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  1. Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 5 August 2016

    Osce.org - Media 10.07 / 04:28 osce.org
    This report is for media and the general public. The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions compared to the previous day. The Mission recorded a significant level of fighting during the night of 5-6 August in Donetsk region. The SMM analysed craters in Krasnohorivka, Pikuzy (formerly Kominternove) and Sakhanka. It observed weapons in violation of the withdrawal lines in government-controlled areas. The Mission noted the absence of 12 towed howitzers…
  2. Spot Report by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine: Explosion in Luhansk city

    Osce.org - Media 10.07 / 04:28 osce.org
    This report is for media and the general public. On 6 August at 07:51hrs the SMM heard an explosion approximately 3.9km east of its location in Luhansk city. The SMM went to the site from where it had heard the explosion located at the intersection of Karpynsky and Vatutyn Street in Luhansk city, 500m north-east of SMM’s accommodation. The site was cordoned off, by so-called “LPR” “police” and the SMM could assess from a distance of approximately 15-30 meters, that an explosion had likely…
  3. Raising awareness of human trafficking in crisis situations is objective of OSCE Special Representative’s Ukraine visit

    Osce.org - Media 10.07 / 04:28 osce.org
    KYIV, 5 AUGUST 2016 –OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Madina Jarbussynova, on Friday concluded an official visit to Ukraine aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking and the risks encountered by the most vulnerable groups as a consequence of the current crisis. During her five-day visit, she met with representatives of the Donetsk Oblast state administration and female Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Kramatorsk. Ambassador …
  4. Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 19:30, 4 August 2016

    Osce.org - Media 10.07 / 04:28 osce.org
    This report is for media and the general public. The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region compared to the day before including more than 520 explosions. In Luhansk region the SMM noted a decrease in recorded ceasefire violations compared to the previous day. On the night of 4 August, the SMM heard single shots of small-arms fire in close proximity to  its base in Kadiivka (formerly Stakhanov). The SMM analysed craters in Zaitseve, Luhanske and Novozvanivka. It observed …
  5. U.S. youth team members recount their experience in Ukraine

    Ukrweekly.com - All Sports 10.06 / 19:05 ukrweekly.com
    Matthew Dubas of The Ukrainian Weekly spoke with individuals from the U.S. youth team that traveled for the Friendship Cup in Ukraine on July 12-15. (See story in our September 24 issue.) Mr. Dubas spoke with the players during their time at the Ukrainian American Youth Association sports camp in Ellenville, N.Y., that was held…
  6. Canada can ‘donate’ arms to Ukraine before it’s allowed to buy them, says MP

    Ukrweekly.com - Canada 10.06 / 19:05 ukrweekly.com
    OTTAWA – Canada could push Russia to support Ukraine’s proposal for a United Nations peacekeeping mission along the Ukrainian-Russian border but should start sending arms to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian-backed rebels in the Donbas region, says James Bezan, the Official Opposition Conservative shadow minister of national defense in the Canadian House of Commons. [&#…
  7. Neighbors balk at new education law that reinforces Ukraine’s state language

    Ukrweekly.com - Ukraine 10.06 / 19:05 ukrweekly.com
    KYIV – Ukraine’s new law on education, which the Presidential Administration says is more inclusive towards minorities and will improve their integration into society, has received backlash from at least three countries in the region. Russia, Hungary and Romania, all of which have sizable or concentrated minority enclaves in the country, have criticized the law that President Petro Poroshenko signed on September 25 and which went into effect three days lat…
  8. Eastern Europe's largest project set for Ukraine

    Windpowermonthly.com - Europe 10.06 / 13:57 windpowermonthly.com
    UKRAINE: Chinese electric equipment manufacturer Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) has announced its intention to build a 500MW wind project in the Mykolayiv region, southern…
  9. Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

    Ukrweekly.com - Canada 10.06 / 10:41 ukrweekly.com
    OTTAWA – The national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take the lead in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine. Following a September 22 meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto, Prime Minister Trudeau told reporters at a joint news conference with both leaders that a U.N. mission could ensure that “people are able to live their lives in peace and security in a way that uph…
  10. Ukraine: Vidbir-format used once again

    Escdaily.com - Music 10.06 / 09:20 escdaily.com
    Ukraine will once again use the format with the shows called Vidbir to pick their act for the Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster UA:PBC announced this on Twitter. In 2016 the format gave them Jamala’s song ‘1944’ (pictured above) which ended up winning Eurovision in Stockholm. On home soil, O:Torvald was less successful with a 24th […] The post Ukraine: Vidbir-format used once again appeared first on ESCDaily.com || The latest Eurovision 2018 news from across…
  11. Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko aims to redefine eastern conflict

    Dw.com - Europe 10.06 / 01:39 dw.com
    Ukraine is seeking to politically redefine the situation in its eastern separatist-held areas. Petro Poroshenko has put forth a bill labeling Russia an aggressor and reaffirming his commitment to the Minsk II…