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    Ukraine`s defense minister reveals results of ministry personnel revaluation
    Aug05

    Ukraine`s defense minister reveals results of ministry personnel revaluation

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak says that 256 ministry employees have failed to pass professional re-evaluation. ”Reorganization of the ministry`s departments is over. Due to the optimization, the number of the departments has decreased to 18 from 25, and the number of personnel has declined by nearly 200 people,” the minister said at...

    Government set to raise excise tax on alcohol and cigarettes
    Aug05

    Government set to raise excise tax on alcohol and cigarettes

    The Ukrainian government on August 4 considered a draft resolution ”On amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning the revision of some tax rates,” which proposes an increase in the excise tax on alcohol and cigarettes, according to the RBC Ukraine news agency. In particular, it is proposed to raise excise tax on malt beer to UAH 2.78 per...

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget sees UAH 11.3 deficit in H1
    Aug05

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget sees UAH 11.3 deficit in H1

    Ukraine`s consolidated budget deficit in the first half of 2016 amounted to UAH 11.3 billion against a surplus of UAH 12.2 billion in the same period last year, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) said in its Inflation Report for July 2016, published on the regulator`s website. According to the report, the consolidated budget posted a deficit of...

    Mobilization to be announced immediately if situation deteriorates in Donbas: Turchynov
    Aug05

    Mobilization to be announced immediately if situation deteriorates in Donbas: Turchynov

    Mobilization will be announced immediately if there is serious deterioration in the situation in Donbas, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov stated at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday. ”The number of mobilized soldiers was reduced by more than 2.5 times during the first six months. In the second half of...

    Terrorist suspects in Europe got welfare benefits while plotting attacks – WSJ
    Aug05

    Terrorist suspects in Europe got welfare benefits while plotting attacks – WSJ

    Belgian financial investigators looking into recent terror plots have discovered a disturbing trend: Some of the suspects were collecting welfare benefits until shortly before they carried out their attacks, according to The Wall Street Journal. At least five of the alleged plotters in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks partly financed...

    Ukraine army gets over 10,000 samples of weapons, military equipment since early 2016
    Aug05

    Ukraine army gets over 10,000 samples of weapons, military equipment since early 2016

    The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have received more than 10,000 samples of weapons and military equipment since the beginning of the year, spokesman for the Defense Ministry Colonel Oleksiy Chernobay said at a briefing on Friday. ”Over the past week, state-owned enterprises delivered more than 150 samples of weapons and military equipment to the...

    Turchynov announces two scenarios that Russia can implement to try to conquer Ukraine
    Aug05

    Turchynov announces two scenarios that Russia can implement to try to conquer Ukraine

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has announced two scenarios that Russia can implement to try to conquer Ukraine. ”The paradigm of ”hybrid war” is characterized by a high variance of methods with an overall integrated approach to their use,” he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, a UNIAN...

    Obama: IS weakening but still threat
    Aug05

    Obama: IS weakening but still threat

    U.S. President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warned the group still poses a threat, according to the BBC. As the jihadist group lost ground, he said, there were signs it was shifting to attacks abroad, the BBC has reported. ”The possibility of a lone actor or a small cell that kills...

    Ukraine Cabinet seeks to monetize subsidies: Rozenko
    Aug05

    Ukraine Cabinet seeks to monetize subsidies: Rozenko

    The Ukrainian government is considering the possibility of monetizing subsidies which are left unused by households at the end of the heating season, according to the press service of Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko. ”One of the options for improving the system of subsidies, and I reckon it will be introduced, is the monetization of the...

    WSJ: U.S. not persuaded to extradite imam over Turkey coup
    Aug05

    WSJ: U.S. not persuaded to extradite imam over Turkey coup

    U.S. officials don`t expect to extradite an imam Turkey blames for masterminding a failed coup because they aren`t convinced by the evidence Ankara has presented and are troubled by threatening public statements from Turkish officials, according to people familiar with the discussions, according to The Wall Street Journal. U.S. and Turkish...

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