Ukraine News Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:43:06 +0000112.ua: Tires set on fire at house of former Energy Minister in Kyiv
In Kyiv, near the house of the former Minister of Energy Eduard Stavitsky tires were set on fire. Protesters also painted on the walls of the building and the fence. This was reported on December 16th by Schemes agency. Read more here
The post 11...Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:39:25 +0000Reuters: In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war
BEIRUT — With the map of Syria’s conflict decisively redrawn in President Bashar al-Assad’s favour, his Russian allies want to convert military gains into a settlement that stabilises the shattered nation and secures their interests in ...Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:27:54 +0000UNIAN: Saakashvili supporters gather on another Sunday rally for impeachment
Some 5,000 people are marching along Kyiv’s central Kreschatyk Street amid tightened security measures downtown in support of a rally set up by ex-Georgian president and former head of the Odesa Regional State Administration, now leader of the ...Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:52:03 +0000Financial Times: Russia and the US vie for centre stage
Over the past 25 years, Americans have come to think of their country as the world’s indispensable nation. Having won the cold war, the US was everywhere. It championed the reconstruction of eastern Europe and the eastward expansion of Nato and the...Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:44:56 +0000112.ua: 4 wounded Ukrainian soldiers hospitalized, their lives not threatened
Over the past 24 hours, four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the militant attacks, as spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence Oleksandr Motuzianyk informed in today’s briefing at the Ukrainian crisis media centre. Read more here
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Unian News Agency Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:40:00 +0200Pentagon’s mysterious U.F.O. program unveiled by NYT
In response to questions from The New York Times, Pentagon officials this month acknowledged the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which began as part of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Officials insisted that the ef...Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:40:00 +0200Saakashvili supporters gather on another Sunday rally for impeachment
Some 5,000 people are marching along Kyiv's central Kreschatyk Street amid tightened security measures downtown in support of a rally set up by ex-Georgian president and former head of the Odesa Regional State Administration, now leader of the &l...Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:40:00 +0200SBU busts human smugglers in EU-bordering Volyn region
A group of Volyn region’s residents, allegedly including local government officials, set up a mechanism for trafficking illegal migrants from Ukraine to the EU countries, as reported by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). According to the SB...Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:40:00 +0200Europe's far-right populist leaders calling for united Europe without EU
European far-right populists on Saturday met in Prague vowing joint efforts to create a new model of intercontinental cooperation led by the idea of a"Europe of sovereign nations," according to CBS News.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:40:00 +0200Escalation mounts in Donbas as 4 Ukraine troops wounded in one day
Ukrainian military officials report four Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action over the past day amid the increased number and intensity of militant shellings from mortars and tanks of fortified positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Zik Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:57:00 +0200A note by ZIK's translator
Due to restructuring, ZIK’s English-language site is closing down as of Dec. 1.
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:51:00 +0200NABU decries interference of SBU and PGO in its operations
The national Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine said in a Nov. 30 statement that its secret operation in the State Migration Service aimed at exposing corrupt officials was disrupted by SBU and Prosecutor General’s Office.
During the operation when a...Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:30:00 +0200Denmark bans North Stream over its territory
Danish legislators have passed the law banning the construction by Russia of the North Stream-2 gas pipeline in its territorial waters, Radio Svoboda reports Nov. 30.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:15:00 +0200 “Axe to fall on AMCU,” – Premier Grojsman
The attempts by the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine to block public tenders are evidence of corruption and pose a threat to Ukraine’s development, Premier Grojsman said, addressing the International Forum of mayors, 112 Ukrayina TV reports Nov. ...Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:02:00 +0200Justice ministry blows whistle on SBI Director Roman Truba
In a letter to the president’s office, the Justice Ministry reminds that new State Bureau of Investigation Director Roman Truba had no mandatory screening, the ministry’s lustration department head Anastasia Zadorozhna writes in Facebook Nov. 29....