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22 JULY 2014 17:02President signed Law on foundation of the order of Heroes of Nebesna SotnyaUnder the document, the Law "On state awards of Ukraine" adds the order of Heroes of Nebesna Sotnya to the list of state decorations. It will be awarded for "civil courage, patriotism, upholding the constitutional principles of democracy, human rights and freedoms, active charity, humanitarian and social activities in Ukraine, selfless service to the Ukrainian people during the Revolution of Dignity (November 2013 – February 2014) and other measures related to the protection of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine".Press office of President

22 JULY 2014 14:53President: International efforts must be focused on preventing Russia from supporting terroristsPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed the investigation of the terrorist act committed against passengers of flight MH-17 and the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions with Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb. The President expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for special attention because the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines aircraft was the issue of not only Ukraine, but also global security. The parties agreed to coordinate future actions at bilateral level and in the international arena.Press office of President

22 JULY 2014 14:12Armed Forces of Ukraine entered SievierodonetskArmed Forces of Ukraine entered the city of Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk region) and are currently liberating the city from militants. It was reported by Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko to the President of Ukraine. Under the order of the President, the Armed Forces provided militaries in the area of Chervonopartyzansk with foodstuffs, particularly with 300 MREs, 650 liters of water etc. Also, sufficient amount of infantry and artillery ammunition has been delivered to the nearest footholds in the given area for the protection of the border.Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 22:03President of Ukraine submitted for approval by the Parliament a Decree "On partial mobilization"Under the document, partial mobilization is declared "due to the spread of terrorism in Ukraine which leads to the death of civilians, servicemen, workers of military and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine in eastern regions of the state, the concentration of troops (forces) with significant offensive potential on the territory of the Russian Federation near the state border of Ukraine, the threat of attack, the danger to the state independence of Ukraine with the purpose of ensuring the defense of the state under the proposal of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine".Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 21:06President called on the U.S. Congress to recognize militants in the East of Ukraine terroristsProblem in the East of Ukraine must be solved for it is a threat to the security of the entire world, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted in the interview to CNN. The President called on the U.S. Congress to recognize militants and organizations acting in the East of Ukraine, as well as those who support them terrorists. "It will be an important gesture of solidarity that we are expecting from the entire world," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 19:49Train with the bodies of those who were lost in MH-17 plane crash started its movement from the area of the disasterTrain with the bodies of those who were lost in MH-17 plane crash started its movement towards Kharkiv through Donetsk. It was reported to the President by head of the state commission on investigating reasons of Boeing 777 crash, Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The President commanded the Armed Forces to take all the necessary steps to ensure the security of the train until its arrival to the destination point.Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 19:36President: Terrorists continue to eliminate the evidence of terrorist actThe Ukrainian President discussed with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk the international efforts aimed at overcoming the consequences of the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines aircraft.
Donald Tusk informed Petro Poroshenko that the EU countries' leaders were in a constant multilateral dialogue regarding the situation. "You are absolutely right when calling the actions of illegal armed groups in the Donbas terrorism," Donald Tusk claimed. He also added that those actions would have international consequences.
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21 JULY 2014 18:37President signed Law on increasing pensions for the families of the fallen servicemenPress office of President

21 JULY 2014 18:31President of Ukraine: Secret Services of Ukraine are ready to provide all materials to the international expert commissionAt the meeting with special representative of the Australian Prime Minister on the investigation of MH17 flight catastrophe, the Head of State noted that Ukraine had the evidence answering the question when, where and how did it happen. "The Secret Services of Ukraine are ready to provide all materials to the international expert commission engaged in the investigation of the plane crash," he said.Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 16:47President had a meeting with Malaysian Foreign Minister and Minister of TransportThe Head of State emphasizes that the people of Ukraine share the pain of Malaysians whose relatives and friends died in the plane crash and do everything to "bring to responsibility those who destroyed the plane, handle in an offensive way with the dead bodies and eliminate the evidence".Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 15:27President signed law on tax exemption of personal protective equipment and medicines for the needs of the ATOPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed law on amendments to the Customs Code and the Tax Code of Ukraine on the exemption from import duties and value added tax of personal protective equipment and medicines for the needs of the ATO.Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 14:50President of Ukraine: The Armed Forces began liberating the city of DzerzhynskThe Ukrainian Armed Forces captured local headquarters of militants in Dzerzhynsk (Donetsk region) and began the liberation of the city from terrorist groups. It was reported by Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey to the Ukrainian President. Besides, the Ukrainian army approached the city of Lysychansk (Luhansk region).Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 14:19President of Ukraine paid tribute to the citizens of the Netherlands and Malaysia who died in the plane crashPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited embassies of the Netherlands and Malaysia in Kyiv where he laid flowers and left a note with condolences to families and friends of the deceased in the book of grief. "Ukrainians fully share the pain and sorrow of your people. I would like to assure you that Ukraine makes every effort to ensure comprehensive investigation into circumstances of the tragedy," the Head of State wrote in the books of grief.Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 13:49President: Those who support terrorists cannot be justifiedPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko calls on everyone to maximally facilitate the investigation of Malaysia Airlines aircraft crash by international experts. The Head of State informed that he had ordered to immediately stop hostilities in the radius of 40 km around the crash site to ensure that experts can easily work. "Those who support the actions of terrorists cannot be justified," the President emphasized.Press office of President

21 JULY 2014 11:28International experts started investigating circumstances of the plane crashA group of international experts started investigating circumstances of Malaysia Airlines aircraft crash. The Ukrainian government does everything to facilitate this work. Petro Poroshenko instructed to provide the presidential aircraft for the international experts. This morning 14 experts arrived to Kharkiv and promptly began their work.Press office of President

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