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    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....

    Ukraine`s 2017 draft budget tabled in Verkhovna Rada
    Sep16

    Ukraine`s 2017 draft budget tabled in Verkhovna Rada

    A bill on the national budget for 2017 has been tabled in parliament. Respective bill No. 5000 was posted on the parliament`s website. At the same time, there is neither text of the document nor addenda available on the website. In keeping with the budget resolution for 2017, the Ukrainian government plans to set the minimum wages at the same...

    EU is at risk of losing legal battle with Yanukovych – DW
    Sep16

    EU is at risk of losing legal battle with Yanukovych – DW

    The Ukranian ex-president, Viktor Yanukovych is suing against EU sanctions at the European Court of Justice. Even if the verdict falls in his favor, his bank account will remain inaccessible in the near future, according to Deutsche Welle. Since fleeing to Russia two years ago, the Ukrainian ex-President has gone underground and his only...

    Danes chosen to lead EU’s new $18 million program against corruption in Ukraine – The Washington Post
    Sep16

    Danes chosen to lead EU’s new $18 million program against corruption in Ukraine – The Washington Post

    Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen says his country has been chosen to lead the European Union`s new 16 million-euro ($18 million) program against corruption in Ukraine, according to The Washington Post. Jensen says he will make the official announcement during a visit to Kyiv on Friday, together with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes...

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