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    Ukraine announces `Normandy Format` meeting in Berlin on October 19
    Oct18

    Ukraine announces `Normandy Format` meeting in Berlin on October 19

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has agreed to a so-called ”Normandy Format” meeting in Berlin on October 19, bringing together Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine for talks on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, a statement said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebels has killed more...

    European Commission reaffirms full support in introduction of visa-free regime with Ukraine
    Oct18

    European Commission reaffirms full support in introduction of visa-free regime with Ukraine

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin held a meeting with the First Vice-President of the European Commission for the Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights Frans Timmermans in Brussels on October 17, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The sides...

    Poroshenko makes first official visit to Norway
    Oct18

    Poroshenko makes first official visit to Norway

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has arrived on an official visit to Norway. The agenda of the first visit in the history of bilateral relations provides for the meetings with the Prime Minister of Norway, the President of the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament) and the audience with the King of Norway, the Presidential Administration...

    Oil edges up as analysts say market could be closer to balance than expected
    Oct18

    Oil edges up as analysts say market could be closer to balance than expected

    Oil prices rose early on Tuesday as some analysts said markets might not be quite as oversupplied as suggested by many, with global inventories rising less than expected ahead of the high-demand winter heating season in the northern hemisphere, according to Reuters. A drop in the dollar away from seven-month highs the previous day also supported...

    State Property Fund of Ukraine regulator postpones privatization of four oblenergos until December
    Oct18

    State Property Fund of Ukraine regulator postpones privatization of four oblenergos until December

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) has postponed until December the privatization of state-owned shares in Mykolaivoblenergo, Khmelnytskoblenergo, Ternopiloblenergo and Kharkivoblenergo, the SPFU reported on its website. Previously, the SPFU planned to put up state entities for sale at an auction in November. The SPFU also announced that...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods estimated at $1.5 bln
    Oct18

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods estimated at $1.5 bln

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods in January-August 2016 amounted to $1.465 billion as compared to a surplus of $548.5 million in the same period last year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported on its website. Goods exports from Ukraine in January-August 2016 fell by 9% year-over-year (y-o-y), to $22.719 billion, while goods...

    Trump: I’ll meet with Putin before Inauguration Day
    Oct18

    Trump: I’ll meet with Putin before Inauguration Day

    In an interview Monday with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that if he wins in November, he might meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin prior to the inauguration in January. “Putin has no respect at all for Obama.And Obama doesn’t like Putin. They have a great dislike for each other,” Trump...

    Stocks of scarce coal in thermal power plants warehouses grow by almost 9%
    Oct18

    Stocks of scarce coal in thermal power plants warehouses grow by almost 9%

    Stocks of scarce anthracite coal in warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs) grew by 8.7% from October 9 to October 16, 2016 to 685,000 tonnes, according to state-run company Ukrenergo, the operator of Ukraine`s power grids. Stocks of gas coal increased by 7.5% from 784,000 tonnes to 843,000 tonnes. In total, coal stocks in TPPs...

    Militants publish details on explosive device that killed infamous war criminal ”Motorola”
    Oct18

    Militants publish details on explosive device that killed infamous war criminal ”Motorola”

    The cause of the explosion that killed one of the militant leaders, Arseniy Pavlov aka ”Motorola” was reportedly an improvised remote-controlled explosive device placed in the elevator shaft, the so-called Interior Ministry of Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR) reported. ”… An examination was carried out of fragments of the explosive device...

    Russia announces Aleppo humanitarian pause
    Oct18

    Russia announces Aleppo humanitarian pause

    Russia has announced a ”humanitarian pause” in its bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo, BBC reported. Moscow said it would halt operations in Aleppo on Thursday for an eight-hour span between 08:00 (05:00 GMT) and 16:00, BBC wrote. The Russian defence ministry said the pause was agreed so that civilians and rebels could leave the city. But UN...

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