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    Ukraine government has no plans to privatize Ukrgasvydobuvannya – PM
    May12

    Ukraine government has no plans to privatize Ukrgasvydobuvannya – PM

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says the Ukrainian government has no plans to privatize the country`s largest gas producing state holding company Ukrgasvydobuvannya and leaves the company`s state ownership intact.”Ukrgasvydobuvannya is a state-owned company. It should be an efficient company and owned by the state. The privatization...

    Rada makes special amendments to allow trial in absentia
    May12

    Rada makes special amendments to allow trial in absentia

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code to be effective until April 1, 2017, which change significantly a procedure for special pre-trial investigation.Relevant bill No. 4645 cancels the requirement to include suspects in the international wanted list as a prerequisite for initiating trial in absentia....

    Kyiv authorities to make Peizazhna Alley more tourist friendly
    May12

    Kyiv authorities to make Peizazhna Alley more tourist friendly

    Only three retail outlets at Peizazhna Alley, a popular green zone in central Kyiv, with relevant licenses, whose owners made partnership contributions, will be able to continue operations, said Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko while visiting the site, the Kyiv City State Administration`s press service reported.”There have been many complaints...

    Ukraine increases monetary base
    May12

    Ukraine increases monetary base

    The monetary base in Ukraine increased by 2.6% in April compared to March to UAH 335.891 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).Since the beginning of the year, the monetary base has shrunk by 0.03%, according to the data published by the NBU.The central bank also said that the amount of out-of-bank cash grew by 3.8% in April,...

    Cities in occupied Donbas and Crimea lose their Soviet names
    May12

    Cities in occupied Donbas and Crimea lose their Soviet names

    Around one hundred cities and villages in occupied Crimea and parts of Donbas lost their names, assigned to them by the Soviet Union. Ukrainian Parliament renamed them in accordance with the decommunization process, started in the country after the events of the Maidan revolution, Ukraine Today reported.Thus, Ukraine changed names of 61 villages...

    Raids against Crimean Tatars continue in occupied Crimea
    May12

    Raids against Crimean Tatars continue in occupied Crimea

    Russian authorities are carrying out searches and arrests of the Crimean Tatars in the town of Bakhchisaray, Crimea, the head of the Central Election Commission of Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar people, Zair Smedlia, wrote on Facebook.”Another act of intimidation of the Crimean Tatars is on the eve of May 18. A court hearing of the Crimean Muslims...

    Ukraine PM projects energy independence for Ukraine in medium term
    May12

    Ukraine PM projects energy independence for Ukraine in medium term

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman believes that Ukraine has all capacities and resources at its disposal to become an energy-independent state in the mid-term perspective.”We are entering a stage to boost own gas production. Our goal is to become a totally energy-independent state. We have enough capacities and resources that will allow...

    Brazil Senate backs Rousseff impeachment, puts her on trial
    May12

    Brazil Senate backs Rousseff impeachment, puts her on trial

    Brazil`s Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront her successor, Vice President Michel Temer, according to Reuters.With Rousseff to be suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the...

    Bloc of Poroshenko reinstates Kononenko as first deputy head of faction
    May12

    Bloc of Poroshenko reinstates Kononenko as first deputy head of faction

    The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP) faction has voted for the reinstatement of MP Ihor Kononenko as first deputy chairman of the faction, the press service of the BPP told an UNIAN correspondent.Only one MP, Oksana Novak, voted against such a decision at a faction meeting.On February 4, Ihor Kononenko announced that he suspended his duties of the...

    U.S. law firm to defend Ukraine in dispute with Russia over assets in Crimea
    May12

    U.S. law firm to defend Ukraine in dispute with Russia over assets in Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry hired the U.S. law firm Covington & Burling for $3.676 million to protect Ukraine`s interests in the international arbitration dispute with Russia over the illegal annexation of Crimea, according to UAWIRE.The company has a reputation for successfully protecting clients` interests at various levels against the...

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