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    Kyiv prosecutors launch probe against Energy Minister
    Mar02

    Kyiv prosecutors launch probe against Energy Minister

    Kyiv Prosecutor`s Office has opened a case against Ukraine`s Energy Minister Ihor Nasalyk into possible criminal offenses, according to an official statement by the prosecutor`s office, published by MP Viktoria Voytsitska on Facebook. ”Kyiv Prosecutor`s Office has informed me about the opening of criminal proceedings against the Minister of...

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation
    Mar02

    Stratfor comments on latest Donbas escalation

    The experts from a private U.S. intelligence company Stratfor have reported on why they believe the conflict in the occupied Donbas escalated following Donald Trump`s inauguration. Strategically, Ukraine is the most important post-Soviet state for both Russia and the West, Ukraine`s Apostrophe wrote, referring to a Stratfor report. Experts point...

    National Bank of Ukraine leaves key policy rate unchanged
    Mar02

    National Bank of Ukraine leaves key policy rate unchanged

    The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to maintain its key policy rate at 14% per annum. This decision was prompted by the need to mitigate risks for the achievement of inflation targets in 2017-2018, according to the NBU`s website. In January 2017, inflation accelerated to 12.6% yoy, which was in line with the NBU forecast...

    European Parliament says ready to grant Ukraine additional trade preferences
    Mar02

    European Parliament says ready to grant Ukraine additional trade preferences

    The European Parliament is ready to take a decision on granting Ukraine the additional trade preferences on the proposal of the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported on Twitter, referring to chairman of the INTA committee (International Trade) of the European Parliament Bernd Lange. The comment...

    Ukraine`s imports exceed exports by $236 mln in January
    Mar02

    Ukraine`s imports exceed exports by $236 mln in January

    The balance of foreign trade in goods and services in Ukraine recorded a deficit of $236 million in January 2017, which was 50% down from deficit at $468 million in January 2016, according to the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The balance of foreign trade in goods for the month recorded a deficit of $391 million, which was 33.4%...

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament
    Mar02

    Britain should have closer relations with Russia – Foreign Affairs Committee of UK Parliament

    Britain is not Russia`s enemy, and should stop accusing Vladimir Putin of war crimes in Syria, effectively calling for a reappraisal of relations with Moscow – stated the report of Foreign Affairs Committee. Until this moment UK has been among the strongest advocates of a hard line towards Russia, differentiating itself from Donald Trump,...

    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline
    Mar02

    Naftogaz seeks joining Polish lawsuit over OPAL gas pipeline

    National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine has applied to the European Court of Justice with a request to grant it a right to join the claim of the Polish company PGNiG, which challenged the decision of the European Commission on expanded access for the Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom company to the European gas pipeline OPAL,...

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia
    Mar02

    Moldova is recalling Ambassador to Russia

    The Moldovan government is recalling Ambassador to Russia, Dmitry Braghis, who was also the head of the country`s diplomatic mission in Tajikistan. A decision on the issue was made at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS reported. The draft decision was presented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration,...

    Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb
    Mar02

    Ukraine boosts gas consumption by almost 20% in Feb

    Ukraine increased consumption of natural gas in February 2017 by 19% year-over-year (y-o-y), to 4.5 billion cubic meters (bcm), according to Ukraine`s state-run gas transport system operator Ukrtransgaz. ”In February, Ukrainian consumers of all categories used 4.5 bcm of natural gas, which was 19% up from the same period last year,” Ukrtransgaz`s...

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister
    Mar02

    Ukraine to sign IMF memo ”within few days” – Finance Minister

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has told ZN.ua that the signing of the memorandum with the IMF is a matter of several days. ”We have not signed the memorandum, but we are very close to that. I think that everything will be decided in the coming days – today or tomorrow. And I hope that this issue will not be delayed. But at the...

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