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    Putin`s combat divers to guard Crimea-Russia energy bridge
    Sep20

    Putin`s combat divers to guard Crimea-Russia energy bridge

    The Russian National Guard took control over the issue of protection of the so-called energy bridge to the Russian-occupied Crimea. It is also planned to use their expertise on a permanent basis to protect the yet-to-be-completed transport bridge over the Kerch strait, according to the National Guard`s deputy chief Lieutenant-General Oleg...

    E-money transactions 1.6 times up in H1 – National Bank of Ukraine
    Sep20

    E-money transactions 1.6 times up in H1 – National Bank of Ukraine

    Transactions with electronic money to pay for products, work and services in the first half of 2016 amounted to UAH 1.8 billion, which is by 1.6 times up on the same period in 2015, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The total amount of electronic money issued in the first six months of 2016 almost doubled year-over-year, from UAH...

    New snipers arrive in occupied Yasynuvata – Ukrainian defense speaker
    Sep20

    New snipers arrive in occupied Yasynuvata – Ukrainian defense speaker

    Groups of snipers have arrived in the occupied town of Yasynuvata in Donetsk region to reinforce Russian-backed militant troops, according to a Ukrainian defense ministry spokesman. ”Military intelligence reports say that a sniper unit has arrived in Yasynuvata to beef up illegal armed groups,” Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for...

    Ukraine Parliament outlaws newly elected Russian Duma, its acts to be deemed as illegitimate
    Sep20

    Ukraine Parliament outlaws newly elected Russian Duma, its acts to be deemed as illegitimate

    Ukraine`s Verkhovna Rada has passed a resolution to outlaw recent elections to the Russian State Duma, thus the results of the elections, legal effects, Duma members, their authority, acts and decisions that will be passed will be declared as illegitimate. The resolution was backed by 264 Members of Parliament in Ukraine. In particular, the...

    Ukraine reports three soldiers wounded in Donbas in past day
    Sep20

    Ukraine reports three soldiers wounded in Donbas in past day

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed, but three were wounded in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone in Donbas in the past day, according to Defense Ministry speaker for ATO issues Andriy Lysenko. ”In particular, two soldiers were wounded in a grenade blast when they hit a booby trap, and the third had a gunshot wound. All these cases happened...

    Ukraine gets a mere UAH 60 mln from privatization against UAH 17 bln target this year
    Sep20

    Ukraine gets a mere UAH 60 mln from privatization against UAH 17 bln target this year

    Ukrainian national budget receipts from the privatization of state-owned assets in January-August 2016 halved year-over-year, to UAH 60.3 million year, according to the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU). The SPFU central and regional administrations sold 82 state-owned assets during the reporting period (including ten assets sold in August)...

    Ukraine reports skirmish with Russian special forces group in Donbas
    Sep20

    Ukraine reports skirmish with Russian special forces group in Donbas

    Ukraine`s Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters has reported about a skirmish with a special forces group of the Russian occupation forces in Luhansk region`s Popasna district in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. ”There was a skirmish with a special forces unit of the Russian occupation forces near the village of Novozvanivka from the side of the...

    Ukraine`s Cabinet wants higher excise tax on alcohol and tobacco
    Sep20

    Ukraine`s Cabinet wants higher excise tax on alcohol and tobacco

    Ukraine`s Cabinet of Ministers proposes amendments to the Tax Code providing for a 20% increase in excise tax on alcoholic beverages, and a 30% increase in a specific rate duty on tobacco along with an increase in ad valorem excise tax by 3 percentage points to 15% from 12%. Respective changes are included in draft law No. 5132 on amendments to...

    Putin reportedly planning reforms to effectively resurrect KGB
    Sep20

    Putin reportedly planning reforms to effectively resurrect KGB

    President Vladimir Putin is planning a major restructuring of the country`s security services that would effectively mean a rebirth of the KGB, according to a report in the Russian media, ABC News reported. Respected business paper Kommersant quoted anonymous officials as saying that a new body called the ”Ministry for State Security” would be...

    Canada set to ratify Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
    Sep20

    Canada set to ratify Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko has announced that the government of Canada has submitted an agreement on a free trade area with Ukraine to its parliament for ratification. ”The Canadian government has submitted the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement to Parliament for ratification. This has been done on the first day of...

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