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  • 23 Oct 2014 6:20 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    At the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on October 22 the draft Law of Ukraine “On a moratorium on the construction of facilities in the protected (buffer) zones and areas adjacent to World Heritage sites, the historical parts of towns included in the List of historical settlements of Ukraine” was approved, as reported by Rrostir.museum.   RISU.   Read More

  • 23 Oct 2014 6:19 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    The career of one of Poland's most high profile politicians is under threat following a storm of controversy over his claims that Vladimir Putin wanted Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine. Radek Sikorski, speaker of the Polish parliament and onetime foreign minister, is facing calls for his dismissal over his allegations concerning Mr Putin. Mr Sikorski's handling of the subsequent controversy has also led to criticism.   The Telegraph.   Read More

  • 23 Oct 2014 6:16 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    Ukraine government bond investors are preparing for next week’s parliamentary elections, which polls show will consolidate power with PresidentPetro Poroshenko, by sending yields to record highs. Poroshenko’s party is leading opinion polls before the Oct. 26 vote with pledges to end an almost seven-month insurgency in eastern Ukraine, revamp the Soviet-era economy and boost ties with the European Union.    Bloomberg.   Read More

  • 23 Oct 2014 6:15 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz Ukrayiny appealed to the arbitration court in Stockholm seeking to change its contract with Gazprom of Russia on transit of natural gas to Europe, the company reported Tuesday. Naftogaz argued the 2009 gas transit contract is in breach of its commitment to the Energy Community that the country has joined in 2010 and must be completely compliant before the start of 2015.   Ukrainian Journal.  Read More

  • 23 Oct 2014 6:12 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    Head of Luhansk Regional State Administration Hennadiy Moskal has compiled a list of 154 towns and villages in the region to which he proposes granting a special local government status, the governor's press service has reported. "The administrative units stated on the list are on the Ukrainian-controlled territory, but it is impossible to convene meetings of district, town or village councils, as there are no mayors, village heads, and others.    Ukrinform.   Read More

  • 23 Oct 2014 6:11 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said freedoms are “still being threatened” in many parts of the world, “even in Europe.” Kerry made the comments at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on October 22.   RFE/RL.  Read More

  • 16 Oct 2014 7:39 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    The scene: A major symposium in Vienna on the reconstruction of Ukraine.The big names of German industry were there. Plus plenty of British peers and members of Parliament, up in arms against Putin. Ukrainians, too, of course, beginning with the gas king, Dmytro Firtash, who, together with Ukrainian Business Future, organized the event. And me giving the keynote address.I recalled the cold shoulder that Obama gave Ukrainian president Poroshenko when the latter came to tell him that you don't win a war with blankets.   The World Post.   Read More

  • 16 Oct 2014 7:32 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    Politicians and civic activists have lambasted the Oct. 13 protest by National Guard soldiers as unpatriotic in time of war, saying that their demonstration in front of the president's office will be manipulated by Russian intelligence services for their benefit. On Oct. 13, several hundred soldiers of the National Guard left their military units in Kyiv and the region to rally near the Presidential Administration, demanding the end of draft. National Guard units are staffed though national mobilization, but the terms of service for these particular units have been extended several times beyond the usual one year.   Kyiv Post.   Read More

  • 16 Oct 2014 7:30 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    During the Oct.14 session, the last before parliamentary elections on Oct. 26, Ukraine’s parliament managed to adopt several long-awaited laws, including one to revamp the prosecutor’s office and another to create the anti-corruption bureau. The measures are part of the requirements under Ukraine's association agreement with the European Union.   KyivPost.   Read More


  • 06 Oct 2014 7:26 PM | Liudmyla Mozgova (Administrator)

    On September 24, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spoke in New York about the state of Ukrainian foreign relations, including the recent cease-fire with Russia and the upcoming parliamentary elections. If Ukraine cannot fight alone against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desire to restore the former Soviet Union, it can overcome the current global security crisis together with the help of the United States and European Union.   World Policy.  Read More

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