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 2018-04-25 18:59 

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RFE/RL: Ukraine's soccer federation to shun FIFA Congress in Moscow...

A spokesman for Ukraine's soccer federation has said the organization will skip a meeting of world soccer's governing body scheduled to be held in Moscow this summer. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Ukraine's soccer federation to shun FIFA Co...

 2018-04-25 18:33 

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UNIAN: 2018 Europe Prize awarded to Ukrainian town of Ivano-Frankivsk...

The city is renowned for its vibrant cultural life, attracting guests from all over Europe. Read more here. The post UNIAN: 2018 Europe Prize awarded to Ukrainian town of Ivano-Frankivsk appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-04-25 18:30 

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Researchs shows open data brings over $700 million into Ukraine's economy in 2017...

Open data in 2017 brought more than $700 million, or 0.67 percent of GDP, into the economy of Ukraine, according to a study conducted by the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) in partnership with the Open Data Institute (London). "If Ukraine continues to ...

 2018-04-25 18:13 

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Lb.ua: Police open case over Roma camp dispersal...

The Kyiv police have opened a criminal case based on the video of a Roma camp dispersal in Kyiv's Lysa Hora neighbourhood. Read more here. The post Lb.ua: Police open case over Roma camp dispersal appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-04-25 18:00 

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Navalny associates agree to discuss May 5 rally venue with Moscow admin...

MOSCOW The Moscow administration will hold talks with opposition activist Alexei Navalny's supporters on Thursday to discuss moving a march and rally on May 5 from Tverskaya Street to Akademika Sakharova Avenue, the head of the Moscow region's sec...

 2018-04-25 17:56 

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Reuters: Volatile rouble encourages McDonald's to cook up Russian fries...

LIPETSK French fries at McDonald's restaurants from Moscow to Murmansk will be Russian from now on, as the American fast-food chain turns to homegrown potatoes to deal with rouble volatility caused by fluctuating oil prices and Western sanctions. Read...

 2018-04-25 17:50 

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112.ua: PACE adopts resolution on counterwork to Russian propaganda...

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution on the support of the counterwork to Russian propaganda at the EU level on Wednesday 25, as Volodymyr Ariev, the Chairman of Ukrainian delegation in Parliament Assembly of Council of...

 2018-04-25 17:39 

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UkrInform: Infrastructure minister Omelyan says Ukraine records twice as many traffic deaths as EU...

About eleven people die as a result of traffic accidents in Ukraine every day, more than twice the number of people killed similarly in the countries of the European Union. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Infrastructure minister Omelyan says Ukraine r...

 2018-04-25 17:21 

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Poll: Residents of occupied, controlled parts of Donetsk region most afraid of intensification of hostilities...

Some 81% of residents of the occupied territory of Donetsk region and 60 percent of residents of the part of the region controlled by Ukraine are most afraid of the resumption or intensification of hostilities in their territories. These are the results o...

 2018-04-25 17:10 

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Reuters: Ukrainian pilot who survived Chornobyl disaster still flying at 86...

Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub could barely move under the weight of a lead vest meant to protect him from radiation as he prepared for his first flight over the Chernobyl reactor after the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986. Read more h...

 2018-04-25 16:52 

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UNIAN: Enemy Grads shell Ukraine forces in Donbas in brutal violation of Minsk agreements...

In the early hours of Wednesday, occupation forces engaged Ukrainian troops from multiple rocket launchers. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Enemy Grads shell Ukraine forces in Donbas in brutal violation of Minsk agreements appeared first on KyivPost ....

 2018-04-25 16:48 

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Ukraine exports honey worth almost $9 million in March...

Export of natural honey from Ukraine in March 2018 amounted to 4,040 tonnes, which is 3.8 percent more than in the previous month, the press service of state enterprise Derzhzovnishinform has said. According to the report, the deliveries totaled $8.99 mil...

 2018-04-25 16:32 

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112.ua: National Bank reports Ukraine still very vulnerable to external shocks due to heavy debt burden...

The National Bank of Ukraine says the nation is still very vulnerable to external shocks due to a high debt burden on the public sector in the medium run. "Despite the improved indicators of external stability, our country is still very vulnerable to ...

 2018-04-25 16:20 

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Roskomnadzor begins dialogue with Google regarding Telegram...

MOSCOW Russia's telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has entered into a dialogue with Google with respect to the restriction of access to Telegram, the agency said on its official website on Wednesday. "Interaction with Google is becoming more...

 2018-04-25 16:07 

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UkrInform: Naftogaz sees 48 percent growth in net profit in 2017...

Naftogaz received a net profit of Hr 39.3 billion as a separate legal entity in 2017, which was 48 percent more than in 2016, the company's press service has reported. Read more here. The post UkrInform: Naftogaz sees 48 percent growth in net profit i...

 2018-04-25 15:53 

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Saakashvili's party starts Poroshenko impeachment process...

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's Movement of New Forces on April 25 held a protest against President Petro Poroshenko and said it had formally started the procedure of Poroshenko's impeachment. The dozens of demonstrators who gather...

 2018-04-25 15:11 

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UNIAN: Hungary unhappy with Ukraine's plans to sanction dual nationality...

Hungary is disappointed with Ukraine's plans to sanction dual nationality, as is proposed in amendments prepared by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the law on citizenship. Ukraine is taking "unprecedentedly hateful and premeditated" ac...

 2018-04-25 14:45 

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UNIAN: EU working on a new reform contract for investing in Ukraine...

The Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn says that the European Union is developing a new investment program for Ukraine, a 'Reform Contract for Investment.' "Our proposal is that in the cont...

 2018-04-25 14:34 

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PACE awards 2018 Europe Prize to Ivano-Frankivsk...

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, or PACE, on April 24 awarded the 2018 Europe Prize to the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk. The prize is awarded to the town most active in promoting the European ideal. Ivano-Frankivsk, the capital of...

 2018-04-25 14:25 

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UNIAN: Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation chief comments on possible Russian invasion this summer...

The commander of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev has commented on experts' assumptions that the Kremlin could order Russian-led forces to continue the invasion of Ukraine in July and August. "Let's put it this way: task No. 1...

 2018-04-25 13:58 

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RFE/RL: Russian court upholds conviction of Navalny brothers in 'Yves Rocher' case...

Russia's Supreme Court has upheld the verdict against opposition politician Aleksei Navalny and his brother Oleg in the so-called Yves Rocher case. The court said on April 25 that, after revising the case following a request by the European Court of H...

 2018-04-25 13:48 

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UNIAN: Ukraine has exported 34 million tons of grain since July...

Ukrainian agribusinesses have exported 34 million tonnes of grain from July 1, 2017, when the 2017-2018 marketing year (MY) began, to April 24, 2018. In particular, Ukraine exported 15.1 million tonnes of wheat, including almost 8.7 million tonnes of food...

 2018-04-25 13:43 

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UNIAN: Suicide rate surges in Kyiv, say national police...

Chief of the National Police's Kyiv department Andriy Kryshchenko says that the number of suicides in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, has increased significantly. "There is a surge in suicides. Two or three per day. There were even five suicides in ...

 2018-04-25 13:30 

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112.ua: Measels outbreak sickens over 1000 in Ukraine...

During the last week 1070 people, 507 adults and 563 children, contracted measles in Ukraine, as reported by the Health Ministry. 'It is the biggest number of new cases spotted during a week since the measles outbreak', the message said. Read more...

 2018-04-25 13:00 

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112.ua: Russian mercenaries disrupt disengagement of forces in Luhansk region...

Another provocation by Russia-backed militants in Luhansk region put the end to an attempt to disengage troops and forces near Stanytsia Luhanska. The Ukrainian military reported that at noon on April 25. 'The attack on positions of Ukraine's Arme...

 2018-04-25 12:52 

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112.ua: Ukraine's military hardware arrives in Germany for international drills...

The Ukrainian military hardware has arrived in Germany for the participation in the international Combined Resolve X drills as the press service of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported. 'On April 24, the Ukrainian military hardware has arrived at t...

 2018-04-25 12:29 

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Reuters: Don't turn your back on us, Albania PM tells EU...

Denying Albania the prospect of one day becoming a European Union member could fuel Muslim radicalization in the Balkan country, endangering regional stability, its prime minister Edi Rama said. Rama, in Berlin to lobby for the opening of accession talks ...

 2018-04-25 12:22 

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Reuters: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home, say witnesses...

The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. Molkino in southwestern ...

 2018-04-25 12:12 

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112.ua: Donetsk water station attacked, personnel evacuated...

The Donetsk Filtration Station and the pumping station of the first rise of the South-Donbas water supply system were heavily attacked. The personnel was evacuated to the shelter as 'Donbas Water' reported. 'Today, at 6:20 am the Donetsk Filtr...

 2018-04-25 12:02 

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The Guardian: Eight months on, is the world's most ambitious plastic ban working?...

Waterways are clearer, the food chain is less contaminated with plastic and there are fewer "flying toilets". A year after Kenya announced the world's toughest ban on plastic bags, and eight months after it was introduced, the authorities are ...

 2018-04-25 11:52 

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More than 2 mln Ukrainians working in Poland, says Polish-Ukrainian Economic Chamber...

About 2 million Ukrainians work in Poland, and the need for foreign workers will only grow, Chairman of the Polish-Ukrainian Economic Chamber, former Polish Economy Minister Jacek Piechota has said. "Last year in Poland, more than 1.7 million document...

 2018-04-25 10:13 

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Sushchenko's lawyer Feygin stripped of attorney's license...

The future legal defense of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, on trial for an alleged espionage in Russia, was thrown into doubt on April 24 when the Moscow Bar Association stripped his lawyer of his attorney's license. Russian lawyer Mark Feygin...

 2018-04-25 09:44 

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RFE/RL: EU urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to press for pause in Syria...

E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called on Russia, Iran, and Turkey to do more to scale down the fighting in Syria. Mogherini was speaking to reporters on April 25 in Brussels, as international donors gathered for a second day at a confere...

 2018-04-25 09:23 

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RFE/RL: Hostility toward media no longer limited to authoritarians, says watchdog...

The media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is warning that violations of press freedom are no longer the practice of authoritarian regimes and dictatorships. The Paris-based group said in its 2017 World Press Freedom Index, released on April 25, t...

 2018-04-25 09:15 

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112.ua: Ukraine's Security Service worker detained for bribery in Kyiv...

A worker of Ukraine's State Security Service, the SBU, was busted on bribery in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening. A correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reported that directly from the scene. "Operatives of the NABU (National Anti-Corru...

 2018-04-25 09:07 

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UNIAN: Russia amasses 32,000 troops, Iskander and S400 systems in Crimea, says Ukraine...

Russia has amassed in the temporarily occupied Crimea more than 32,000 military personnel, 174 artillery systems, 113 aircraft, warships and submarines, as well as S-400 air defense and Iskander tactical missile systems. Anatoly Petrenko, Deputy Defense M...

 2018-04-25 08:55 

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Al Jazeera: In Syria, siege on Yarmouk camp becomes 'annihilaton'...

There's only one thought that comes to Rami al-Sayed's mind when asked to describe an ongoing Syrian government offensive against an ISIL pocket south of the capital, Damascus. "Doomsday," says the 35-year-old. "It's like Judgement...

 2018-04-25 08:37 

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Militants shell ATO positions 69 times, 9 soldiers wounded, 2 injured...

Over the past day, illegal armed groups carried out 69 shelling attacks of the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as a result of which nine Ukrainian servicemen were wounded, and two more were injured, the press center of the ATO headquarters report...

 2018-04-25 08:24 

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RFE/RL: Police deployed after talks canceled in Armenia...

Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinian has launched a fresh demonstration on the streets of Yerevan, leading thousands of his supporters on a march after negotiations he was to hold with the ruling Republican Party (HHK) were canceled. Police were deploy...

 2018-04-25 08:03 

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112.ua: Ivano-Frankivsk wins PACE's 2018 Europe Prize...

This year's PACE Europe Prize went to the western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk, posted the press service of the council late on April 24. 'Capital and center of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ivano-Frankivsk is twinned with as many as 24 European ci...

 2018-04-25 07:54 

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112.ua: Businessman shot dead in Kherson, southern Ukraine...

A shooting incident took place in Kherson city in southern Ukraine; a man opened fire, shooting at bystanders on April 24. A man deceased due to gunshot wounds, the local police reported. 'An unknown man fired several times, shooting the 49-year-old n...

 2018-04-25 07:43 

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UNIAN: Explosion reported at police station in occupied Makiivka...

A blast thundered at the police station in occupied Makiivka, Donetsk region. According to Telegram channel VMakeevke, the local residents heard a loud explosion at about 8.30 p.m. April 25. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Explosion reported at police sta...

 2018-04-25 07:32 

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UNIAN: If Syrians use Russian missiles against us, we'll strike back, says Israel...

Defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman warned on April 5 that if Syria uses Russian-made air defense missiles against Israel, the IDF will strike back. "What's important to us is that the defensive weapons the Russians are giving Syria won&#...

 2018-04-25 07:10 

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Bloomberg: Morgan Stanley Investment Management sees promise in Ukraine...

Not all emerging-market debt is losing its allure as U.S. Treasury yields rise. At least not for Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Michael Kushma. Far from taking a more skeptical view of the asset class, Kushma, who helps oversee $80 billion in ...

 2018-04-24 19:02 

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112.ua: Mobile network in occupied part of Luhansk region restored...

Mobile network provider Vodafone Ukraine reported that the signal over the militant-held part of Luhansk region has been restored. The State Emergency Service tweeted this on April 23. The report about communication network breakdown appeared on April 24 ...

 2018-04-24 18:53 

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RFE/RL: Russian TV uses 2016 film set images in report on 'staged' Syria gas attack...

Russian state television has shown footage from the 2016 set of a Syrian film in a report pushing Moscow's claim that a suspected gas attack in Syria was "staged." The April 22 report by state-run Channel One aired two weeks after the suspecte...

 2018-04-24 18:47 

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UNIAN: Mark Feygin in Russia stripped of lawyer license 'for three tweets'...

Mark Feygin, the Russian lawyer of a Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko whom the FSB has accused of "espionage", has been deprived of his official license in Russia. According to Feygin, the move is a result of "three tweets" he posted ...

 2018-04-24 18:26 

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RFE/RL: Kazakh citizen faces trial for joining Russia-backed separatists in Donbas...

The trial of a Kazakh citizen who fought alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has started in Kazakhstan's central city of Qaraghandy. The 31-year-old defendant, whose identity the court ordered not to be released by media, pleaded gu...

 2018-04-24 18:12 

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112.ua: Cabinet Office, Stanford University agree to cooperate on governance reform...

The Office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at Stanford University have signed a memorandum on cooperation under the framework of Ukraine's reform of public governance, Interfax-Ukraine r...

 2018-04-24 18:03 

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Information Policy Ministry forwards new blacklist of websites to SBU for examination...

Ukraine's Ministry of Information Policy has forwarded a new blacklist of websites to the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, the ministry has said in response to a request from Interfax-Ukraine. According to the document, the list was compiled by an ad ...

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