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    Rada adopts bill allowing Lutsenko to be nominated Prosecutor General
    May12

    Rada adopts bill allowing Lutsenko to be nominated Prosecutor General

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted bill No.4645 on amendments to some legislative acts regarding the activities of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.The adopted amendments to the Law ”On Prosecutor`s Office” stipulate that any citizen of Ukraine may be appointed for the post of Prosecutor...

    2nd semi-final of Eurovision-2016 song contest kicks off in Sweden tonight
    May12

    2nd semi-final of Eurovision-2016 song contest kicks off in Sweden tonight

    The second semi-final round of the 2016 Eurovision song contest will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 12, with Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent Jamala presenting her entry ”1944,” according to Krym.Realii.Jamala`s song reminisces of mass deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Regime.”During my performance, there will be a tree...

    U.S. to launch missile defense shield in Romania
    May12

    U.S. to launch missile defense shield in Romania

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law on amendments to some legislative acts concerning the activities of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine, according to an UNIAN correspondent.Speaking in Bucharest, Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose told a news conference that turning on the defense shield did not represent a...

    Russia oil revenues shrinking by 1.6 times
    May12

    Russia oil revenues shrinking by 1.6 times

    Russia`s revenues from crude oil exports in January-March 2016 shrank by 1.6 times to $14.093 billion compared to the same period last year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service.Russia`s oil exports in the reporting period amounted to 61.951 million tonnes (an increase of 4.3% compared to the same period in 2015).Oil exports to...

    FBI probing allegations around Russian doping scandal
    May12

    FBI probing allegations around Russian doping scandal

    A 60 Minutes show on CBS reported that the former director of the drug testing lab at the Sochi Winter Olympics knew of at least four Russian gold medalists who were using performance enhancing drugs.The director, Grigory Rodchenkov, was revealed to have admitted his lab covered up the drug tests results and that Russian intelligence was involved...

    Russia blocking Radio Liberty`s Krym.Realii website
    May12

    Russia blocking Radio Liberty`s Krym.Realii website

    Krym.Realii website, which is a branch of Ukraine`s Radio Liberty, will be blocked in Russia, according to Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya, TASS reported.”Based on materials collected by the Prosecutor`s Office of Crimea, Russia`s telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor is conducting procedures for blocking access to the project,” she said.Earlier,...

    EBRD maintains its outlook for Ukraine economy this year
    May12

    EBRD maintains its outlook for Ukraine economy this year

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has maintained its forecast of 2% GDP growth for the Ukrainian economy this year, the EBRD said in its report on Regional Economic Prospects in EBRD Countries of Operations.Ukraine`s economy is projected to reach 2% in 2017 as structural reforms are gradually implemented.The EBRD notes...

    Germany steps up its flirting with Russia: EurActiv
    May12

    Germany steps up its flirting with Russia: EurActiv

    No other country sends as many politicians or businessmen to Russia as Germany; not all of the visits are made public knowledge either, EurActiv reported citing its partner, Der Tagesspiegel.Officially, Berlin-Moscow relations remain strained. But the Bundesrepublik has in fact sent more of its politicians and businessmen to Russia than any other...

    Naftogaz Supervisory Board now headed by 1st Deputy Economy Minister
    May12

    Naftogaz Supervisory Board now headed by 1st Deputy Economy Minister

    The Supervisory Board of Ukraine`s largest state energy holding NSJC Naftogaz of Ukraine is now headed by First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Yuliya Kovaliv, the press service of the energy holding said.”Yuliya Kovaliv has been elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board,” the report says.According to the press service, Paul...

    Talks in Berlin: Lavrov again demands ”special status” for Donbas
    May12

    Talks in Berlin: Lavrov again demands ”special status” for Donbas

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that during the Normandy Four meeting in Berlin, the issue of holding the local elections in the occupied territories of Donbas was tied to the need for adoption of a ”law on the special status of Donbas” and the so-called ”amnesty” for militants.According to Lavrov, no progress was reached on these...

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