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Canada, EU encourage Ukraine to implement reforms

   Ukraine should continue to implement ambitious reforms, fight corruption and vested interests. This was said in a joint statement by Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. “We continue to encourage Ukraine to implement robust and inclusive reforms. We need to remain vigilant

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Cyprus To Investigate Legality Of Granting Of Citizenship To Kolomoisky

   The government of Cyprus intends to investigate the legality of the Cypriot citizenships that have been granted since 2002 under a program for attracting investments in the country’s economy, including the Cypriot citizenships of Ukrainian businessmen Ihor Kolomoiskyi, Hennadii Boholiubov, Vitalii Haiduk, Mykola Zlochevskyi, Oleh Bakhmatiuk, and Mykhailo Kiperman, as well as Russian businessman Konstantin Grigorishin, who owns assets

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IMF notes importance of new anti-corruption infrastructure in Ukraine

   Building an effective anti-corruption system has been a critical element of the IMF’s cooperation with Ukraine in recent years, IMF Spokesman Gerry Rice has said at a briefing, declining to comment directly on the Constitutional Court’s decision on the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). “I can say on Ukraine that creating an effective anti-corruption framework has been a

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Navalny able to speak

   The German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that hospitalized Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny has made further progress in his recovery from poisoning with a nerve agent and is said to be able to speak, although a Navalny spokeswoman appeared to downplay the report. The Kremlin critic is being treated in Berlin’s Charite hospital after becoming seriously ill on

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Belarus: Opposition politician Maxim Snak apparently arrested

  In Belarus, the well-known opposition activist Maxim Snak is said to have been taken away by masked men. Svetlana Tichanovskaya demands that his disappearance be clarified. According to his supporters, the Belarusian opposition politician and lawyer Maxime Snak has apparently been arrested. As the press service of the opposition Coordination Council announced in the Telegram news service, Snak wanted

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Seems Zelensky’s days are counted…

  https://itd.rada.gov.ua/services/Petition/Index/8464 Translation: We, relatives and neighbors of the Ukrainian wars who died defending Ukraine during the most important period of Russian aggression, read with bitter surprise in various media shocking information that the operation to remove Ukrainian Russian mercenaries and Wagner fighters was disrupted. It’s not just fighters of an odious mercenary unit. These people who killed our relatives

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Ukraine forward joins Sliema Wanderers

   Sliema Wanderers transfer activity continued Tuesday when they announced the signing of Ukrainian forward Ruslan Kisil. The 28-year-old Ukrainian forward has put pen to paper on a one-year contract. Kisil spent the majority of his career in his home country where he played for Shaktar II, Ilyichivets and Desna before heading to FK Mariupol. In 2018, Kisil moved to

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French reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome enters Black Sea

    The Dupuy de Lome (A759), a French reconnaissance ship capable of intercepting the most modern types of transmissions, including e-mails and mobile phone conversations, has entered the Black Sea, according to ArmyInform. “The French electronic reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome (A759), which was specially designed for maritime reconnaissance, according to the MINREM project, has entered the Black Sea,” the

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Invaders violate ceasefire near Kamianka, no casualties reported

   On September 7, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire agreements in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area, which entered into force on July 27, 2020. “The enemy opened fire from small arms and a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher at Ukrainian positions near Kamianka (government-controlled, 20km north of Donetsk),” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports.

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Crimean Military Park Opens With Historical Bang

   The re-creation of a key battle from the 19th-century Crimean War marked the opening of a Kremlin-funded military theme park dedicated to “reviving the 2,000-year history of Crimea” in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied peninsula. The September 5 battle re-creation was part of the opening of a military theme park near Sevastopol, Crimea, called the Park of Living History, Fedyukhiny Heights. The

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Global economy may face US$35 trln in losses over coronavirus

   Experts stressed states should continue to pursue a policy of fiscal support for businesses to prevent an economic collapse. The global economy may face US$35 trillion in losses by 2025 over the coronavirus pandemic and its negative economic impact. “Even when a vaccine is devised, making it available worldwide on the necessary scale is going to take time, according

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Georgian opposition names Saakashvili candidate for prime minister

    Georgia’s United National Movement party and Power is in Unity opposition association have named former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili a candidate for prime minister, according to Georgia Online. “Saakashvili must return to Georgia. He must meet his people face to face. That is why the United National Movement and all the parties of the United Opposition decided to nominate

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63% of Ukrainians trust church, 44% trust Zelensky – poll

  Some 44% of Ukrainians trust President Volodymyr Zelensky, whereas 49% do not trust him, according to a survey taken by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center. Deputy Director of the Razumkov Center Mykhailo Mishchenko presented the results of the poll at a press conference on Wednesday, July 15, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “Zelensky continues to remain a

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“Distinction for the Defense of Ukraine”: Poroshenko reacted to Russian sanctions against himself

   “The sanctions imposed by the Russian authorities against the fifth president Petro Poroshenko and a number of Ukrainian deputies are a sign of quality, as a reward for protecting the state interests of Ukraine.” This was stated by the leader of the European Solidarity party during a meeting with supporters in Drohobych in the Lviv region. “The Russian Federation

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Sixth anniversary of Minsk Protocol: U.S. calls on Russia to withdraw weapons, forces from Ukraine

   Marking the sixth anniversary of the Minsk Protocol’s signing, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv called on Russia to withdraw its weapons and troops from the country and return to Ukraine full control over its borders. “On the sixth anniversary of the Minsk Protocol’s signing we urge Russia to fully implement its Minsk commitments, withdraw its weapons and the forces

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Ukraine, Romania sign agreement on military and technical cooperation

   Ukraine and Romania have signed an intergovernmental agreement on military and technical cooperation, according to the Embassy of Ukraine in Romania. “On September 5, 2020, as part of an official visit to Bucharest, Defense Minister of Ukraine Andriy Taran and Minister of National Defense of Romania Nicolae Ciuca signed agreements between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the

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U.S. B-52 bombers escorted by Ukrainian fighters fly over Ukraine

   B-52 bombers of the United States Air Force have entered Ukraine’s airspace for the first time, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on Friday evening. “American strategic bombers were escorted by Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter jets of the tactical aviation brigade of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the ministry said in a statement on its website.

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Belarusian TV promises to air recordings confirming falsification of Navalny poisoning

    The recordings of a conversation between Warsaw and Berlin on the falsification of the alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny intercepted by Belarus will be sent to the republic’s television stations. “Today’s recordings will be aired on television. We recommend watching the evening news on state channels today,” the Telegram channel of the First Man’s Pool, which is close to

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Zelensky instructs Cabinet to improve procedure for obtaining permit for immigration to Ukraine by foreign IT specialists

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has set the government to draft and submit to the Verkhovna Rada bills aimed at developing the IT industry in Ukraine. According to the presidential website, Zelensky signed relevant decree No. 371/2020 on September 3, 2020. According to the document, the Cabinet of Ministers, with the involvement of representatives of government agencies, business associations,

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Dzheppar, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador discuss Ukraine’s acquisition of observer status in OIC

   First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar informed Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Ukraine Mohammed bin Sulaiman Al-Mashar about Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea and discussed Ukraine’s initiative to obtain observer status in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). According to the Foreign Ministry’s press service, the diplomats discussed these issues during a meeting

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