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    Ukraine PM announced the plan to set up UAH 3.5-4 bln energy fund
    Sep16

    Ukraine PM announced the plan to set up UAH 3.5-4 bln energy fund

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has announced the Government`s plans to stimulate domestic natural gas production in Ukraine and set up an energy efficiency fund with the budget of UAH 3.5-4 billion, as provided for in the 2017 draft budget, with the view of making Ukraine fully self-sufficient in the energy sector within four to five...

    EU to allocate EUR 600 mln to Ukraine if necessary laws adopted
    Sep16

    EU to allocate EUR 600 mln to Ukraine if necessary laws adopted

    The European Union will provide Ukraine with the second tranche of macro-financial assistance in the amount of EUR 600 million before the end of this year if the required legislative changes are adopted, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis said during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.90 to dollar on interbank market
    Sep16

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 25.90 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Friday strengthened to UAH 25.85/25.90 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Thus, the national currency has strengthened by 20 kopiykas against the U.S. dollar as compared to the opening of trade. Hryvnia...

    Naftogaz warns changes of Statute threaten loan receipt required to buy gas
    Sep16

    Naftogaz warns changes of Statute threaten loan receipt required to buy gas

    National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine states that changes of the company`s statute initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade jeopardize the allocation of a $500 loan for Naftogaz necessary to carry out gas purchases, the company`s press service reported. ”These events jeopardize the conclusion of a loan agreement by...

    Poroshenko announces return of another prisoner to Ukraine
    Sep16

    Poroshenko announces return of another prisoner to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hopes that Ukrainian prisoner Volodymyr Zhemchuhov will return to Ukraine tomorrow, a UNIAN correspondent reported. ”I can give you a little bit of optimism: we have a great hope that tomorrow we will bring Zhemchuhov home,” Poroshenko said at the annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) in Kyiv. As...

    Latvia ready to discuss return of EUR 50 mln seized from Yanukovych team accounts – PGO
    Sep16

    Latvia ready to discuss return of EUR 50 mln seized from Yanukovych team accounts – PGO

    Latvia`s Prosecutor General`s said he was ready to discuss possibilities of a return or allocation of funds confiscated from the accounts of Viktor Yanukovych team, deputy head of the PGO of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin has told 112 TV channel. The Latvian side confirmed that the money is Ukraine-related. For the negotiations to started, Ukraine must...

    Poll: Over 80% of Russians not ready to protest
    Sep16

    Poll: Over 80% of Russians not ready to protest

    The protest wave of 2011-2012 brought the Russians a sense of frustration and impossibility of change, according to Russian newspaper Vedomosti with reference to the findings of a survey by the Levada Center, an independent Russian polling and sociological research organization. Only 18% of respondents see the possibility of mass protests against...

    9,000 convicts released from Ukrainian prison under ”Savchenko law” – police
    Sep16

    9,000 convicts released from Ukrainian prison under ”Savchenko law” – police

    A total of 34,000 prisoners will be released under the so-called ”Savchenko law” during 2016, while 9,000 people have already left penitentiary facilities, Deputy Chief of the National Police Vadym Troyan wrote on Facebook. According to him, one in ten of those, who had been released from prison under ”Savchenko law”, were detained, and half of...

    Draft state budget of Ukraine for 2017 envisages 17% expenditure growth
    Sep16

    Draft state budget of Ukraine for 2017 envisages 17% expenditure growth

    The draft budget for 2017 projects expenditure growth by 16.7%, to UAH 876.9 billion, and GDP growth by 3%, said Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman at a cabinet meeting on Thursday while presenting the draft budget. ”The budget for 2016 amounts to UAH 749 billion, the budget for 2017 is estimated at UAH 876.9 billion. The revenue side of...

    Snowden no ”whistleblower” – U.S. Congress Intel Committee
    Sep16

    Snowden no ”whistleblower” – U.S. Congress Intel Committee

    Every member of the House Intelligence Committee signed a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him not to pardon Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who prompted an overhaul of government surveillance programs after he leaked stolen records about the agency in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reports....

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