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    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers decides to inject extra $375 mln into two state-owned banks
    Mar10

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers decides to inject extra $375 mln into two state-owned banks

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers has decided on additional capitalization of state-owned banks, Ukreximbank and Oschadbank, to the tune of UAH 4.7 billion, or about US$175 million, and UAH 5.4 billion, or $200 million, respectively, by issuing 15-year government bonds in exchange for the banks` new shares, according to resolutions Nos. 122 and 123,...

    Charges against Ukrainian woman detained in UAE dropped – media
    Mar10

    Charges against Ukrainian woman detained in UAE dropped – media

    The charges against a South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee, who were detained in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on charges of ”pregnancy outside marriage,” were dropped earlier this week, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation said on Friday, according to South Africa`s News24. ”All charges against the couple have...

    Election in occupied Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda – Ukraine`s negotiator
    Mar10

    Election in occupied Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda – Ukraine`s negotiator

    Expert of the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the settlement of the Donbas crisis Olga Aivazovska claims that the issue of holding local elections in Russia-occupied Donbas is no longer on the agenda of Minsk peace talks due to the efforts of the Ukrainian side, according to a Ukrainian television channel. ”In fact, the...

    EU leaders voice concern about Russia destabilizing Balkan states
    Mar10

    EU leaders voice concern about Russia destabilizing Balkan states

    Leaders of the European Union are voicing concern about ”external influences” fueling divisions in the Western Balkans after recent moves by Russia and its Balkan allies to block closer ties with the West, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). ”I will make clear my concerns about the potential for increased instability in that...

    Arbitrators rule Russia obliged under BIT to protect Ukrainian investors in Crimea following annexation
    Mar10

    Arbitrators rule Russia obliged under BIT to protect Ukrainian investors in Crimea following annexation

    In a pair of rulings rendered on February 24, 2017 by identically-constituted tribunals hearing parallel claims against the Russian Federation, certain key jurisdictional objections have been dismissed, according to IAReporter. In particular, arbitrators have accepted the principle that Russia could be liable under the Ukraine-Russia BIT for the...

    Ukraine`s agriculture ministry set to boost state support of agri-businesses
    Mar10

    Ukraine`s agriculture ministry set to boost state support of agri-businesses

    Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Taras Kutoviy has initiated an increase in the amount of state support of Ukrainian agribusinesses from UAH 65 million, or US$2.42 million, in 2017 to UAH 1 billion, or $37.16 million, in 2018, according to the ministry`s press service. ”This year, the Ukrainian State Farmers Support Fund provides for...

    Montenegro coup suspects push for poll to foil NATO bid – Financial Times
    Mar10

    Montenegro coup suspects push for poll to foil NATO bid – Financial Times

    Pro-Russian politicians in Montenegro accused of attempting a failed, Kremlin-backed coup to stop the country joining NATO are planning an unauthorized referendum to rally public hostility to the alliance, according to the Financial Times (FT). The attempt will add to fears that Russia is backing attempts to turn parts of the Balkans away from...

    Ukraine to provide visa-on-arrival for Indian tourists
    Mar10

    Ukraine to provide visa-on-arrival for Indian tourists

    In a bid to boost bilateral ties, Ukraine has simplified the visa procedure for Indian travelers, according to The Hindu. Diplomatic sources confirmed to The Hindu that the new visa procedure for Indian travelers adopted by the Ukrainian government on March 1 will grant visa-on-arrival for certain categories of Indian travelers. ”Considering...

    Ukrainians in Feb sell $86 mln more currency than purchase
    Mar10

    Ukrainians in Feb sell $86 mln more currency than purchase

    Net sales of cash foreign currency by Ukrainians through the banking system amounted to $86 million in February, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website. In February, the banks sold $186.8 million of cash currency, buying $272.7 million over the same period, the NBU said. It is also reported that in January-February, Ukrainians...

    South Korean court throws president out of office, two dead in protest
    Mar10

    South Korean court throws president out of office, two dead in protest

    South Korea`s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country`s conglomerates, sparking protests from her supporters two of whom were killed in clashes with police, according to Reuters. Park becomes South Korea`s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office,...

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