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    National Bank of Ukraine in December spends $120 mln to support hryvnia
    Dec30

    National Bank of Ukraine in December spends $120 mln to support hryvnia

    The National Bank of Ukraine in forex auctions in December sold $119.4 million more than it bought, the NBU`s press service reports. According to the regulator, in the past month the NBU held three auctions for foreign currency sale, having purchased $115 million. At the same time, the central bank held another five auctions where it sold $234.4...

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister
    Dec30

    Poroshenko holds phone conversation with Georgian Prime Minister

    Ukrainian President Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the president`s press service has reported. The parties discussed the state and prospects of bilateral relations and agreed to intensify political dialogue at all levels, according to the press service. The interlocutors...

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers
    Dec30

    Ukraine to shoot down aircraft breaching its airspace – Cabinet of Ministers

    The new regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allows the Ukrainian military to shoot down foreign aircraft violating the country`s borders or involved in committing a terrorist act. The Cabinet resolution dated December 28 refers to ”the destruction of the aircraft of the armed forces of other states, which have violated the state...

    Journalists assess probability of Russian invasion via Belarus
    Dec30

    Journalists assess probability of Russian invasion via Belarus

    Ukrainian journalists have discussed the possibility of an invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine via the Belarus territory, Apostrophe reported. Political columnist Pavlyuk Bykovsky noted that the placement of the Russian military base in Belarus could become an unpleasant surprise to Ukraine. The issue has been on the agenda since 2015. Bykovsky...

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group
    Dec30

    While Trump is forming his team, Moscow tries to discredit Ukraine – Ukraine`s representative in Minsk Group

    The official Moscow has made every effort to discredit the Minsk process, because it is linked to the sanctions, according to Iryna Gerashchenko, Ukraine`s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement. ”Now, on the eve of the formation of Trump`s new administration, we see exacerbation in...

    Odesa Portside Chemical Plant suspends operations due to high gas prices, debts
    Dec30

    Odesa Portside Chemical Plant suspends operations due to high gas prices, debts

    Due to the high price of natural gas, a decision was made on the temporary suspension of operations of the plant`s capacities and facilities until repayment of existing debt. Ukraine`s major chemical company Odesa Portside Chemical Plant” (OPP) has announced it is halting operations due to high gas prices and its debt to Naftogaz of Ukraine in...

    Situation in Donbas: snipers active in all areas
    Dec30

    Situation in Donbas: snipers active in all areas

    Militants continue to carry out attacks in all directions, according to the morning summary of the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation. In Mariupol direction, the invaders fired mortars on Krasnohorivka and Talakivka. They also shot from grenade launchers and small arms on Shyrokine, Starohnativka, Talakivka, Pavlopil, Hnutove and...

    Russia announces 35 U.S. diplomats persona non grata in mirror move
    Dec30

    Russia announces 35 U.S. diplomats persona non grata in mirror move

    Russia announces the US 35 diplomats persona non grata – those are 31 personnel of the embassy in Moscow and four of the consulate general in St. Petersburg, Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday, according to TASS. ”We, of course, cannot leave unanswered the insults of the kind, reciprocity is the law of diplomacy and...

    National Bank of Ukraine reports 10% rise in money transfers into Ukraine in 3Q 2016
    Dec30

    National Bank of Ukraine reports 10% rise in money transfers into Ukraine in 3Q 2016

    The volume of private transfers to Ukraine in the third quarter of 2016 amounted to $1.438 billion, which is $127 million, or 9.7% more than in the same quarter of 2015, according to the NBU website. The NBU says that compared with the previous quarter, the volume of private transfers to Ukraine in the third quarter increased by $69 million, or...

    Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency
    Dec30

    Austrian government to seek easing Russia sanctions during 2017 OSCE presidency

    The Austrian government seeks to have the EU sanctions against Russia eased, according to the country`s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, Spiegel reports. From January 2017 Austria will be chairing the OSCE, and it intends to seek through the organization a change of the EU sanctions policy toward Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria...

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