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    Experts mention two factors behind buckwheat price hikes in Ukraine
    May19

    Experts mention two factors behind buckwheat price hikes in Ukraine

    Buckwheat price hikes in some cases go as high as UAH 45 per kilo with the average price being UAH 32.28 per kilo, as available stocks of up to 5,000 tonnes in warehouses (vs. 128,000 tonnes harvested last year) are being depleted while intermediary agents and retailers are engaged in speculative activity, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian...

    The Daily Beast: Death of free media in Russia
    May19

    The Daily Beast: Death of free media in Russia

    An earthquake has shaken Russia`s battered media landscape. In one day, on Friday, May 13, Russia`s biggest independent media holding company, RBC (Russian Business Consulting), lost three top editors — Yelizaveta Osetinskaya, editor in chief of the overall media group; Maksim Solyus, editor of the RBC newspaper; and Roman Badanin, editor of its...

    Ukraine`s chief banker estimates banking transparency at 98%
    May19

    Ukraine`s chief banker estimates banking transparency at 98%

    National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Valeriya Gontareva says the transparency of the Ukrainian banking system is currently estimated at 98%, with only a few small banks having failed by now to get documents about their ownership structure verified.Gontareva noted that two years ago the situation was totally different when 27% of the banking...

    Ukraine intel: Russian have deployed several dozen multiple rocket system in Donbas
    May19

    Ukraine intel: Russian have deployed several dozen multiple rocket system in Donbas

    Russian proxies have deployed 40 Grad, four Smerch and three Uragan multiple rocket launcher systems (MRLS) in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry`s Main Intelligence Directorate. ”In particular, the intelligence has recorded 11 cases of violation of the Minsk agreements and spotted 40 Grad MRLS near the towns of...

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.30 to dollar on interbank market
    May19

    Hryvnia trades at UAH 25.30 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday set at UAH 25.25/25.30 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 28.3430/28.3960, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, two wounded in Donbas in last day
    May19

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, two wounded in Donbas in last day

    Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another two were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours, head of the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters, Colonel Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. See map in full size ”In the last day, we lost two...

    Ukraine`s central bank hopes for three IMF loan tranches by year-end
    May19

    Ukraine`s central bank hopes for three IMF loan tranches by year-end

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Dmytro Solohub says Ukraine may receive three loan tranches from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of this year.”Currently the program is based on late March indicators. The decision on the disbursement of the next tranche will be taken in July. The review based on July...

    Russia`s Chechen court finds Ukrainians Karpiuk, Klykh guilty
    May19

    Russia`s Chechen court finds Ukrainians Karpiuk, Klykh guilty

    A jury trial in the city of Grozny in Russia`s Chechen Republic has found politically persecuted Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh guilty, according to lawyer Mark Feygin. ”As expected, Karpiuk and Klykh were found guilty in a jury trial in Grozny,” Feygin told an UNIAN correspondent. He stressed that ”the politically...

    Egypt PM says cannot rule out terrorism behind vanished plane
    May19

    Egypt PM says cannot rule out terrorism behind vanished plane

    Egypt`s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Thursday that the search was underway to find the missing EgyptAir plane and it was too early to rule out any explanation for the incident, including terrorism, according to Reuters.”Search operations are ongoing at this time for the airplane in the area where it is believed to have lost contact,” he...

    NABU probing into bankrupt banks` UAH 10 bln siphoned to tax havens
    May19

    NABU probing into bankrupt banks` UAH 10 bln siphoned to tax havens

    Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk announces an investigation into the siphoning of nearly UAH 10 billion in Ukrainian bankrupt banks` assets to tax havens, according to an UNIAN correspondent.”The anti-corruption bureau has initiated proceedings, and now we actually have enough resources to carry out...

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