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    NBU keeps refinancing rate at 14% per annum
    Dec08

    NBU keeps refinancing rate at 14% per annum

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to keep the refinancing rate unchanged at 14% per annum after it was reduced for six months in a row, the NBU told UNIAN. ”The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to keep the refinancing rate unchanged at 14% per annum,” reads a statement by the regulator. According to the NBU, the...

    Boryspil airport suspends flights due to severe weather conditions, Zhuliany changes schedule
    Dec08

    Boryspil airport suspends flights due to severe weather conditions, Zhuliany changes schedule

    The services in Boryspil are stopped due to severe weather conditions and icy rain, according to the airport press office. ”Dear passengers,due to the anomalous severe weather conditions and intensive freezing rain, the handling of Boryspil Airport flights is temporary suspended. For more detailed information on the changes in flight schedule,...

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors
    Dec08

    EU assistance to Ukraine: results so far are ”fragile”, say Auditors

    EU assistance to Ukraine had limited impact and, despite the impetus for reform since then, the results achieved so far remain fragile, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Over most of the period audited, the unstable political, legislative and administrative context limited the effectiveness of EU assistance, according...

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”
    Dec08

    Ukraine at UN General Assembly: Crimea occupation turns northeast part of Black Sea into ”grey area”

    Ukraine`s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko says that the northeastern part of the Black Sea has turned into a ”grey area” due to Russia-occupied Crimea. ”In view of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine`s rights as a coastal state in the maritime zones adjacent to...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.79 to dollar on interbank market
    Dec08

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.79 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday strengthened to UAH 25.75/25.79 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 27.8125/27.8557, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election
    Dec08

    U.S. plans to create commission to investigate Russia`s attempts to influence presidential election

    On Wednesday, a bill was introduced in U.S. Congress on creating an independent commission to investigate Russian government involvement in the digital attacks that shook the presidential election this year, according to Wired. The 12-member commission, to be chosen by both Republicans and Democrats, would present their findings and...

    Ukraine boosts crude oil imports by 1.8 times
    Dec08

    Ukraine boosts crude oil imports by 1.8 times

    Ukraine in January-November 2016 imported crude oil and gas condensate worth $1,449,800, which is 1.8 times more than in the same period last year, according to the State Fiscal Service. The main supply of oil (96.8%) came from Kazakhstan in the amount of $145 million, while the remaining volume (3.2%) came from Romania, worth $4.7 million. As...

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism
    Dec08

    EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism

    EU Ambassadors have confirmed the agreement between the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP) about the ”visa waiver suspension mechanism” between the EU and third countries. This particular solution was a condition for a positive decision on granting Ukraine and Georgia a visa-free regime. The EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in...

    Health Minister stands against elected State Secretary for Health
    Dec08

    Health Minister stands against elected State Secretary for Health

    The reformist head of Ukraine`s Health Ministry appointed earlier this year, Uliana Suprun, said she strongly disagrees with the elected state secretary of her ministry. ”We strongly disagree with the results of the competition and see systemic failures in its procedure, which is not perfect and requires a thorough revision,” Surpun wrote on...

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting
    Dec08

    Russia blocking adoption of joint declaration at OSCE ministerial meeting

    A ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has no agreement on the text of a joint declaration due to Russia`s position, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said before the OSCE ministerial meeting, which started on Thursday morning in Hamburg, Europeiska Pravda reported. The minister admitted...

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