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    Rada approves development of transport corridor bypassing Russia
    Dec22

    Rada approves development of transport corridor bypassing Russia

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified the Protocol amending the multilateral agreement on international transport on the development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor bypassing Russia. The adoption of bill No. 0118 ”On ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transportation for...

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation
    Dec22

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has abolished the beyond-quota election of MP Nadia Savchenko to its delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), according to an UNIAN correspondent. Resolution No. 5572 on amending the decree ”On the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to international organizations and...

    U.S. State Depatment issues terrorist threat alert throughout Europe ahead of Christmas
    Dec22

    U.S. State Depatment issues terrorist threat alert throughout Europe ahead of Christmas

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets, according to the statement by the U.S. Department of State. ”Credible information indicates the Islamic State...

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response
    Dec22

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed decree No. 561 to pardon nine convicts. The Head of State considered the petition for pardon of individuals convicted by Ukrainian courts and proposals by the Amnesty Commission, taking into account the severity of the crimes committed, the term of the actual sentence, the identity of convicts,...

    Finance Ministry introduces new Head of PrivatBank, forms Supervisory Board
    Dec22

    Finance Ministry introduces new Head of PrivatBank, forms Supervisory Board

    Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk presented to the staff of the state-owned Privatbank the new head of the Board, former Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak. The ministry has set the task before the new head of the Board to further develop the bank, Danyliuk told a press conference Thursday. ”The Bank should become an example of...

    Psychological, physical pressure imposed on Ukrainians at Russian border checkpoints – State Border Guard Service
    Dec22

    Psychological, physical pressure imposed on Ukrainians at Russian border checkpoints – State Border Guard Service

    Citizens of Ukraine, who under various circumstances are compelled to make frequent trips to Russia, complain of psychological and even physical pressure from the law enforcement agencies of the aggressor state, according to the press secretary of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodian. He noted that the Russian special...

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank
    Dec22

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank

    In mid-December, the PGO, the SBU, and the National Police conducted a series of searches in a pre-trial investigation regarding the facts of embezzlement by Ukrgasbank officials of credit funds in the amount of UAH 140 million. Pechersk District Court in Kyiv ruled to arrest $600,000 that had been seized during the searches within a probe into...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister announces preparations for visa regime with Russia
    Dec22

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister announces preparations for visa regime with Russia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said Ukraine is to prepare for the introduction of a visa regime with the Russian Federation. ”First of all, we have to move in the direction of monitoring, who is coming from Russia to Ukraine. But let`s be honest with ourselves: we are at war with Russia today. What is more, the war is both classic...

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking
    Dec22

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking

    Millions of dollars` worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say, according to Reuters. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an...

    Gazprom suggests exchanging letters of guarantee with Naftogaz instead of additional accords
    Dec22

    Gazprom suggests exchanging letters of guarantee with Naftogaz instead of additional accords

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has offered the National energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine to exchange letters of guarantee, as well as to resolve the issues of prepayment for gas deliveries, said Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Prime business news agency reported. ”Gazprom is proposing Naftogaz an exchange of letters, which would answer...

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