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    U.S. senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine on December 30-31
    Dec28

    U.S. senators Graham, McCain to visit Ukraine on December 30-31

    U.S. Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham will visit Ukraine on December 30-31, according to the United States Embassy in Ukraine. U.S. Senator Graham and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee McCain will arrive in Ukraine on Friday, the press service of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has told UNIAN. The visit will last two...

    The National Bank of Ukraine sold up to $100 mln to maintain the hryvnia exchange rate
    Dec28

    The National Bank of Ukraine sold up to $100 mln to maintain the hryvnia exchange rate

    The National Bank of Ukraine on its official website reports that in the foreign exchange auction on December 28, 2016 sold $96.8 million to the Ukrainian banks. The Head of the Department of public markets, the NBU Serhiy Ponomarenko said: “On the interbank market continues to experience a temporary excess demand for foreign currency,...

    Cabinet restructures OPP`s UAH 1.5 bln debt to Naftogaz
    Dec28

    Cabinet restructures OPP`s UAH 1.5 bln debt to Naftogaz

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its meeting December 28 restructured the debt of Odesa Portside Chemical Plant (OPP) before the National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine for the gas consumed in the amount of UAH 1.5 billion. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, December 28. ”Now the OPP together with the State...

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash
    Dec28

    Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash

    Russian investigators looking into the crash of a military plane that crashed, killing all 92 on board, believe a fault with its wing flaps was the reason it plunged into the Black Sea, an investigative source told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The Life.ru news portal, which has close contacts to law enforcement agencies,...

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros
    Dec28

    Martial law in Donbas – cons and pros

    Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) Vasyl Hrytsak states that Ukraine`s main challenge related to the war in Donbas is balance, 112 Ukraine TV Channel reports. ”On the one hand, we are seeing that there is an ongoing war in the east of Ukraine, that is de jure called ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation]. But it`s still war, because even now,...

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”
    Dec28

    Russia took away from Donbas 40 bodies of its soldiers in ”humanitarian convoy”

    The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reports that Russian military command secretly took away its killed in actions in the 59th so-called ”humanitarian convoys”. This is done to conceal presence of the Russian army in Donbas, according to Ukraine Today. Moreover, the intelligence reports that the tensions between Russia-backed separatist forces...

    Montenegro issues arrest warrant against Russians, Serbs involved in coup plot
    Dec28

    Montenegro issues arrest warrant against Russians, Serbs involved in coup plot

    Montenegro has issued an international arrest warrant for two Russians and three Serbs who were allegedly involved in a coup plot to overthrow the country`s pro-NATO government, according to RFE/RL. The state prosecutor`s office said on December 27 that the five are being sought for alleged ”terrorist” activities that included plans to kill the...

    Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, Washington refutes accusations
    Dec28

    Erdogan says U.S.-led coalition supports terrorists in Syria, Washington refutes accusations

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he had evidence that the U.S.-led coalition gave support to terrorist groups in Syria, according to Reuters. ”They were accusing us of supporting Daesh,” he told a press conference in Ankara, Reuters reports. ”Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh [the Islamic State], YPG,...

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice
    Dec28

    Recognition the Russian court of the Euromaidan as the ‘coup’ does not have any legal consequences for Ukraine – the First Deputy Minister of Justice

    The First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Natalia Sevostyanova states that the recognition by the court in Moscow the protests of 2014 in Ukraine as ”coup d`etat” does not bear any legal consequences for Ukraine, TV Channel 5 reports. The Ukrainian official comments about the fact that Dorogomilovsky court in Moscow on the suit of...

    Ukraine has adopted a decision to reduce import of Russian fertilizers
    Dec28

    Ukraine has adopted a decision to reduce import of Russian fertilizers

    The press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade reported that the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has adopted a decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of nitrogen fertilizers from the Russian Federation. “Soon the government would send a bill on measures to diversify fertilizer supplies via...

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