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    CoE secretary general welcomes adoption of reform laws in Ukraine
    Oct15

    CoE secretary general welcomes adoption of reform laws in Ukraine

    Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland has welcomed the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Tuesday of the laws on prosecutor’s office and the fight against corruption, the press office of the Council of Europe has reported. “I welcome today’s [Tuesday’s] adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the...

    Yatseniuk will familiarize with course of work on border with Russia in Kharkiv
    Oct15

    Yatseniuk will familiarize with course of work on border with Russia in Kharkiv

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk will arrive in Kharkiv on a working visit today. A Ukrinform correspondent reports. In the program of a visit, confirmed at the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Yatseniuk will familiarize with the course of works, carried out on the state border with Russia, in particular, he will inspect the...

    Poroshenko talks with Putin by phone
    Oct15

    Poroshenko talks with Putin by phone

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin last night, the press service of the Ukrainian president has reported. “Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin reaffirmed the need for strict observance of the ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops,” reads the report. The two sides...

    Anti-corruption laws raise interest of Western donors in Ukraine – NBU governor
    Oct15

    Anti-corruption laws raise interest of Western donors in Ukraine – NBU governor

    The adoption of anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine, as well as the law on lustration (the cleansing of power), has raised the interest of Western financial donors in cooperation with Ukraine. Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Hontareva said this in an interview with Ukrinform’s correspondent in Washington....

    Tombinski: Parliament in democratic country should be able to work without violence
    Oct15

    Tombinski: Parliament in democratic country should be able to work without violence

    Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski has welcomed the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of a number of laws on October 14. At the same time, the diplomat noted that the parliament in a democratic country should be able to discuss legislative initiatives without violence and intimidation. Such a comment by Tombinski on the legislation...

    Piatnytsky  not ruling out that FTA with European Union will work earlier than 2016
    Oct14

    Piatnytsky not ruling out that FTA with European Union will work earlier than 2016

    Bans introduced by Russian control bodies on supply of Ukrainian foods can accelerate the entry into force of the free trade regime of Ukraine with the EU. Acting Economic Development and Trade Minister Valeriy Pitnytsky told a correspondent, the Yevropeyska Pravda informs. “A condition for postponement of coming into force of the economic part...

    West ready to fund Ukrainian GTS
    Oct14

    West ready to fund Ukrainian GTS

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are ready to develop cooperation with Ukraine in the part of giving the trade funding for the purchase of natural gas by the company Naftogaz of Ukraine and modernization of the Ukrainian gas transportation system. Relevant agreements were...

    Police say about arrest of 36 participants in clashes
    Oct14

    Police say about arrest of 36 participants in clashes

    The Kyiv police have officially confirmed the detention of only 36 participants of clashes near the parliament. “36 people were arrested on suspicion of committing offenses,” the Public Relations Department of the Interior Ministry Main Department in Kyiv told the agency. They added that information comes from physicians about the...

    Right Sector and Svoboda say they have nothing to do with events near Verkhovna Rada
    Oct14

    Right Sector and Svoboda say they have nothing to do with events near Verkhovna Rada

    Svoboda leader Oleh Tiahnybok said on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada that representatives of this political force managed to localize provocateurs, who undermined smoke bombs near the Verkhovna Rada. “Svoboda members localized those, who threw smoke bombs and explosive packages and therefore they are not currently on the whole territory,”...

    Collision near Verkhovna Rada: More than 20 detainees and wounded policemen. Photo report
    Oct14

    Collision near Verkhovna Rada: More than 20 detainees and wounded policemen. Photo report

    Law enforcers detained a group of protesters, involved in collisions near the Verkhovna Rada building. Head of the Media Liaison Department of the Interior Ministry Main Department in the city of Kyiv Yulia Mustash told a Ukrinform correspondent. “The detainees. Their exact number is being currently established,” she said. At the same...

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