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Movie Critic: War drama “Donbass” offers honest look at occupation of Ukraine’s east

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“Donbass,” a new war drama by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa, is a grotesque, yet honest depiction of the occupation of Ukraine’s east in 2014 and 2015. The film premiered internationally in May at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, where Loznitsa won the Un Certain Regard Award...

Polygraph: Russian UK Embassy denies evidence of Moscow interfered in the US election

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On July 17, the official Russian U.K. Embassy Twitter account claimed to quote Russian President Vladimir Putin saying that the Russian state has never intervened in U.S. elections, and that no evidence supporting such accusations from the 2016 election was ever presented. Actually, plenty of evi...

Reuters: Russia and Qatar discuss S-400 missile systems deal

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Russia and Qatar have been in discussions about a possible sale of S-400 missile systems to Doha, TASS news agency cited the Russian envoy to Qatar as saying on Saturday. Read more here. The post Reuters: Russia and Qatar discuss S-400 missile systems deal appeared first on KyivPost.

SBU blocks illegal import of aviation spares to Ukraine

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has blocked the mechanism of illegal imports of aviation products that are subject to state export control to Ukraine, the press center of the service has said. Law enforcers established that one of Kyiv firms ordered spare parts in Moldova, which then used t...

112.ua: US oil companies try to assure Congress not to tighten sanctions against Russia

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Representatives of oil and gas industry of the US are trying to assure the members of the Congress not to exacerbate the sanctions against Russia. Reuters agency reports this with reference to their sources in the Senate. Yet the sources of the agency refused to name the companies who are against...

Klimkin criticizes Italian deputy PM for endorsing Crimea annexation

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has criticized Italy’s deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, for statements in support of Russia’s occupation of Crimea. Salvini, who also heads Italy’s interior ministry, said during an interview with the Washington Post newspaper publi...

Reuters: Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning

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Charlie Rowley, one of two Britons poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok last month, was released from hospital on Friday. Read more here. The post Reuters: Briton discharged from hospital after Novichok poisoning appeared first on KyivPost.

US Department of State referendum in Donbas would be illegitimate

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Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State Heather Nauert has confirmed that the U.S. Administration does not consider the issue of supporting a possible referendum on independence in the east of Ukraine. “To be clear: the Administration is not considering supporting a referendum in Easte...

Associated Press: Inside Trump’s isolation after Putin summit, walkbacks

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Facing condemnation from allies and foes alike on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump was outnumbered even in the Oval Office. Top aides gathered to convince the president to issue a rare walk-back of the comments he’d made raising doubts about U.S. intelligence conclusions of Russian elec...

UkrInform: Polish Journalists Association urges Russia to release Sentsov, Sushchenko and other p...

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The Polish Journalists Association (SDP) calls on the Russian authorities to release Oleg Sentsov, Roman Sushchenko and other Ukrainian political prisoners. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Polish Journalists Association urges Russia to release Sentsov, Sushchenko and other political prisoners...

UNIAN: Minister says Ukraine in talks with US, EU on possible sanctions against Russian Black Sea...

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Since the second half of April, Russian coast guards have systemically been inspecting foreign vessels bound for and heading from Ukraine ports, with the number of detained ships constantly increasing. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Minister says Ukraine in talks with US, EU on possible sanction...

US is main importer of Ukrainian small arms in 2017

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Ukraine exported conventional weapons to six countries under contracts in 2017, the Ukrainian State Service of Export Control said in a report detailing international transfers of individual types of Ukrainian armaments last year. The figures published by the Ukrainian State Service of Export Con...

Al Jazeera: Putin says powerful forces trying to sabotage US-Russia ties

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Russian President Vladimir Putin accused “powerful” forces within the United States of trying to sabotage ties between Moscow and Washington in the wake of a controversial summit with US counterpart Donald Trump. Read more here. The post Al Jazeera: Putin says powerful forces trying t...

Polygraph: 4 years later Sputnik repeats Russia’s false tales about MH17

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On the four-year anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which led to the death of all 298 passengers on board, Russia’s state-owned news agency Sputnik claimed no “solid evidence” has been produced linking Russia with the incident. In fact, plenty of evidence showing R...

Odesa International Film Festival supports imprisoned director Sentsov

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Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov could not attend the Odesa International Film Festival this year. He is imprisoned in Russia. But at every film screening in Odesa, organizers reserved a spot for him. That empty seat became a symbol of Ukraine’s support for Sentsov and hope for his rele...

Zerkal: UN Security Council’s making decision on peacekeepers is now impossible because of Russia

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Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal is convinced that at the moment the UN Security Council’s making decision on a peacekeeping mission in Donbas is impossible due to the position of the Russian Federation. “Taking into account all the positions of Mr. Putin (Russian Presi...

112.ua: Marines exercise night insertion amid Sea Breeze 2018

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The ground-to-ground component has exercised night insertion and passing water obstacles on the armored vehicles withinSea Breeze 2018, the Ukrainian-American drills, as the press office of Ukraine’s Armed Forces Navy command reported on the Defence Ministry website. Read more here. The post 112....

Klimkin says idea of referendum is rehearsal of implementing Kremlin’s scenario to federalize Ukr...

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin claims that there is no prospect for the Kremlin’s idea to hold a referendum in the occupied territories of Donbas, given the impossibility of free and fair expression of people’s will in conditions of occupation. “Many experts and journa...

Reuters: Concern in White House over intelligence chief’s Russian summit surprise

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Since Monday’s summit and joint news conference in Helsinki, Trump and his aides have been trying to control the damage done when he stunned the world by siding with Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies on the question of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Read more here. The post Reut...

Poroshenko signs law on implementing project ‘Finnish Support for Ukrainian School Reform’

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on ratification of the agreement between the government of Ukraine and the government of Finland on implementing the project “Finnish Support for the Ukrainian School Reform,” the presidential press service has reported. The Ver...

UkrInform: Militants fired at OSCE’s unmanned aerial vehicle in Donbas

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Illegal armed formations of ORDLO fired at an UAV of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Luhansk region. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Militants fired at OSCE’s unmanned aerial vehicle in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost.

Klympush-Tsintsadze: EU summit gives green light to sectoral integration of Ukraine

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Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has stressed that one of the most important results of the Ukraine-EU summit held in July was the political approval of the sectoral integration of the country in several priority areas. “...

Bloomberg: Putin ends silence on pensions to say Russia needs fix soon

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Russian President Vladimir Putin broke weeks of silence over the government’s plan to revamp the pension system, saying no final decision has been made but warning of a growing strain on public finances. Read more here. The post Bloomberg: Putin ends silence on pensions to say Russia needs fix so...

U.S. allocates $200 million for Ukraine’s defense, rejects Donbas referendum proposal

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The United States will allocate $200 million in defense aid to Kyiv in fiscal year 2018, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington reported on its Facebook page late on July 20. “The mentioned resources will be assigned to provide our country with military vehicles and equipment, as well as other...

Poroshenko signs laws on implementing agreement on bringing to justice those responsible for MH17...

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the laws on ratification of the agreement between Ukraine and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on international legal cooperation on crimes related to the crash of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight aircraft on July 17, 2014 and implementation of thi...