Monthly Archives: December 2019

U.S. Army prepares to test new hypersonic weapon system – media

The new land-based, truck-launched system should be armed with hypersonic missiles that can travel well over 3,800 miles per hour. defence blog.com The U.S. Army prepares to accommodate flight testing of hypersonic weapon system flight test vehicles, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice issued earlier this month. The Army Contracting Command (ACC) has released a request for information on

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Four suspects in seizure of police building in Mariupol in 2014 released from custody

Four suspects in the case of seizure of the building of the Mariupol Main Internal Affairs Directorate were released from custody on personal commitments on May 9, 2014. The decision to change the preventive measure was made by the Zhovtnevyi district court of Mariupol today, December 26, – 0629 reports. All four filed applications asking them to be included in

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U.S. Embassy condemns railway traffic at Kerch Bridge

17:01, 26 December 2019 The Embassy noted that Russia’s latest move demonstrates blatant disrespect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The U.S. Embassy to Ukraine condemned the launch of the railway traffic between Russia and annexed Crimea through the bridge over Kerch Strait as the diplomatic mission of America reported on Twitter. “We join Ukrainian and other European partners in condemning Russia’s launch

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Lavrov says "hopes" for progress on Donbas under Zelensky

At the same time, Lavrov stressed that “progress in the settlement could be achieved only through a direct dialogue between the parties to the conflict – Kyiv, Donetsk and Luhansk.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said “there are still hopes” for the Donbas settlement under Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “Within five months, he [Zelensky] has managed to do what

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Man involved in deaths of ten Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas in 2014 now on exchange list

17:11, 26 December 2019 In July 2014, Mykola Butrymenko revealed the information about the position of Ukrainian special service agents near Snizhne, Donetsk region; Russian mercenaries attacked the emplacement, which resulted in the casualties. Mykola Butrymenko, charged with involvement in the murder of ten servicemen of Ukraine’s special service in Donbas is now on the exchange list, as Ukraine and the self-styled

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Moscow: Gazprom's $3 billion payment to Ukraine’s Naftogaz is ‘a drop in the ocean’

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who oversees the fuel and energy sectors, said in an interview with Russia-24 TV channel, that the Russian government considers that almost $3 billion, which the Russian gas giant Gazprom agreed to pay to Ukrainian company Naftogaz accorfing to the ruling of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, is “a drop in the ocean.” “Neither

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Over half of Ukrainians stand for Ukraine's joining NATO – poll

15:40, 26 December 2019 At the same time, the support for the military alliance with Russia and other CIS countries is 5.5%. A total of 51% of Ukrainians believe that joining NATO is the best security option for Ukraine, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies

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Defense Ministry signs contract for delivery of second batch of U.S. Javelin

The Defense Ministry of Ukraine has signed contracts for delivery of the second batch of the U.S. Javelin anti-tank missile systems (ATMS), the ministry reported on its official website. “During the fourth quarter, due to the concentration of resources of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, it became possible to conclude contracts for the supply of the second batch of U.S.-made

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Ukraine enters 2020 with its economy in good place

Pedestrians walk past a poster advertising consumer loans on Aug. 6, 2019 in Kyiv.Photo by Oleg Petrasiuk Ukraine’s government is heading into 2020 with moderate optimism — and not without reason. The Ukrainian economy is growing. The national currency, the hryvnia, is the strongest it has been in four years. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved its next loan to

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Salaries of prosecutors to be raised by 50-75% – Riaboshapka

26.12.2019 14:07The salaries of prosecutors of a new Prosecutor General’s Office will be significantly increased after passing of the competence assessment and the adoption of relevant government’s resolutions. Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka stated this at a briefing on December 26, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Due to the government, the salaries of prosecutors will grow significantly, by 50% to 75%. The

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Ukrainian rescuers receive equipment from People’s Republic of China – Interior Ministry

26.12.2019 13:39The People’s Republic of China has transferred 52 units of machinery and equipment worth over 95 million yuan, which is about 318 million hryvnias, to the Ukrainian State Emergency Service. The parties signed the transfer act on Thursday, December 26, the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported. “I want to thank both the Ambassador and the leadership

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Kyiv patrol police understaffed by 34% – interior ministry

The department is supposed to consist of 2,000 patrol officers. “We need more cops,” Gerashchenko says / facebook.com/mvs.gov.ua Ukraine’s Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko has said the patrol police in the capital city of Kyiv are undermanned by 34%. “Today we have a 34% shortage in Kyiv’s patrol police, out of 2,000 patrol officers. Taking into account those who are

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Moscow Will Talk Retaliatory Action Against British Media

Russia will take retaliatory measures against British media operating on Russian territory over what it regards as unfriendly action taken by British authorities against its own journalists, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. The state-run TASS and RIA news agencies cited what they said was a senior but unnamed source in Moscow who said Russia would respond in kind “in

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