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Ukraine hinders Donbass negotiation format

Several high-ranking representatives of Kiev at once made statements on the situation in Donbass and the negotiation format of the settlement. The statements run counter to the agreements reached during the talks in early July in Berlin, in …

Iran blames errors for shooting down passenger plane

Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. A report …

Ukraine sets new daily COVID-19 record

Ukraine is setting a new record-high of coronavirus cases identified over a 24-hour period for the second day running, as 994 people contracted the virus over the past 24 hours, while 940 new infections were reported yesterday, the Ukrainian …

Erdogan and Zelensky discuss COVID-19 fight

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky discussed cooperation in the fight against the novel coronavirus over the phone, according to an official statement. Erdogan and Zelensky also …

U.S. approves selling 16 patrol boats to Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Ukraine of up to 16 Mark VI patrol boats and equipment for an estimated $600 million, according to a statement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. "The proposed …

Washington continues to put pressure on Tbilisi

Members of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives of the US Congress called on the US administration to impose sanctions against the chairman of the ruling "Georgian Dream" oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili. Such an …

Iran to send Ukraine airliner black boxes to France

Iran told the U.N.’s aviation agency that it would send black boxes from a downed Ukrainian jetliner to Paris for analysis, once countries involved in the investigation agree, two sources familiar with the matter said. The …

U.S. to provide additional $125 million to Ukraine

The Pentagon has notified Congress that Ukraine's government has made the necessary progress on key institutional reforms, thereby justifying an additional $125 million in new military assistance, including patrol boats armed with …