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    Ukraine may reduce imports by $4 billion
    Dec26

    Ukraine may reduce imports by $4 billion

    The introduction of an additional import duty will contribute to a reduction in imports in 2015 by nearly $4 billion. Prime Minister’s Advisor on Import Valeriy Piatnytsky said this at a briefing in the Cabinet of Ministers on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We have forecasted that by introducing these measures we can...

    Moscow court extends Sentsov’s arrest until April 11, 2015
    Dec26

    Moscow court extends Sentsov’s arrest until April 11, 2015

    The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow has extended the arrest of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov until April 11, 2015. The court made such a decision on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent in Russia reported. “The court has decided to extend the detention of Oleh Sentsov for three months until April 11, 2015,” Judge Margarita...

    Import duty not to apply to essential goods – Jaresko
    Dec26

    Import duty not to apply to essential goods – Jaresko

    The import duty on essential commodities will not be introduced. Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said this at a briefing on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We need to stabilize the balance of payments in the budget for 2015, so the answer to this problem is the introduction of a temporary import duty… It is very...

    Exchange of prisoners may start on December 27 – Ukrainian Defense Ministry
    Dec26

    Exchange of prisoners may start on December 27 – Ukrainian Defense Ministry

    The exchange of detained active members of illegal armed groups in Donbas for Ukrainian servicemen who are being held by militants could begin on Saturday, December 27. An advisor to the Ukrainian deputy defense minister, Vasyl Budyk, told this to an Ukrinform correspondent. “The exchange is tentatively expected tomorrow. If all goes well,...

    No wage rise without reforms – Social Policy Ministry
    Dec26

    No wage rise without reforms – Social Policy Ministry

    The government plans to increase by 13% all types of social payments, however, only when reforms are implemented. Social Policy Minister Pavlo Rozenko told a briefing Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We undertook an ambitious, difficult task in the current situation – to raise all social standards approximately by 13% from...

    China willing to strengthen friendship with Ukraine
    Dec26

    China willing to strengthen friendship with Ukraine

    China is ready to look for a “point of mutual interest” with the new Ukrainian government. China’s Ambassador to Ukraine Zhang Xiyun said this on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “There is mutual commitment and mutual readiness to continue the existing cooperation. And, as there is now the new government, the...

    Abromavicius to tell in January what will happen to industrial enterprises
    Dec26

    Abromavicius to tell in January what will happen to industrial enterprises

    The Cabinet of Ministers will present the concept of Ukraine’s industrial sector reform in early January. Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius said this at a briefing in the Cabinet of Ministers on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Today I met with other ministers, who are responsible for the key...

    Piatnytsky becomes Adviser to Prime Minister
    Dec26

    Piatnytsky becomes Adviser to Prime Minister

    The Cabinet appoints Valeriy Piatnytsky Adviser of the Prime Minister on the import stabilization. The Cabinet’s press service told journalists, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “In several minutes a briefing of Prime Minister’s Adviser on stabilization of imports Valeriy Piatnytsky will be held,” Oksana Herasymova, head of the...

    Law on civil service to take effect in 2016
    Dec26

    Law on civil service to take effect in 2016

    The Verkhovna Rada has postponed the entry into force of the law of Ukraine on civil service until January 1, 2016. A total of 268 deputies voted for this decision on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. According to Radical Party leader Oleh Liashko, the entry into force of this law will require additional state funds to increase the...

    Ukraine to raise EUR 500 mln loan to rebuild Donbas
    Dec26

    Ukraine to raise EUR 500 mln loan to rebuild Donbas

    Ukraine and Germany in January 2015 will prepare a joint statement on an untied loan from Germany to rebuild infrastructure in Donbas. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko said this on Friday, the press service of the ministry told Ukrinform. “Pursuant to...

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