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Reuters: Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

 Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic as it grazed past on September 21 and dumped more heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island. The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this ...

112.ua: Poroshenko to speak at PACE in Strasbourg

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will speak at the opening of the PACE session in Strasbourg. The website of the Parliamentary Assembly reported this. ‘At PACE’s autumn session – which takes place in Strasbourg from 9-13 October 2017 – the Assembly is due to hear addresses ...

Trump welcomes Poroshenko's visit to New York

U.S. President Donald Trump has welcomed the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to New York. “It was wonderful to have President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine with us in New York City today,” the U.S. president wrote on Twitter. He also posted a video of this meeting on ...

Poroshenko says meeting with Trump extremely productive

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said his hour-long meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump was productive. “I was extremely impressed by the support of both my speech at the UN Security Council and the General Assembly. You see the focus on Ukraine among the world leaders was ...

RFE/RL: Christian state extremist group's leader in Russia detained

The leader of a Russian extremist group that calls itself Christian State-Holy Rus has been detained as a suspect in a high-profile arson attack. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Irina Volk said on September 21 that Aleksandr Kalinin was detained on September 20 as a suspect in the September 11 arson ...

Reuters: Saudi King to visit Russia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is expected to visit Russia, the RIA news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on September 21. The post Reuters: Saudi King to visit Russia appeared first on KyivPost.

RFE/RL: EU ties with Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine to dominate summit

The EU aspirations of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are expected to be the main bone of contention among member states ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on November 24, a draft statement seen by RFE/RL suggests. Most of the controversial items in the text concern the future ...

Poroshenko: Investors vote with their money for Ukrainian reforms

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko regards the successful placement of Ukrainian eurobonds on the international markets as a show of economic support for reforms conducted by the country. After a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on September 21, the Ukrainian president said he ...

New York Times: Law firm faces questions for Ukraine work with Manafort

Five years ago, Paul Manafort arranged for a prominent New York-based law firm to draft a report that was used by allies of his client, Viktor Yanukovych, the Russia-aligned president of Ukraine, to justify the jailing of a political rival. And now the report is coming back to haunt it. The Justice ...

Reuters: Poroshenko says Trump shares vision on 'new level' of defense cooperation

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko met U.S. President Donald Trump on September 21 and said afterwards that they had a shared vision on a “new level” of defense cooperation, but not whether this included the U.S. provision of defensive weapons to Ukraine. The United States is reviewing ...

Bloomberg: The Russian banking analyst who predicted deluge of bailouts

Turns out Sergei Gavrilov was right about Russia’s banking troubles after all. But the Moscow-based investment adviser, who warned his clients last month that bailouts were coming, can’t take a bow. He’s not allowed to speak to the press, says his employer, Alfa Capital. The post ...

Reuters: US, Russian generals talk face-to-face on Syria

U.S. and Russian generals held a face-to-face meeting this week in an effort to avoid accidental clashes as both sides fight to retake what is left of Islamic State’s territory in Syria, U.S. military officials said on September 21. “They had a face-to-face discussion, laid down maps and ...

RFE/RL: Trump praises Ukraine for 'good progress' amid difficult conditions

U.S. President Donald Trump has praised Ukraine for making “good progress” amid difficult conditions sparked by Russia’s annexation of the Crimea Peninsula. Trump met his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on ...

Russian director Zvyagintsev's film `Loveless` nominated for Oscar

Andrey Zvyagintsev's film “Loveless” has been nominated for Oscar, the film's producer Alexander Rodnyansky told Interfax. “The meeting has just ended. 'Loveless' has been nominated for Oscar from Russia,” Rodnyansky said on September 21. The nomination was favored by ...

Reuters: Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on N.Korea nuclear program

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on September 21 that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped ...

Reuters: Poroshenko says Trump backs UN deployment along border with Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on September 21 said U.S. President Donald Trump had expressed his support for the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers across Ukraine’s eastern conflict zone and along its whole border with Russia. After a meeting with Trump in New York, Poroshenko said in a ...

CNN: Russia has bailed out two major banks in under a month

The Russian government has bailed out two major lenders in less than a month. Should investors be worried? The latest rescue was confirmed September 21 by the central bank, which said it had nationalized the country's eighth largest lender by assets, B&N Bank. The post CNN: Russia has bailed out two ...

Stoltenberg welcomes idea of sending blue helmets to Ukraine

NATO is backing the idea of sending UN peacekeepers to Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. He told journalists after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that he had welcomed the proposal to send UN peacekeepers to Ukraine, which was supported by Ukraine, Also, the ...

Foreigner wanted by Interpol for fraud detained at Kyiv Airport

Ukrainian border guards have detained at Kyiv Airport a foreigner who was wanted by Interpol for fraud, the press office of the State Border Service of Ukraine has reported. “Border guards of the Kyiv checkpoint in the capital's airport detained an offender who was wanted by foreign law ...

Associated Press: US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria. Syrian government forces, Russian special forces and U.S.-backed militants are fighting for ...

Reuters: Ukraine takes Kazakhstan to WTO over duties on steel pipes

Ukraine has launched a complaint against Kazakhstan’s use of anti-dumping duties on certain types of steel pipes imported from Ukraine, the World Trade Organization said on September 21. Ukraine has formally “requested consultations” with Kazakhstan, the first step in a trade dispute, ...

Poroshenko: US supports Ukraine's proposal on peacekeepers deployment in Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said the U.S. has fully backed Ukraine's proposals concerning the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the occupied part of Donbas. “The important point is that the United States has fully backed Ukraine's proposals, my proposals, which were voiced ...

Ukrinform: Yarmolenko declared best Borussia player in match against Hamburg

Borussia Dortmund winger Andriy Yarmolenko has been recognized as the best player in the 5th Bundesliga match against Hamburg , according to authoritative German sports news sites. The post Ukrinform: Yarmolenko declared best Borussia player in match against Hamburg appeared first on KyivPost.

UNIAN: Poroshenko, Trump meet in New York

Presidents of Ukraine and the United States Petro Poroshenko and Donald Trump are meeting in New York City on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The post UNIAN: Poroshenko, Trump meet in New York appeared first on KyivPost.

RFE/RL: Pipe schemes - suspect claims top Navalny aide staged false-flag attack on self

When an unidentified assailant smashed a top aide to Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny over the head with a metal pipe last week, the presidential hopeful called the attack “attempted murder.” The post RFE/RL: Pipe schemes - suspect claims top Navalny aide staged false-flag ...

Poroshenko, Trump meeting in New York

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Donald Trump are holding a meeting in New York on Sept. 21. As reported, Poroshenko is currently on a working visit to the United States. The post Poroshenko, Trump meeting in New York appeared first on KyivPost.

BBC: North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark'

North Korea's top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN “the sound of a barking dog”. The post BBC: North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark' appeared first on KyivPost.

SBU invites Medvedchuk to testify about illegal border crossing by officials during 2014-15

Ukraine's SBU Security Service has asked leader of Ukrainian Choice – Right of the People movement Viktor Medvedchuk to testify about illegal border crossings by officials during 2014 and 2015. “We want to hear what Medvedchuk says, of course. We have invited him to testify,” SBU ...

Wall Street Journal: There’s actual war, and then there’s @Ukraine vs. @Russia

Three years after their military invaded Ukraine, @Russia - a team of diplomats at Moscow’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs - last month tried to rub it in: “We dedicate this video to those who try to hurt us with new sanctions!” they tweeted, with a video of burly knights swinging ...

Xinhua: Ukraine draws up new roadmap for cooperation with EU

The Ukrainian authorities have developed a fresh roadmap to push forward the country's cooperation with the European Union , Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Sept. 21. The post Xinhua: Ukraine draws up new roadmap for cooperation with EU appeared first on KyivPost.

Industrial production in Ukraine 1.2 percent up in August

Industrial production in Ukraine in August increased by 1.2 percent compared to the same month in 2016, while in July it fell by 2.6 percent, the State Statistics Service has said. The agency said taking into account adjustment for the effect of calendar days industrial production in August rose ...

Explosion injures Jewish pilgrims in Uman

Two Jewish pilgrims were injured by an explosion in the city of Uman some 180 kilometers south of Kyiv, Ukraine’s National Police said on Sept. 21. The blast happened at approximately at 6 a.m. local time at a garage near a crowd of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who had come to the city to pray at ...

UNIAN: Chief military psychiatrist suspended for calling war veterans a threat to society

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has dismissed head of the psychiatry clinic of the Main Military Clinical Hospital, Colonel Oleh Druz for the period of verification of his words claiming that participants in the military actions in eastern Ukraine pose a threat to society and own families ...

Associated Press: Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concerns

WARSAW, Poland — Thousands of Polish and other NATO troops have launched major defensive exercises in Poland’s north amid security concerns raised by war games recently held by neighboring Russia and Belarus. The post Associated Press: Poland, NATO troops hold drills amid security concerns ...

Ukrinform: Prosecutors open criminal case against NABU for illegal wiretapping

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office has opened a criminal case against employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau , who allegedly illegally wiretapped conversations on 114 phones in 2016, PGO press secretary Larysa Sarhan has reported on Facebook. The post Ukrinform: Prosecutors open ...

Ukraine central bank preliminarily approves purchase of Russia's VS Bank by TAScombank

ODESA - The National Bank of Ukraine has preliminarily approved the purchase by TAScombank of VS Bank, which belongs to Russia's Sberbank, deputy head of the central bank Yekateryna Rozhkova has told Interfax-Ukraine. “We did receive a package of documents for the purchase of VS Bank. We are ...

Ukraine ready to extradite 313 people for 88 Ukrainian hostages in Donbas

First Deputy Speaker of Ukraine's parliament and Ukraine's envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group's humanitarian subgroup in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko says that Ukraine is ready to exchange 313 people from Ukrainian prisons for 88 Ukrainian hostages in Russian-occupied Donbas. “Ukraine proposes ...

World Bank hopes land reform in Ukraine to be approved this autumn

The World Bank hopes that the land reform in Ukraine will be approved this autumn, World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen has said. She said at the Ukrainian Financial Forum in Odesa that the purchase and sale of land should have been permitted long time ago. She ...

UNIAN: Kremlin furious over draft UN Resolution calling Russia 'aggressor state'

It would be unacceptable for the United Nations to adopt a resolution on the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas branding Russia an “aggressor state,” that’s according to Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, an UNIAN correspondent in Moscow reports. The post UNIAN: ...

Ukrinform: OSCE drone spots 48 tanks near Donetsk

An unmanned aerial vehicle of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has spotted 48 tanks of separatists 57 kilometers east of Donetsk, according to a report posted on the mission's website. The post Ukrinform: OSCE drone spots 48 tanks near Donetsk appeared first on KyivPost.

EBRD fears slow up in reforms in Ukraine after successful issue of eurobonds

ODESA – Ukrainian authorities could weaken reform effects after the successful placement of eurobonds this week, and he pause could last until the election in 2019, EBRD Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus Francis Malige has said, expressing his fears. He said at the Ukrainian ...

The Spectator: Stalin was fully committed to using hunger as a weapon of mass destruction

In 1933 my aunt Lenina Bibikova was eight years old. She lived in Kharkov, Ukraine. Every morning a polished black Packard automobile would draw up to the door of the handsome pre-revolutionary mansion her family shared with other senior Party cadres to take her father to his job as Party boss at ...

Prosecutor General's Office conducts pretrial investigation into surveillance, wiretapping by NABU

Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office is conducting a pretrial investigation of a criminal case pursuant to Article 365 and Article 366 of Ukraine's Criminal Code allegedly committed by agents from the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine , PGO spokeswoman Larysa Sarhan has said. “It's ...

Associated Press: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'tit-for-tat' could end

NEW YORK — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press in an interview that he heard positive news in President Donald Trump’s United Nations address: “that the U.S. would not impose its way of life on others.” The post Associated Press: Lavrov hints ...

One Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas

One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action on Sept. 20 in eastern Ukraine, speaker for the Defense Ministry Oleksandr Motuzianyk has said. “No Ukrainian soldiers were killed in hostilities in the past day, Sept. 20. But one soldier was wounded in action. It happened in the town of Avdiyivka ...

Ukrinform: White House says Poroshenko's meeting with Trump to last an hour

A meeting between U.S. and Ukrainian presidents, Donald Trump and Petro Poroshenko, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. New York time on Sept. 21 and will last for one hour, Radio Liberty has reported, referring to the White House's press office. The post Ukrinform: White House says Poroshenko's meeting ...

UNIAN: Czech President says Putin's invitation 'honor'

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman says he has received an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Sochi, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty . The post UNIAN: Czech President says Putin's invitation 'honor' appeared first on KyivPost.

The Moscow Times: Two Russian babushkas battle for swing-set sovereignty

An expletive-ridden video of two Russian grandmothers confronting each other at a playground in Sepurkhov south of Moscow went viral Sept. 20 on the Russian internet. The post The Moscow Times: Two Russian babushkas battle for swing-set sovereignty appeared first on KyivPost.

German foreign minister favors UN peacekeeping operation throughout Donbas

NEW YORK - Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has met with the German and Argentine counterparts, Sigmar Gabriel and Jorge Faurie, on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted early on Sept. 21 morning. “Ukrainian Foreign ...

Financial Times: Naftogaz resignations spark concern over Ukraine reforms

Ukraine is coming under pressure from its western backers to adhere to vital structural reforms after Naftogaz, the state oil and gas company and model of reform in recent years, was left without a supervisory board as independent British directors resigned. The post Financial Times: Naftogaz ...