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    Trilateral gas talks proved once again useful – Vice-President of the European Commission
    Dec10

    Trilateral gas talks proved once again useful – Vice-President of the European Commission

    Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic is positive about the outcome of a recent round of trilateral gas talks between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine, claiming the trilateral format has again proved to be useful. ”The trilateral format has again proven its usefulness today. Facilitated...

    Half of Ukrainian Parliament members` e-declarations analyzed, 53 sent to anti-graft agency
    Dec10

    Half of Ukrainian Parliament members` e-declarations analyzed, 53 sent to anti-graft agency

    The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine has analyzed half of the electronic income declarations submitted by Verkhovna Rada deputies, following which 53 of the documents have been sent to the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC), according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”Half of MPs` electronic declarations have been...

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria
    Dec10

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria

    The 193-member UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to attacks on civilians and all besieged areas in war-torn Syria, according to The New York Times. The non-binding resolution passed on Friday, December 9, by a vote of 122 to 13, with 36 abstentions, The New York Times wrote. The G.A. also expressed grave...

    National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption asks police not to put pressure on it
    Dec10

    National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption asks police not to put pressure on it

    The National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) is ready to provide access to e-declarations exclusively within the legal framework. Thus, the demand for full access to the electronic declarations of high-ranking officials is satisfied based on the decision of the investigating judge or the court, according to a statement on the...

    Ukraine urged to conduct validation of officials` e-declarations
    Dec10

    Ukraine urged to conduct validation of officials` e-declarations

    The United States, the European Union, and Canada have urged Ukraine to conduct an independent and credible verification of electronic declarations of officials, according a joint statement by the embassies of Canada, the United States, and the EU Delegation on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day. As UNIAN reported earlier, the...

    S&P ratings on Ukraine affirmed at `B-/B` with stable outlook
    Dec10

    S&P ratings on Ukraine affirmed at `B-/B` with stable outlook

    S&P Global Ratings on December 9, 2016, affirmed its `B-/B` long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Ukraine. The outlooks on the long-term foreign and local currency ratings are stable. ”At the same time, we affirmed the `uaBBB-` Ukraine national scale rating,” S&P said in a statement on Friday....

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia
    Dec10

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia

    Crimean human rights activists claim at least 2,200 prisoners with Ukrainian citizenship have been relocated from occupied Crimea to Russia since the beginning of the occupation. ”According to expert of the Regional Centre for Human Rights, lawyer Roman Martynovskiy, only for the period of the occupation of Crimea at least 2,200 detained citizens...

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation
    Dec09

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation

    Russia intends to use the improvement of relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” the annexation of Crimea among the Crimean Tatar population, according to the Information Resistance activist group. ”In particular, Russian State Duma MP, Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on Nationalities Ruslan Balbek has told a number of confidants that one...

    U.S. Senate upholds ban on military cooperation with Russia
    Dec09

    U.S. Senate upholds ban on military cooperation with Russia

    The U.S. Senate has approved a National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which puts a ban on Pentagon`s cooperation with Russia. Now, the only stage left for the bill to enter into force is a signature of U.S. President Barack Obama. Following suit of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense...

    National Bank of Ukraine: Number of operating banks in Ukraine decreases to 98 in Nov
    Dec09

    National Bank of Ukraine: Number of operating banks in Ukraine decreases to 98 in Nov

    The number of banks operating in Ukraine, that are licensed to conduct banking activities, was 98 as of December 1, which was two financial institutions less than as of November 1. According to the data provided to UNIAN by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), the number of operating banks with foreign capital has not changed in Ukraine in...

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