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    Ukrainian gas giant Naftogaz forecasts $805 mln in profit in 2016
    Dec14

    Ukrainian gas giant Naftogaz forecasts $805 mln in profit in 2016

    Ukraine`s oil and gas giant NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine expects to earn UAH 21 billion, or about US$805 million, in profit in 2016, according to the company`s CEO. ”It`s about UAH 21 billion,” Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said on TV. As UNIAN reported earlier, Naftogaz in 2015 posted UAH 25 billion in net loss, whereas in 2014 its net loss was...

    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say
    Dec14

    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say

    Syrian government forces resumed attacks on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo for about half an hour on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of a ceasefire, rebel officials and witnesses said, according to Reuters. Artillery, tank-fire, and mortars shells hit the districts during the morning, a Turkey-based official in the Jabha Shamiya...

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas
    Dec14

    Red Cross brings over 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas

    The mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has delivered more than 300 tonnes of humanitarian aid to residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region. According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 16 trucks of the ICRC Mission drove through the Novotroyitske entry and exit checkpoint toward the...

    Russian opposition leader Navalny announces he will seek Russian presidency
    Dec14

    Russian opposition leader Navalny announces he will seek Russian presidency

    Prominent Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has announced that he will run for president in an election due to be held in March 2018, according to Radio Liberty. ”I will participate in the fight for the post of president of Russia,” Navalny said in a videotaped statement posted on a new campaign website on December 13, RFE/RL wrote. The...

    Naftogaz CEO assesses Ukraine`s gas transport system at 30 bln USD
    Dec14

    Naftogaz CEO assesses Ukraine`s gas transport system at 30 bln USD

    Andriy Kobolev, CEO of Ukraine`s oil and gas giant JSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, assesses the value of Ukraine`s gas transport system at US$30 billion. ”We assess it at a figure close to $30 billion,” he said on TV. Kobolev earlier said that the construction of such gas pipelines as the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2 – the latter is actively lobbied...

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement
    Dec14

    Dutch foreign minister says no deal yet on Ukraine-EU agreement

    The cabinet has not yet reached agreement with other EU states on a separate declaration to take away Dutch objections to the EU treaty with Ukraine, foreign minister Bert Koenders told parliament on Tuesday, according to Dutch News. On Monday, opposition MPs asked Koenders and Rutte to publish the concept agreement so that MPs can discuss it...

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases
    Dec14

    Putin complains to Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to agree on gas purchases

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has complained to German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Ukraine`s ”reluctance” to coordinate an agreement on Russian gas purchases, according to the Kremlin. ”The two leaders continued to discuss the situation around Russian gas deliveries to European consumers via Ukrainian territory. Vladimir Putin again expressed...

    Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumes office of President of Uzbekistan
    Dec14

    Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumes office of President of Uzbekistan

    President-elect of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took an oath and assumed the office of the President of Uzbekistan on December 14, 2016, according to UzDaily. Ceremony of inauguration of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev was held in Tashkent within a joint session of the Legislative Chamber and Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan,...

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday
    Dec14

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday

    The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn has been delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shi`ite militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up, according to Reuters. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad`s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of...

    Large gas field discovered in Ukraine on Black Sea shelf
    Dec14

    Large gas field discovered in Ukraine on Black Sea shelf

    The state-owned ”Iskatel” (Searcher) research vessel has discovered offshore deposits of natural gas in Odesa region, according to the press service of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine. The vessel has completed the first phase of its offshore operations in the northwest part of the Black Sea shelf, the press service...

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