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    Surplus of Ukraine`s consolidated budget down fourfold in 1Q
    Apr28

    Surplus of Ukraine`s consolidated budget down fourfold in 1Q

    The consolidated budget of Ukraine has a surplus at the level of UAH 3.432 billion in the first quarter of 2016, four times less than the surplus of UAH 14.236 billion for the same period of the previous year.According to data published on the website of the Ukrainian Finance Ministry, the consolidated budget revenues in January-March compared to...

    Money from occupied Donbas: stolen currency appears on Russian ”black market”
    Apr28

    Money from occupied Donbas: stolen currency appears on Russian ”black market”

    A significant amount of banknotes stolen from the ATMs and bank vaults of Donbas and Luhansk region resurfaced in Moscow, according to several bankers and a law enforcement source, Forbes.ru reports.The mediators are trying to informally exchange them with a discount, using their connections among top managers of large Moscow banks.One of the...

    Air strikes hit Aleppo hospital, at least 27 killed – SOHR
    Apr28

    Air strikes hit Aleppo hospital, at least 27 killed – SOHR

    Air strikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held area of Syria`s Aleppo and killed at least 27 people, including three children and the city`s last pediatrician, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Thursday, according to Reuters.The bombed al-Quds hospital was supported by international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF),...

    Putin`s envoy going to Donbas to distribute funding between DPR militants – Ukraine intel
    Apr28

    Putin`s envoy going to Donbas to distribute funding between DPR militants – Ukraine intel

    The Russian president`s envoy Vladislav Surkov will arrive in the occupied Donbas to distribute another ”tranche” of Russian funding between the terrorist groups of the Donetsk People`s Republic (DPR), according to the Main Directorate of Intelligence at the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.”On April 30, the receipt of a RUB 1.1 billion tranche for...

    Ukraine Rep. announces his withdrawal from Minsk-2 talks
    Apr28

    Ukraine Rep. announces his withdrawal from Minsk-2 talks

    The representative of Ukraine to the sub-working group on political issues of the Tripartite Liaison Group in Minsk, Roman Bezsmertniy, who negotiated the terms of the elections in the occupied territories of Donbas and the issues regarding the amendments to the Constitution, has decided to withdraw from the Minsk process.”I have decided for...

    Austria supports sanctions against Russia despite demands from businesses to lift them
    Apr28

    Austria supports sanctions against Russia despite demands from businesses to lift them

    Austria supports the sanctions against the Russian Federation, despite demands of representatives of the local business elite to cancel such restrictive measures, that`s according to Austrian Ambassador in Ukraine Hermine Poppeller who spoke at a presentation by the Institute of World Policy of a research project titled ”Audit of foreign policy:...

    U.S. State Department praises Ukraine on Minsk progress
    Apr28

    U.S. State Department praises Ukraine on Minsk progress

    According to U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner, Ukraine has already implemented most of the Minsk agreement terms, while Russia and the Russian-backed separatists failed to take the same steps, according to Ukraine Today.”Both sides need to fulfill the commitments that they made under Minsk. We have seen and we`ve talked...

    EU wants to boost Arctic ties with Russia despite Ukraine tensions
    Apr28

    EU wants to boost Arctic ties with Russia despite Ukraine tensions

    The EU is ready to step up cooperation with Russia on the future of the Arctic despite tensions between Brussels and Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday, April 27, according to EurActiv.As the 28-nation European Union agreed on a new common strategy for an increasingly valuable and contested...

    Poroshenko sets up working group to fight money siphoning from Ukraine
    Apr28

    Poroshenko sets up working group to fight money siphoning from Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree ”On measures to counter the reduction of the tax base and withdrawal of funds abroad,” the president`s press service reports.The decree provides for the establishment of a working group to prepare draft legislation on combating reduction of the tax base and withdrawal of profits abroad. The...

    Ukrainian court authorizes detention of Russian Black Sea Fleet commander
    Apr28

    Ukrainian court authorizes detention of Russian Black Sea Fleet commander

    At the request of the Chief Military Prosecutor`s Office of Ukraine, the court gave permission to detain Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Vitko, the press office of the Prosecutor General`s Office told an UNIAN correspondent.On April 18, the Chief Military Prosecutor`s Office announced suspicion against Vitko of committing...

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