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    EU envoy urges Ukrainian Parliament to speed up process of implementing reforms in Ukraine
    Oct17

    EU envoy urges Ukrainian Parliament to speed up process of implementing reforms in Ukraine

    Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hughes Mingarelli calls on the Verkhovna Rada to speed up the process of implementation of reforms, according to a UNIAN correspondent. Speaking at a panel discussion titled: ”Parliaments and comprehensive democratic reform” in Kyiv on Monday, he said that Ukraine was set for the implementation of an ambitious...

    Brave investors wanted as Ukraine exits recession period
    Oct17

    Brave investors wanted as Ukraine exits recession period

    Luring investment into a war-torn and recession-battered country can be hard work. Yet, in Lviv, more than 1,300km away from a smouldering war with Russian-backed separatists over the industrial far-eastern regions, Japan`s Fujikura has opened a car parts factory, Ukraine Today reports referring to The Financial Times. A 22-year-old blue-collar...

    Ukrainian Parliament to consider draft budget for 2017 this week – Speaker
    Oct17

    Ukrainian Parliament to consider draft budget for 2017 this week – Speaker

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine intends to consider the draft state budget for 2017 in the first reading this week, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy wrote on Twitter. ”We will promptly consider the budget this week. In accordance with the regulations, the Verkhovna Rada should do this by October 20,” he tweeted. As UNIAN...

    Gazprom-Naftogaz contract implies no gas discount: Russian Energy Minister
    Oct17

    Gazprom-Naftogaz contract implies no gas discount: Russian Energy Minister

    The gas price stipulated by the contract involving Russia`s Gazprom and Ukraine`s Naftogaz is lower than that on the European market, so there is no ground for a discount, Russia`s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV news channel on Monday, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”As for the discount,...

    BRICS urges Europe to cede two chairs in IMF to African states
    Oct17

    BRICS urges Europe to cede two chairs in IMF to African states

    The leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have called on European countries to cede two chairs on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in favor of the least developed countries, including those in Africa. ”We call for the advanced European economies to meet their commitment to cede two chairs on...

    EU not considering Russia sanctions over Syria – Mogherini
    Oct17

    EU not considering Russia sanctions over Syria – Mogherini

    The EU is not considering sanctions against Russia for its role in Syria but further measures against its ally Damascus are possible, the bloc`s foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Monday, according to The Daily Mail. ”This has not been proposed by any member state,” Mogherini said as she arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers...

    Russia Today bank accounts `frozen in UK` – media
    Oct17

    Russia Today bank accounts `frozen in UK` – media

    Britain has blocked Russian broadcaster RT`s bank accounts, RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said on Monday via social media, according to The Telegraph. ”Our accounts have been blocked in Britain. All of our accounts. `The decision cannot be appealed`. Long live freedom of speech!” Simonyan wrote. She did not say why the accounts had been...

    Gerashchenko explains why Putin avoids Normandy format meeting
    Oct17

    Gerashchenko explains why Putin avoids Normandy format meeting

    First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on Donbas settlement, Iryna Gerashchenko has told reporters why she believes Russian President Vladimir Putin avoids the meeting in the Normandy format. ”As for the Kremlin`s actions, it is clear that Putin is not...

    Russian troops increase number of attacks on Ukraine to 61 times in last day
    Oct17

    Russian troops increase number of attacks on Ukraine to 61 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 61 times in the past 24 hours, including 23 in the Mariupol sector, 29 barrages in the Luhansk sector, and nine in the Donetsk sector, according to the press center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. View map in full size In the Luhansk sector, the enemy...

    Russia may resort to terrorist acts on Ukraine-controlled territory after liquidation of Motorola – expert
    Oct17

    Russia may resort to terrorist acts on Ukraine-controlled territory after liquidation of Motorola – expert

    Following the assassination of one of the militant leaders, a Russian citizen Arseniy Pavlov aka ”Motorola,” Russian security services can set up terrorist attacks in the Kyiv-controlled territory, said a military expert Oleh Zhdanov, according to Espresso.TV. ”In connection with the death of Motorola and the circumstances of his death, it is...

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