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    Verkhovna Rada ask UN and international organizations to recognize Russia an aggressor
    Jan27

    Verkhovna Rada ask UN and international organizations to recognize Russia an aggressor

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted an appeal to UN and international organizations  Russia an aggressor country. A total of 271 MPs voted for this decision at a parliament meeting on Tuesday. Thus, the Verkhovna Rada adopted an appeal to the United Nations, the European Parliament, PACE, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, GUAM Parliamentary Assembly...

    Military, border guards and law enforcement officers won’t be cleansed
    Jan27

    Military, border guards and law enforcement officers won’t be cleansed

    Ukrainian MPs have adopted changes to the law on cleansing of authorities, which allow not to apply the procedure to the highest officership of the Interior Ministry, Security Service, Defense Ministry and the General Staff. 241 MPs voted for this decision, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. The law stipulates that the interior minister, defense...

    National Bank of Ukraine takes steps to eliminate multiple foreign exchange rates
    Jan27

    National Bank of Ukraine takes steps to eliminate multiple foreign exchange rates

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) wants to equalize real and indicative foreign exchange rates. Press-service of the regulator told it on its Facebook page after the meeting of NBU’s governor Valeriya Gontareva with the bankers. “At the meeting with leaders of the largest banks held on January 26, 2015, special focus was on foreign...

    EU leaders to strengthen sanctions against Russia
    Jan27

    EU leaders to strengthen sanctions against Russia

    The Heads of State and Governments of the European Union member states have asked the Foreign Affairs Council to consider possible further restrictive measures against Russia, the joint statement reads, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “In view of the worsening situation we ask the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council to assess the situation...

    Poroshenko will participate in commemoration of 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation on Tuesday
    Jan27

    Poroshenko will participate in commemoration of 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation on Tuesday

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will take part in the commemoration of the 70th liberation anniversary by the Red Army at Auschwitz concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Around 300 former camp prisoners and delegations from almost 50 countries, 13 presidents, including France’s Francois Hollande and Germany’s Joachim Gauck,...

    MEP calls for total boycott of Russia
    Jan27

    MEP calls for total boycott of Russia

    UKRAINE-RUSSIA-BOYCOTT- UKRAINE-RUSSIA-BOYCOTT-MEP MEP calls for total boycott of Russia The EU should implement a total boycott of Russia. Such an opinion has been expressed by MEP from Lithuania, co-chairman of the informal Group of Friends of European Ukraine Petras Austrevicius, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Brussels. “We need...

    Merkel, Hollande require immediate cessation of hostilities in Donbas
    Jan27

    Merkel, Hollande require immediate cessation of hostilities in Donbas

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande require an immediate ceasefire in the east of Ukraine. The leaders of Germany and France said this in a telephone conversation that took place on Monday evening, January 26, DW online news site reported. In particular, Hollande and Merkel have mutual opinion that there is a...

    Ukraine’s representative to EU: EU Council should initiate enhanced sanctions against Russia
    Jan27

    Ukraine’s representative to EU: EU Council should initiate enhanced sanctions against Russia

    Ukraine believes that the Foreign Affairs Council (made up of European Union member state ministers for foreign affairs) at the emergency meeting on Thursday will decide on preparing a package of enhanced sanctions against Russia. This has been stated by representative of Ukraine to the EU Kostyantyn Yeliseev, an Ukrinform correspondent reports...

    Ukraine freezes its gold sales
    Jan27

    Ukraine freezes its gold sales

    Because of the situation in Donbas and a dire economic situation, Ukraine suspended sales of its gold reserves, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, Ukrainian weekly Dzerkalo Tyzhnia reports. According to the IMF, Kyiv had sold about 16 tonnes of gold in October and November, but it kept its gold reserves at...

    Poroshenko urges EU to increase macro-financial assistance to Ukraine
    Jan27

    Poroshenko urges EU to increase macro-financial assistance to Ukraine

    On Monday, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, press office of the Ukraine’s President reported. The parties coordinated their positions on the eve of the session of the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers planned for January 29. Petro Poroshenko urged...

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