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    Poroshenko backs creation of Chornobyl radiation-ecological biosphere reserve
    Apr26

    Poroshenko backs creation of Chornobyl radiation-ecological biosphere reserve

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the establishment of the Chornobyl radiation-ecological biosphere reserve, the president`s press service told an UNIAN correspondent.A biosphere reserve will become one of Ukraine`s largest environmental institutions with a total area of 227,000 hectares.It will be located in the...

    NBU expects $1.2 bln of balance of payments surplus in 2016
    Apr26

    NBU expects $1.2 bln of balance of payments surplus in 2016

    In 2016, the overall balance of payments is expected to show a surplus ($1.2 billion), which, along with the IMF disbursements, will allow reserves to increase up to $18.7 billion, or 4.7 months of future imports, according to the April Inflation Report of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), published on its website.In 2017, the international...

    Local official in Donbas tries to bribe SBU officer. Gets arrested by SBU
    Apr26

    Local official in Donbas tries to bribe SBU officer. Gets arrested by SBU

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) together with the Military Prosecutor`s Office of the ATO forces have detained a deputy of the Toretsk City Council, who offered a $20,000 bribe to an SBU officer, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The deputy offered $20,000 to an SBU official for assistance in closing the criminal case opened under Part 1,...

    U.S., EU reiterate Russia must implement Minsk accords
    Apr26

    U.S., EU reiterate Russia must implement Minsk accords

    U.S. President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi have reiterated that sanctions against Russia will be lifted if the Minsk agreements are fully implemented.”On Ukraine, leaders reiterated their rejection of Russia`s occupation...

    Russian military training in Crimea to seize strategic facilities in southern Ukraine – Intel
    Apr26

    Russian military training in Crimea to seize strategic facilities in southern Ukraine – Intel

    Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that in the city of Dzhankoy in the territory of the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, the Russian troops were involved in the drills working out the takeover of strategic facilities in the south of Ukraine.”At the Dzhankoy airbase, the adversary has been working out...

    Ukraine honoring memory of liquidators and victims of Chornobyl disaster
    Apr26

    Ukraine honoring memory of liquidators and victims of Chornobyl disaster

    A variety of commemorative events to mark the 30th anniversary of the accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant are being held in Kyiv and Kyiv region since the evening of April 25.On Monday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna Poroshenko opened a series of events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl...

    Ukraine ready to hold gas talks with the EU, Russia ”any time convenient for Brussels”
    Apr26

    Ukraine ready to hold gas talks with the EU, Russia ”any time convenient for Brussels”

    Ukraine informed the European Commission on its readiness to hold negotiations on gas issues in a trilateral format, according to a representative of the country`s Energy Ministry.Ukraine informed the European Commission on its will to hold gas talks in the Ukraine – EU – Russia format ”any time convenient for Brussels,” Director for...

    State Property Fund not to allow Akhmetov to turn energy companies into private JSCs
    Apr26

    State Property Fund not to allow Akhmetov to turn energy companies into private JSCs

    State Property Fund said that it would be more difficult for the state to monitor the private joint-stock companies, as they are subject to lower disclosure requirements.The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) at the meetings of shareholders of energy generating companies Kyivenergo and DTEK Krymenergo” (both Kyiv-based), in which it owns 25%...

    Russian Prosecutor General says Right Sector plots coup in Russia
    Apr26

    Russian Prosecutor General says Right Sector plots coup in Russia

    Russian Prosecutor General Yuriy Chaika has said that ”supporters of the Ukrainian Right Sector made attempts to organize mass riots in order to commit the coup d`etat in Russia,” RIA Novosti reports.”We have blocked access to pages in VKontakte social network, through which the supporters of the Ukrainian Right Sector nationalist group...

    State-owned Ukreximbank reduces losses by 3.5 times in 1Q
    Apr26

    State-owned Ukreximbank reduces losses by 3.5 times in 1Q

    Ukreximbank in the first quarter of 2016 reported UAH 1.357 billion losses, which is 3.5 times less than the losses in the same period last year.As reported in the bank statements in the information disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market, its assets from the beginning of the year grew by 11.3% up to UAH...

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