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    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt grows by 0.9% to $116 bln in third quarter
    Dec20

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt grows by 0.9% to $116 bln in third quarter

    Ukraine`s gross foreign debt in the third quarter of 2016 grew by 0.9%, or $1.053 billion, from the second quarter of 2016, to $116.015 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine. At the same time, the gross foreign debt has shrunk by 2.3%, or $2.714 billion, since the beginning of the year. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine`s gross...

    OSCE counts 2,900 ceasefire violations amid Svitlodarska Duha battles within one day
    Dec20

    OSCE counts 2,900 ceasefire violations amid Svitlodarska Duha battles within one day

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported almost 3,000 ceasefire violations on December 18 during battles near the so-called Svitlodarska Duha, a stretch between the militant-controlled town of Horlivka and the town of Svitlodarsk in Donetsk region. ”The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region on both...

    Poroshenko condemns Berlin terror attack
    Dec20

    Poroshenko condemns Berlin terror attack

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has condemned a reportedly terror attack, which took place in Berlin, Germany, late on Monday, when a truck drove into a crowd and killed nine people. ”Shocked at the news about the horrific attack at the Christmas market in the heart of Berlin,” Poroshenko tweeted. Poroshenko did not use the word ”terrorist”...

    Situation on frontline on December, 19: battle on Svitlodarsk bulge, Russian attacks near Mariupol
    Dec20

    Situation on frontline on December, 19: battle on Svitlodarsk bulge, Russian attacks near Mariupol

    Militants tried to seize two Ukrainian strongholds near Luhanske at the Svitlodarsk bulge yesterday. The hostilities started about 6 a.m. from artillery and mortar attacks from residential quarters of temporarily occupied settlements, after that Russia-backed militants changed over to the offensive. Following six hours of fight, militants stopped...

    Ukraine and European Investment Bank agree on financing programs worth EUR 600 mln
    Dec20

    Ukraine and European Investment Bank agree on financing programs worth EUR 600 mln

    Ukraine and the European Investment Bank later this afternoon will sign an agreement on granting Ukraine EUR 600 million within a framework of the EU assistance package, Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, told a joint briefing with Ukraine`s First Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv following the...

    United Nations General Assembly votes for resolution on human rights in Crimea
    Dec20

    United Nations General Assembly votes for resolution on human rights in Crimea

    The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 19 voted for a resolution on human rights in Crimea, titled ”Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine),” which was initiated by Ukraine and supported by the UNGA Third Committee. Seventy UN member states backed the document, 77...

    Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed
    Dec19

    Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed

    The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday and the Russian RIA news agency said he had died of his wounds, according to Reuters. The Anadolu news agency said the gunman had been ”neutralized” soon after the attack, which appeared to mark one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria...

    United Nations Security Council votes to send monitors to Aleppo
    Dec19

    United Nations Security Council votes to send monitors to Aleppo

    The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution calling for the immediate deployment of United Nations monitors to eastern Aleppo, with France saying it must be implemented to prevent ”mass atrocities” by Syrian forces in areas formerly held by rebels, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The resolution adopted by...

    Serious power failure reported in Kyiv region over weekend
    Dec19

    Serious power failure reported in Kyiv region over weekend

    At 23:53 on December 17, the electrical generating station in the village of Petrivtsi in Kyiv region was completely de-energized, Ukrenergo reported on Facebook. ”As a result, 144.9 MW load capacity of PJSC Kyivenergo and 58 MW load capacity of PJSC Kyivoblenergo were de-energized. Also, Kyiv pump storage power plant was de-energized with the...

    Banking system stable, PrivatBank nationalization poses no threat – National Bank of Ukraine
    Dec19

    Banking system stable, PrivatBank nationalization poses no threat – National Bank of Ukraine

    The Cabinet of Ministers at its extraordinary meeting on Sunday, December 18, decided to transfer Ukraine`s largest bank, PrivatBank, to 100% state ownership. The Ukrainian banking system is stable, while the nationalization of Ukraine`s largest bank, Privatbank, conducted according to the government decision, poses no threat, that`s according to...

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