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    Currency black market in Ukraine is estimated at $1 bln per month – Experts
    Sep13

    Currency black market in Ukraine is estimated at $1 bln per month – Experts

    The realistic monthly turnover of the currency black market in Ukraine is estimated at about $1 billion, which is higher by 16 times than the official statistics on foreign exchange transactions in the country. This was stated by associated expert of the Center for Economic Strategy Oleksandr Zholud at a round table in Kyiv, who was referring to...

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant starting price may drop to $300 mln – Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine
    Sep13

    Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant starting price may drop to $300 mln – Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

    The starting price of the Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant (OPP), the country`s major chemical producer, which is prepared to be put up for sale at a new auction in late October, may be reduced to $150 million, Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) Ihor Bilous told reporters. ”I believe we need to set the starting price at $150...

    The 2nd International Congress of separatists to be held in Moscow
    Sep13

    The 2nd International Congress of separatists to be held in Moscow

    The second annual conference of the separatists from around the world will be held in Moscow late September. The organizers received a RUB 3.5 billion presidential grant for its holding. According to RBC, the conference titled ”Dialogue of Nations. Right of peoples to self-determination and the construction of a multipolar world” is convened by...

    EU calls on Rada to adopt law on Energy Regulator to get the second tranche of EUR 600 mln
    Sep13

    EU calls on Rada to adopt law on Energy Regulator to get the second tranche of EUR 600 mln

    The EU delegation to Ukraine has called on the Verkhovna Rada as early as next plenary week to consider and adopt the draft law on the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission. ”We are very disappointed that the law on the Energy Regulator was not adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in final reading,” Hugues Mingarelli, Head of the EU...

    List of SOEs to be privatized in 2016-2017 – Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
    Sep13

    List of SOEs to be privatized in 2016-2017 – Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

    The list includes ports, the United Mining and Chemical Company, Electrotyazhmash, Odesa Portside Chemical Plant, and power generation facilities. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has published a list of companies to be privatized in 2016-2017, including more than 10 sea and river trade ports, some 20 coal mines, more than 10 power generating...

    NBU supports lifting pension tax on currency purchases
    Sep13

    NBU supports lifting pension tax on currency purchases

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), Oleh Churiy, believes that the cancellation of 2% pension tax imposed on currency purchase transactions will help reduce the turnover on Ukraine`s black market. ”It makes sense to cancel it [pension tax] in order to reduce the turnover on the black market, and this requirement is included in...

    Ukraine takes to court in a bid to return Scythian gold
    Sep13

    Ukraine takes to court in a bid to return Scythian gold

    Ukraine has embarked on a legal battle in a bid to return hundreds of artefacts lost after the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, according to Ukraine Today. On October 5 the Amsterdam District Court is set to hold the first hearing in a high-profile Scythian gold case, Ukraine Today reports. The collection, featuring some 565 exhibits from...

    Ukrainian attack helicopter Mi-24PU1 meets all modern warfare requirements – Ukroboronprom (Photo, VIDEO)
    Sep13

    Ukrainian attack helicopter Mi-24PU1 meets all modern warfare requirements – Ukroboronprom (Photo, VIDEO)

    PHOTO:Ukroboronprom SE Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant AVIAKON is ready to transfer three Mi-24PU1 attack helicopters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, state arms manufacturer Ukroboronprom reports, according to Ukraine Today. ”Mi-24PU1 meets all modern warfare requirements, is equipped with advanced electronics, effective system of protection, and...

    Ukraine casualties in last 24 hrs: three Ukrainian soldiers were killed – Def.Ministry updated info
    Sep13

    Ukraine casualties in last 24 hrs: three Ukrainian soldiers were killed – Def.Ministry updated info

    Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to presidential spokesman for the ATO Oleksandr Motuzianyk. ”There were three [troops] killed in action,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, an UNIAN correspondent reported. Motuzianyk said that two soldiers were killed yesterday in a...

    Remains of all victims of Smolensk plane crash will be exhumed – Poland’s National Public Prosecutor`s Office
    Sep13

    Remains of all victims of Smolensk plane crash will be exhumed – Poland’s National Public Prosecutor`s Office

    Poland is going to exhume the remains of all the victims of the Smolensk plane crash, except those who had already been examined by investigators. A relevant decision was made by a special team of investigators of the National Public Prosecutor`s Office (Prokuratura Krajowa), headed by Deputy Prosecutor General Marka Pasionka, according to RMF...

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