Materials on 16 January 2017 year

  • One soldier wounded in Donbas last day Over the past day, one Ukrainian soldier was injured in combat in Donbas as militants waged 60 attacks on the positions of government troops, ATO HQ said on 16 January. In the Mariupol…
  • SBU uncovers major land embezzlement in Kyiv Region The Security Service of Ukraine has reported preventing illegal alienation of land estimatedly worth two billion hryvnia by the officials of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy…
  • The internet publication Ekonomichna Pravda published on Monday an updated list of requirements of the International Monetary Fund for Ukraine, conditioning the issue of further IMF…
  • Biden urges Ukraine to combat corruption, cooperate with IMF US Vice President Joe Biden called on Ukraine to continue the fight against corruption, cooperate with the IMF and carry on with tough reforms. "I want to encourage the people of…
  • PM orders development of Ukrainian Wikipedia Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on 16 January ordered his government to facilitate the expansion of Ukrainian section of Wikipedia. The government press office said Groysman supported…
  • Cabinet says no to raise in retirement age The current government and authorities will not take any steps to raise the retirement age, says Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko. Raising the retirement age "is not in the memorandum…
  • President to snub Ukrainian Lunch in Davos – aide President Petro Poroshenko will attend the World Economic Forum in Davis but will skip the traditional Ukrainian Lunch, his press secretary Svyatoslav Tseholko has said on Facebook…
  • Ukraine takes Russia to UN court in The Hague – president Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed the Foreign Ministry to submit a dispute to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague regarding Russia's violation of the…
  • Trilateral contact group began meeting in Minsk In Minsk, the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas kicked off, the press-secretary of the representative of Ukraine in the group Leonid…
  • The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine on Monday, 16 January announced the completion of the liquidation of the burial facility of radioactive waste Vakulenchuk located…
  • Donbas contact group holds first meeting in Minsk in 2017 The trilateral contact group on a Donbas settlement has had its first meeting in Minsk in 2017, Darka Olifer, spokesperson for Ukraine's representative in the group, Leonid Kuchma…
  • Ukraine registers 17 militant attacks Since the beginning of 16 January, pro-Russian militants carried out 17 attacks on the positions of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) forces in Donbas, wounding one Ukrainian serviceman…
  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry files action with UN court over Russia The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has filed a case with the International Court of Justice to hold the Russian Federation accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course…
  • Pro-Russian militant chieftains visit Crimea Oleksandr Zakharchenko and Ihor Plotnytskyy, chieftains of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (DPR and LPR) respectively, have arrived in Russia-annexed Crimea…