July 05, 2015

07/04/2015 Ukraine: Daily Highlights - A new patrol police service went to the capital’s streets

A new patrol police service went to the capital’s streets
A new patrol police service went to the capital’s streets

07.04.2015 Daily Highlights by the Digests & Analytics Ukraine News Agency

Topics from Media and Social Networks

  • A new patrol police service went to the capital’s streets.
  • US celebrates Independence Day.
  • A fire in the Chernobyl exclusion zone still not extinguished.

Key Events In Ukraine

  • President Poroshenko awarded servicemen who took part in the fighting in the Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, and said that the project "New Russia" has failed.
  • There was an explosion in the office of the party "Batkivshchyna" In Sumy, nobody was hurt. The leader of the party Timoshenko stated that the incident looks politically motivated.


  • Two thousand new policemen went to the Kyiv’s streets and have began to carry out their duties upon successful completion of a three-month intensive course of special training, after taking the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine. President and the mayor of Kyiv Klitschko congratulated them with the beginning of service.

Ukraine at War

  • One soldier was killed and two were wounded during the clashes the previous day in the conflict zone in the Donbass. Militants continue to fire on the positions of the Ukrainian army from heavy weapons, especially intensive fire is observed in the region of Donetsk airport. According to reports from Shirokino militants left the town and moved to prepared positions 2 km away. Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission Hug said the two opposing sides are building up armaments. He considers this a violation of the Minsk agreements.
  • The head of "Naftogaz" Kobolev announced that it would sue the "Gazprom" to investigate the lawfulness of gas supply to the DPR and the LPR as the terrorist organizations.

Ukraine and the World

  • US celebrates Independence Day. Russian President Putin congratulated President Obama and expressed hope that the two countries will find a solution to the most complex problems and reminded to respect the Russian interests.
  • Poland will replace its ambassador to Ukraine in the nearest future.
  • The NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said that Russia is increasingly mentioned nuclear weapons as part of their defense strategy and can use military force against Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. Alliance response is defensive in nature and is aimed at protecting allies in Eastern Europe.
  • Latvian Foreign Minister Rinkevičius said that at present there is no quick way to force Russia to leave the Crimea, the conflict is frozen for a long time, but the international community does not recognize the annexation of the peninsula, and therefore does not remove sanctions against Russia.
  • Fitch Ratings has affirmed Russia's sovereign rating at BBB- which was established in January 2015 with the still negative outlook. According to Bloomberg, the largest Russian banks are cutting staff because of falling of turnover as a result of EU sanctions.
  • Greek Finance Minister accused the international creditors of "terrorism" the day before the referendum. He believes that their actions are aimed at "the humiliation of the Greeks." The minister also said that the country's banks will be opened on Tuesday, whatever the outcome of the referendum will be. EP President Schulz said about the possibility of "emergency loans" for Greece to support the social and public security. The German Minister of Finance does not exclude exit of the Greece from the eurozone. He said that the collapse of its banking system do not pose a threat for the banking institutions of other EU countries.
  • Protesters in Yerevan continue the action for the abolition of increase in electricity tariffs.

The Trends

  • Deputies from “Poroshenko’s block” want to re-vote the law on the restructuring of foreign currency loans which is contrary to the regulations of the Verkhovna Rada and is another example of violations of the law by deputies themselves.

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