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    National Bank of Ukraine comments on Russia`s restrictions on money transfers to Ukraine
    Mar22

    National Bank of Ukraine comments on Russia`s restrictions on money transfers to Ukraine

    The decision by the Russian Federation to ban money transfers to Ukraine through the international payment systems without opening an account will not affect Ukraine`s banking system, First Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy told UNIAN. ”I do not think it will have an impact on the banking system because the amount is not...

    Stockholm gas dispute: Naftogaz does not rule out bankruptcy in case of loss to Gazprom
    Mar22

    Stockholm gas dispute: Naftogaz does not rule out bankruptcy in case of loss to Gazprom

    Commercial Director of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko does not rule out bankruptcy in case it loses its dispute with the Russian energy giant Gazprom in the Stockholm Arbitration Chamber, Novoye Vremia magazine reports. ”The state is not liable for the obligations of Naftogaz. Naftogaz will just go bankrupt. Our assets will be auctioned...

    Ukrainian Parliament calls on U.S. Congress to make Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally
    Mar22

    Ukrainian Parliament calls on U.S. Congress to make Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has urged the United States Congress to conclude a mutual defense treaty with Ukraine and grant the country Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status, according to an UNIAN correspondent. A relevant decision was supported by 232 out of the 327 MPs registered in the session hall. ”In accordance with the spirit and letter of the...

    U.S. says Tillerson could attend rescheduled NATO meeting – media
    Mar22

    U.S. says Tillerson could attend rescheduled NATO meeting – media

    The United States has left open the possibility that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could attend a NATO foreign ministers meeting if it was rescheduled to another date, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The announcement came less than a day after the State Department said Tillerson would skip an early April NATO gathering...

    Security Service of Ukraine reacts to Lukashenko`s allegations about ”militant camps” in Ukraine
    Mar22

    Security Service of Ukraine reacts to Lukashenko`s allegations about ”militant camps” in Ukraine

    Head of the SBU chief`s staff Oleksandr Tkachuk has said the SBU Security Service of Ukraine has requested that their Belarusian counterparts explain what Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko had meant by speaking about ”militant camps” established in Ukraine, according to the political news online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda. ”As for the...

    UK Mission to the United Nations notes ”under-reported facet” of violence in eastern Ukraine
    Mar22

    UK Mission to the United Nations notes ”under-reported facet” of violence in eastern Ukraine

    The UK Mission to the United Nations Geneva has pointed out to an ”under-reported facet” of violations of human rights, including conflict-related sexual violence, in Russia-occupied Donbas. ”The UK welcomes the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) thematic report into conflict-related sexual violence, which...

    Pro-Russian separatists from ”Donetsk People`s Republic” opened office in Greece
    Mar22

    Pro-Russian separatists from ”Donetsk People`s Republic” opened office in Greece

    The so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” (”DPR”) has opened an unofficial office in Greece on Tuesday, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”It is the third such center opened in European Union states,” so-called head of the ”DPR” representation center in Greece and a co-organizer of Greece`s Safe Donbas society Andreas Zaferis said at an...

    Russia`s Sberbank looking at quick exit from Ukraine
    Mar22

    Russia`s Sberbank looking at quick exit from Ukraine

    Russia`s biggest bank Sberbank is looking ”very actively” at options for a quick exit from Ukraine, the bank`s Chief Executive German Gref said on Tuesday, March 21, Reuters reported. Gref also told reporters that Sberbank`s loan-loss provisions in Ukraine made up around 70 percent of its potential losses, according to Reuters. Ukraine recently...

    Russia`s Eurovision participant Samoilova banned from entering Ukraine
    Mar22

    Russia`s Eurovision participant Samoilova banned from entering Ukraine

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has banned Eurovision 2017 participant from Russia Yulia Samoilova from entering Ukraine. ”The Security Service of Ukraine has put Russian citizen Yulia Samoilova on Ukraine`s stop list for a period of three years,” SBU press secretary Olena Hitlyanska wrote on Facebook. The decision was made on the basis of...

    Sophisticated scheme of money laundering from Russia to EU, U.S. revealed
    Mar22

    Sophisticated scheme of money laundering from Russia to EU, U.S. revealed

    The Laundromat is a name given by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project to a vast money-laundering scheme involving Russian officials and insiders moving billions of dollars into Europe, the U.S. and other countries between autumn 2010 and spring 2014, according to The Guardian. Law enforcement officers in Moldova and Latvia have...

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