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    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses
    Mar02

    Ukrainian government intimidates with consequences of trade blockade Russia-occupied Donbas: power blackout, devaluation, $2 bln losses

    Ukraine may lose up to $2 billion and the national currency exchange rate will weaken due to the blockade of Russia-occupied Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said. If the blockade fails to be stopped, Ukrainian metallurgy may lose up to 300,000 jobs, according to the Ukrainian president. ”300,000 people will lose their jobs. The state...

    EU ambassadors to consider visa waivers for Ukraine March 2
    Mar02

    EU ambassadors to consider visa waivers for Ukraine March 2

    The Committee of Permanent Representatives of EU member states (COREPER) will formally approve the decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine at a meeting in Brussels on March 2. Consideration at COREPER will be the first stage of a visa liberalization approval at the level of Member States, according to the Ukrainian news portal Europeiska...

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways
    Mar02

    Organizers of blockade of trade with Russia-occupied Donbas announce ”second phase,” proceed to blocking motorways

    The organizers of the blockade of the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas are proceeding to the second phase of their rally, claiming the blockade of motorways is to follow the already-introduced blocking of railways. ”After we`ve blocked almost all railway traffic, we`re proceeding to the second phase – we`re starting to block motorways,...

    Ukraine Justice Ministry says Ukraine expects International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in Donbas
    Mar02

    Ukraine Justice Ministry says Ukraine expects International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in Donbas

    Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko has said Ukraine expects the International Court of Justice to prohibit Russia from financing terrorism in eastern Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”It will be interesting and challenging hearing. But I am sure that we have a very strong position, the truth will see triumph and we will win,”...

    Russia`s financial aggression cost Ukraine nearly $1 bln – Trade Envoy
    Mar02

    Russia`s financial aggression cost Ukraine nearly $1 bln – Trade Envoy

    Direct financial losses Ukraine has suffered as a result of Russian trade aggression amounted to about $1 billion, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Ukraine`s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska said in an interview with ZN.ua. ”The greatest losses are related to exports to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan – more than 40% of...

    U.S. Attorney General met with Russian envoy twice last year, failed to disclose encounters – media
    Mar02

    U.S. Attorney General met with Russian envoy twice last year, failed to disclose encounters – media

    Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions spoke twice last year with Russia`s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump`s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions`s confirmation hearing to become attorney general, according...

    Ukrainian sugar exports increased by 33 times in 2016
    Mar02

    Ukrainian sugar exports increased by 33 times in 2016

    Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Taras Kutoviy announces Ukrainian enterprises exported 344,000 tonnes of sugar during the sugar refining season from August 20, 2016, to January 11, 2017, having boosted shipments abroad by 33 times year-over-year. ”Ukraine has increased sugar exports by 33 times, to 344,000 tonnes. The result is due to...

    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....

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