Kyiv Hilton manager Hassan Ragab dead at 46

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Hassan Ragab, the general manager at Hilton Kyiv, died on Aug. 14, hotel staff confirmed on Aug. 15 Galyna Petrenko, a business development manager at Hilton, confirmed the news but hasn’t specified any details. Ragab was 46. Ragab had worked at the Hilton Kyiv since its opening in March 2014, th...

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Meduza: Putin says Russia needs more ‘positivity’ on social media

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Amid growing concerns about absurd criminal prosecutions against Russian Internet users, Vladimir Putin visited an educational forum on August 15 and told the team behind an online animation studio that they’re giving the Web something it gravely needs: “positivity.” “Social networks need 100 per...

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Eight more Russians ask Putin to add them in exchange list, - Ombudsman

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Viktor Ageev, Russian soldier detained in Luhansk region is among them

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Antonov An-178 to be presented at Independence Day parade

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It will be the first public demonstration of Antonov An-178 in Ukraine at this level event

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UkrInform: Banks in Crimea stop providing services to Visa, MasterCard clients

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Russia’s Genbank, based in the occupied Crimea, stopped providing services to clients who hold Visa and MasterCard cards on August 14. “Genbank will no longer provide services to clients holding Visa and MasterCard cards, including those that have not expired yet. These cards will be used f...

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U.S. introduces sanctions against Russian company for cooperation with DPRK

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Apart from Russia, Chinese and Singaporean companies got to the sanction list of the Ministry of Finances of the USA

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Reuters: More US Marines to train in Norway, closer to Russia

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The United States will more than double the number of Marines stationed in Norway, in line with plans first outlined in June, the Norwegian defence ministry said on August 15. Plans to increase the number of Marines in Norway to 700 from 330 and moving some of them closer to the border with Russi...

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Russian hackers attack Instagram - media

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A widespread hacking campaign that appears to stem from Russia is affecting hundreds of Instagram users, leaving people locked out of their accounts, British online newspaper The Independent has said.

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Over half of Ukrainians oppose opening of land market

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Some 62% of Ukrainian citizens believe that there is no need to introduce sale of land, according to a survey conducted in July 2018.

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Russia to respond to cancellation of passenger trains, busses by Ukraine

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At the same time, Russia thinks that the real steps will not be made

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New York Times: Frozen out by Obama, Hungary’s far-right leader finds a friend in Trump

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Across rural Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban dominates the media landscape. His allies control the major regional newspapers, which provide supportive coverage of Mr. Orban’s anti-immigrant agenda and his methodical erosion of the country’s democratic checks and balances. Critical, independe...

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Ukraine NOW brand to be presented soon in US, Canada, Australia

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Ukraine’s official brand - Ukraine NOW - is planned to be presented in New York (USA), Toronto (Canada) and Australia in the end of September.

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Ukraine and Russia: Who helped whom for all these years?

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The topic of who "feeds" whom is quite popular in the Ukrainian and Russian media

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Storm warning declared in Carpathian region

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Until the end of August 15 and on August 16, heavy rains, thunderstorms, hail and squalls are expected in the Carpathian region of Ukraine.

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UNIAN: US Security Adviser Bolton to visit Ukraine next week

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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton will visit Ukraine next week. “White House Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the visit of U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton to Ukraine,” the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States wrote on Facebook. Read more here. The po...

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UkrInform: Media reports Russian hackers attack Instagram

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A widespread hacking campaign that appears to stem from Russia is affecting hundreds of Instagram users, leaving people locked out of their accounts, British online newspaper The Independent has said. According to the report, the hack sees Instagram account names, profile pictures, passwords and ...

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The Moscow Times: Ruble slump hits Russians’ wallets, but support for Putin remains

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Alexei Nikolayev, one of more than 56 million Russians who re-elected President Vladimir Putin in March, is already counting the likely cost of a weaker ruble: less spending power abroad, higher prices at home, and another round of belt-tightening. But Nikolayev, a 56-year old graphic designer wh...

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Ukrainian film director film ‘Donbass’ to be shown at International Film Festival in Toronto

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The drama film ‘Donbass’ by Ukrainian film director Serhiy Loznitsa about events in the Russian occupied areas in the east of Ukraine will be shown as part of the Contemporary World Cinema section of the International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. “Since September 6, the Ukr...

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UNIAN: Two members of Russia-led forces eliminated by Ukraine’s army in Donbas

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Officer of the 53rd separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Anatoliy Shtefan, has reported that two members of the Russian-led forces were eliminated in Donbas. “On August 12, Oleg Lymar aka ‘Apteka’ from the town of Perevalsk was killed. The exact time and c...

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UkrInform: SBU blocks sale of weapons in various regions of Ukraine

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Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) blocked the illegal storage and sale of weapons and ammunition in various regions of the country as part of the campaign for countering sale of weapons, the SBU’s press center has said. “The operatives of the SBU directorate in Kharki...

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US Envoy Volker: Russia not expected response of the West to its actions in Ukraine to be signifi...

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The Kremlin did not expect the policy of restraint of Russia by the West through sanctions.

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Daily Digest: Top news of Wednesday, Aug. 15

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Political prisoner and Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov described his condition as pre-critical during a meeting with Russian human rights activist and journalist Zoya Svetova, who visited him in a penal colony in Labytnangi, RTVI has reported. Kyiv ranked 118th in the annual Global Liveabili...

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Shooting in Kyiv: police detains Mercedes with two suspects

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A car was stopped not far from Hydropark

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Lithuania to allocate one million euro to support Donbas

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The funds are planned to be allocated for the settlements damaged by the Russian aggression

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Sentsov not to write request for pardon, - human rights activists

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Earlier, Iryna Gerashchenko, First Vice-Speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament, stated that Sentsov did not have to ask for pardon personally – it is not an obligatory condition

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