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Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns amid infighting.

Igor Plotnitsky, the head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region, has resigned after accusing a rival of an attempted coup. With tensions simmering in the region, is the conflict in eastern Ukraine about to escalate?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Agence France-Presse: 5 Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up.

Ukraine said Friday that five of its soldiers had died during fighting in the east of the country, as it accused Russia of ramping up its military presence in the war-torn region. The post Agence France-Presse: 5 Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up appeared first on KyivPost.

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112.ua: Lukashenko says Belarus do not aggravate situation in relations with Ukraine.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko commented on the detention of Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sharoyko in Minsk and the announcement of Ihor Skvortsov persona non-grata. He said that he “does not aggravate the situation in relations with Ukraine,” the local Belta agency reports. The post 112.ua: ...

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Voice of America: Texas company reports selling lethal weapons to Ukraine.

A U.S. company says it has been selling lethal weapons to Ukraine since last year, ahead of an expected decision by the Trump administration on whether to provide such weapons to Ukraine. The post Voice of America: Texas company reports selling lethal weapons to Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.

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Poroshenko tells Stoltenberg Ukraine interested in deeper cooperation with NATO.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a meeting in Brussels that Ukraine is interested in further promoting cooperation with the alliance. Poroshenko “reaffirmed Ukraine's interest in further deepening cooperation with NATO through the efficient use of the relevant ...

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Five Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up.

Ukraine said Friday that five of its soldiers had died during fighting in the east of the country, as it accused Russia of ramping up its military presence in the war-torn region.The spike in fighting...

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EU's Tusk condemns 'Russia's aggression' after Ukraine deaths.

EU President Donald Tusk fired off an angry broadside at the Kremlin Friday, urging European vigilance and condemning "Russia's aggression" in Ukraine after five soldiers were killed there.The spike in...

- Expatica - NL

Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns as infighting flares.

The leader of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine has resigned, the region's news agency said Friday, following a week of tensions between rival factions."Igor Plotnitsky...

- Expatica - NL

Frozen and forgotten: The neglected displacement crisis on Europe's doorstep.

Source: IRIN Country: Ukraine More than three years after the Minsk agreements, both the peace process and the conflict appear deadlocked, and millions of Ukrainians are digging in for yet another hard winter.KIEV, 24 November 2017 Many of the world's humanitarian catastrophes are described as forgotten emergencies, but ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UNIAN: Poroshenko says Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of international law, EU.

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported. The ...

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Poroshenko hopes Sweden will support economic sanctions against Russia during next revision in Dec.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have discussed the continuation of economic sanctions against Russia and the future of the Nord Stream 2 project. According to the press service of the Ukrainian president, during a meeting in Brussels Poroshenko briefed the Swedish premier on the ...

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RFE/RL: Ukraine's Tymoshenko urges 'different negotiating format' on eastern conflict

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said the Minsk process for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine has failed to produce results and needs to be accompanied by a parallel peace process based on the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. The post RFE/RL: Ukraine's Tymoshenko urges 'different negotiating format' on ...

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New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after search by Russian agents

MOSCOW — Vedzhie Kashka, a diminutive 83-year-old Crimean Tatar activist who collapsed during a Russian security operation and died hours later, was buried on Friday in a funeral ceremony that drew mourners from across Crimea. The post New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after search by Russian agents ...

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Reuters: Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive

BRUSSELS - EU leaders offered Ukraine closer ties on Friday at a summit meant to cement Kiev’s ties with the West, but they declined to promise that the country could one day join the bloc. The post Reuters: Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive appeared first on KyivPost.

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112.ua: Head of Luhansk People's Republic resigns

Ihor Plotnytsky, the Head of Luhansk People's Republic  resigned. Luhansk Information Center reported this citing the statements of Leonid Pasechnyk, the so-called Minister of State Security of LPR. The post 112.ua: Head of Luhansk People's Republic resigns appeared first on KyivPost.

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UNIAN: NBU revokes license of Ukraine's largest chain of forex booths

The National Bank of Ukraine has revoked the general license for foreign currency transactions from the financial company “Absolut Finance”, which unites a network of non-bank foreign exchange offices. The post UNIAN: NBU revokes license of Ukraine's largest chain of forex booths appeared first on KyivPost.

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OSCE SMM describes situation in Luhansk as calm

DONETSK - The situation in Luhansk is calm, the number of armed people has fallen, the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has said. Observers saw unidentified people and military equipment in central Luhansk, SMM deputy head Alexander Hug said at a briefing on Friday. ...

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RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power struggle

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days. The post RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power struggle appeared first on ...

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EU's Tusk Slams Russian 'Aggression' In Ukraine

European Council President Donald Tusk condemned what he called Russian "aggression" in Ukraine, stressing that the best future for Ukraine and other countries in the region lay in close ties with the European Union. He was speaking in Brussels after a summit of the EU's Eastern Partnership, which brings together the ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Ukraine's Tymoshenko Urges 'Different Negotiating Format' On Eastern Conflict

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said the Minsk process for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine has failed to produce results and needs to be accompanied by a parallel peace process based on the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Separatist Leader In Ukraine's Luhansk Resigns Amid Power Struggle

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tymoshenko Says Ukraine's Leaders Not Living Up To 'European Values'

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said that European partners are disappointed with the pace of reforms in Ukraine, and the current leaders in Kyiv are "part of the corruption" in the country. In an interview in Brussels with RFE/RL on the sidelines of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on November ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU blames Russia for death of 5 in eastern Ukraine

The European Union on Friday blamed Russia for the deaths of at least five troops in eastern Ukraine in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Ukraine reports significant losses in heavy fighting in Luhansk sector in last day

The situation in eastern Ukraine escalated most in the Luhansk sector in the last 24 hours after a skirmish broke out near the village of Krymske, which lasted about eight hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

- UNIAN - UA

U.S. Mission to OSCE urges Russia to drop charges against Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko

The U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on the Russian Federation to immediately release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko.

- UNIAN - UA

Crimean Tatar leader Dzhemilev: At least 250,000 people from Russia brought to occupied Crimea

The Ukrainian president's envoy for the Crimean Tatar people, MP and Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev says Russia rudely violates the Geneva Convention on the inadmissibility of compulsory change in the demographic situation in the occupied territory.

- UNIAN - UA

Plotnitsky's escape leads to speculation about 'LPR'-'DPR' merger – NGO

The escape of self-proclaimed leader of the terrorist group 'Luhansk People's Republic' Igor Plotnitsky to the Russian Federation as a result of a feud with former 'Interior Minister' Igor Kornet has caused panic among the leadership of the 'administrative bodies' of this pseudo-formation, according to Information ...

- UNIAN - UA

Turchynov: Russian occupation forces massing in Donbas due to local feuds

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov says Russia has increased the military contingent in Donbas due to feuds between different criminal groups in the occupied areas in Ukraine's east, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Reuters publishes photos of Travneve retaken by Ukraine's army

Reuters has published photos from the village of Travneve, Luhansk region, which is again under the Ukrainian military's control.

- UNIAN - UA

PACE refuses to hold debate on Russian delegation's return

Chair of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, President of the Committee for Culture and Media Volodymyr Ariev has said the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe refused to hold a debate on the return of the delegation of the Russian Federation to the Assembly's session hall.

- UNIAN - UA

Bloomberg: Ukrainian graft battle falls into disarray beneath EU spotlight

It began with last month's shock detention of the interior minister's son in a corruption sting. Simmering animosity between Ukraine's law-enforcement bodies has since boiled over into a flurry of furious accusations and counter-claims, according to Bloomberg.

- UNIAN - UA

Juncker on EU-Ukraine relations: Moving in the right direction

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker says that relations between the European Union and Ukraine are moving in the right direction, according to the Ukrainian news outlet Europeiska Pravda.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's Pension Fund budget to grow by 25% in 2018 – social policy minister

Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva says that the budget of the Pension Fund of Ukraine in 2018 will grow by 25%, to UAH 355 billion .

- UNIAN - UA

Cherkasy's Azot resumes ammonia, carbamide production

Ukraine's manufacturer of mineral fertilizers Cherkasy-based PJSC Azot, which is part of the Ostchem holding owned by businessman Dmytro Firtash, has resumed the production of ammonia and carbamide after overhauls, according to Ostchem's press service.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukraine's infrastructure minister says national low-cost airline to start work in Dec

Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has announced that a national low-cost air carrier may launch services as early as December 2017, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

FAO: Revenue of Ukrainian beef industry may grow to US$2 bln per year

Experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predict that Ukraine's beef industry could make more gains.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko: Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of int'l law, EU

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported.

- UNIAN - UA

NBU revokes license of Ukraine's largest chain of forex booths

The National Bank of Ukraine has revoked the general license for foreign currency transactions from the financial company “Absolut Finance”, which unites a network of non-bank foreign exchange offices.

- UNIAN - UA

EU dashes integration hopes of eastern countries

The EU told Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine on Friday that it "acknowledge their European aspirations and European choice", but only "in context" of a 2016 EU decision which said that association treaties will not lead to membership. It said it supported the "territorial integrity" of all partners, but did not refer to the ...

- EU Observer - EU

Bulgarian PM: Dialogue is the Only Solution For Stability in the Former Soviet Space

''Dialogue is the only solution for stability in the former Soviet Union, where over the years there has been a lot of tension''. This was made clear by the words of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who participates in the Eastern Partnership meeting in Brussels. It is part of the European Neighborhood Policy and affects ...

- Novinite - BG

More than 20 Killed and Wounded in Fights in Eastern Ukraine

Five government soldiers died in eastern Ukraine in fighting with pro-Russian separatists, reports Interfax-Ukraine, writes news.bg The Ukrainian authorities add that four other people were injured in the fighting in the Donbass. Their condition is severe. The pro-Russian forces have stormed positions of the Ukrainian army. ...

- Novinite - BG

EU Pushes Reforms as Ukraine Seeks Membership Promise

EU leaders pressed Ukraine on Friday to speed up reforms that Europe and the United States hope will bring the country closer to the West but Kiev responded that it needed a promise it could join the bloc, reported Reuters.  As fighting escalated in Ukraine's industrial east, EU leaders held a summit with Ukrainian ...

- Novinite - BG

Head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region resigns: security minister

MOSCOW - Igor Plotnitsky, the head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region, resigned on Friday for health reasons, Luhansk's security minister said.

- Reuters - US

Entertainment Guide Nov. 24 - Dec. 3

Editor’s Note: To see the full list of events, please check the calendar. To let us know about the upcoming shows, exhibitions, concerts, and parties, please send an e-mail to ls@kyivpost.com. Maiak Ukrainian indie rock band Maiak will present their new EP “United Kingdom” in an unusual way. The band will ...

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Anti-graft agency whistleblower publishes alleged correspondence with Poroshenko official

A whistleblowing official at a Ukrainian anti-corruption agency on Nov. 24 published what she claims is smartphone correspondence in which she is asked by an official at the Presidential Administration to “attack” two leading opposition politicians and a prosecutor. The whistleblower, Hanna Solomatina, who works ...

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Declaration: EU should cooperate more closely with partner countries on security issues

The European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries should cooperate more closely in countering threats to security, according to a declaration by the leaders of the European People's Party and the Eastern Partnership countries, which was agreed at a meeting in Brussels on Nov. 23. “We support the need of more ...

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Poroshenko says EU macro-financial aid program for Ukraine to be extended for 2018-2019

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced reaching an agreement on the European Union macro-financial assistance program for Ukraine for 2018-2019. “We have agreed that next week the European Commission will issue a communiqué on a very ambitious macro-financial assistance plan for 2018-2019, three ...

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EU blames Russia for death of 5 in eastern Ukraine

- Townhall.com - US

Five Ukraine troops die in heavy fighting with Luhansk rebels

There has been a serious escalation of fighting in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine.

- BBC - UK

Gazprom looking at extending TurkStream to Baumgarten hub in Austria

MOSCOW - Gazprom is looking at the possibility to extend the TurkStream pipeline as far as the Baumgarten hub in Austria via Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, the Russian gas giant said. Gazprom said it had asked its NIIgazekonomika institute to perform a pre-investment study of scenarios to continue TurkStream via European ...

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