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    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?
    May05

    Eurovision 2017: Possible penalties against Russia and Ukraine?

    Over the last few months, a big matter regarding Russia`s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest had arisen. Unfortunately, it resulted in withdrawal of the country from the 2017 edition. However, the problems don`t seem to end there, since the Reference Group hasn`t decided which penalties will be imposed on the two countries, according to...

    U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion
    May04

    U.S. Congress says no aid to Azov Battalion

    The U.S. Congress has decided that the financial assistance to be allocated for Ukraine this year may not be used by the Azov Battalion, that`s according to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R.1301). ”None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to the Azov Battalion,”...

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea
    May04

    Council of Europe publishes decision on Crimea

    The Council of Europe`s Committee of Ministers has passed a decision condemning the annexation of Crimea and demanding from Russia to respect human rights on the occupied peninsula. In their decision concerning the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, referring to their previous decisions concerning Ukraine...

    Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high – Reuters
    May04

    Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high – Reuters

    Bitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment, Reuters reported. Cryptocompare, a data website that analyses bitcoin trading across dozens of...

    Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue
    May04

    Tillerson names condition for U.S. to engage with Russia on Ukraine issue

    The engagement between the United States and Russian Federation in relation to the Ukraine settlement is only possible after a certain level of trust is restored between the two nations, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his address to the State Department`s staff. In a video released by C-Span, Tillerson is seen calling the...

    Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU
    May04

    Experts explain Ukraine`s trade prospects with EU

    The European choice of Ukraine determines the country`s strategy on the European Union as the priority foreign-trade partner. The pattern and pace of the national economy`s growth and the European integration idea`s progress critically depend on the development of commodity relations with the EU, UkrAgroConsult reports. From 2013 till 2015, the...

    Ukraine ranks 1st in GICHD and SIPRI report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2016
    May04

    Ukraine ranks 1st in GICHD and SIPRI report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2016

    The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and SIPRI have released a new global report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2016, where Ukraine alone accounted for 24% of global casualties, followed by Mali, Pakistan and Syria, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The report finds recorded...

    Third of Ukrainian banks need additional capitalization – National Bank of Ukraine
    May04

    Third of Ukrainian banks need additional capitalization – National Bank of Ukraine

    Twenty-seven financial institutions out of 60 largest banks in Ukraine, on which the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) conducted diagnostics in 2015-2016, are continuing additional capitalization, the NBU reported. According to the NBU, the program of additional capitalization is implemented by eight banks from the first group, whose diagnostics was...

    Interpol rejects Russia`s appeal to put former prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on international wanted list
    May04

    Interpol rejects Russia`s appeal to put former prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on international wanted list

    Interpol has officially turned down the appeal by the Russian Federation to put on the international wanted list former prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine`s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on Twitter Wednesday. Posting a copy of Interpol General Secretariat`s notice stating that the data contained in the NCB Moscow`s...

    Budget revenue exceeds targets by almost 19% in 2017 – State Treasury
    May04

    Budget revenue exceeds targets by almost 19% in 2017 – State Treasury

    Ukraine`s state budget in January-April 2017 received UAH 259.785 billion in revenue, which exceeded the budget financing targets by 18.9%, according to Ukraine`s Treasury Service. Revenues of the state budget over the period under review was 51.1% up year-over-year (y-o-y). In April, the state budget received UAH 85.028 billion in revenue,...

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