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    Reuters: Oil prices dip after strong rally, but sentiment remains confident
    Oct20

    Reuters: Oil prices dip after strong rally, but sentiment remains confident

    Oil prices dipped on Thursday on profit taking after markets rallied the previous day due to a draw in U.S. stocks and an expectation of an OPEC-led cut in production, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading at $51.38 per barrel at 0238 GMT, down 22 cents from their last close, Reuters wrote....

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.69 to dollar
    Oct20

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.69 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.69 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for October 20: $100 costs UAH 2,569.3239 (on October 19, it was UAH...

    Ukrainian anticorruption activists dare `sissy pants` officials to declare assets – RFE/RL
    Oct20

    Ukrainian anticorruption activists dare `sissy pants` officials to declare assets – RFE/RL

    Ukrainians are attempting to shame top public officials into disclosing their financial assets by calling those who don`t ”sissy pants,” RFE/RL reports. Anticorruption activists played off the word ”trusi,” which means both underwear and cowards in Ukrainian, to emphasize their point as they assembled in front of the parliament building in Kyiv...

    Poland`s ex-transport minister appointed head of Ukraine`s State Motorway Agency Ukravtodor
    Oct20

    Poland`s ex-transport minister appointed head of Ukraine`s State Motorway Agency Ukravtodor

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on October 19 appointed Poland`s former Minister of Transport Slawomir Nowak head of the State Motorway Agency (Ukravtodor). ”Our position is that high-quality roads, highways that will connect us with Europe should be built in Ukraine, therefore we have to improve the professional level of Ukravtodor,” said...

    Ukraine`s second try to sell OPP, starting price UAH 5.16 bln
    Oct20

    Ukraine`s second try to sell OPP, starting price UAH 5.16 bln

    The Ukrainian Cabinet at its Wednesday meeting approved the conditions for a new auction to sell 99.6% of shares of Odesa Portside Chemical Plant (OPP) at a starting price of UAH 5.16 billion (nearly $200 million). The starting price approved is 2.6 times lower than that set by the Cabinet in July prior to the first bidding, which failed due to...

    New Airborne Brigade created in Ukrainian Army
    Oct20

    New Airborne Brigade created in Ukrainian Army

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine formed a new airborne unit, the 45th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade, according to the press center of the General Staff, BBC Ukrainian Service reports. ”The young brigade is armed exclusively with new models of equipment and weapons, including BTR-3DA armed personnel carrier, automated system of management of...

    Belgium seeks explanations from Russian envoy over Syria airstrike statement
    Oct20

    Belgium seeks explanations from Russian envoy over Syria airstrike statement

    The Belgian Defense Minister Steven Vandeput is to ask the Russian Ambassador to Belgium Aleksandr Tokovinin for an explanation following accusations by Russian claiming the Belgian Airforce killed civilians during bombings of targets in Syria, deredactie.be reports. Speaking on Wednesday morning, Mr Vandeput told VRT News that ”It could be that...

    Czech police arrest Russian in connection with U.S. hacking attacks
    Oct20

    Czech police arrest Russian in connection with U.S. hacking attacks

    Czech police have detained a Russian man wanted in connection with hacking attacks on targets in the United States, the police said, without giving further details, Reuters reports. The arrest was carried out in cooperation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Czech police said on their website on Tuesday evening. Interpol had issued a...

    Oklahoma National Guardsmen scheduled for deployment to Ukraine
    Oct20

    Oklahoma National Guardsmen scheduled for deployment to Ukraine

    Approximately 500 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) are scheduled to deploy this fall to provide training support in Ukraine, according to Fox23. ”It`s a great opportunity for the Soldiers of the 45th to use the experiences we`ve gained through our training and deployments,” said Col. David Jordan, commander of the 45th...

    Poland turns to Norwegian gas to trump Russia
    Oct19

    Poland turns to Norwegian gas to trump Russia

    Increased tensions with Russia over its plans to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany is pushing Poland to revive a stalled pipeline project with Norway, Ukraine Today reports citing Politico. Warsaw`s main goal is to find other gas suppliers when its current contract with Russia`s Gazprom expires in 2022, according to Ukraine Today....

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