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    Ukraine`s central bank lowers refinancing rate to 15.5%
    Jul28

    Ukraine`s central bank lowers refinancing rate to 15.5%

    The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to lower the refinancing rate by one percentage notch to 15.5% as of July 29, from 16.5% per annum, which will be a cut for the fourth consecutive month.The NBU said further liberalization of the monetary policy in Ukraine became possible due to decreasing inflation, which was 6.9% in...

    Toropov appointed Russia`s charge d`affaires in Ukraine
    Jul28

    Toropov appointed Russia`s charge d`affaires in Ukraine

    Sergey Toropov has been appointed Russia`s charge d`affaires in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry told an UNIAN correspondent.”Sergey Toropov is charge d`affaires of Russia in Ukraine,” the ministry said.As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree today, July 28, dismissing Mikhail Zurabov from his post of...

    Shelling of home in Donbas: Lack of evidence, ECHR says
    Jul28

    Shelling of home in Donbas: Lack of evidence, ECHR says

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has declared that complaints concerning the shelling of homes in eastern Ukraine are inadmissible due to the lack of evidence, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”In its decision in the case of [Mr] Lisnyy and Others v. Ukraine and Russia (application nos. 5355/15, 44913/15 and 50853/15), the European...

    France to form National Guard to protect citizens
    Jul28

    France to form National Guard to protect citizens

    France is to set up a National Guard to boost security in response to the recent spate of terror attacks, President Francois Hollande announced Thursday, according to politico.eu.Hollande said the unit, created from existing police and military reserve forces, would be formed ”as soon as possible,” politico.eu reported.The Elysee said in a...

    Zurabov dismissed as Russian ambassador to Ukraine
    Jul28

    Zurabov dismissed as Russian ambassador to Ukraine

    Mikhail Zurabov has been dismissed from his post of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russia to Ukraine.The relevant decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.Zurabov was appointed to this post on August 5, 2009 (from January 19, 2010, he was the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on trade...

    Naftogaz reports drastic cut in Russian gas transit volumes to Europe
    Jul28

    Naftogaz reports drastic cut in Russian gas transit volumes to Europe

    NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy has accused Russia`s OAO Gazprom of violating its commitments under a gas transit contact following a drastic reduction in gas delivery pressure.”Transit volumes have declined even further. I`d say they`re at a record low now… In addition to a reduction in transit supplies, Russia has lowered gas delivery pressure at entry...

    Pope: World is at war but it`s not a war of religions but for power
    Jul28

    Pope: World is at war but it`s not a war of religions but for power

    Referring to recent acts of violence including the killing of a priest in France, Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the world is at war but stressed ”it is not a war of religions but for power,” according to Vatican Radio.”There is one word I wish to say to clarify.” ”When I speak about ”war” I`m speaking about a war for real, not a ”war of...

    Putin abolishes ”Crimean Federal District”
    Jul28

    Putin abolishes ”Crimean Federal District”

    According to a decree issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the ”Crimean Federal District” has been abolished as an independent unit. It is now part of the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation.The head of the Southern Federal District is former Russian Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov, who has been in office since...

    ”Terror map”: 443 dead in 18 attacks across Europe in 2 years
    Jul28

    ”Terror map”: 443 dead in 18 attacks across Europe in 2 years

    A spate of deadly attacks across Europe over the past two years has left many citizens living in fear, according to the Daily Mail.Four people were killed in a deadly attack in Brussels in 2014, a staggering 267 people were slain in atrocities across the continent in 2015, and so far, in 2016, 172 have died in terrifying attacks, the Daily Mail...

    Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 1 WIA in past 24 hours
    Jul28

    Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 1 WIA in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another was wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidential Administration.”There was one killed in action (KIA) and one wounded in action (WIA),” Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues, stated at a...

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