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    NBU to announce decision on refinancing rate on June 23
    Jun22

    NBU to announce decision on refinancing rate on June 23

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will announce its updated monetary policy, including the refinancing rate, on Thursday, June 23.According to the press service of the regulator, the relevant press conference of NBU Governor Valeria Gontareva will take place at 14:00 on June 23. The event will be attended by NBU Deputy Governors Dmytro Sologub...

    Russian FSB tries to recruit Ukrainian diplomat in Moscow
    Jun22

    Russian FSB tries to recruit Ukrainian diplomat in Moscow

    The Russian FSB Federal Security Service made an attempt to recruit Ukrainian diplomat in Moscow, the press center of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine told an UNIAN correspondent.The Russian secret services approached the Ukrainian embassy worker via his classmate from a Military School, who today is a retired colonel of the Russian armed...

    Ukraine officials lay flowers at Tomb of Unknown Soldier
    Jun22

    Ukraine officials lay flowers at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko took part in the ceremony of laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kyiv on the occasion of the Day of mourning and commemorating war victims in Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The ceremony was also attended by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna...

    Ukraine marks Day of mourning, commemorating victims of war
    Jun22

    Ukraine marks Day of mourning, commemorating victims of war

    On Wednesday, June 22, Ukraine marks the Day of mourning and commemorating the victims of war.The commemorative date has been set by decree of President of Ukraine of November 17, 2000.On the morning of June 22, 1941, the troops of Nazi Germany invaded Soviet territory without declaring war. The invasion was followed by massive airstrikes on...

    Oil prices above $50, buoyed by U.S. stock draw – Reuters
    Jun22

    Oil prices above $50, buoyed by U.S. stock draw – Reuters

    Oil prices rose in Asian trading on Wednesday, with U.S. crude joining Brent above $50 a barrel after data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) showed a larger than expected draw on stocks, according to Reuters.U.S. crude futures` August contract, the new front month from Wednesday, climbed 35 cents to $50.20 a barrel by 06:04 GMT, marking...

    U.S. may revive Cold-War era body to catch Russian spies
    Jun22

    U.S. may revive Cold-War era body to catch Russian spies

    U.S. Congress is pushing the White House to revive a Cold War-era committee to crack down on Russian spies, underscoring just how uneasy Washington is about its adversaries in Moscow, according to BuzzFeed.In its 2017 Intelligence Authorization Bill, the Senate Intelligence Committee is asking the White House to reinstate a...

    NATO overreacts to Russia`s new aggressiveness: expert
    Jun22

    NATO overreacts to Russia`s new aggressiveness: expert

    With its saber-rattling over the last months, the Kremlin has succeeded in taking large parts of the Western elite under its ”reflexive control,” a Soviet strategy of action designed to trigger desired reactions on the enemy`s side. Andreas Umland, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, wrote in his op-ed for The...

    ECB chief highlights growth risks, uncertainty
    Jun22

    ECB chief highlights growth risks, uncertainty

    Euro zone growth is gaining momentum but uncertainty is high, partly due to Britain`s June 23 vote on EU membership, so the European Central Bank stands ready to act with all instruments if necessary, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.”Uncertainty remains high and downside risks are still significant due to the...

    Russia preparing for future confrontation with Western powers – Ukraine Intel
    Jun22

    Russia preparing for future confrontation with Western powers – Ukraine Intel

    The war Russia has been waging in Ukraine is only the first phase of a possible future confrontation with the West and NATO countries in Europe, Chief of the Main Intelligence Department of Ukraine`s Defense Ministry Vadym Skibytskiy said on Espreso.TV.”This year, the intelligence agencies of many countries have made the same evaluation as the...

    Russian proxies continue shelling, use heavy artillery
    Jun22

    Russian proxies continue shelling, use heavy artillery

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 28 times in the past 24 hours, including 13 times in the Donetsk sector, 13 times in the Mariupol sector and twice in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.”In the Donetsk sector, the enemy...

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