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    Ukraine`s agriculture ministry forecasts higher grape yield in 2016
    Oct07

    Ukraine`s agriculture ministry forecasts higher grape yield in 2016

    Viticulture expert from Ukraine`s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food Volodymyr Pustovit says grape yield in Ukraine is projected to grow by 20-30% in 2016, to 400,000 tonnes. ”This year winegrowers will see higher yields as compared to the previous year, up by 20-30% with respect to all categories of the industry,” said Pustovit, the deputy...

    European Parliament demands that EU impose sanctions on ”Crimean deputies” of State Duma
    Oct07

    European Parliament demands that EU impose sanctions on ”Crimean deputies” of State Duma

    Members of the European Parliament demand from the European Union to impose sanctions against the Russian deputies, illegally elected to the State Duma in the territory of the Russian-occupied Crimea. A relevant letter was sent to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, an UNIAN...

    Future war with Russia or China would be `extremely lethal and fast`, U.S. generals warn
    Oct06

    Future war with Russia or China would be `extremely lethal and fast`, U.S. generals warn

    Any future war with Russia or China would be ”extremely lethal and fast” and produce violence on the scale not seen for 60 years, according to U.S. generals, The Independent reports. Artificial intelligence and automated weapons systems will accelerate any future conflict, Major General William Hix has warned. ”A conventional conflict in the near...

    Ukraine Gov`t assumes full control of Naftogaz
    Oct06

    Ukraine Gov`t assumes full control of Naftogaz

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has received 100% of shares of national oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, according to a posting dated October 5 in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission. ”The stake … held by the Economic...

    Rada to give another UAH 7 bln to security forces, army, border guards
    Oct06

    Rada to give another UAH 7 bln to security forces, army, border guards

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a bill on the allocation in 2016 of additional funding for security and defense, the salary of officials, support for coal mines, and investment projects of the Regional Development Fund through savings on loans and unused funds of the budgets of the Ukrainian territories beyond government control. Bill...

    Putin threatens to shoot down any “unidentified flying targets” over Syria
    Oct06

    Putin threatens to shoot down any “unidentified flying targets” over Syria

    More sabre rattling is coming from Russia as the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov says missiles will be downed to ”secure” the Russian military bases in Syria, according to RIA Novosti. ”I should remind the U.S. `strategists` that the air shield of Russian military bases in Hmeymim and...

    Ukrainians in Sept sell $283 mln more currency than they purchase
    Oct06

    Ukrainians in Sept sell $283 mln more currency than they purchase

    Net sales of foreign currency by the Ukrainians in September amounted to $283.4 million, which is two times more than the net sales in the previous month, according to the National Bank of Ukraine. In September, the banks sold $65.4 million of cash currency to the population, buying $348.8 million in the same period, as reported on the NBU...

    Ukraine prolongs farmland sales moratorium until 2018
    Oct06

    Ukraine prolongs farmland sales moratorium until 2018

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has extended the moratorium imposed in 2001 on the sales of agricultural land until 2018, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Bill No.5123-1 On Amendments to Part X of the Transitional Provisions to the Land Code of Ukraine on the extension of the prohibition of alienation of agricultural land was supported by 297...

    ”Kremlin! Stop kidnapping:” Rally outside Russia Embassy in Kyiv
    Oct06

    ”Kremlin! Stop kidnapping:” Rally outside Russia Embassy in Kyiv

    A rally in support of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who has been arrested in Moscow on charges of ”espionage,” was staged outside the building of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv on Thursday, October 6, according to a UNIAN correspondent. The event was attended by journalists, bloggers, and media experts. People came to the embassy`s building...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.90 to dollar on interbank market
    Oct06

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.90 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday fell to UAH 25.86/25.90 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Thus, the national currency has weakened by two kopiykas against the U.S. dollar as compared to the opening of trade. Hryvnia quotes against...

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