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Poroshenko, Macron coordinate positions on further work within Normandy format

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York discussed the situation in Donbas and approaches to the implementation of the initiative to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine’s east. “The leaders of the two states coordinated positions on further work within the Normandy format and approaches […]

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Poroshenko urges UN to deploy peacekeeping mission in Donbas the sooner the better

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the UN Security Council to send peacekeepers to Donbas as quickly as possible. “I would like to reaffirm my request to this Council to deploy peacekeepers in Donbas – we need to move forward on this track, the sooner – the better,” Poroshenko said during the UN SC […]

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UNIAN: Odesa-Gdansk highway to connect Baltic, Black seas

Some Hr 4 billion will be allocated for the construction of the high-speed Gdansk-Odesa (GO) Highway, which will connect Poland’s Gdansk and Ukraine’s Odesa, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine reported citing Minister Volodymyr Omelyan as saying. Read more here.

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Meeting of tender commission to select independent member of Naftogaz supervisory council cancelled

A meeting of the tender commission to select an independent member of the supervisory board of Naftogaz Ukrainy, scheduled for Sept. 20, did not take place due to a lack of quorum, supervisory board member Andriy Boitsun has said. “The meeting of the nomination committee, scheduled for today, has been postponed due to a lack […]

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BuzzFeed: Ukraine wants Trump to make up his mind about providing weapons

NEW YORK – As some members of the Trump administration look to revive a long dead plan to send weapons to Ukraine three years into the country’s war against Russian-backed separatists, lawmakers in the country are warning that they need help – and fast. Read more here.

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RFE/RL: Russian prosecutor seeks suspended sentence for Crimean Tatar leader

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — A Russian prosecutor in Crimea has recommended a suspended sentence for Ilmi Umerov, a Crimean Tatar leader and doctor who has criticized Russia’s seizure of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. Read more here.

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Reuters: Belarus plays down Western fears of aggression stirred by joint war games with Russia

BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus – Belarus said on Sept. 20 the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holding with Minsk for a possible occupation of Western neighbors. Read more here.

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Ukrinform: Freeland supports deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has expressed her full support for the Ukrainian president’s initiative regarding the deployment of a UN peacekeeping operation in the occupied territory of the Donbas, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported. Read more here.

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