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    Flynn to decline U.S. Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media
    May23

    Flynn to decline U.S. Senate subpoena in Russia probe: media

    Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn will decline to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to media reports on Monday. Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, the Associated Press,...

    PGO appeals court for permission to convict Azarov, Stavytsky in absentia
    May23

    PGO appeals court for permission to convict Azarov, Stavytsky in absentia

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said that a petition was sent to the Kyiv Pechersk District Court for permission to convict former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky in absentia, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”As for Azarov, we have...

    Ukraine may create clearing bank
    May23

    Ukraine may create clearing bank

    The National Bank of Ukraine is considering the possibility of founding a clearing bank in Ukraine based on an existing large-scale bank, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Kateryna Rozhkova said during a roundtable in Kyiv. ”We are thinking about the potential to assign to someone the function of a clearing bank. It is not a...

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg
    May22

    Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg

    Belize authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and American political technologist Paul Manafort, according to Bloomberg. See also: Manafort falsified invoice to Belize company to legitimize Yanukovych`s $750,000 payment to himself – Ukrainian MP In the five-year period from...

    EU ”broke some rules” to meet promised deadline for Ukraine`s visa waiver – media
    May22

    EU ”broke some rules” to meet promised deadline for Ukraine`s visa waiver – media

    European structures had to violate the officially established rules for the publication of legislative acts in order to fulfill the promise regarding the date of enforcement of a visa-free travel for Ukrainians, according to Europeiska Pravda. As reported earlier, on Monday the Official Journal of the European Union published the decision on the...

    Ukraine allowed to export frozen beef to China
    May22

    Ukraine allowed to export frozen beef to China

    A protocol of veterinary requirements on exports of frozen beef from Ukraine to China has been approved by the sides, allowing Ukrainian farmers to ship this produce onto the Chinese market, according to the Ukrainian biosecurity and consumer protection service. ”Ukrainian beef now has an official access to the Chinese market. The State Service...

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive
    May22

    Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles – Reuters Exclusive

    Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country`s mounting turmoil. See also: Russia deploys six nuclear warheads in Crimea Venezuela`s socialist government has long...

    Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official
    May22

    Stable Ukraine key to Euro-Atlantic security – NATO official

    Ukraine is NATO`s valued partner, and the Bloc will continue offering strong political and practical support to Kyiv, according to Carmen Romero, the spokesperson for the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, LB.ua reports. ”For NATO, a sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic...

    U.S. promises to return to Ukraine funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko – Lutsenko
    May22

    U.S. promises to return to Ukraine funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko – Lutsenko

    Relevant U.S. authorities have assured the Ukrainian side that if a decision is made to confiscate the funds of Ukraine`s former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, most of this money will be transferred back to Ukraine, Ukraine`s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said at an international roundtable in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent. He...

    Ex-owners of PrivatBank may challenge bank`s nationalization in court – lawyer
    May22

    Ex-owners of PrivatBank may challenge bank`s nationalization in court – lawyer

    The number of loans issued by PrivatBank to related parties, announced by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), has not been confirmed to date, which allows the former owners of the bank to challenge the state`s decisions on its nationalization in court, Managing Partner at Suprema Lex law firm, adviser to PrivatBank`s bond holders Viktor Moroz...

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