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    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case
    Dec16

    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case

    First Deputy General Prosecutor Dmytro Storozhuk has told a Kyiv briefing that the Joint Investigation Team is ready to ensure protection of all witnesses who can provide information on those involved in the destruction of the Malaysian Airlines passenger aircraft. Also, the PGO released audio recordings of conversations between the persons...

    Russia, Japan sign 68 agreements during Putin`s visit – Reuters
    Dec16

    Russia, Japan sign 68 agreements during Putin`s visit – Reuters

    A total of 68 agreements were signed during President Vladimir Putin`s visit to Japan, including in energy, according to Russian officials on Friday, according to Reuters. Among business-to-business deals reached, gas giant Gazprom signed agreements on strategic cooperation with trading houses Mitsui & Co  and Mitsubishi Corp, Reuters wrote....

    Ukraine imports of goods exceed exports by 2 bln USD
    Dec16

    Ukraine imports of goods exceed exports by 2 bln USD

    Exports of goods from Ukraine in January-October 2016 compared to January-October 2015 decreased by 7.9%, to $29.113 billion, and imports – by 0.1%, to $31.202 billion, according to the State Statistics Service. The deficit of foreign trade in Ukraine in January-October 2016 amounted to $2.089 billion against a $397.1 million surplus in the same...

    Suspect in alleged Montenegro coup plot pictured with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
    Dec16

    Suspect in alleged Montenegro coup plot pictured with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

    A suspect in an alleged plot to assassinate pro-Western Montenegrin politician Milo Djukanovic has posted a photograph of himself standing near Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week in Belgrade, RFE/RL reports. Nemanja Ristic, who is wanted in Montenegro for conspiracy to kill Djukanovic in an alleged foreign-organized coup attempt in...

    Naftogaz plans to pay in taxes of 60 billion USD in 2016
    Dec16

    Naftogaz plans to pay in taxes of 60 billion USD in 2016

    The National energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine plans in 2016 to transfer to the state budget some UAH 60 billion in taxes, that`s according to the company CEO Andriy Kobolev who gave a briefing in Kyiv earlier today, December 15. ”We are planning to pay to the budget UAH 60 billion in taxes,” he said, adding that this amount is about 10% of...

    European Parliament hopefully to complete talks with EU Council on Ukraine visa liberalisation in January 2017
    Dec16

    European Parliament hopefully to complete talks with EU Council on Ukraine visa liberalisation in January 2017

    The European Parliament can reach an agreement with the Council of the European Union on granting Ukraine visa-free regime in January next year, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz told a press conference in Brussels in the framework of the EU Summit December 15, an UNIAN correspondent reported. Schultz has informed the heads of...

    Ukraine not to buy Russian gas this winter
    Dec16

    Ukraine not to buy Russian gas this winter

    Ukraine`s national energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine until March 2017 does not intend to buy natural gas from Russia, company CEO Andriy Kobolev told a briefing Thursday. ”Most likely, until the end of winter, we will not buy gas from Russia,” he said. Kobolev noted that in case of signing an additional agreement with the supplier of Russian...

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend anti-Russian sanctions for 6 months

    The leaders of the European Union during a summit December 15 agreed to extend economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for another six months, Reuters tweeted. ”BREAKING: EU leaders agree on extension of economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine for six months: diplomats,” Reuters wrote on Twitter. As reported earlier, the...

    EU agrees with Dutch proposals on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement ratification
    Dec16

    EU agrees with Dutch proposals on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement ratification

    The leaders of the European Union have agreed to the proposals voiced by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, aimed at unblocking the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which was suspended due to the negative outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels. The corresponding conclusions...

    Rutte closes deal with EU on Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec16

    Rutte closes deal with EU on Ukraine Association Agreement

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Brussels agreed with the EU leaders on the Netherlands-offered addendum to the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, NOS reports. With this adjustment, Rutte wants the Dutch authorities to ratify the Deal, which the Netherlands voted against at a referendum earlier in 2016, according to NOS. ”After a one and a half...

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