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    Ukraine`s state companies to pay over UAH 11 bln to budget for 2015
    Mar23

    Ukraine`s state companies to pay over UAH 11 bln to budget for 2015

    Ukraine`s First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Yulia Kovaliv projects that budget payments to be made by state-owned companies by July 1, 2016, for their operations in 2015 will total UAH 11.1 billion, which will be 56% up from 2014.”Budget transfers from state-owned companies based on their performance in 2015 are projected at...

    U.S. State Department: Russian court`s verdict against Savchenko unjust
    Mar23

    U.S. State Department: Russian court`s verdict against Savchenko unjust

    The Russian Federation has shown a blatant disregard for the principles of justice and contravened its commitments under the Minsk agreements, having sentenced Savchenko to 22 years in prison. ”The conviction and sentencing of Nadia Savchenko to 22 years` imprisonment show a blatant disregard for the principles of justice and contravene Russia`s...

    Britain calls for immediate release of Nadia Savchenko
    Mar23

    Britain calls for immediate release of Nadia Savchenko

    UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has urged the Russian Federation to fulfil the Minsk agreements and immediately release illegally remanded Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko.”The guilty verdict and sentence of 22 years` imprisonment delivered by the Russian court in the case against Nadia Savchenko is deeply flawed. Ms. Savchenko was captured in...

    Donbas seeing considerable escalation along entire contact line in last day
    Mar23

    Donbas seeing considerable escalation along entire contact line in last day

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 44 times in the past 24 hours, violating the Minsk agreements and using banned weapons, according to press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO). The enemy fired grenade launchers of various systems and small arms 38 times on the Ukrainian fortified...

    ISIS vow `black days` ahead for West after Brussels attacks
    Mar23

    ISIS vow `black days` ahead for West after Brussels attacks

    ISIS is boasting it is behind the bloodbath in Brussels in revenge for ”aggression” against it – and is promising more atrocities including on the UK, according to The Daily Star.In a statement released through one of its propaganda outlets, the so-called Islamic State said: ”Explosive belts and devices” were used to massacre passengers checking...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.10 to dollar
    Mar23

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.10 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Tuesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by 50 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.10 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for March 23:$100 costs UAH 2,610.2487 (on March 22, it was UAH...

    Dairy war: Moldova mulling import duties, Ukraine promises retaliation
    Mar22

    Dairy war: Moldova mulling import duties, Ukraine promises retaliation

    If the Moldovan authorities introduce import duties on Ukrainian dairy products to satisfy demands by that country`s dairy producers, Ukraine will have to address the World Trade Organization (WTO) with a complaint, and may also impose similar trade restrictions, according to the Ukrainian agriculture ministry.”We, in turn, will take all steps...

    Body of Ukrainian journalist Gongadze finally buried
    Mar22

    Body of Ukrainian journalist Gongadze finally buried

    The body of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze was buried in Kyiv on March 22, almost 16 years after he was killed, according to Radio Liberty.Gongadze, who exposed high-level political corruption, was kidnapped in September 2000 and his decapitated body was later found outside Kyiv, RFE/RL reported.Then-President Leonid Kuchma was accused of...

    Russia tells WTO about concern over gas transport system reform in Ukraine
    Mar22

    Russia tells WTO about concern over gas transport system reform in Ukraine

    Russia has addressed the World Trade Organization (WTO), expressing concerns about the reform of management of Ukraine`s gas transportation system (GTS) and its compliance with the WTO rules, according to the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry`s press service.None of the WTO member states has supported Russia`s position, the...

    Russian court sentences Savchenko to 22 years in prison
    Mar22

    Russian court sentences Savchenko to 22 years in prison

    The Donetsk City Court of Russia`s Rostov region has sentenced Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko to 22 years` imprisonment in a penal colony. In addition, the Russian court fined up Savchenko to RUB 30,000 for illegally crossing the Russian border.In particular, the court sentenced Savchenko to 18...

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