Russia's Orwellian "diplomacy"

UNIAN

Sergei Lavrov held an annual press conference in Moscow, showing the basics of Russia’s foreign policy. Theoretically, even those will get it who still believe in the myth that it is possible...

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Modernized anti-aircraft missile system Pechora tested in Ukraine

UNIAN

The Ukrainian company Radionics and the state design bureau Luch successfully test-launched a missile using the modernized S-125 M Pechora surface-to-air defense missile system, the bureau’s press office reported on Facebook.

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EU sets up team to tackle fake news, disinformation

UNIAN

The High-Level Expert Group which will contribute to the development of an EU-level strategy on how to tackle the spreading of fake news and disinformation had its first meeting, January 15, according to the European Commission.

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USAF says it deploys theater security package to Estonia

UNIAN

Twelve F-16s and nearly 300 Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, deployed Jan. 14, 2018, as the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to Amari Air Base, Estonia, as part of a theater security package. Approximately 75 Airmen from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base,...

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Financial Times: IMF warns Ukraine over anti-corruption court legislation

KyivPost

The International Monetary Fund has warned Ukraine’s leadership that the government’s plans for a new anti-corruption court are “not consistent” with commitments made as part of its IMF bailout agreement. The development further dashes hopes that the country would be able to swiftly reengage with...

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Debt of Ukraine's regional gas companies before Naftogaz double

UNIAN

Ukrainian regional gas companies in 2017 doubled to UAH 20.4 billion (US$714.8 million) their debts for purchased natural gas before the national oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine, according to the holding's press service.

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Cabinet appoints new acting chief of Ukraine's State Grain and Food Corporation

UNIAN

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed Iryna Marchenko Acting Chairman of the Board of the State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine (SFGCU), instead of Dmytro Gavrysh who resigned recently.

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Russia’s major coal supplier off Ukraine’s sanctions list

UNIAN

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine has lifted sanctions earlier imposed against a Russian coal supplier, Yuzhtrans, thus canceling the ban on foreign trade with the company.

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RFE/RL: Police, protesters clash near Ukrainian parliament

KyivPost

Police and protesters have clashed near the Ukrainian parliament, which was set to consider legislation on the “reintegration” of regions held by Russian separatists. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Police, protesters clash near Ukrainian parliament appeared first on KyivPost.

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Kroll forensic audit reveals $5.5 billion fraud at PrivatBank, central bank claims

KyivPost

A report by forensic auditor Kroll into PrivatBank uncovered a “large-scale and coordinated fraud” scheme that emptied $5.5 billion from the bank’s vaults, the National Bank of Ukraine said in a statement. The summarized results confirm years of allegations that PrivatBank operated as a “vacuum c...

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Ukrinform: Foreign Ministry names countries dangerous for Ukrainians

KyivPost

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has urged Ukrainians not to visit a number of dangerous countries, State Secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Andriy Zayats has reported on Twitter. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Foreign Ministry names countries dangerous for Ukrainians appeared first o...

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RFE/RL: Crimea activist blasts Russia as prosecutor seeks five-year prison term

KyivPost

A prosecutor in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region has asked a court to sentence pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to five years and one month in prison in a high-profile retrial on a weapons and explosives possession charge. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Crimea activist blasts R...

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Number of Ukrainian companies resumes Polish gasoline imports

UkrInform

OKKO, WOG, Socar and Alliance Oil Ukraine have resumed import of A-95 gasoline produced by the Polish oil refinery in Plock, owned by the Orlen concern.

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Bill on anti-corruption court complies with Constitution, Venice Commission recommendations – Pre...

UkrInform

The bill on the Anti-Corruption Court submitted by the President of Ukraine to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine complies with the Constitution of Ukraine and the recommendations of the Venice Commission.

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Poll: Majority of Ukrainians believe sanctions are most efficient tool for peace in Donbas

UkrInform

A majority of Ukrainians believe that strengthening sanctions against Russia is the most efficient tool for bringing peace to Donbas.

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The Moscow Times: Russian environmentalist’s beating tied to Medvedev’s alleged mansion

KyivPost

A prominent environmental activist may have been beaten late last month for documenting the illegal construction of a mansion linked to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the investigative Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported Jan. 14. Read more here. The post The Moscow Times: Russian environmen...

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Britain notes Ukraine's success in global data openness ratings

UkrInform

The UK government, which, together with USAID, supports the Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program, has noted a serious breakthrough by Ukraine in respective world rankings in 2017, according to the Facebook page of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ukraine.

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UkrInform: Britain notes Ukraine’s success in global data openness ratings

KyivPost

The UK government, which, together with USAID, supports the Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services Program, has noted a serious breakthrough by Ukraine in respective world rankings in 2017, according to the Facebook page of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ukrai...

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Ukraine to be represented at Winter Olympics in skeleton for first time

KyivPost

Ukraine for the first time in history will be represented at the Winter Olympic Games in the skeleton. “The only sportsman in Ukraine who received the appropriate license for the Games-2018, entering the Top-50 of the world ranking by the end of the season, was 19-year-old Vladyslav Heraske...

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Reuters: Oil prices near three-year highs, supported by healthy demand

UNIAN

Brent crude prices consolidated recent gains at around $70 a barrel on Tuesday, a level not seen since 2014’s dramatic oil market slump, according to Reuters.

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