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    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine
    Mar10

    U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine

    Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member Iryna Friz, who chairs the information systems security subcommittee of the Rada committee for national security and defense, announced that a resolution introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney on arming Ukraine passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8, 2017. See also: Canada renews military commitments to Ukraine...

    Oil edges off three-month low, but glut worries fester
    Mar10

    Oil edges off three-month low, but glut worries fester

    Crude prices inched up on Friday after dropping to their lowest in more than three months the session before, pressured by concerns that a global supply glut is proving stubbornly persistent, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) was up 37 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $49.65 a barrel at 0604 GMT, Reuters said. It fell below...

    Ukraine smelts 3 mln tonnes of steel less in H2 2016 due to railcar shortage
    Mar10

    Ukraine smelts 3 mln tonnes of steel less in H2 2016 due to railcar shortage

    Head of the Ukrmetprom Association Oleksandr Kalenkov says Ukrainian steelmakers smelted about 3 million tonnes of steel less in the second half of 2016 due to JSC Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) railways operator`s bad performance, according to the Ukrainian-based media outlet RBC-Ukraine. ”In the second half of the year, Ukrzaliznytsia`s operation was the...

    Ukrainian ports` potential assessed by Japan International Cooperation Agency
    Mar10

    Ukrainian ports` potential assessed by Japan International Cooperation Agency

    The seaport ”Yuzhnyi” has the greatest development potential among Ukrainian seaports. It is proved by transport system and logistics analysis of the Southern region, conducted by the working group of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), according to UkrAgroConsult. Among other things, traffic forecast and attractive projects of...

    Tusk reelected President of EU Council
    Mar10

    Tusk reelected President of EU Council

    Donald Tusk has been re-elected President of the European Council, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg has confirmed, according to Euronews. The issue was high on the agenda at today`s EU summit (March 9), Euronews reports. His mandate ends on May 31, but was widely expected to be renewed for two and a half years. Issues on a local political level...

    Russian troops attacked 177 times Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last 48 hours
    Mar10

    Russian troops attacked 177 times Ukrainian positions in Donbas in last 48 hours

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 69 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size ”The town of Maryinka, and the villages of Chermalyk and Pavlopil in the Mariupol sector came under mortar fire, while grenade launchers...

    Arrested Ukraine`s chief taxman holder of UK, Hungarian passports – Prosecutor
    Mar09

    Arrested Ukraine`s chief taxman holder of UK, Hungarian passports – Prosecutor

    Roman Nasirov, the temporarily suspended chief of Ukraine`s State Fiscal Service who is now under anti-corruption investigation on abuse of office charges, is allegedly a holder of a Hungarian and UK passport, that`s according to a representative of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office Roman Sumkiv who spoke at a court hearing Monday. ”Just...

    Ukraine No.1 in Europe in terms of gas reserves – Naftogaz
    Mar09

    Ukraine No.1 in Europe in terms of gas reserves – Naftogaz

    Ukraine`s natural gas reserves in its underground storage facilities amounting to 8.217 billion cubic meters are the largest in Europe, as of March 5, 2017, the press service of the national oil and gas holding, Naftogaz of Ukraine, wrote on Facebook. ”As of early spring, our underground gas storage facilities have the most substantial reserves...

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media
    Mar09

    Wikileaks transformed into Russia`s helping hand – media

    Once created to promote absolute transparency, Wikileaks has increasingly been turning into an instrument that Russia exploits in its own interests, according to Neue Zurcher Zeitung. In the first few years, WikiLeaks followed a community approach: everyone could upload to the portal and edit leaked documents; The whole team decided which...

    IMF meeting on Ukraine scheduled for March 20 – spokesman
    Mar09

    IMF meeting on Ukraine scheduled for March 20 – spokesman

    The Ukraine-related meeting of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has been scheduled for March 20, according to the IMF spokesman Gerry Rice. The meeting is scheduled for March 20, Rice said. The Executive Board of Ukraine`s key lender, the IMF, on the issue of allocating another bailout tranche in the amount of $1 billion,...

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