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U.S. officials told the Kyiv Post that they were reluctant to have their witnesses questioned by Austrian prosecutors, as they believed it would weaken any case heard in the United States. The U.S also failed to deliver to the Austrian court transcripts of questioning. Austria not trying too hard to hand #Firtash over. Lone prosecutor spoke for few mins, said defense is speculation, sat down. #UkraineSimon Shuster (@shustry) 21 февраля 2017 г. The post Austrian court arrests Firtash on Spanish warrant, grants US request to extradite appeared first on KyivPost .
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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has announced an investigation to determine the involvement of deputies in separatist activities. Today, we have determined only the names of those who paid Moscow's money, and those who received Moscow's money. Further investigation will determine which MPs participated in this, Lutsenko said at a joint briefing with head of the SBU Vasyl Hrytsak in Kyiv on Feb. 21. According to him, if assistants of the people's deputies took part in separatist activities, organized by the Russian side, this does not mean that deputies themselves were involved. We can speak of the moral responsibility [of MPs] for choosing their assistants, Lutsenko said. The post Lutsenko says investigation will establish possible involvement of MPs in separatist activities appeared first on KyivPost .
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The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has conducted more than 20 first searches at households of Ukrainian citizens, who are in close contact with representatives of the Russian special services. Unfortunately, we know there is a vast number of people in Ukraine, who are holding key positions and those who are not holding such positions, they are in a very close contact for some reason [...] some of them had 150 contacts each with this Moscow's agent in a short period of time. More than 20 searches were held yesterday, and we already have the first results, Hrytsak said during a joint briefing with the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko in Kyiv on Feb. 21. The post Hrytsak: SBU searches dozens of Ukrainian households suspected of ties with Russia appeared first on KyivPost .
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This is the 12th time the IAOP has compiled its list, which is designed to help customers select the best IT outsourcing companies with which to do business, and the number of Ukrainian companies included in the list is growing. The IAOP picked only four Ukraine-related outsourcers for the list in 2015. Next year, in 2016, it selected 10. This year it had risen to 13. “This, first of all, is evidence that our IT market is developing, the companies, and the services they provide, are of better quality and bigger in scale,” said Stepan Veselovskyi, the CEO of Lviv IT Cluster. “It means our success is not going unnoticed in the global IT market.” Valery Krasovsky, the CEO of Ukrainian IT firm Sigma Software, told the Kyiv Post that recognition from the IAOP meant a lot to him. “This shows that our clients appreciate us; that our engineering centers are at the top level,” Krasovsky said, adding that it’s good Ukrainian IT companies have started entering the global markets more actively.
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This is the 12th time the IAOP has compiled its list, which is designed to help customers select the best IT outsourcing companies with which to do business, and the number of Ukrainian companies included in the list is growing. The IAOP picked only four Ukraine-related outsourcers for the list in 2015. Next year, in 2016, it selected 10. This year it had risen to 13. “This, first of all, is evidence that our IT market is developing, the companies, and the services they provide, are of better quality and bigger in scale,” said Stepan Veselovskyi, the CEO of Lviv IT Cluster. “It means our success is not going unnoticed in the global IT market.” Valery Krasovsky, the CEO of Ukrainian IT firm Sigma Software, told the Kyiv Post that recognition from the IAOP meant a lot to him. “This shows that our clients appreciate us; that our engineering centers are at the top level,” Krasovsky said, adding that it’s good Ukrainian IT companies have started entering the global markets more actively.
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The three semi-finals for Ukraine’s national selection for Eurovision Song Contest are already over and now six lucky contenders are getting ready for Feb. 25 to compete for their chance to represent Ukraine in May before a home audience in Kyiv. Here's the Kyiv Post's guide for Eurovision fans to each of the six singers and bands. Each finalist was judged by professionals including Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala, music producer Kostiantyn Meladze and singer and composer Andriy Danylko (better known as his drag stage persona Verka Serduchka). Feedback from an audience, who voted via text messages and a special app, is also helping find the best of the best. The winner will be announced shortly after the final on Feb. 25, then go on to represent Ukraine in May at the International Exhibition Center. Salto Nazad Ukrainian band Salto Nazad managed to entertain the audience.
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Poroshenko targeted Apart from the plan that plays well with Russia’s interests, Artemenko delivered to the White House compromising materials that allegedly prove corruption of Poroshenko, including evidence of illegal offshore activities. Artemenko claimed that he received the materials from Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, ex-chief of the Security Service in Ukraine, who was fired by Poroshenko in 2015. Nalyvaichenko, however, said that he gave such materials directly to Trump representatives in January, to the U.S. Department of Justice and to Ukraine's prosecutor general. He denied giving the materials to Artemenko and said he hasnt seen Artemenko’s peace plan. Instead, he said that he shared with the Americans his own ideas for ending the conflict. The story got even more intricate when another player surfaced: Fugitive lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko told the Kyiv Post that Artemenko’s evidence of Poroshenko’s alleged corruption was the same or similar to the materials he himself had submitted to the U.
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l Apart from the cease-fire, the opposing sides agreed to start pulling troops off the front line if the cease-fire lasts seven days. But Ukraine’s military press center reported that it could not confirm the start of the withdrawal of troops by Russian-backed militant forces, as new shelling had been recorded overnight, and there had been no clear signs of redeployment seen to the other side of the battle zone The eastern Ukrainian front-line city of Avdiyivka, with 22,000 people some 700 kilometers southeast of Kyiv, is still suffering from shelling targeting resident blocks and vital infrastructure which renewed on Jan. 29. “This is my fifth rotation period in Donbas war, and I’ve never seen so much intensive and cruel shelling against civilian areas”, spokesman for the military press center in Avdiyivka Leonid Matyukhin says. Avdiyivka has been balancing over the brink of humanitarian disaster amid the escalation of hostilities instigated by Russian-backed militants.
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So take time to respond write messages and comments to your backers,” Fedorchuk told the Kyiv Post on Feb. 17. The gadget now works in 11 languages and promises at least 95 percent accuracy in text transcription. The founders say the pendant or clip is the best way to wear the gadget for higher audio quality. The device also works when it is not connected to a smartphone – it is able to record up to two-and-a-half hours of audio when offline. In addition to embracing new languages, Senstone plans to improve its artificial intelligence based platform. The features to be added will include automatic punctuation, an intonation analysis, productivity tips, noise and context analyses, and integration with various software. The first shipment to Kickstarter backers is planned for July 2017, while the AI software rollout is to come in October 2017.
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Public protests erupted in Kyiv in November 2013 following the Ukrainian government's decision to suspend preparations for an association treaty with the European Union (EU) and to seek closer economic relations with Russia. The protests, which soon escalated into a violent nationwide movement against the authorities, lasted for months and came to a head in mid-February 2014. More than 100 people were killed and hundreds of others wounded in unprecedented clashes in Kyiv between February 18 and 20, 2014. Saturday and Sunday, people waved Ukrainian flags and laid wreaths to pay respect to those who were gunned down during the uprising.