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 2018-01-22 19:36 

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112.ua: Before meeting Surkov, Volker will visit Donbas and Kyiv...

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker is planning to visit Kyiv and Donbas this week, as he told Voice of America. Read more here The post 112.ua: Before meeting Surkov, Volker will visit Donbas and Kyiv appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 19:27 

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Voice of America: US special envoy for Ukraine confirms Russia talks...

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker says he is scheduled to hold a new round of talks with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov in Dubai on Jan. 26. Read more here The post Voice of America: US special envoy for Ukraine confirms Ru...

 2018-01-22 19:22 

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UkrInform: Foreign Ministry to help Ukrainians ready to leave Kabul...

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that all Ukrainians who want to leave Kabul will be given such an opportunity. Read more here The post UkrInform: Foreign Ministry to help Ukrainians ready to leave Kabul appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 19:17 

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Ambassador Pieklo: Ukraine, Poland are strategic partners, have no choice but to cooperate...

he foreign ministers of Ukraine and Poland will voice their joint positions on topical issues during the meeting, and Jacek Czaputowicz has an understanding that the countries are strategic partners, Polish Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Pieklo has said. "...

 2018-01-22 18:48 

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RFE/RL: Belarusian prosecutor seeks suspended sentences in regnum trial...

MINSK The prosecutor in the trial of three Belarusian journalists charged with illegal entrepreneurship and inciting ethnic hatred has asked a court in Minsk to hand suspended sentences to the defendants, which would spare them from prison. Read more here...

 2018-01-22 18:37 

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UNIAN: NBU reveals volume of Ukraine's multi-billion dollar debt to IMF...

Ukraine's debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the moment totals $12.1 billion, according to Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Oleh Churii. Read more here The post UNIAN: NBU reveals volume of Ukraine's multi-billio...

 2018-01-22 18:29 

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Ukrainian FM: Moving Donbas talks from Minsk to Astana can hardly bring positive results right now...

The proposed relocation of the Donbas negotiations from Minsk to Astana will hardly bring a positive or meaningful result right now, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said. "The Kazakh colleagues have already expressed our idea. In my personal ...

 2018-01-22 18:23 

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UkrInform: Klimkin says over 20 countries can simplify visa regime for Ukrainians in next 2 years...

Ukraine is holding talks with more than 20 countries with a view to full liberalization or partial simplification of the visa regime for Ukrainians. Read more here The post UkrInform: Klimkin says over 20 countries can simplify visa regime for Ukrainians ...

 2018-01-22 18:03 

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Governor: 8 miners injured in methane ignition at Pokrovske mine in Donetsk region...

As a result of methane ignition at a private Pokrovske coal mine (Donetsk region), eight miners have received burns of varying severity and were hospitalized, Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky has said. "Eight miners were ...

 2018-01-22 17:34 

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Wall Street Journal: Talks to test Russian stance on Ukraine...

U.S. negotiators this week will test Russian seriousness about a peace deal for Ukraine, where fighting between Kyiv forces and Russia-backed separatists has been intensifying. Read more here The post Wall Street Journal: Talks to test Russian stance on U...

 2018-01-22 17:27 

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UkrInform: Italy's foreign minister to visit Ukraine next week...

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano will make a visit to Ukraine next week. Read more here The post UkrInform: Italy's foreign minister to visit Ukraine next week appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 17:23 

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UNIAN: Klimkin says Ukraine's historical dialogue with Poland to be based on friendly relations...

Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin says that Ukraine has its own understanding of its historical past, but a dialogue with Poland on mutual understanding on historical matters will continue to be based on friendly relations, according...

 2018-01-22 17:17 

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112.ua: 'DPR' plans to get 84 people in next prisoner exchange...

In the framework of the next prisoner exchange, the "DPR" militants are planning to return 84 of their allies, and the lists have already been sent to Kyiv, as the separatist media inform sourcing the so-called ombudsman of the militants Daryna Mo...

 2018-01-22 17:10 

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Ukrainian soldier killed in mortar shelling by militants in Donbas on Monday...

Militant groups continue to carry out armed provocations and use weapons, which should have been withdrawn from the line of disengagement of the parties in Donbas, which resulted in the death of a serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Monday, the pr...

 2018-01-22 17:07 

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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: Volker, Surkov to meet soon...

The United States special representative to Ukraine and Kremlin's point man Vladislav Surkov will meet in the coming days, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said at a press briefing on Jan. 22. He didn't provide any further details on the exact date ...

 2018-01-22 17:00 

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Judges recuse themselves from hearings that could trigger Saakashvili's deportation...

Judges of the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal on Jan. 22 partially recused themselves from hearings on ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's political asylum, putting the brakes on the proceedings for now. Saakashvili says Ukrainian authorit...

 2018-01-22 16:05 

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UNIAN: Poll reveals what Ukrainian youth think about Russian aggression in Ukraine...

The nationwide poll "Youth of Ukraine 2017" conducted by the New Europe Center and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in cooperation with the sociological company GfK Ukraine is one of the most comprehensive attempts to understand and assess the s...

 2018-01-22 15:58 

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Ukrinform: Ukraine's Agrarian Policy Ministry names most promising sector for exports to EU...

Ukraine has the opportunity to increase exports to the European Union by boosting the organic production. It is now the most promising sector for Ukrainian agricultural producers. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: Ukraine's Agrarian Policy Ministry ...

 2018-01-22 15:49 

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The Economist: Why the dispute between Poland and the EU matters...

Poland represents a dilemma for the European Union (EU). Since coming to power in October 2015, the right-wing Law and Justice party (PiS in Polish) has been weakening the country's democratic checks and balances. After two years of finger-wagging, th...

 2018-01-22 15:30 

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The Guardian: Turkish shelling of Kurdish-controlled Afrin in Syria continues...

Turkey has resumed shelling a Kurdish enclave inside Syria on the third day of a military campaign that the government says aims to create a 30km "safe zone" across the border. Read more here. The post The Guardian: Turkish shelling of Kurdish-con...

 2018-01-22 15:28 

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Court partially grants request from Saakashvili's lawyers to recuse judges...

Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal (KACA) has partially granted the request of lawyers for the former Georgian president and the leader of the Movement of New Forces party, Mikheil Saakashvili, to recuse a panel of judges. According to an Interfax-Ukrain...

 2018-01-22 15:25 

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With new national security bill, Ukraine aims for NATO-style civilian control over military...

The draft bill on Ukraine's national security foresees the country's military for the first time as being under control of a civilian defense minister, in line with the practices in Western and NATO countries. The text of the bill seen by the Kyiv...

 2018-01-22 15:20 

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EBRD invests 800 million euros in Ukraine in 2017...

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 2017 invested 800 million euros in Ukraine, which is 37 percent more than a year ago, EBRD Director in Ukraine Sevki Acuner has said. "This is a significant rise since 2016 and a strong st...

 2018-01-22 15:15 

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RFE/RL: Ukraine's winter war (PHOTOS)...

RFE/RL visited the front lines to capture the lives of Ukrainian troops as they battle through the fourth winter of war against Russia-backed separatists. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Ukraine's winter war (PHOTOS) appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 15:04 

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UNIAN: Poroshenko says Russia employ same methods of hybrid war as century ago...

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko states that the Kremlin today employs the same methods of "hybrid war" against Ukraine as those the Bolsheviks used against the Ukrainian People's Republic (UNR) 100 years ago, according to an UNIAN corresp...

 2018-01-22 14:59 

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RFE/RL: Moscow court orders closure of key Navalny campaign foundation...

A court in Moscow has ordered the closure of a foundation that has been bulwark of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's presidential campaign. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Moscow court orders closure of key Navalny campaign foundation appeared ...

 2018-01-22 14:37 

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Ukrainian officials buy cryptocurrency worth almost $7 million...

Ukrainian officials bought around $7 million in Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies in 2017, spending more on them than on any other type of asset, according to the Ukrainian investigative organization BIHUS.info, which studied Ukrainian officials' el...

 2018-01-22 14:27 

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Ukrinform: UN cancels food assistance program in Donbas...

The World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations cancels its work in Donbas. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: UN cancels food assistance program in Donbas appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 14:08 

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Volker to meet with Surkov in coming days...

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that a meeting between U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov will take place in the coming days. "In the coming days, U.S. Special ...

 2018-01-22 13:19 

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Ukrinform: 146 populated areas in two Ukrainian regions remain without electricity...

As of Jan. 22 morning, 146 populated areas in two Ukrainian regions still remained without electricity. Read more here. The post Ukrinform: 146 populated areas in two Ukrainian regions remain without electricity appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 12:53 

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UNIAN: Gerashchenko says 'difficult' PACE session kicks off as Russians planning to return...

First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko says certain interested parties in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe still have a plan for returning the Russian delegation to the Assembly's session hall. Read more h...

 2018-01-22 12:47 

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BBC: UK army chief warns of Russian threat...

Britain's armed forces risk falling behind Russia without more investment, the head of the army will say. Read more here. The post BBC: UK army chief warns of Russian threat appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 12:35 

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Journalist reports Crimean activist Balukh not provided with medical aid in jail...

Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh does not receive medical assistance in Simferopol's detention center, journalist Anton Naumlyuk has reported on Facebook. "Balukh is in Simferopol's detention center, in a transit cell in a penal colony, so ...

 2018-01-22 12:19 

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Former member of 'Ghost' separatist unit in Luhansk sentenced to 10-year prison term...

Judges in Luhansk region have sentenced two separatists, an informant to militants and two saboteurs who planned attacks in Lysychansk. Ukraine's SBU Security Service press center said on Jan. 22 a member of the militant "Ghost" unit detained ...

 2018-01-22 11:50 

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Agenda.ge: Counterfeit Georgian wine removed from sales in Ukraine...

A batch of counterfeit Georgian wine has been removed from sales in Ukraine and the offender was fined by the Ukrainian Antimonopoly Service, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency on Jan. 22. Read more here. The post Agenda.ge: Counterfeit Georgian ...

 2018-01-22 11:41 

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Poroshenko says Donbas law doesn't contradict Minsk accords...

The law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada "On the peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring Ukraine's state sovereignty in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions" does not contradict the Minsk accords, Kyiv respect...

 2018-01-22 11:24 

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Reuters: Afghan officials search for answers to deadly hotel attack...

KABUL Afghan security officials met on Jan. 22 to draw up a response to a deadly attack on Kabul's Hotel Intercontinental that exposed once again how vulnerable the capital remains to militant assaults. Read more here. The post Reuters: Afghan officia...

 2018-01-22 11:20 

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Associated Press: Kremlin says Putin, Ukraine leader meet unannounced; Kyiv denies...

MOSCOW — The Kremlin's spokesman says contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's leader have taken place outside the public eye, but Kyiv denies any meetings were held. Read more here. The post Associated Press: Kremlin ...

 2018-01-22 11:17 

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Poroshenko says he will sign Donbas law passed by Rada...

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promises to sign the law "On the peculiarities of the state policy on securing the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions" immediately after the doc...

 2018-01-22 11:14 

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RFE/RL: Kazakhstan defends offer to host Ukraine peace talks...

Kazakhstan has responded to Belarusian criticism of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's offer to move the venue of peace talks on Ukraine from Minsk to Astana. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Kazakhstan defends offer to host Ukraine peace talks ap...

 2018-01-22 10:49 

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Ukrainian tech businessman placed on Forbes 30-under-30 success list...

U.S. business magazine Forbes has placed Ukrainian tech entrepreneur Denys Zhadanov on its list of the 30 most successful people in Europe aged up to 30 in the Technology sector. Called 30-under-30 Europe, the list includes 300 "young disruptors acros...

 2018-01-22 10:31 

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Three policemen seriously wounded while detaining suspect in Berdiansk...

In Berdiansk, Zaporizhia region, three police officers were seriously injured in a grenade explosion while detaining an law breaker who used a grenade, head of the National Police of Ukraine, Serhiy Kniazev, said. "Three criminal investigators conduct...

 2018-01-22 10:16 

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Wall Street Journal: Why Russia's elite is nervous over new US sanctions...

A new round of U.S. sanctions is taking aim at Russia, and the country's business elite has reason to be nervous. Read more here. The post Wall Street Journal: Why Russia's elite is nervous over new US sanctions appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 10:05 

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Klympush-Tsintsadze says most important year for Ukraine's EU integration is 2018...

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said she believes that the year 2018 is the most important year for European integration of Ukraine. "I consider this year to be the most importa...

 2018-01-22 09:46 

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The Moscow Times: Hunting dog shoots owner in Southern Russia...

A dog is suspected of shooting its owner to death during a hunting trip in southern Russia on Jan. 21. Read more here. The post The Moscow Times: Hunting dog shoots owner in Southern Russia appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-01-22 09:36 

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Two civilians wounded in 'grey zone' in Donbas...

Two civilians are reported to have been wounded near the contact line in the so-called 'grey zone' in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the State Border Service of Ukraine. "Persons who were crossing the contact line informed members of th...

 2018-01-22 09:32 

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New York Times: Nations seek the elusive cure for cyberattacks...

WASHINGTON — When the "Wannacry" ransomware attack spread across Britain, Japan Russia, Taiwan and places in between last May, it took only a few days for private firms that looked at the code to come to some pretty quick conclusions. The at...

 2018-01-22 09:23 

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Svitolina enters Australian Open quarterfinals...

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina started her fourth-round match of the Australian Open Tennis Championship. In the fourth round she confidently beat Czech Denisa Allertova with the score 6: 3, 6: 0. Svitolina's next match is against Belgian Eli...

 2018-01-22 09:19 

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Poroshenko's administration says no contacts with Putin since Minsk accords...

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko did not hold a single meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after concluding Minsk agreements on settling the situation in eastern Ukraine, the presidential press service said. "The Ukrainian president has...

 2018-01-22 08:22 

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Hromadske Radio: Andy Hunder says Ukraine can show that it is serious about corruption...

Editor's Note: The following is the English-language transcript of Hromadske Radio's "Ukraine Calling" program on Jan. 19, interviewing Andy Hunder, a president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kyiv, on Ukraine and its business envir...

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