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    Russia to set up three divisions to counter NATO — Defense chief
    May04

    Russia to set up three divisions to counter NATO — Defense chief

    Two of the new divisions will be set up in the Western Military District while another one will be established in the Southern Military District to counter NATO military buildup near Russia`s borders, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday, according to TASS.”The Defense Ministry is taking a number of measures to counteract the buildup...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods grows by 40.7% in Jan-March
    May04

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods grows by 40.7% in Jan-March

    The deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods January through March 2016 grew by 40.7% year-over-year, to $1.6 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).Exports in the first three months of 2016 amounted to $7.05 billion, which was 19.9% down year-over-year, while imports shrank by 13.1%, to $8.614 billion, the NBU said.At the...

    Poroshenko signs law extending indefinitely moratorium on `Russian debt` repayment
    May04

    Poroshenko signs law extending indefinitely moratorium on `Russian debt` repayment

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law adopted by the Ukrainian parliament ”On peculiarities of the transactions with the public debt, state-guaranteed debt, and local debt,” which allows to extend for an indefinite period the moratorium on repayment of the so-called `Russian debt.`The document was sent back to the parliament with...

    Entire city evacuated amid massive Canada wildfire
    May04

    Entire city evacuated amid massive Canada wildfire

    Authorities ordered the mandatory evacuation of the entire Canadian city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta amid a raging wildfire, according to CNN.Alberta officials issued an expanded order Tuesday, according to the report.Nearly 53,000 people had moved to safer ground, authorities said.Extremely high temperatures and low humidity fueled the...

    Sytnyk: PGO constantly seeks to blame NABU
    May04

    Sytnyk: PGO constantly seeks to blame NABU

    Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk claims that the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) constantly seeks to blame the NABU for something. ”We started slowly to receive cases from the PGO. I think public pressure plays a big role here. Because earlier the PGO refused to hand over cases, arguing that the...

    The Telegraph: Turkey to get visa-free travel despite failing to meet EU targets
    May04

    The Telegraph: Turkey to get visa-free travel despite failing to meet EU targets

    Turkey should be granted visa-free travel to the European Union from the end of June, officials recommended today, despite the country failing to meet a series of reform targets in time, according to The Telegraph.The European Commission issued a formal recommendation that visa requirements for 75 million Turks be lifted. It means that the...

    Ukraine seeks cancellation of anti-dumping measures in EEU via WTO
    May04

    Ukraine seeks cancellation of anti-dumping measures in EEU via WTO

    Ukraine has demanded at a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices that the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), namely Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, cancel anti-dumping measures against Ukrainian rods and steel pipes.Ukraine also demanded the termination of an investigation by...

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits conflict-hit Ukraine
    May04

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom visits conflict-hit Ukraine

    UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies, the UN Children`s Fund reported on its website.Bloom visited classrooms hit by shells just three kilometres from the frontline of the conflict that broke out more than...

    Donbas war update: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day
    May04

    Donbas war update: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in last day

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed but one was wounded in militant shelling in Donbas in the last day, according to the Ukrainian presidential administration.”All Ukrainian troops are alive, but one was wounded during the shelling of the town of Maryinka in the past day,” speaker for the administration for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy...

    Investor protection law becomes effective in Ukraine as of May 1
    May04

    Investor protection law becomes effective in Ukraine as of May 1

    The law on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on protection of investors` rights became effective in Ukraine as of May 1, aiming to deregulate economic activity of joint stock companies and introduce high requirements for public joint-stock companies whose shares are listed on stock exchanges.In particular, this document contributes...

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