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    Normandy Four meeting expected after schedules agreed – Gerashchenko
    May23

    Normandy Four meeting expected after schedules agreed – Gerashchenko

    The Ukrainian side expects that the meeting in the so-called Normandy Format between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia will be held after the schedules are agreed, Ukraine`s humanitarian envoy in the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko said...

    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians
    May23

    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

    On Monday, May 22, the Washington State Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling Holodomor an act of genocide of the people of Ukraine, according to Voice of America. ”The Holodomor was a genocide committed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime against the people of Ukrainian,” reads the document, Voice of America reports. Now the Day of...

    Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media
    May23

    Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media

    Some 940,000 tonnes of anthracite and another 95,000 tonnes of other types of coal mined in the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were shipped to Russia in 2016, according to Liga.net. These were statistics that were officially recorded by the Russian Railways, Liga.net reports. In 2015, around 1.3 million tonnes of anthracite coal...

    Ukrainian oil and gas holding Naftogaz to cut gas prices for industry from June 1
    May23

    Ukrainian oil and gas holding Naftogaz to cut gas prices for industry from June 1

    National oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine from June 1, 2017, will lower by 0.4% the minimum price of natural gas sold to industrial consumers – that is, from UAH 7,456.8 per 1,000 cubic meters in May 2017 to UAH 7,430.4 per 1,000 cubic meters, the company said in a statement. At the same time, the maximum price of natural gas for...

    Future of Normandy format, Minsk accords to be decided at G7 summit – Ukrainian diplomat
    May23

    Future of Normandy format, Minsk accords to be decided at G7 summit – Ukrainian diplomat

    Ukrainian diplomat, former Ukrainian envoy to the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group`s political subgroup Roman Bezsmertny says that the future of the ”Normandy format” (Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia) and the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas will be decided during the G7 summit in Italy, according to Radio Svoboda`s Ukrainian-language service....

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine
    May23

    White House explains converting military grants to loans, decision to affect Ukraine

    The Trump administration`s budget proposal would convert some of the United States` foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29%, as reported by Reuters. See also: Trump budget would convert Ukraine`s military grants to loans The cuts to programs under the State...

    Dutch senators poised to back EU`s treaty with Ukraine in key vote – Dutch News
    May23

    Dutch senators poised to back EU`s treaty with Ukraine in key vote – Dutch News

    The Dutch senate is set to vote in favour of the controversial EU treaty with Ukraine on Tuesday thanks to the support of the CDA, Dutch News reported citing the Volkskrant. Christian Democrat senators have a `positive attitude,` Elco Brinkman, the party`s leader in the senate, told the Volkskrant, according to Dutch News.   CDA MPs voted against...

    Ukrainian farmers already received over UAH 320 mln in subsidies
    May23

    Ukrainian farmers already received over UAH 320 mln in subsidies

    The State Treasury of Ukraine has paid farmers UAH 241.8 million subsidies for March under the program of direct government support to the domestic agricultural sector, accounting for UAH 4 billion in 2017, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reported with reference to the head of the ministry Taras Kutoviy....

    Ukraine`s project to make Chornobyl solar energy hub moves forward
    May23

    Ukraine`s project to make Chornobyl solar energy hub moves forward

    The prime minister of Ukraine said large-scale solar projects to be built in the contaminated area of the nuclear disaster will be selected through clear and transparent bidding rules, according to PV Magazine. Ukraine`s plan to use Chornobyl`s nuclear wasteland for solar energy generation is becoming more concrete, as Prime Minister Volodymyr...

    Freedom House calls on Rada to consult with civil society before choosing Ombudsman
    May23

    Freedom House calls on Rada to consult with civil society before choosing Ombudsman

    As Ukraine`s parliament debates selection of a new Ombudsman, who has a vital role in calling attention to human rights and democratic governance issues, Freedom House suggests that Rada consider postponing the vote to ensure participation of civil society in the decision-making process. ”We urge the Rada to consider a wide range of candidates...

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