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China continues pressure on Taiwan, sending three dozen combat aircraft and seven ships to island

China continues pressure on Taiwan, sending three dozen combat aircraft and seven ships to island

The Taiwanese Ministry of Defence recorded 30 combat aircraft and 7 ships of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) manoeuvring around the island yesterday. The ministry reported this on the social network X, Ukrinform reports. The report does not name the types of aircraft and ships, but notes that 20 aircraft crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait, the unofficial border between the mainland and the island, and entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone. Some of them approached the northern tip of the island, where the capital Taipei is located, at a distance of only about 100 kilometres, while others flew…
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Head of PO is confident that there will be more Patriot systems for Ukraine

Head of PO is confident that there will be more Patriot systems for Ukraine

The US President has announced 5 Patriot systems for Ukraine, but there may be more. This opinion was expressed by the Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak on the air of the nationwide telethon "United News", Ukrinform reports. "The US President announced 5 Patriot systems, but I can't disclose too much, but I think with a high degree of confidence that there will be more of these systems in the future," Yermak said. According to the Head of the Presidential Office, the NATO summit held in Washington, D.C., was successful. I consider this summit to be successful. I would…
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More than 8M tonnes of grain already threshed across Ukraine

More than 8M tonnes of grain already threshed across Ukraine

As of July 12, 2024, more than 8.3 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops were threshed from over 2.4 million hectares across Ukraine. The relevant statement was made by the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Farmers across all regions are gathering early grain crops. A total of 5.7 million tonnes of wheat was threshed from 1,508.9 thousand hectares, 2.4 million tonnes of barley – from 642.3 thousand hectares, and 260.9 thousand tonnes of peas – from 127.3 thousand hectares,” the report states. The harvesting of rapeseed and soybeans also started across all regions. A…
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Kostin: In The Hague, we coordinated efforts with partners to prevent illegal supply of technology to Russia

Kostin: In The Hague, we coordinated efforts with partners to prevent illegal supply of technology to Russia

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin took part in an event in The Hague to find a mechanism to prevent the illegal supply of technology to Russia. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice and Eurojust also joined the discussion, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. "The meeting was held, with the involvement of European institutions, particularly Eurojust and Europol, to address the illegal supply of technologies and components that can be used for arms production in Russia. Given the fact that the supply of technologies and components for weapons production continues despite the enormous efforts made by the United States,…
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Ukraine refutes Russian fake about alleged preparations of attacks on Kyiv HPP, Kaniv Reservoir dams

Ukraine refutes Russian fake about alleged preparations of attacks on Kyiv HPP, Kaniv Reservoir dams

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has refuted Russia’s latest fake accusations that the Ukrainian authorities were planning to stage attacks on the dams of the Kyiv Hydroelectric Power Plant, the Kaniv Reservoir, or other infrastructure in order to allegedly blame Russia. This is said in a commentary by the Ukrainian MFA press service, Ukrinform reports. The MFA noted that there can be no realistic purpose or motive for Ukraine to destroy its own infrastructure or endanger its own people. “As for ‘putting the blame on Russia’, the Russian regime is doing a good job of that with its…
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Deportation of Crimean Tatars should be recognized as genocide to prevent justification by Russia – national leader

Deportation of Crimean Tatars should be recognized as genocide to prevent justification by Russia – national leader

If the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 is not recognized as genocide, Russia will try to justify this crime. This was stated by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, who spoke in a comment to Ukrinform in the Polish Sejm. The Crimean Tatars have been seeking recognition of the deportation of 1944 as genocide for years, Dzhemilev recalled. "But after the occupation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, it became especially relevant, because now Russia is pursuing a policy of de-nationalization in the occupied territories. Ethnic cleansing is taking place again, Russia is forcing the…
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German pundit praises outcome of NATO summit for Ukraine

German pundit praises outcome of NATO summit for Ukraine

Despite the lack of an invitation to Ukraine to join NATO, the latest summit should be seen as a success for Kyiv. That’s according to Karl-Heinz Kamp, a political scholar with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), who commented to Ukrinform on his assessment of the event held in Washington. "A good outcome for Ukraine," the expert believes. He noted that the summit brought no surprises, as its declaration had been agreed in advance and no amendments were made. Kamp believes that the wording in the final declaration is much clearer than in the Vilnius document. Read also: Ukraine…
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Dutch company fined for participating in Crimea bridge construction

Dutch company fined for participating in Crimea bridge construction

In the Netherlands, construction equipment supplier Dieseko Group BV, which illegally participated in the construction of the Crimea bridge, was fined almost EUR 1.8 million. The prosecutor's office accused the company of violating international trade sanctions, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. "Dieseko Group BV paid the government a total of EUR 1,780,000 as part of the out-of-court settlement. This amount consists of a fine of EUR 180,000 and seizure of illegally obtained benefits of EUR 1,600,000," the prosecutor's office said. Read also: Pletenchuk: Russians are trying to "barricade" Kerch Strait to strengthen fire control According to the inquiry, in the period…
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Ukraine can additionally generate up to UAH 500B per annum through deshadowing – Hetmantsev

Ukraine can additionally generate up to UAH 500B per annum through deshadowing – Hetmantsev

The potential effect of deshadowing on the annual budget revenues is UAH 500 billion. The relevant statement was made by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy Danylo Hetmantsev in an interview with Ukrinform. At the same time, he admits that the above refers to theoretical calculations only. After all, the problem of the shadowing of Ukraine’s economy cannot be resolved “in one go”. Hence, at the initial stage, it may realistically be about replenishing the budget by an additional UAH 80 billion every year. Hetmantsev mentioned that important steps had already been taken in…
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Zelensky, Macron discuss next security package

Zelensky, Macron discuss next security package

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed the preparation of the next defense package on the sidelines of the NATO summit. The Ukrainian leader announced this on his Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports. "On the sidelines of the NATO Summit, together with French President Emmanuel Macron, we discussed the implementation of the Peace Summit decisions, as well as the preparation of the next defense package, security cooperation and training of our military," he wrote. Read also: NATO allies putting in place foundations for Ukraine to prevail - Stoltenberg Zelensky thanked President Macron and the French people for…
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