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    Cost of IMF loan: Ukraine seeks to allow farmland sale from 2018
    Apr14

    Cost of IMF loan: Ukraine seeks to allow farmland sale from 2018

    Ukrainian authorities intend before late May 2017 to adopt a law regulating farmland turnover, and starting 2018, when the moratorium expires, to launch farmland sales. The adoption of a corresponding law is one of the structural beacons of the International Monetary Fund, while Ukraine`s will to start farmland sales is set out in a letter of...

    U.S. Department of State gives no confirmation of Tillerson discussing Ukraine with Putin
    Apr14

    U.S. Department of State gives no confirmation of Tillerson discussing Ukraine with Putin

    The State Department of the United States of America could not confirm whether U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had discussed the situation in Ukraine with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, spokesperson Mark Toner told a briefing in Washington, DC. ”I can say that he did raise Ukraine in his bilateral meeting with Foreign...

    Number of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 – representative of Ukraine in the Minsk Contact Group
    Apr14

    Number of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 – representative of Ukraine in the Minsk Contact Group

    The representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group for the peaceful settlement in Donbas, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko says that the number of Ukrainian hostages in the occupied areas of Donbas has increased to 126 people. ”Unfortunately, there are already 126 people on the...

    NATO deterrence policy was not reason for Russia`s invasion in Ukraine – Stoltenberg
    Apr14

    NATO deterrence policy was not reason for Russia`s invasion in Ukraine – Stoltenberg

    Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg emphasizes that the Alliance`s strategy to deter external threats was not the reason for the Russian Federation`s military invasion in Ukraine. ”Russia used military force against Ukraine. But it is important not to mix that with NATO deterrence because NATO...

    Russia won`t broadcast 2017 Eurovision – Russian media
    Apr14

    Russia won`t broadcast 2017 Eurovision – Russian media

    Russia`s Channel One has decided to cancel the broadcast of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in light of the entry ban issued by the Ukrainian authorities against Russian contestant Yulia Samoilova, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ”Channel One does not consider it possible to broadcast the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest,” the channel`s...

    Ukraine`s central bank hopes for $1 bln in investment in 2017
    Apr14

    Ukraine`s central bank hopes for $1 bln in investment in 2017

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Dmytro Solohub projects an inflow of foreign direct investment in Ukraine in 2017 will total $1 billion, which is the same level as in 2016. ”As for foreign direct investment, our forecast for an inflow of investment this year is the same as it was last year, i.e. $1 billion,” he told reporters....

    AP: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used
    Apr14

    AP: U.S. hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used

    U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with ”the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said, according to the Associated Press. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon,...

    Pentagon declines comment on possible preemptive strike on North Korea
    Apr14

    Pentagon declines comment on possible preemptive strike on North Korea

    The Pentagon on Thursday declined to comment on an NBC report about possible pre-emptive action against North Korea, saying, as a policy, it does not discuss future operations ”nor publicly speculate on possible scenarios.” ”Commanders are always considering a full range of options to protect against any contingencies,” Dana White, a Pentagon...

    Wizz Air launches operations from its second airport in Ukraine
    Apr14

    Wizz Air launches operations from its second airport in Ukraine

    Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Ukraine`s largest low-cost carrier, started on April 13 its operations from Lviv`s Danylo Halytsky International Airport with the new low-fare route to Wroclaw in Poland. The flight will be carried out twice week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with fares starting from as low...

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea
    Apr14

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is checking information about a possible visit of Spanish officials and businessmen to the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, the ministry`s press secretary Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”We are verifying this information,” she said. According to the spokesperson, it is necessary to confirm whether such a...

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