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    Ukraine to step up agricultural cooperation with Saudi Arabia
    Apr05

    Ukraine to step up agricultural cooperation with Saudi Arabia

    Ukraine plans to step up cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the agrarian sector, invite investors from that country and facilitate their investment in domestic livestock and fishery, as well as boost bilateral trade, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. ”Important tasks are to boost trade between the...

    Oil rises to near one-month high on gradual tightening of supplies
    Apr05

    Oil rises to near one-month high on gradual tightening of supplies

    Oil prices climbed to a one-month high on Wednesday on signs of gradual tightening in a market bloated by years of overproduction that has left storage tanks around the world brimming with unsold fuel, according to Reuters. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil, were at $54.40 per barrel at 0345 GMT, up...

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media
    Apr05

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions – media

    A senior European Union official said on Tuesday he had seen no sign that U.S. President Donald Trump`s administration planned to lift sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and warned that unilateral American sanctions on Russia could destabilize some European energy markets, according to Reuters. See also: The U.S. Treasury...

    North Korea fires missile into sea
    Apr05

    North Korea fires missile into sea

    North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan, the BBC reported. South Korea`s defense ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles), according to the BBC. It is the latest in a series of tests which the North says is peaceful but is widely believed to be part of a program...

    Trump talks to Putin, offers ”full support” following St. Petersburg attack
    Apr05

    Trump talks to Putin, offers ”full support” following St. Petersburg attack

    U.S. President Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday to condemn the deadly attack on a St. Petersburg subway train, the White House said in a statement, Yahoo News reports. Trump ”expressed his deepest condolences to the victims and their loved ones, and to the Russian people,” the statement said, according to Yahoo...

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine
    Apr05

    Russia violates Geneva Convention by forcing Crimeans to serve in army – MFA Ukraine

    The Russian Federation violates the provisions of the Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949 (4th Geneva Convention), by forcing Crimean residents to serve in the Russian army, Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia wrote on Twitter. ”As an occupying power (UNGA Resolution), Russia violates Art. 51 of the 4th...

    Ukraine receives second EUR 600 mln disbursement from EU
    Apr05

    Ukraine receives second EUR 600 mln disbursement from EU

    The European Union has provided its second tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 600 million, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted. Today the EU made the 2nd payment of €600m to Ukraine as a part of its Macro-Financial assistance to stabilize & reform its economy,” Petro Poroshenko tweeted. As UNIAN...

    Ukraine takes nearly 4 bcm of gas from underground storage in 2017
    Apr04

    Ukraine takes nearly 4 bcm of gas from underground storage in 2017

    Natural gas stocks in Ukraine`s underground gas storage facilities shrank by 3.9 billion cubic meters (bcm) in January-March 2017, which was 1.6 bcm down year-over-year, according to state-run Ukrtransgaz, the gas transport system operator. In total, Ukraine pumped 6.7 bcm out of underground storage during the heating season, which started on...

    Fitch affirms Ukraine`s Kyiv and Kharkiv at `B-`, outlook stable
    Apr04

    Fitch affirms Ukraine`s Kyiv and Kharkiv at `B-`, outlook stable

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kyiv`s and Kharkiv`s Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at `B-,` according to Fitch press releases. The outlooks on both cities are stable, Fitch Ratings said. The agency also affirmed Kyiv`s National Long-Term Rating at `BBB(ukr).` The affirmation of Kyiv`s Long-Term Foreign- and...

    Suspected gas attack on Syria`s rebel-held Idlib kills at least 35 – media
    Apr04

    Suspected gas attack on Syria`s rebel-held Idlib kills at least 35 – media

    A suspected gas attack by Syrian government or Russian jets killed at least 35 people, including nine children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a British-based war monitoring group said, according to Reuters. The Syrian army could not immediately be reached for comment. Damascus has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons,...

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