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    Naftogaz to spend World Bank-secured loan on 1.1 bcm of gas in March
    Mar01

    Naftogaz to spend World Bank-secured loan on 1.1 bcm of gas in March

    Ukraine`s oil and gas giant, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, will buy 1.1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas in March, using letters of credit worth more than EUR 220 million under a loan agreement with Citi and Deutsche Bank against the World Bank`s guarantees, according to the company`s press service. ”The first 15 letters of credit have been...

    Escalation in Eastern Ukraine: 117 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 2 killed, 2 wounded in last day
    Mar01

    Escalation in Eastern Ukraine: 117 attacks on Ukrainian positions, 2 killed, 2 wounded in last day

    Russia`s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 117 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and two as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol sector, Russian...

    Former top SBU general explains hustle over seizure of Ukrainian enterprises in occupied Donbas
    Mar01

    Former top SBU general explains hustle over seizure of Ukrainian enterprises in occupied Donbas

    Pro-Russian militants of the so-called ”LPR”/”DPR,” who are now claiming they will ”nationalize” Ukrainian companies, had already had their watchdogs in these businesses monitoring commercial activity and receiving kickbacks, said former head of the main investigation department of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine Major-General Vasyl Vovk....

    Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis warns Ukraine against abandoning annexed Crimea
    Mar01

    Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis warns Ukraine against abandoning annexed Crimea

    Three years after the annexation of the Crimean peninsula Hromadske`s Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke with Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Head of the Mejlis, who had been detained by the Russian authorities and charged with membership in Hizb-Ut Tahrir terrorist organization. ”The actions of the occupying power have taken a new form lately,” Umerov said, answering...

    Ukraine`s defense ministry names three reasons for escalation in Donbas
    Mar01

    Ukraine`s defense ministry names three reasons for escalation in Donbas

    Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation Andriy Lysenko has said that the escalation of fighting in Donbas was connected with the so-called ”ultimatum” by militants, the arrival of units of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces into the occupied territory, and the arrival of...

    Austrian prosecutors investigating siphoning UAH 12 bln from Ukrainian banks via Meinl Bank
    Mar01

    Austrian prosecutors investigating siphoning UAH 12 bln from Ukrainian banks via Meinl Bank

    Over a year ago, the lawyers at Center for Combating Corruption submitted to the Austrian law enforcement agencies a report on Meinl Bank`s participation in criminal schemes to launder funds from a number of Ukrainian banks and driving them to bankruptcy. Vienna prosecutor`s office is probing the involvement of Meinl Bank in the siphoning of...

    Russian militants declare ”nationalization” of Ukrainian enterprises located in occupied areas
    Mar01

    Russian militants declare ”nationalization” of Ukrainian enterprises located in occupied areas

    The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ”people`s republics” from March 1 are introducing the so-called external control at all Ukrainian enterprises operating in the temporarily occupied areas of Donbas as a response to the trading blockade of the militant-held territory, according to TASS. ”We are forced to declare that if the blockade is not...

    Real wages in Ukraine fall by 8.3% in Jan
    Mar01

    Real wages in Ukraine fall by 8.3% in Jan

    Real wages in Ukraine in January 2017 were 8.3% lower than in December 2016, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported. At the same time, compared with January 2016, real wages in January 2017 grew by 21.4%. The average monthly nominal wage of a full-time employee in Ukraine in January 2017 decreased by 7.2% compared with December 2016,...

    French Republican candidate Francois Fillon pulls campaign event amid reports probe deepening
    Mar01

    French Republican candidate Francois Fillon pulls campaign event amid reports probe deepening

    French Republican candidate Francois Fillon postponed a major campaign event and called an emergency press conference amid reports judges may be advancing a probe into his family`s finances, according to Bloomberg. A chaotic morning saw Fillon`s campaign team left waiting at the agricultural show when the 62-year-old former prime minister failed...

    Johnson says Britain fully support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression
    Mar01

    Johnson says Britain fully support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has wrote on Twitter that Britain and Poland fully support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression. ”In Kyiv on joint visit with Polish FM #Waszczykowski to show Ukraine we are 100% behind them against Russian aggression,” he tweeted. On March 1, Foreign Ministers of Britain and Poland Boris Johnson...

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