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Ukraine in brief. Wednesday, June 25

Termination of ceasefire, Putin's visit to Austria, military operations, IFC, Mironivsky Hliboproduct, Russia cancels troops use in Ukraine, Klitschko chairperson of Kyiv City State Administration.

07:42 President Petro Poroshenko does not rule out premature termination of ceasefire regime in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, press service of the Ukrainian President said.

"The President does not rule out that the ceasefire can be canceled prematurely because of its constant violation by externally controlled fighters," the report said.

Besides, during a meeting with the heads of security agencies on Tuesday evening, Poroshenko ordered to fire back without hesitation.

The report says that on Tuesday, June 24, the fighters, contrary to own promises to obey the ceasefire plan given at the trilateral meeting with representatives of the contact group in Donetsk, shot down a helicopter of the Ukrainian Armed Forces killing nine people.

On the whole, since the very announcement of the peace plan of the President, terrorists have breached it shooting on the Ukrainian military men 35 times.

07:58 Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Ukraine Danylo Lubkivskyi notes that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned over the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Austria against the background of the events in Ukraine and hopes that Austria will explain its stance, he has told the Fifth TV Channel.

"Vienna should be asked: how could they receive the head of Russia, which is carrying out aggression against Ukraine? Moreover, we expressed our concerns over the organization of such a visit: Does that mean that the European stance, the stance of democracy, protection of fundamental principles of international law does not work? We hope that our Austrian partners will explain us and their partners in the European Union, what really happened in Vienna," said Lubkivskyi.

He added that there are internal issues tackled solely by the Austria's leadership, but they must take into account the international concern over Russia's actions towards Ukraine.

Lubkivskyi stressed that this concerns is put into the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations and the European Union documents.

He added that the Ukrainian side recommends that Austrian partners be very careful in choosing their strategic interlocutors.

According to some media organizations, on Tuesday, Putin visited Austria.

During his visit, he met with his Austrian counterpart.

At the same time, Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom and Austrian OMV company signed an agreement on the construction of the Austrian section of the South Stream gas pipeline.

11:19 The International Finance Corporation (World Bank group) has allocated USD 250 million to one of the largest Ukrainian producers of poultry meat, Kyiv-based Mironivsky Hliboproduct, to refinance eurobonds and expansion of the company, a spokesperson of the of the IFC has told the Ukrainian News agency.

Respective agreement was signed on June 19.

On May 29 IFC approved the project on funding Mironivsky Hliboproduct with up to USD 250 million for the period of six years.

Given new project with the Mironivsky Hliboproduct, the IFC investments in the agribusiness sector of Ukraine will exceed USD 1 billion.

12:23 The Federation Council (the upper house of the Russian parliament) canceled the permission granted to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the use of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of Ukraine.

Respective resolution was voted for by 153 members of the Federation Council, 1 - against.

During the discussion, the senators stressed that the decision taken in March had a deterrent and defensive nature, and was not directed against anyone, and that in conditions of changed environment there exists no need for such a permission.

According to Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Ozerov Putin has enough leverage to influence the situation in Ukraine.

12:55 President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Kyiv city mayor Vitali Klitschko the head of the Kyiv city state administration, press service of the Vitali Klitschko's UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms) said.

According to the report, respective presidential decree was signed by Poroshenko in presence of Klitschko.

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