Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Poroshenko, U.S. Congress members discuss ways to counteract Russia aggression

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley, during which the parties discussed the enhancement of strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States and ways to counteract Russian aggression, according to the president’s press service. The Ukrainian president thanked both chambers of Congress for firm…

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the law on ratification

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the law on ratification of the agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the European Union on Ukraine’s participation in the EU program “Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises” (COSME)  for 2014-2020. 226 MPs voted for the draft law, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. COSME is the EU program…

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Separatist Commander ‘Givi’ Killed In Eastern Ukraine

KYIV — A separatist commander in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk has been assassinated, the Russia-backed separatists say. Mikhail Tolstykh, better known by his nom de guerre Givi, died after a bomb exploded in his office in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk just after 6 a.m. local time on February 8, de facto separatist…

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