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    Ukraine`s Energy Regulation Commission cancels introduction of delivery charge for gas
    Apr12

    Ukraine`s Energy Regulation Commission cancels introduction of delivery charge for gas

    Ukraine`s National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission (NEURC) has canceled its resolution on the introduction of a delivery (customer) charge for the population from April 1, 2017. The relevant decision was unanimously supported by the members of the commission at an extraordinary meeting of the regulator. ”Today we must take a decision,...

    NATO`s build-up in east cuts fear of conflict, Estonia says
    Apr12

    NATO`s build-up in east cuts fear of conflict, Estonia says

    Investors in the Baltic countries should brush off the perceived risk of a conflict between NATO and Russia in the region after the alliance deployed reinforcements to its eastern flank, Estonia`s president said, according to Bloomberg. After the arrival of North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in...

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN
    Apr12

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN

    Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, is characterizing Russia as skittish and isolated in the wake of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad`s deadly chemical weapon attack last week that killed scores of civilians, including children, according to CNN. ”I think they`re nervous,” said Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, CNN...

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit
    Apr12

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left European diplomats befuddled at a gathering in Italy by saying ”why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine,” according to Bloomberg. See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict But the provocative remark suggested Tillerson, the former...

    SBU busts organ traffickers in Kyiv
    Apr12

    SBU busts organ traffickers in Kyiv

    Members of the transnational criminal ring specializing on human organs trafficking were detained at an airport in Kyiv in a joint raid by the Security Service of Ukraine and National Police, according to the SBU website. During an investigation, the law enforcers revealed perpetrators from Ukraine and several other countries were looking for...

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict
    Apr11

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson has openly questioned why ”American taxpayers” should be concerned about Ukraine, which has been racked by a separatist conflict for the last three years, according to Reuters. Ayrault told reporters he had replied: ”It is in the interests of the U.S. taxpayers to...

    Naftogaz signs memo on possible cooperation with two European gas transport system operators
    Apr11

    Naftogaz signs memo on possible cooperation with two European gas transport system operators

    The national oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine and Ukrtransgaz, operator of Ukraine`s gas transport system, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint assessment of cooperation opportunities in the use and development of Ukraine`s gas transportation system (GTS) with Snam S.p.A. (Italy) and Eustream a.s. (Slovakia) – one of the...

    Ukraine plans to abolish taxes for working pensioners, raise pensions from October 1
    Apr11

    Ukraine plans to abolish taxes for working pensioners, raise pensions from October 1

    As part of the pension reform, the government plans to raise pensions from October 1, which, according to preliminary estimates, will affect 5.6 million Ukrainians, as well as to abolish the taxation of working pensioners, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said during his annual report. ”We will modernize pensions for 5,620 million...

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria
    Apr11

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria

    The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria, according to the BBC. Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the U.S. secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally, the BBC reported. The nations agreed...

    Ukraine`s sugar exports soar ninefold in 2017
    Apr11

    Ukraine`s sugar exports soar ninefold in 2017

    Ukraine in January-March 2017 exported 267,400 tonnes of sugar, which was nine times more year-over-year (y-o-y), according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation press service. Ukraine`s sugar exports in monetary terms were estimated at US$131.5 million in Q1 2017, or 1.3% of the total national exports. The main buyers of Ukrainian sugar in...

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