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    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21
    Dec21

    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21

    The release of hostages, the opening of the Zolote exit and entry checkpoint, as well as the aggravation of the situation at the Svitlodarsk arc will be discussed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on December 21, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. ”The meeting of the four working groups will begin, and at 14:00 local time...

    National Bank of Ukraine chief voices terms of PrivatBank stabilization
    Dec21

    National Bank of Ukraine chief voices terms of PrivatBank stabilization

    Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva has said that the stabilization process of the nationalized PrivatBank can take between one and three years, DT.ua reported. ”I think, PrivatBank will have its value and it could be sold… According to my calculations, it would take at least a year, but no more than three years,”...

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings
    Dec21

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings

    Turkey`s foreign minister has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, ministry sources said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Ankara has also accused Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup in July, a charge the...

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon
    Dec21

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon

    A Pentagon memo outlining the incoming Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia, which has been identified by senior military officials as the No. 1 threat to the United States, according to Foreign Policy. ”People there [in Pentagon] now would be pretty concerned to see Russia not on the list,” said...

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid
    Dec21

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid

    Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyber attack on Kiev`s power grid at the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure, the head of the state-run power distributor said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Vsevolod Kovalchuk, acting chief director of Ukrenergo, told Reuters that a power distribution...

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Dec21

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    The upper chamber of the parliament of the Netherlands will back the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement with Ukraine, according to a local Telegraaf. According to insiders, the lower house of parliament – House of Representatives – sees opposition to the government`s declaration on the agreement with Ukraine, but the situation...

    Italy to give Ukraine EUR 1 mln in emergency contribution
    Dec21

    Italy to give Ukraine EUR 1 mln in emergency contribution

    Italy`s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano has announced his country has decided to give Ukraine EUR 1 million in emergency contribution through the World Food Programme and UNICEF. ”Italy has approved an emergency contribution of EUR 1 million, divided into two funding packages: an initial EUR 700,000 for...

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill
    Dec21

    How ExxonMobil helped defeat Russia sanctions bill

    ExxonMobil successfully lobbied against a bill that would have made it harder for the next president to lift sanctions against Russia, clearing the way for the oil giant to restart a program worth billions of dollars if Donald Trump eases those restrictions as president, according to POLITICO. The company`s effort could be helped by outgoing CEO...

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes anti-corruption amendments to Tax Code
    Dec21

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes anti-corruption amendments to Tax Code

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the bill, suggesting a number of amendments to the Tax Code, which minimize corruption risks in the bodies of the State Fiscal Service and improve Ukraine`s investment climate. 240 MPs, with the required minimum of 226 votes, supported the corresponding bill On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine...

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes state budget 2017
    Dec21

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passes state budget 2017

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine overnight Wednesday, December 21, adopted as a whole the government-proposed bill on the state budget for 2017, with a 3% deficit and a 3% economic growth, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Draft law on the state budget No.5000 was supported by 274 MPs with the required minimum of 226 votes. While introducing the...

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