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    Gazprom charges Ukraine $ 2.44 bln
    Jan20

    Gazprom charges Ukraine $ 2.44 bln

    OAO Gazprom has sent to NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy the letter charging the debt of USD 2.44 billion for Russian gas supplied earlier, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said at the meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, RIA Novosti reported. Gazprom CEO said that the debt with interest accounted for USD 2.44 billion. He added that gas discount of...

    Bank mergers to be possible within three months – National Bank of Ukraine
    Jan20

    Bank mergers to be possible within three months – National Bank of Ukraine

    National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) initiates the introduction of a simplified procedure for banks and corporations mergers and acquisitions allowing them to speed up the “absorption” of financial institutions during the period of up to three months. Director of Legal Department of NBU Viktor Novykov announced the news in Kyiv on Tuesday,...

    Yanukovych arrested in absentia
    Jan20

    Yanukovych arrested in absentia

    The Pechersky district court of Kyiv has delivered a judgment on taking former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych into custody. This has been announced by the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “January 19, 2015, upon the motion of the Prosecutor General’s Office,...

    Ukraine’s industrial manufacturing fell by 10.7% in 2014
    Jan20

    Ukraine’s industrial manufacturing fell by 10.7% in 2014

    Industrial manufacturing in Ukraine has decreased by 10.7% in 2014. According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, ” The index for industrial manufacturing amounted to 97.9% and 82.1%. in December 2014 when compared with the previous month and December 2013 The index for January-December 2014 totaled 89.3%,” the statement said. It...

    NBU to expel govt officials from its board, expand its powers
    Jan20

    NBU to expel govt officials from its board, expand its powers

    The National Bank of Ukraine offers to reduce the membership of the regulator’s board from 15 to nine members while expanding the board’s powers. This was announced by director of the NBU legal department Viktor Novikov, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The bill provides for the NBU board to be reduced from 15 to nine...

    Vira Savchenko allowed to meet her sister in Moscow’s prison
    Jan20

    Vira Savchenko allowed to meet her sister in Moscow’s prison

    Vira Savchenko obtained a permission from Russian investigative authorities to meet her imprisoned sister Nadiya Savchenko on 20 January. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis announced the news, Radio Liberty reported. “Vira Savchenko along with a Ukrainian lawyer will arrive in Moscow tomorrow. Vira is planning to...

    NBU to completely cleanse banking system by year-end
    Jan20

    NBU to completely cleanse banking system by year-end

    Ukrainian banking system will be completely cleansed from fraudulent and insolvent financial institutions by the end of this year. This was stated by first deputy governor of the NBU Oleksandr Pisaruk at the round-table meeting, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We hope that this year this process [cleansing of the banking system] will...

    Ukraine’s energy minister: “Crimean” contract with Russia may be terminated
    Jan20

    Ukraine’s energy minister: “Crimean” contract with Russia may be terminated

    Energy and coal industry minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn admits that the contract, concluded on December 30, 2014 between the state enterprise Ukrinterenerho and the Russian company Inter RAO on electricity imports from Russia to Ukraine, may be terminated. “The contract was signed by the Ukrinterenerho. There are certain...

    U.S. government to help Ukraine establish new patrol service
    Jan20

    U.S. government to help Ukraine establish new patrol service

    The U.S. government is to actively contribute to the formation of the new patrol service, which is planned to be established in Ukraine instead of the state traffic inspectorate. This was stated by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt during the presentation of the coordination centre for training Kyiv patrol staff, an Ukrinform...

    Buyers of Ukrainian Varyag aircraft carrier originally intended to turn it into military navy unit but not casino, witness says
    Jan20

    Buyers of Ukrainian Varyag aircraft carrier originally intended to turn it into military navy unit but not casino, witness says

    The only Chinese aircraft carrier previously called Varyag and now Liaoning was purchased for China through a middleman, a former officer of the People’s Liberation Army of China, the Army basketball star and a successful businessman, Xu Zengping. Xu shared details of twists and turns of his adventurous story with the Hong Kong newspaper...

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