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Sat, 05 Nov 2016 18:26:38 GMT
Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 4 ...  -  ReliefWeb
The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region compared with the previous reporting period. The Mission observed damage caused by shelling in government-controlled Vynohradne. It continued to monitor the ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 16:08:20 GMT
Ukrainian hack attack embarrassing Moscow  -  China Post
In October, hackers based in Ukraine claimed to have hacked sensitive emails at the top of Russia's government. An enormous mass of information has been released. The target of the hacking is Vladislav Y. Surkov, a top Russian official and close ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 15:40:24 GMT
Lens and Ukrainian journalists trade tips on reporting stories, using public records  -  The Lens
When Ukraine's president resigned and fled his palace in 2014, Ukrainians discovered tens of thousands of documents, some of which reporters retrieved by diving into icy water. Journalists made a pact: Preserve documents now, write later. This fall ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 15:24:49 GMT

Ukraine Ukrainian Rada passes at first reading bill on High Council of Justice  -  Kyiv Post
Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada has passed at first reading president's bill No. 5180 on the High Council of Justice as part of the implementation of judicial reform. An Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has reported that a total of 232 MPs backed the document ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 15:09:17 GMT

Ukraine EUAM head says only people who benefit from under-resourced institutions are criminals  -  Kyiv Post
Head of the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) Kestutis Lancinskas has said that Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies need to be given the capacity and resources to fight against corruption in the country and ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 14:33:14 GMT
PGO trying to retain investigators' functions  -  Interfax
Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk has said that trends that show that Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) does not want to be deprived of the function of investors are seen. "If there is a political will, this ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 13:44:54 GMT

Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch says Ukraine not to be urged to implement Minsk agreements unilaterally  -  Kyiv Post
The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has said that Ukraine would not be urged to implement its political liabilities foreseen in the Minsk agreements until Russia fulfills its liabilities in the security sector. Minsk agreements give a ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 13:39:00 GMT

Ukraine OSCE reports 8000 ceasefire violations in Donbas during last week  -  Kyiv Post
International monitors with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have witnessed about 8,000 violations of the ceasefire in Ukraine's war-torn Donbas during the last week. According to OSCE's Monitoring Mission Deputy Chief Alexander ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 13:30:40 GMT

Peter Manastyrsky  -  Winnipeg Sun
Also this year marks another significant date — the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita, one of the many branches of the Prosvita organization that took root in Canada. In 1868 a group of people in western Ukraine came ...
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 13:04:54 GMT

Johanna Konta loses to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the WTA Elite Trophy semi-finals  -  BBC Sport
Top seed Johanna Konta lost 2-6 6-1 6-4 to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China. The Briton took the first set comfortably, but lost the initiative in the second and then let a lead slip in the deciding ...