Ukrainians in US and Australia to go on one-day hunger strike in support of Sentsov

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The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) has initiated a one-day hunger strike to express solidarity with political prisoner Oleg Sentsov. The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations has joined this initiative.

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Parliamentary Assembly of Ukraine and Poland begins in Warsaw

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The 10th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Ukraine and Poland has begun in Warsaw.

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‘Normandy four’ summit to be held but not in near future – Betsa

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A meeting of the headsof theNormandy Four states will be held but not in the near future, since preliminary agreements should be agreed to resolve the situation in Donbas.

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Ukrainian diplomats help keep Russia in isolation - president

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The work of Ukrainian diplomats under the current conditions of Russian aggression against Ukraine is no less important than the work of military defending the state in the eastern regions.

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Denisova not allowed to visit Sentsov

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Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova has not been allowed to enter a penal colony in Labytnangi, Russia, where Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov is being held.

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President signs law on diplomatic service

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on diplomatic service.

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New York Times: Russia wants to play nice with foreigners. Just not too nice

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In recent weeks, Russia has been engaged in a concerted effort to tame its habitual xenophobic demons in anticipation of 500,000 foreign soccer fans descending on the country for the World Cup that started June 14. It has even organized classes on how to smile. But some lawmakers apparently misse...

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Zerkal: US can help in dialogue between Ukraine and Hungary to lift blocking on NATO site

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Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal is convinced that without mediation, in particular, of the U.S., in the dialogue with Hungary, it will be difficult for Ukraine to achieve the lifting of the blockade on the NATO site. “In this respect, the U.S. assist...

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Minsk Group plans to meet in two weeks

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The next meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine is scheduled for June 27.

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Ukraine-Poland Parliamentary Assembly calls on Russia to free political prisoners

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The Parliamentary Assembly of Ukraine and Poland has stressed the strategic nature of relations between Kyiv and Warsaw, urged Russia to immediately stop aggression and release Ukrainian political prisoners, and called on the international community to continue to exert pressure on Russia.

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37% of Ukrainians do not have a bank account

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37% of adult Ukrainians do not have a bank account, in particular, because of mistrust of financial companies and lack of funds.

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State Fiscal Service: UAH 54.8 bln already reimbursed to taxpayers

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Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service (SFS) reimbursed UAH 54.8 billion worth of value added tax (VAT) in January-May 2018, according to a report on the SFS official page on Facebook.

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EU extends Crimean sanction for one more year

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The European Union has extended restrictive measures in response to Russia's occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea for one more year.

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Ukrainian high school student wins gold at Genius Olympiad in United States

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Ukrainian high school student Valentyn Frechka won a gold medal at the Genius Olypiad in the United States.

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Svitolina retains 5th position in WTA ranking

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Ukraine’s No.1 tennis player Elina Svitolina has retained the 5th position in the ranking of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) updated on June 18.

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Ukraine has already exported over 39 mln tons of grains

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Ukraine has exported over 39 million tons of grain crops since the beginning of the current marketing year.

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President: Draft constitutional amendments on Ukraine's accession to EU and NATO almost ready

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The Constitutional Commission is finalizing the draft laws on constitutional amendments regarding the stipulation of the European and Euro-Atlantic directions of Ukraine's development in the Basic Law.

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Militants violated ceasefire in eastern Ukraine 33 times in last day

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Militants launched 33 attacks on Ukrainian positions in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine over the past day.

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Four children injured in car explosion in Kyiv

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Four children were injured in a car explosion in the Sviatoshynsky district of Kyiv on Thursday, June 14, and two of them are in critical condition, the National Police of Ukraine has reported.

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Poltorak inspects new armored car ‘Novator’ to possibly use it in Ukrainian Army

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Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak has inspected the new armored car ‘Novator’ which, possibly, will be taken over by the divisions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “I have just examined the new armored car ‘Novator,’ a product of the Ukrainian military-indus...

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