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    Rada lifts pension fee in foreign currency purchases
    Dec21

    Rada lifts pension fee in foreign currency purchases

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on December 20 canceled a 2% pension fee when buying foreign currency by individuals. The provision was included in budget bill No.5132 ”On Amendments to the Tax Code.” The document amends the law ”On a fee for obligatory state pension insurance.” The MPs excluded from the revenues of the general budget fund a fee...

    Ukraine`s chief prosecutor may probe into some provisions of 2017 budget
    Dec21

    Ukraine`s chief prosecutor may probe into some provisions of 2017 budget

    Ukraine`s chief prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko has announced that his office will analyze some provisions of the national budget for 2017, which was passed by the Verkhovna Rada in the early hours of Wednesday, December 21. ”Unfortunately, what was passed yesterday has some challenges that the Prosecutor General`s Office should deal with. The bill [on...

    Mykhailivsky Bank`s depositors blocking Khreschatyk in Kyiv demand ”bank must return the deposits!”
    Dec21

    Mykhailivsky Bank`s depositors blocking Khreschatyk in Kyiv demand ”bank must return the deposits!”

    About a hundred depositors of the Mykhailivsky Bank have blocked the roadway of Khreshchatyk Street near the Maidan Square, according to an UNIAN correspondent. People do not let driving a single car, and some drivers have to turn back toward the European Square. People are holding flags ”Mykhailivsky Bank: return of deposits!” They are also...

    Ex-deputy head of Naftogaz shoots himself as law enforcers try to arrest him
    Dec21

    Ex-deputy head of Naftogaz shoots himself as law enforcers try to arrest him

    Former deputy head of Naftogaz of Ukraine energy holding, who had been in office at the time of Viktor Yanukovych presidency, Hennady Yuriev, has committed suicide in his home in Vinnytsia region, according to the press secretary of Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. It is noted that today, December 21, military prosecutors have come to his house...

    Key figures of Ukraine budget 2017: UAH 27.2 per dollar, inflation at 8%
    Dec21

    Key figures of Ukraine budget 2017: UAH 27.2 per dollar, inflation at 8%

    The Verkhovna Rada in the early hours of Wednesday adopted as a whole the government-proposed draft state budget for 2017, providing for a 3% deficit and economic growth laid down at 3%. Budget revenues are set at the level of UAH 721.4 billion, expenses – at UAH 790.4 billion. The deficit ceiling is set at UAH 77.5 billion. Macroeconomic...

    Onyshchenko`s ”gas schemes”: fugitive MP says will testify to National Anti Corruption Bureau of ukraine via Skype Dec 22
    Dec21

    Onyshchenko`s ”gas schemes”: fugitive MP says will testify to National Anti Corruption Bureau of ukraine via Skype Dec 22

    Ukraine`s fugitive legislator Oleksandr Onyshchenko has said he will testify to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau via a video conference on December 22, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”They [NABU] have agreed on my Skype conference [interrogation] tomorrow,” Onyshchenko told reporters at a Skype press conference. At the same time, he...

    New law on guarantees of retail deposits in state banks adopted by Ukrainian Parliament
    Dec21

    New law on guarantees of retail deposits in state banks adopted by Ukrainian Parliament

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted as a basis and as a whole the draft law submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on amendments to the Law of Ukraine ”On banks and banking activity”, involving state guarantee of individuals` deposits in state banks. The relevant decision was supported by 276 MPs with a minimum of 226 votes...

    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria
    Dec21

    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria

    Russian authorities have ordered the Chechen leaders to form two new combat battalions to be deployed in Syria for Russia`s boots-on-the-ground operation, the Novaya Gazeta outlet has learned, according to Ukraine Today. The authorities of the Russia`s autonomous republic of Chechnya will form two battalions of 600 persons, the newspaper says,...

    Russia`s hybrid war against Ukraine ongoing for 25 years – U.S. Ambassador
    Dec21

    Russia`s hybrid war against Ukraine ongoing for 25 years – U.S. Ambassador

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch has said that the so-called ”hybrid war” of the Russian Federation against Ukraine began even before this term emerged. At a Kyiv presentation of the Foreign Policy Audit study, Yovanovitch said that over the 25 years since Ukraine had gained independence, the country remained in a...

    Ukrainian Parliament approves establishment of export-credit agency
    Dec21

    Ukrainian Parliament approves establishment of export-credit agency

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved the establishment of an Export-Credit Agency with the main task of supporting large-scale expansion and doubling the volume of exports by 2019. The bill on ensuring the large-scale export expansion of Ukrainian producers through insuring, guaranteeing, and reducing the cost of export lending (No.2142a)...

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