make announcement on U.S. strategy for Afghanistan - CBS News

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President Trump has decided on a strategy for Afghanistan that also takes a broad approach toward tackling competing interests in South Asia, CBS News reports.

Reuters: Trump to present vision for US strategy in Afghanistan war

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It will be President Donald Trump’s turn on August 21 to address a problem that vexed his two predecessors when he details his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, America’s longest military conflict. In a prime-time speech to the nation, Trump may announce a modest increase in U.S. t...

Escalation in Donbas: 47 attacks on Ukraine troops, 5 WIA in last day

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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 47 times in the past 24 hours, with five Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

Sytnyk: Total bail posted by Wall project suspects exceeds losses

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The total amount of bail posted by suspects involved in embezzling state funds for the so-called Wall project on the Russia-Ukraine border exceeds the amount of losses incurred, National Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) chief Artem Sytnyk has said. “It exceeds [the total amount of losses] by a smal...

Russian proxies in Donbas preparing new wave of "nationalization" of Ukrainian companies - media

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In August and September 2017, court hearings will be held, where the so-called "State Property Fund of the Donbas People's Republic" is preparing to seize control over the assets of a number of Ukrainian companies, according to DN.ua

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots - The Guardian

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Open letter signed by Tesla chief Elon Musk and Google’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war, according to The Guardian.

Bloomberg: US houses are using more Russian lumber, thanks to Canada spat

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Russia has emerged as one of the winners from the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S over lumber. The U.S. is importing more softwood lumber from overseas after it slapped tariffs on Canadian supplies, making them more expensive. Russian shipments are 42 percent higher so far in 2017, accor...

Health ministry proposes to expand spirit quotas for some pharma manufacturers

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The Health Ministry of Ukraine has proposed that the annual ethyl spirit quotas are expanded for companies producing medicines. The draft government resolution aimed at boosting production of vitally important medicines was published for public discussion on the ministry’s website last week...

UkrInform: The highest level of fire danger declared in Ukraine

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On August 21-22, extreme (5 class) fire hazard is expected throughout the territory of Ukraine, except for Odesa and Zakarpattia regions. This was reported by the State Emergency Service. Read more here.  The post UkrInform: The highest level of fire danger declared in Ukraine appeared first on K...