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One of the major highlights of Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarayev's visit to the US was an exchange of remarks with Donald Trump that suggested the Minsk talks on Ukraine may be moved to the Kazakh capital, Astana. Nazarbayev was in the US from 16 to 18 January and according to the Russian ...

In the city of Lviv in the Ukraine there are two cemeteries for the burial of Jews. The old_ Jewish cemetery, one of the most famous in Europe, was started in around 1420 and was closed by 1855 due to the cholera epidemic. Then in 1850, a new Jewish cemetery was started and today it is the only cemetery ...
On 08 December 2013, the Bessarabska Lenin statue on Taras Shevchenko Boulevard in Ukraine was demolished in the midst of the Euromaidan revolution. What followed was a wave of symbolic violence that came to be known as Leninfall [or 'Leninopad' by Ukrainians]. Seeking to erase all traces of the ...
The Ukrainian Health Ministry on January 16 said it had registered 1,285 cases of measles in the country in the first two weeks of this year -- including 856 children. There were a total of 4,782 measles cases registered in Ukraine in all of 2017. A total of five people, including three children, died of measles ...
Leading British historian Antony Beevor has described a Ukrainian ban on his award-winning book Stalingrad as "utterly outrageous". The bestselling history, winner of the 1999 Samuel Johnson prize, tells of the battle for the Russian city during the Second World War. A Russian translation was one of 25 ...

protesters with a Ukrainian national flag burn tires while clashing with police during a rally outside the Supreme Rada in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. At least one policeman has been injured and several protesters have been detained during scuffles outside the Ukrainian parliament to protest a ...
Ukrainian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday aimed at making the privatisation of more than 3,000 mostly loss-making state companies faster and more ... "This law gives us the opportunity to create tens of thousands of jobs in the near future in Ukraine, create conditions for serious economic growth," he ...
When the war in Ukraine started, we understood that Ukraine actually fights for our freedom too. 'If they are taken over by Russia, we will be the next territories. That's why during these more than three years over 1,000 persons in Latvia helped Ukrainian freedom fighters through our organisation.' Mr Pujats ...
companies of countries on the list are subject to stricter checks and conditions on the part of banks and the Ukrainian revenue service. Mikser said at the government's Thursday press conference that the decision to add Estonia to the watchlist had been made on Dec. 27 last year. "Ukraine certainly should ...
Under Ukrainian law, it is illegal to enter Crimea without the permission of the Ukrainian government, even though it no longer controls the territory since the annexation ordered by President Vladimir Putin. Kateryna Yushchenko said international deals in 'occupied Crimea' display 'shameful disrespect' for ...
The Ukrainian military has received the first of its new US-made WAC-47 rifles, a derivative of the American-designed M16 rifle that chambers the Soviet-era 7.62x39mm cartridge. Ukraine is primarily looking to get the guns as part of a push to modernize its forces and to make it easier for its troops to work ...
"I must say, this sounds absolutely astonishing," he told RFE/RL on January 17 in response to Ukraine's refusal to allow the import of 30,000 copies of his book Stalingrad. "There's certainly nothing inherently anti-Ukrainian in the book at all." The State Committee for State TV and Radio Broadcasting ...
Nozdrovska thanked the court for what she called "one of the extremely rare just court rulings" in Ukraine. But the decision angered Rossoshanskyy's family and friends and made Nozdrovska a target of threats, according to her own family and friends. Ukrainian lawmaker Mustafa Nayyem wrote on ...
So why have global giants like General Electric, Samsung, Boeing, Deutsche Bank, Canadian Tire, tech start-ups, and even American hospitals turned to Ukraine for their IT needs? Obviously, there are cost savings on labour. The average Ukrainian developer takes home $2,000 a month, which is 70% less than their US ...
Along with other developments of advanced weapon systems, the report shows that the Ukrainian defence industry is growing. The T-72AMT on display at the Arms and Security Exhibition in Ukraine in 2017, upgraded with protection from the T-64BV and a new, more powerful engine. (UkrOboronProm).
"The foreign ministers discussed the topical issues on the agenda of the Ukrainian-Romanian interstate relations. The parties reached an agreement to develop a joint document on the implementation of the new law of Ukraine" On education," in particular Article 7 thereof, concerning the use of languages ...

"An experiment with the introduction of digital radio in Kiev is the regulator's response to the active development of the radio industry and, at the same time, the catastrophic lack of the radio frequency resource used for analog broadcasting," said Sergey Kostinskij, Ukraine Council member. "We have no ...
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has said it is "considering" introducing a digital version of its national currency, the hryvnia, that is not based on ... have also seen the creation of a dedicated working group to investigate how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be treated under Ukrainian law.
Senior officials in Ukraine are forming a new working group on cryptocurrency regulation, the country's government announced on Thursday. During a meeting on cybersecurity and infrastructure matters, National Security and Defense Council chief Oleksandr Turchynov remarked that a lack of regulation ...
Ukraine and Romania will open new border checkpoints in the first half of 2018, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Viorel Meleşcanu said. ... which are scheduled to open in the first half of 2018," he said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Chernivtsi on Thursday.
A Russian State Duma deputy has warned of an impending drone attack planned by Ukrainian special services against the annexed Crimean Peninsula. After Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, Moscow has repeatedly accused Kiev of plotting attacks against the Black Sea peninsula.
Apart from the three killed, three others were also wounded in fighting in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksander Motuzyanyk said. ... The rebel leadership meanwhile accused Ukraine of using artillery to attack the separatists for the first time since the New Year, separatist news website ...
... a group of protesters blocked the road to the Shehyni-Medyka and Rawa Ruska-Hrebenne border crossing points on the Ukrainian-Polish border, ... However, these rules shall apply to those who have been out of Ukraine for more than 24 hours and are entering the country once in 72 hours or longer.
On Saturday at 8 p.m., Ukrainian bandurist Oleh Mahlay will perform solo as part of the Around the World music series at North Water Street Gallery in Kent. Born in Cleveland to Ukrainian immigrants, Mahlay will tell the history of Ukraine, pulling from a repertoire of songs. Bandurists who first played the ...
As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted four targeted attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, Eastern Ukraine, from 00:00 to 18:00 on January 10; the Ukrainian army returned fire once, according to the press center of the Anti-terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. The hot ...
Kyiv -- Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been questioned by Ukraine's Security Service (SBU), his lawyer says. Lawyer Ruslan Chornolutsky said Saakashvili was held at SBU headquarters for four hours on January 10 and was questioned for about 2 1/2 hours of that time. Saakashvili ...
Residents in Ukraine's western Lviv region have partially blocked four checkpoints along the frontier with Poland to protest against new border-tax regulations. The checkpoints at Rava-Ruska, Shehyni, Yahodyn, and Krakovets were blocked for several hours on January 10, with the protesters allowing only ...
A secret Ukrainian court ruling has, for the first time, exposed exactly how former President Viktor Yanukovich stole nearly $1.5bn from the country. It has also revealed that President Petro Poroshenko's former financial advisers played a role in the fraud, embarrassing the government. Al Jazeera's ...
BBC correspondent Jonah Fisher describes the situation in Ukraine as "a simmering conflict" with no end in sight, characterized by frequent cross-border shelling. "The front line between the Ukrainian government forces and the Russian-backed rebel forces really hasn't moved substantially over the last few ...
Ms. Nozdrovska eventually succeeded in putting the driver behind bars, winning praise in the Ukrainian news media for achieving an important victory for the rule of law. But the case took a grim turn on New Year's Day, when her body floated to the surface of an icy, shallow river outside Kiev. She had been ...
Kiev, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Seven people, including three children, were injured in a road accident in Ukraine's western Lviv Oblast on Monday, authorities said Tuesday. The accident happened at about 1:00 p.m. local time (1100 GMT), when two passenger cars coming from opposite directions collided on a ...
The Ukrainian capital immediately began a not-always-smooth collaboration with Westinghouse to start testing western nuclear fuels, and in the heat of hostilities with Russia, Kiev hastily announced that by 2015 it would begin importing loading the US company's fuel in some of its reactors. Over the past ...
An unnamed Ukrainian defense industrial source says that the Yuzhnoe design Bureau develops terrain hugging missile at their own initiative. It can be launched from mobile land or optional underwater platforms. Read alsoUkraine successfully tests Vilkha missile system The missile will use solid fuel ...
... this time appearing to trick the Guam governor into believing he was speaking to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman during a prank call they uploaded on YouTube. During an eight-minute conversation, the imposter "revealed" to Calvo that media reports on Ukraine's alleged role in the rapid ...
The U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer Carney sailed into Ukrainian waters Monday in the third visit by a vessel of its kind to the tense Black Sea region since August. The Arleigh Burke-class U.S.S. Carney docked in the port city of Odessa as part of an ongoing commitment by the U.S. military to show ...
A Ukrainian court has arrested a suspect in the killing of activist lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska that sparked public outrage and underscored concerns about the justice system in Ukraine. The Kyiv region's Vyshhorod district court on January 9 placed Yuriy Rossoshanskyy, 64, in custody for 60 days without the ...
If it wasn't for Ukrainian farm boys, nurses, veterans, and grandfathers, the Russians would have swallowed half of Ukraine. In fact, this was the plan. The stage for invasion had been set by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych who consolidated his power, jailed opponents, rejected European ...
Reforms have stalled or gone into reverse as Ukraine's oligarchs fight back hard. GettyImages-493891849 Ukrainian's President Petro Poroshenko on May 26, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Dan Kitwood/Getty. The long awaited and vital anti-corruption court has still not been established. In recent weeks, political ...
At least one million Ukrainians are currently working in Poland, according to estimates. The economy in Ukraine, still hampered by war and corruption, is sluggish, while across the border, there's been uninterrupted growth and even a labour shortage - partly because so many Poles have moved further ...
The lack of thorough reform was the main reason behind the failure to return stolen assets to the Ukrainian budget, according to Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, the executive director at Transparency International Ukraine. He told Al Jazeera that the security services were not providing evidence fast enough, ...
If you want to get a sense of the extent of Apple's cultural might, glance about 6,200 miles east of the company's Cupertino headquarters to the capital city of Ukraine. Sometime in 2018, the Eastern European city of Kyiv will somewhat improbably become home to a new museum devoted to Apple products.
It was part of a broader rally in emerging markets as investors flocked to developing nations in hopes of higher returns," Bloomberg said. The Ukrainian Equities Index topped Bloomberg's rating of the best and worst performing equity indices since the start of 2017 with 80%. It was followed by Kazakhstan's ...
Kiev, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine's grain exports will decline for the first time in five years in the current marketing year, a senior government official said on Friday, citing the latest official forecast. Maksym Martynyuk, the country's First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, said that Ukraine is ...
Representatives of the Ukrainian government, NTUU "KPI" leaders, Dow business directors, and experts from companies with an extensive experience with Dow water treatment products will attend the ceremony and be available for interviews. You are cordially invited to attend the event. Dow in Ukraine ...
In particular, the apparent decision to arm Ukraine against Russian in the proxy conflict in the Donbass will encourage Moscow to retaliate not only in Ukraine but against U.S. interests elsewhere around the globe. ... In 2014 the Putin government deployed Russian military units to counter Ukrainian gains.
Read alsoUkrainian troops shoot down Russian drone in ATO zone Near the village of Verkhniotoretske and Butivka coalmine, militants tried to provoke Ukrainian soldiers into firing back, using grenade launchers and small arms. The Ukrainian troops did not return fire, abiding by the Minsk agreements.
kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1m (£750,000) in bitcoin as a ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday. Pavel Lerner, a leading analyst and blockchain expert, was seized by masked ...
... Ukrainian positions daily, must commit to bring it to an end," the State Department said. The war in the former Soviet republic broke out in April 2014, after Russia annexed Crimea the previous month. It has already claimed more than 10 000 lives. Ukraine and its Western allies accuse Russia of funnelling ...
The first one delivered 60,400 tonnes of coal for DTEK, the second one brought 73,400 tonnes for PJSC Centrenergo. As noted in the port, these two ships are the last bulk carriers with energy coal in 2017. The unloading works are carried out on schedule. Read alsoCoal stocks at Ukrainian TPPs crawl up ...


 

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