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    Ukraine`s GDP grows mainly due to investment – NBU
    Sep22

    Ukraine`s GDP grows mainly due to investment – NBU

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says that investment has become a major driving force of economic growth in the second quarter of this year, being propped up by improved business expectations. Real GDP grew by 1.4% in Q2, 2016 year-over-year, and it increased by 0.6% as compared to Q1, 2016 (excluding seasonal factors), the regulator said in a...

    Ukraine sees industrial production growth resume in August
    Sep22

    Ukraine sees industrial production growth resume in August

    Ukraine`s industrial output in August 2016 grew by 3.4% year-over-year (y-o-y), after a 0.2% decrease recorded a month before, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Industrial output in August 2016 compared to July 2016 shrank by 0.8%, after a 7% increase in July 2016 from June 2016, the statistics agency said in a report. Since...

    Poroshenko: Next secretary-general should act according to UN Charter without compromise
    Sep22

    Poroshenko: Next secretary-general should act according to UN Charter without compromise

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the next United Nations secretary-general should be uncompromised in respect of UN Charter and to use all the tools and resources in the event of a threat to peace and security, an UNIAN correspondent said during a general debate at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. ”This year, we...

    ”Ceasefire” in Donbas: 14 attacks on Ukrainian troops in past day
    Sep22

    ”Ceasefire” in Donbas: 14 attacks on Ukrainian troops in past day

    The Russian occupation forces attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, 14 times in the past day, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters. In particular, five attacks were reported in the Donetsk sector. Militants used grenade launchers, machine-guns and small arms to shell areas near the...

    EBRD, World Bank welcome reversal of decision on changing Naftogaz charter
    Sep22

    EBRD, World Bank welcome reversal of decision on changing Naftogaz charter

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank have welcomed a decision by the government of Ukraine to reverse last week`s changes of the charter of the energy company Naftogaz, according to a joint statement. ”We are very happy that out of this situation a renewed consensus has emerged towards the shared goal of...

    Reuters: Biden warns Ukraine on reforms, says EU sanctions on Russia at risk
    Sep22

    Reuters: Biden warns Ukraine on reforms, says EU sanctions on Russia at risk

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned Ukraine needs to live up to its promises economic and political reforms or risk seeing the European Union walk away from its sanctions on Russia, according to Reuters. ”We know that if they give an excuse to the EU, there are at least five countries right now that want to say `We want out`” of...

    Crimea now outpost for deploying Russian arms in Syria – Poroshenko
    Sep22

    Crimea now outpost for deploying Russian arms in Syria – Poroshenko

    Russian aggression against Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea has allowed Moscow to use the peninsula as a military outpost for deploying war assets to Syria, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during his address to the United Nation Security Council Wednesday. ”I cannot help insisting that the United Nations and the Security Council in...

    Oil climbs 1% after surprise U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters
    Sep22

    Oil climbs 1% after surprise U.S. crude stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices rose around 1% on Thursday, extending gains from the previous session after a surprise third consecutive weekly U.S. crude inventory draw tightened the market, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures CLc1 were trading at $45.81 per barrel at 0301 GMT (11:01 p.m. EDT), up 47 cents, or 1%, from their...

    Disengagement of forces in Donbas to start only after seven days of ”full silence” – Framework Decision
    Sep22

    Disengagement of forces in Donbas to start only after seven days of ”full silence” – Framework Decision

    A prerequisite for the start of disengagement of forces in Donbas is a complete ceasefire, observed for seven days and confirmed by the OSCE, according to the Framework Decision`s text. ”The condition for the start of disengagement of forces and hardware shall be an OSCE-verified adherence to a complete cease-fire within seven days for each of...

    Poroshenko stresses ”critical” need to reform UN Security Council
    Sep22

    Poroshenko stresses ”critical” need to reform UN Security Council

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his Wednesday address to the United Nation Security Council has stated the need to reform the UNSC in terms of limiting the use by the member states of their veto power when dealing with situations of mass atrocities, according to an UNIAN correspondent. Petro Poroshenko has said there is ”an absolutely...

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