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France ready to help Ukraine analyze UIA PS752 black boxes

02:40, 04 February 2020 France was also affected by the tragedy. France is ready to help Ukraine analyze the black boxes of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752, which was downed in Iran on January 8. “France’s position regarding the opportunity to analyze the black boxes in France is quite positive. I’ve officially informed Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry about this. If

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Opposition MPs outraged at Zelensky’s words about USSR causing WWII, Holocaust

08:46, 3 February 2020 Viktor Medvedchuk and Vadym Rabinovych deny that the Soviet Union was involved in the Holocaust. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that the Soviet Union was the one to launch the WWII and the Holocaust is a blasphemy. Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party said so.   “I’m definitely outraged at the fact that

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Pompeo: State Department is working on new meeting between Trump and Zelensky, but now is not time

09:28, 1 February 2020 Secretary of State does not exclude that Trump and Zelensky can once again meet both in Washington, and in Kyiv, or in any other place. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the State Department is working on preparing a new meeting between US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Pompeo announced this in

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Ukraine’s former prosecutor general claims survived mercury poisoning

22:45, 31 January 2020 He went on to suggest that it was Joe Biden who could stand behind the attempt. Former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin claims he survived mercury poisoning in September 2019. He felt unwell while on a trip to Greece where he went after his brother died, Shokin told the TSN news service. “This happened on September

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SBU exposes Russian bot farm sending fake bomb threats

21:50, 29 January 2020 Perpetrators aimed at undermining public trust in government and sowing chaos. Ukraine’s Security Service operatives in Kyiv have exposed the activities of a so-called bot farm, set up by Russian nationals and IDPs from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The network operated over 500 active accounts and communities in social networks, used

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U.S. plans to hand over to Ukraine Navy another three Island-class patrol boats in 2021

23:50, 29 January 2020 Ukraine will be sending more sailors for training. Representatives of the Ukrainian Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard are negotiating in Odesa the transfer to Ukraine of more U.S.-made Island-class patrol boats, Navy press center reports. The Ukrainian side is represented by the head of the shipbuilding department of the command of the Navy of the

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Russia’s Gazprom Says It Will Complete Nord Stream 2 Alone

January 29, 2020 06:41 GMT Russia’s state-owned Gazprom has said it will complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project under the Baltic Sea on its own without the help of foreign companies. “The Nord Stream 2 project, which is already 94 percent complete, will be finished by the Russian side,” Gazprom deputy head Yelena Burmistrova reportedly told the European

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First ‘Cyborgs’: Ukraine commemorates heroes of Battle of Kruty

08:03, 29 January 2020 This was a part of the Ukrainian Revolution 1918 when Ukraine was fighting for its existence against Soviets and Royalists On January 29, Ukraine commemorates the heroes of the Battle of Kruty. The battle took place on Jan. 29, 1918, when a 400 soldiers unit of the Ukrainian forces (300 of them were students) briefly halted the

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Ukraine: Almost 34,000 explosive objects seized and destroyed in Donbas since beginning of hostilities

19:58, 26 January 2020 During the last week, Ukrainian pyrotechnic units examined 34 hectares of territory, 241 explosive objects were seized and neutralized. Pyrotechnic units of the State Service for Emergency Situations seized and destroyed almost 34,000  explosive items in Donetsk and Luhansk regions from the beginning of the hostilities in the east of Ukraine. This was reported by the

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Ukraine’s Population Shrinks By Nearly A Quarter

January 23, 2020 20:58 GMT A so-called electronic census found Ukraine’s population has dwindled by almost a quarter since 2001, driven by migration, death rates exceeding birth rates, but also because it was impossible to count residents in Russia-occupied Crimea and the territories in the country’s east that Kyiv doesn’t control. “There are 37.3 million people living in Ukraine,” Dmytro

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Russia concentrating fuel and ammunition in Donbas

22.01.2020 Russia has been providing its first and second army corps in Donbas with everything necessary for conducting combat operations. There is a tendency, the occupying forces has tended to increase supplies of fuel and lubricants as well as material and technical resources. From January 14 to January 22, 2020, the Russian Federation delivered about 3,000 tonnes of fuel and

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Ukraine marks National Unity Day on January 22

08:04, 22 January 2020 This year it’s the 101st anniversary since the Act of Unity of the-then Ukrainian People’s Republic and Western Ukrainian People’s Republic was declared. Every year Ukraine celebrates the Day of Unity. This year it’s the 101st anniversary since the Act of Unity of the-then Ukrainian People’s Republic and Western Ukrainian People’s Republic was declared at Sofiyska Square

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Almost 70% of Ukrainians oppose granting Russian language official status – poll

16:40, 21 January 2020 At the same time, they believe Russian language should see no restrictions in citizens’ private communications. The majority of Ukrainians believe Ukrainian must remain the only official language – this opinion is shared by 69% of respondents, while only 15% support the status of the Russian language as official in some regions of Ukraine, and 12% say Russian should

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Pompeo phoned Zelensky to find out what he was doing in Oman – Yeliseyev

13-1-20 US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo telephoned President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to find out what he is doing in Oman. The diplomat, adviser to the fifth president of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev has declared it on the air of the TV channel ‘Direct’, Censor informs. He said that there were only two people in the so-called ‘delegation’, which arrived

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PS752 crash: Ukrainian experts examining Boeing wreckage in Iran say fire didn’t start from engines

16:55, 09 January 2020 The team expects to gain access to air traffic control system radar data. Members of the Ukrainian state commission investigating the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing 737 near Tehran, who had earlier arrived in Iran and have examined the plane wreckage. The engine malfunction version cannot be confirmed, a Ukrainian journalist Yuriy Butusov said with reference

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Ukrainian experts leave for Iran to join probe into PS752 crash

01:25, 09 January 2020 They will also be involved in the identification of the crash victims. A Ukrainian plane carrying representatives of agencies that will be involved in the investigation into the crash of Ukrainian flight PS752 outside Tehran on January 8 has left for Iran. “Among them are members of the State Emergency Service, the Defense Ministry, the Ministry

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Church can act as mediator in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine – Advisor to National Security and Defense Council Secretary

16:07, 7 January 2020 Serhiy Syvokho is confident that “peace comes when those who have previously fanned the war are silent” Advisor to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Serhiy Syvokho believes that the Church can act as a mediator in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. He stated this on the “Christmas. People instead of war. Children of Donbas”

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Ukraine: Placing ‘Osa’ air defense system on demarcation line does not violate Minsk agreements

18:04, 7 January 2020 Ukrainian side does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ ‘Osa’ The Ukrainian side on the demarcation line does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ Osa. The OSCE claims that this is a violation of the Minsk agreements, but it is denied at the Joint Forces Operation staff. “The Ukrainian side of the joint center for monitoring and coordinating ceasefire

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Facebook to launch program against disinformation in Ukraine in 2020

13:31, 1 January 2020 Netizens will be able to recognize manipulative information using tags In 2020, Facebook might launch a program to counter disinformation in Ukraine. Kateryna Kriuk, Facebook’s public policy manager for Ukraine, noted, as Detector Media reported.  “We have potential cooperation (with Ukraine – ed.), but a contract has not been signed yet and, accordingly, we are preparing for 2020 to launch

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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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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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