NEWSWATCH: “Turchynov hopes Trump’s administration approves lethal weapon provision to Ukraine” – Interfax-Ukraine

“National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said he hopes that the new U.S. administration will make a decision on granting lethal weapons to Ukraine. ‘I do think that Ukraine has a chance to get lethal weapons. … The position of the Republican Party towards Ukraine is sufficiently clear and consistent. All their votes in the Congress and […]

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RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Signs Law on Special Status of Donbas Regions

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MOSCOW, October 14 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine’s parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov has inked a law on special status of parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and sent it to President Petro Poroshenko for signing, the Verkhovna Rada said on its website on Tuesday. The parliament approved the law introducing self-administration in parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on […]

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Interfax: Almost no police left in Donetsk, Luhansk regions – Turchynov

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KYIV. May 19 (Interfax) – The Donetsk and Luhansk regions have effectively been left with no security or police forces, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Speaker and Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said. “The reform of the law enforcement system is not happening fast. For instance, the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are effectively left without the Security Service and police who are supposed […]

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Interim president speaks about Ukrainian military’s successes in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk

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(Interfax – May 15, 2014) A fortified area was destroyed in Slavyansk in the early hours of Thursday, Ukraine’s interim president and Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said. “A fortified area in Slavyansk was attacked and destroyed last night,” Turchynov said while opening the session of the Ukrainian parliament on Thursday morning. “A five-kilometer area around the television tower, which broadcasts […]

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Interfax: Ukrainian parliament to increase liability for separatism, ban parties engaging in it – Turchynov

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KYIV. April 7 (Interfax) – The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday will debate the issue of increasing liability for separatism and banning parties that engage in separatist activities, Oleksandr Turchynov, acting president of Ukraine and speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, said. “One of the first issues to be debated by the parliament tomorrow is the law increasing criminal liability for separatism […]

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