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Undisclosed agenda of Helsinki Summit leading to speculation, worries in some quarters

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the summit in Helsinki as “splendid, better than super”

Criminal proceeding opened for car accident in Zhytomyr region

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Earlier, a group of prosecutors, administration of Directorate-General of the National Police, investigative group, Patrol Police, and rescue teams have been working at the scene.

Ukraine’s army to operate new infantry rocket flamethrower

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Ukraine’s state-run defense production concern UkrOboronProm is setting up the serial production of a new rocket flamethrower RPV-16. In its July 20 report, the concern’s press service said the weapon was designed by the State Research Institute of Chemical Products based in the city ...

15 killed in two deadly car crashes in one day (PHOTOS)

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More than 20 people were injured and 15 people killed in two deadly car accidents in Mykolaiv and Zhytomyr Oblasts on July 20. One incident involved a minibus with Belarusian tourists returning from Odesa to Gomel, a town in south-east Belarus, that hit a truck parked on the roadside near the vil...

BoomBox performs in Crimea, - video

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The concert was held in the support of the Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia

Marines eliminate Russian mercenary near Mariupol, - journalist. PHOTO (WARNING! Viewer discretio...

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Supposed scout of the 9th motorized rifle regiment of the 1st Army Corps of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was eliminated while trying to penetrate the stronghold of the 503rd Marine Corps battalion of Ukrainian Armed Forces not far from Mariupol.

UNIAN: Renault confirms that it’s mulling Ukraine-based production

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The Renault Group has confirmed they have been looking into various projects with potential local industrial partners, related to the accommodating assembly lines in Ukraine for some models of the group’s brands, as reported by Renault Ukraine press service in a comment following the statem...

Ukroboronprom pays Hr 1.9 million Mykolaiv Shipbuilding Plant as it resumes work

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Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom state-run concern has paid Hr 1.9 million in wage arrears to the state-owned Mykolaiv Shipbuilding Plant, which has resumed stable operations, Director General of Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin said on July 20. “Thanks to an effective integrated approach to solving ...

Ukraine must focus more on reducing opportunities for corruption

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It is welcome news that Ukraine will set up a special anti-corruption court to try senior officials. Yet reducing corruption will require much more than punitive measures alone.

UNIAN: Ukrainian industry barely surviving inflated tariffs on energy resources, says politician

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Chairman of Volyn Regional Council, a member of the UKROP Party’s presidium Ihor Palytsa warns that Ukraine’s industry is on the verge of survival due to inflated tariffs on energy resources. “Power rates in Ukraine are already higher than those in Europe. The government does no...

Associated Press: Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine, says Russian ambass...

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. said July 20. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion ...

Sheremet’s murder was thoroughly planned and organized, his Russian citizenship hinders investiga...

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Law enforcement agencies investigating the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet have so far made little progress.

Russia's ombudswoman claims to talk to Sentsov, publishes photo of vide-conference

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Moskalkova assures that Oleg Sentsov does not have critical problems with health

RFE/RL: Russia, China block US bid to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea

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Russia and China are blocking a U.S. effort at the United Nations to halt all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea amid charges that Pyongyang is smuggling fuel into the country, diplomats say. The move on July 19 by Russia and China came after Washington last week asked a UN Securit...

Nearly 25,000 Ukrainians refused entry to Poland in H1, 2018

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A total of 24,902 Ukrainians were refused entry to Poland in the first half of 2018, which was 43% more than in the same period in 2017, the Polish Border Guard has reported at the request of an Ukrinform correspondent.

Vasyl Khmelnytsky and partners invest $42 mln in Biopharma blood processing plant

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The facility will produce blood products like Albumin, Bioven and Immunoglobulin that help treat diseases caused by immunodeficiency

The New Yorker: A theory of Trump kompromat

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The former C.I.A. operative Jack Devine watched Donald Trump’s performance standing next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16, and his first thought was, “There is no way Trump is a Russian agent.” The proof, he told me, was right in front of us. If Trump were truly serving as a Russian intel...

Are the EU and NATO serious about bringing peace to Ukraine? You wouldn’t know it from their lang...

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Despite overwhelming evidence that Russia is waging war against Ukraine—in which the military invasion is just one component among many—the language of NATO and EU documents lends credence to Moscow’s “plausible deniability” strategy, which denies Russia’s role as the aggressor

Reuters: Russia sends proposal to Washington to send Syrian refugees back to Syria

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MOSCOW – Russia’s Defense Ministry said on July 20 it had sent detailed proposals to Washington on organizing the return of refugees to Syria after agreements reached by President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, the RIA news agency said. Trump and Putin met at a summit...

NPR: This week’s whirlwind offers new clues to Russia election interference

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A pyrotechnic week of geopolitical intrigue has yielded new clarity about the whys and wherefores of the Russia imbroglio, including one insight straight from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Why did Putin order the campaign of “active measures” that have been directed against the Un...

Parliament’s Vice Speaker excludes holding referendums in occupied Donbas

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She reminded that Minsk agreements provide not for a referendum, but for local elections according to Ukrainian laws

Crimea: 66 searches, 89 interrogations and 98 arrests for last six months

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Moreover, the human rights defenders reported on a death in the Crimean pre-trial detention facility

Polish Industrial Development Agency buys back two enterprises from Ukrainian businessman Taruta

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Poland’s state-owned Industrial Development Agency (ARP) bought back Gdańsk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdansk) and GSG Towers company from Ukrainian oligarch Serhiy Taruta.

INTEGRITES conducted comprehensive legal due diligence for FC Leogaming Pay, LLC

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INTEGRITES team conducted comprehensive legal due diligence of the key areas such as corporate management compliance, compliance with antitrust legislation, compliance with the legislation at financial services market, licensing issues, participation in payment systems, personal data protection, ...

Fatal bus crash near Zhytomyr: 10 people killed, another 10 hospitalized. VIDEO&PHOTOS

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10 people were killed and another 10 were injured as a shuttle bus crashed into and a truck on Kyiv-Chop highway in the Zhytomyr region.