Ukraine

24 hours in Donbas: 14 ceasefire violations, one Ukrainian serviceman suffers

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The representatives of illegal armed formations used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and small arms

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: AUG. 13 – 17

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Read about Donbas conflict in Ukraine, political prisoners, Yanukovych case, preparations for the Independence Day and other important news of the week

Imprisoned Ukrainian journalist ‘confesses’ to espionage in Russian television interview

KyivPost

A Russian television channel has aired an interview with kidnapped journalist Stanislav Aseev, in which he confesses to working for Ukrainian intelligence in the Russian-occupied Donbas. Broadcast on the Rossiya 24 television channel on Aug. 17, the interview has raised concerns that Aseev, who h...

42,26 million people live in Ukraine, - State Statistics Service

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The number of those who died significantly surpasses the number of the born people

Ukraine holds tests of new cruising missile, - photo

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The missile hit a sea target at a distance of 100 km

Sweden’s H&M to open first store in Kyiv Aug. 18, second store to open in October

KyivPost

The Iconic Swedish fast-fashion clothing brand H&M is to officially open its first store in Ukraine on Aug. 18, and plans to open its second store in October, the company’s representatives said at a press conference in Kyiv on Aug. 17. “Its always hard to say is there a perfect time to enter,...

UkrInform: Ryanair launches ticket sales for flights from Ukraine

KyivPost

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian has said that Irish low-cost Ryanair airline launches ticket sales on all flights from Ukraine with fares starting from 13 euros in one direction. The minister wrote this on his Facebook page on August 17. Read more here.  The post UkrInform: Ryanair laun...

Poroshenko signs law for paying down wage arrears to miners

KyivPost

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a bill on introducing amendments to the law on the national budget for 2018, which allocates to state-owns mines an additional Hr 1.4 billion for paying down wage arrears to coal miners. “The law provides the 2018 state budget to tran...

Ryanair launches ticket sales for flights from Ukraine – Omelian

UkrInform

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian has said that Irish low-cost Ryanair airline launches ticket sales on all flights from Ukraine with fares starting from 13 euros in one direction.

Military parade in Kyiv to mark 27 years of Ukrainian independence

KyivPost

A military parade will take place in Kyiv on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24. It is indicated in the plan of action on preparations for the celebration of the 27th anniversary of the country’s independence and the 100th anniversary of the revival of Ukrainian s...

Anger as Austria's foreign minister invites Putin to her wedding

The Guardian

Critics say Russian leader’s attendance undermines EU’s tough stance over UkraineVladimir Putin is to attend the wedding of the Austrian foreign minster, Karin Kneissl, triggering outrage among critics who say her invitation undermines the EU’s stance against Russia over Ukraine.The Russian presi...

US diplomats agree with UN experts on threat to Sentsov’s life, call for his release

KyivPost

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has supported UN special rapporteurs on human rights in their appeal to immediately release Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted in Russia. “We agree with UN experts, who said: ‘Sentsov’s life is in imminent danger. His hunger ...

Militants renew use of BM-21 Grad at JFO zone, - Ukraine's Defense Ministry

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The cases of the use of the heavy weaponry by the militants were spotted at the Luhansk direction

RFE/RL: Ukrainian court sentences Crimean woman for treason

KyivPost

A court in Ukraine has issued a suspended three-year prison sentence against a woman from Crimea charged with high treason. Russian human rights ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova says her Ukrainian counterpart, Lyudmyla Denisova, informed her a court in Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson accep...

Xinhua: Ukraine plans major railway project under Belt and Road Initiative

KyivPost

Ukraine on August 15 has unveiled a concept of a new railway project “China-Ukraine-EU (European Union),” which is aimed at unlocking Ukraine’s transit potential under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. The project, which envisages a construction of a 1,100-km-long hig...

Extreme fire hazard level remains in Ukraine in coming days

UkrInform

On August 18-20, extreme level of fire hazard is expected in the territory of Ukraine, except for most areas of western, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsa regions, and on August 19-20 - except for Kyiv region.

Naftogaz to raise gas price for industrial consumers by 4.6 percent in September

KyivPost

Naftogaz Ukrainy from September 1, 2018 will increase the price of gas sold to industrial consumers on a prepayment basis by 4.6 percent (Hr 469.2) compared to August, to Hr 10,600 for 1,000 cubic meters (including VAT). According to the company, this price is relevant for consumers buying gas on...

NBU sells $526.6 million on interbank market in August to prop up hryvnia

KyivPost

The National Bank of Ukraine has sold $526.6 million on the interbank forex market since the beginning of August to prop up the hryvnia. In particular, it sold $215 million this year and is ready for further interventions to prevent considerable forex rate fluctuations, the regulator said on its ...

UkrInform: Conference on de-occupation of Crimea to be held in France in October

KyivPost

In the second half of October, a conference on de-occupation of Crimea will be held in France. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to France Oleh Shamshur said this in an interview with Ukrinform. Read more here.  The post UkrInform: Conference on de-occupation of Crimea to be...

Ukraine does not rule out non-stop transit of trains to Russia

KyivPost

The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry did not propose that the government restrict the boarding of transit trains traveling from Moldova to Russia via Ukraine, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said at a press briefing in Kyiv on August 17. “For now I can say that there are no plans...

Ukraine to not sustain losses due to cancelation of trains to Russia, - Infrastructure Minister

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All trains that aimed to Russia will be used for inner transportation

UNIAN: Sentsov’s cousin tells how Putin may pardon her brother

KyivPost

Moscow-based journalist Nataliya Kaplan, a cousin of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony, says Russian President Vladimir Putin may agree to pardon her brother if he grows weary of worldwide efforts demanding the release of the Ukrainian f...

MFA condemns shelling of OSCE SMM patrol in Donbas

KyivPost

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemns the shelling of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) near the settlement of Holmivske (Donetsk region), Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa has said. “Strongly condemn attacks on SMM monitors. Their safety and freedom of moveme...

Cybersecurity center in transport industry to be established in Ukraine – Omelian

UkrInform

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian has said that a cybersecurity center in the transport industry will be established in Ukraine.

First rehearsal of Independence Day parade held in downtown Kyiv. PHOTOS

Censor.Net

Kyiv’s central area hosted the first rehearsal of the Independence Day military parade late on Thursday, Aug. 16. The roadway was closed for vehicular transport as several hundred servicemen marched from Bessarabska Square to the Yevropeiska one.