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    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...

    Saakashvili: Ukraine needs to halve government staff
    Dec26

    Saakashvili: Ukraine needs to halve government staff

    Ukraine, in order to achieve more effective work, needs to reduce the government staff not by 10-15%, but by at least two times. President of Georgia (2004-2007; 2008-2013) Mikheil Saakashvili said this in an interview with Censor.Net news website. “According to my assessment, it is necessary for Ukraine to reduce the state apparatus at...

    General Staff: Withdrawal of artillery possible after two days of ceasefire
    Dec26

    General Staff: Withdrawal of artillery possible after two days of ceasefire

    The withdrawal of artillery systems with a caliber of 100 mm and above to the lines fixed in the Minsk memorandum is possible only if militants observe a real ceasefire for two days. A press officer of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksiy Mazepa, said this at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on Friday, an Ukrinform...

    Head of Russian Red Cross calls Putin’s ‘convoys’ invasion of Ukraine
    Dec26

    Head of Russian Red Cross calls Putin’s ‘convoys’ invasion of Ukraine

    Russia violates the norms of the international humanitarian law by providing “humanitarian convoys” of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to the areas in Donbas occupied by Russian soldiers and militants. Head of the Moscow branch of the Russian Red Cross Igor Trunov told this to Ukrinform. “Ten convoys were absolutely truly...

    Eight enemy drones spying near Mariupol
    Dec26

    Eight enemy drones spying near Mariupol

    Drones were noted near Mariupol, spying from the air. ATO Spokesman Leonid Mariukhin informed. In particular, enemy drones were noted in the area of Charmalyk, Mykolayivka, Novoselivka and Talakivka.

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