Materials on 17 March 2017 year

  • Two ATO troops killed, eight wounded last day Over the past day in the zone of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas militants 77 times shelled the ATO positions, killing two and wounding eight Ukrainian soldiers, the ATO…
  • President Petro Poroshenko says law enforcement agencies should curb anarchy in the country. "In today's Ukraine, many confuse democracy with Makhnovism [anarchy]. We are bound to…
  • Russia may cancel recognition of "L/DPR" passports Moscow may reconsider its decision on the official recognition of documents issued to Ukrainian citizens by the terrorist organizations "DPR" and "LPR", Russia's permanent representative…
  • European Parliament to vote on visa waiver for Ukrainians on April 6 The European Parliament on April 5 will discuss the visa-free travel for Ukrainians and hold vote on the next day, BBC Ukraine reported on Friday, 17 March. Experts do not expect…
  • Three held in coke plant blast case Police detained two officials of Zaporizhkoks coke plant and an employee of the State Service for Emergency Situations on suspicion of violation of safety rules, which caused the…
  • Former defence export CEO arrested in London The former head of the state defence exporter Ukrspetsexport, Serhiy Bondarchuk, was arrested in London, says Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko. "As a result of a well-coordinated…
  • A Ukrainian soldier of one mechanized brigades killed in the area of the village of Krymske, Luhansk region, the ATO press center said in a release on 17 March. According to preliminary…
  • The Verkhovna Rada has started the development of a new law on the penitentiary system of Ukraine began, the head of the parliamentary subcommittee on penitentiary service, Yuriy Myroshnychenko…
  • Ukraine's former arms export chief said out on bail in London A former head of Ukraine's arms export trader Ukrspetseksport, Serhiy Bondarchuk, who is accused of large-scale embezzlement and faces extradition to Ukraine, has posted bail and should…