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    U.S. sanctions firms of Putin`s allies building Kerch Bridge in annexed Crimea
    Sep02

    U.S. sanctions firms of Putin`s allies building Kerch Bridge in annexed Crimea

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury`s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on September 1 extended sanctions against Russian companies of President Vladimir Putin`s allies engaged in the construction of the Kerch Bridge in Russia-annexed Crimea. In particular, the action targets the following 18 construction, transportation, and defense...

    Reuters: IMF says nearing board vote to release Ukraine bailout funds
    Sep02

    Reuters: IMF says nearing board vote to release Ukraine bailout funds

    The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it is ”very close” to concluding its latest review of Ukraine`s $17.5 billion bailout and expects its board to consider releasing additional funds in the second half of September, according to Reuters. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told a regular news briefing that some technical issues related to the...

    Vladimir Putin`s private meeting with elite British schoolboys
    Sep02

    Vladimir Putin`s private meeting with elite British schoolboys

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has played hosts to schoolboys from Britain`s prestigious Eton College, who came to visit him in the Kremlin, according to CNN. ”And their schoolmasters didn`t even know about it,” CNN wrote. ”This was a private visit by a small group of boys (organized) entirely at their own initiative and independently of the...

    Klimkin sees Ukraine as point of no return for OSCE
    Sep02

    Klimkin sees Ukraine as point of no return for OSCE

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says that Ukraine is the point of no return for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). ”Ukraine is the point of no return for #OSCE. Resolving current crisis will show whether OSCE can deal w/conflicts&deliver on security or not,” Klimkin tweeted after at the Informal Meeting...

    Bloomberg: EBRD sees Ukraine lending rising next year after 2016 slowdown
    Sep01

    Bloomberg: EBRD sees Ukraine lending rising next year after 2016 slowdown

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development expects lending to rebound in Ukraine next year as it funds projects in energy, banking and agriculture after a drop this year due to delays in forming a government, according to Bloomberg. Total lending in 2016 is expected at around 500 million euros ($558 million), a drop from 1 billion euros...

    OPP starting price may be reduced to $300 mln before new privatization auction
    Sep01

    OPP starting price may be reduced to $300 mln before new privatization auction

    The starting price of 99.6% of the stake in the Odesa Port-Side Chemical Plant (OPP), the country`s major chemicals producer, may drop to $300 million before a new auction is held in late October, the press service of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) reported, quoting SPFU head Ihor Bilous. The July 18 auction of the state`s stake in...

    EU can prolong sanctions against citizens, entities for aggression against Ukraine next week: journalist
    Sep01

    EU can prolong sanctions against citizens, entities for aggression against Ukraine next week: journalist

    The European Union is set to prolong the asset freeze and visa bans on citizens and entities involved in the aggression in Donbas, according to Rikard Jozwiak, Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. ”EU amb looks set to next week prolong asset freeze and visa bans on 146 citizens and 37 entities from Ukraine, Russia, Crimea by 6...

    State Property Fund to sell 2 coal companies in late September
    Sep01

    State Property Fund to sell 2 coal companies in late September

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) plans to put up for sale via stock exchanges 48.7% of state-owned shares in JSC Ukrzahidvuhlebud and 37.6% of shares in OJSC Lviv Coal Company, both located in Lviv region, the SPFU reported on its website. The auction of the state shares in Lviv Coal Company, with an initial price of UAH 41.34 million,...

    Monument to LPR militants blown up in occupied Luhansk (photo)
    Sep01

    Monument to LPR militants blown up in occupied Luhansk (photo)

    A monument to the defenders of the Luhansk People`s Republic (LPR) terrorist organization, which was inaugurated with the participation of LPR leader Ihor Plotnytskiy, has been blown up in the occupied city of Luhansk, according to a militant website. The monument was erected in the spring of 2016 in the local Druzhby Narodiv Park (Park of...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.73 to dollar on interbank market
    Sep01

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.73 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday fell to UAH 26.55/26.73 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 29.6030/29.8010, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

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