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    Hontareva wants to reduce NBU staff fivefold
    Aug08

    Hontareva wants to reduce NBU staff fivefold

    Head of the National Bank Valeria Hontareva intends to reduce the NBU staff several times. She told reporters Friday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Changes in the NBU will not be cosmetic, they will touch on the non-core assets, and others. We are very systemically engaged in this,” Hontareva said, adding that the NBU staff is fivefold...

    Chubarov: ATO not an excuse to postpone Crimea’s return
    Aug08

    Chubarov: ATO not an excuse to postpone Crimea’s return

    The chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Refat Chubarov, believes that the issue of return of Crimea, annexed by Russia, should be addressed in parallel with the problems in Donbas. He said this at a news conference at Ukrinform on Friday. “The issue of the return of Crimea should stand at the same level with the fight...

    National Bank forecasts 1% economy growth in 2015
    Aug08

    National Bank forecasts 1% economy growth in 2015

    The National Bank of Ukraine forecasts that GDP will grow by 1% next year. NBU governor Valeria Hontareva told an informal meeting at the National Bank, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “As concerns real GDP growth next year, today all that is related to next year is taken from the International Monetary Fund outlook. When anyone says about...

    Russian hackers infect Yatseniuk’s computers
    Aug08

    Russian hackers infect Yatseniuk’s computers

    About 60 computers in the office of Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk and Ukrainian embassies have been exposed to a hacker attack from Russia, Britain’s Financial Times newspaper has reported, citing NATO. The online security firm Symantec said that the attackers had used a Trojan program Snake. It is also known as Ouroboros. This...

    ATO forces enter Miusynsk, Panteleymonivka – NSDC
    Aug08

    ATO forces enter Miusynsk, Panteleymonivka – NSDC

    The Ukrainian army has liberated Miusynsk, cutting the road between Snizhne and Krasny Luch, and went into Panteleimonivka, cutting off communication between Makiyivka and Horlivka. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Friday. “Indeed,...

    ATO troops lose 15 soldiers over past 24 hours
    Aug08

    ATO troops lose 15 soldiers over past 24 hours

    Over the past 24 hours in the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) the Ukrainian security forces have lost 15 military, and 79 injured, Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Friday. “Over the past 24 hours seven Armed Forces...

    IMF Executive Board to hold meeting on Ukraine on August 29
    Aug08

    IMF Executive Board to hold meeting on Ukraine on August 29

    A meeting of the IMF Executive Board to discuss the disbursement of another tranche to Ukraine will be held on August 29. Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeria Hontareva told this to reporters on Friday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The IMF Executive Board [meeting] was planned for August 22. However, in Washington...

    Kolomoisky wants to buy special medical plane
    Aug08

    Kolomoisky wants to buy special medical plane

    Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration (RSA) Ihor Kolomoisky instructed to purchase a special medical plane. Deputy Head of the Dnipropetrovsk RSA Sviatoslav Oliynyk wrote on his Facebook page. “Today, Dnipropetrovsk governor Ihor Kolomoisky tasked to purchase a special medical plane. In the nearest future, we will be able to...

    “Russian peacekeepers” to be prepared by September?
    Aug08

    “Russian peacekeepers” to be prepared by September?

    The fears of U.S. and NATO military officials on the possible brining by Russia of peacekeepers to Donbas and Luhansk region to “protect humanitarian convoys” are yet unfounded – the “peacekeeping battalions” are not fully prepared to such actions, and there are no relevant international decisions for that. The...

    UN Security Council calls urgent meeting on Ukraine
    Aug08

    UN Security Council calls urgent meeting on Ukraine

    The UN Security Council will convene an urgent meeting on the situation in Ukraine on Friday, August 8. According to the BBC, the meeting will be held in New York at 17.00 Kyiv time. The United Nations insists on increasing the efforts of the Ukrainian authorities on humanitarian assistance to refugees. However, human rights activists also talk...

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