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Zelensky wants to know in two weeks who recorded Honcharuk’s conversations

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded that law enforcement agencies identify within two weeks those who recorded conversations during a meeting between Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, ministers and representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine. The head of state set a respective task at a meeting with the heads of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Office of the Prosecutor

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Ukraine ready to fully participate in NATO’s procurement system

Ukraine is planning to join in the services and partnerships of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in order to get full access to the alliance’s procurement system, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba has said. “Ukraine has intensified its efforts to join in the services and partnerships of the NATO Support and

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U.S. at OSCE: Elections in ORDLO should be held after withdrawal of Russian forces

Elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas should be held under Ukrainian control and in a secure environment, with Russia-led forces withdrawn from Ukraine’s territory. U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) James S. Gilmore said this during a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday, January 16, an Ukrinform correspondent

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Rada To Legalize Gambling Business

The Verkhovna Rada intends to legalize gambling business. A total of 260 parliamentary members backed respective bill 2285-d, when 226 votes were enough to pass the decision, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. The bill envisions that the gambling will be regulated by the state collegiate body reporting to the Cabinet of Ministers. The bill introduces a system of online monitoring

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Ambassadors of Estonia, Latvia and Poland arrive in JFO area in Donbas

Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine Juris Poikāns, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Ukraine Kaimo Kuusk, and Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Bartosz Cichocki have visited the Joint Forces Operation area in Donbas. “The delegation of extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of Estonia, Latvia and Poland, as well as the military chaplains of Latvia,

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Court Urges NACB To Open Case Against Poroshenko

The High Anti-Corruption Court has urged the National Anticorruption Bureau (NACB) to opened a criminal case upon alleged appropriation of public funds by former president, Petro Poroshenko, under respective appeal of 11 members of the Ukrainian Parliament. This follows from court records, Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the report, on December 17, 2019, 11 MPs informed the NACB about

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Video appears to show missile strike as Canada and UK say they have intel Iran shot down Ukrainian plane

CNN has obtained video on Thursday that appears to show a missile being fired into the Tehran sky and striking an object, around the same time that a Ukrainian plane crashed just after taking off from the city’s airport. News of the video comes hours after the leaders of Canada and Britain said that they have intelligence that the Ukrainian

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Ukraine studying theory of Russian rocket attack against UIA plane

Ukraine is studying four theories behind the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran, one of them being the downing of the plane by a rocket of the Russian-made Tor surface-to-air missile system, Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov has reported on Facebook. “Experts are studying various theories behind a sudden fall of the plane,

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Zelensky invites Sweden to join investigation into UIA plane crash

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone conversation with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, expressed condolences to the families of the Swedish citizens killed in the UIA plane crash in Iran and invited Sweden to join the investigation, according to the president’s press service. “We are taking every effort to find out the causes of

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None Of Versions Of UIA Plane’s Crash In Iran Must Be Ignored

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksii Danilov, states that none of the versions of the crash of the plane of Kyiv-based Ukraine International Airlines air company in Teheran (the Islamic Republic of Iran) must be ignored. He said this in a comment to Ukrainian News Agency. Therefore, Danilov did not rule out the possibility of a

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Ukraine to demand publicity of investigation into UIA plane crash in Tehran

Ukraine will demand maximum publicity for the investigation into the crash of a passenger plane of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) in Tehran, Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk has said at a press briefing on Wednesday. “Of course, we will demand that the investigation is held in the public spotlight as much as possible, so that all public international organizations

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Theory of terrorist attack in Ukrainian plane crash ruled out – embassy

A Ukraine International Airlines airplane crashed in Iran due to an engine failure, and the theory of a terrorist attack is ruled out, Ukraine’s Embassy in Iran has reported. “According to preliminary information, the plane crashed due to an engine failure for technical reasons. The theory of a terrorist attack or a rocket attack is ruled out now,” the report

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Passenger aircraft with over 170 people aboard crashed in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner crashed soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport on Wednesday, killing all 176 people aboard, Iran’s state television and Ukraine’s leaders said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst into flames. Iranian TV said the crash was due to technical problems but did not elaborate. Ukraine’s embassy in

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