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    Poroshenko agrees on cheap coal supplies from Kazakhstan
    Dec22

    Poroshenko agrees on cheap coal supplies from Kazakhstan

    Ukraine and Kazakhstan have agreed on supplies of cheap coal from the Ekibastuz coal deposit. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said this at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We have agreed on supplies of coal from the Ekibastuz deposit, the...

    EBRD allocates additional $80 million for trade facilitation program in Ukraine
    Dec22

    EBRD allocates additional $80 million for trade facilitation program in Ukraine

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is directing an additional $80 million to support Ukrainian exporters and importers, the EBRD’s press service has reported. “The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is stepping up its support to Ukrainian exporters and importers by increasing financing...

    Savchenko left under arrest, pilot goes on indefinite hunger strike
    Dec22

    Savchenko left under arrest, pilot goes on indefinite hunger strike

    The Moscow City Court has upheld the decision to extend the arrest of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko and left her behind bars until February 13, 2015. Such a decision was taken at a court meeting on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. Savchenko was not taken to the courtroom, so she had to use a video conference and interpreter. She...

    Yatseniuk: Ukraine’s foreign debt has not increased this year
    Dec22

    Yatseniuk: Ukraine’s foreign debt has not increased this year

    The Ukrainian government has managed to keep foreign debt at a sustainable level of $72 billion. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this during the ceremony of signing credit agreements with the European Investment Bank in Kyiv on Monday. “The government has managed to retain the amount of Ukraine’s external debt to foreign...

    Verkhovna Rada to consider budget and non-aligned status tomorrow
    Dec22

    Verkhovna Rada to consider budget and non-aligned status tomorrow

    The Verkhovna Rada will consider on Tuesday, December 23, bills on the cancellation of Ukraine’s non-bloc status, the draft law on the state budget for 2015 and amendments to the law on the National Security and Defense Council. This is stated in the agenda released before a meeting of the parliament’s conciliatory council on Monday,...

    Yatseniuk explains why Ukraine needs military aid
    Dec22

    Yatseniuk explains why Ukraine needs military aid

    Ukraine needs more financial aid from the West, and “arms supplies have central value for Kyiv.” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel. When asked by a journalist to comment on the statement that NATO clearly said that there will be no military solution to the conflict in...

    Kyrylenko: Ukraine to have draft state budget for 2015 on Monday
    Dec22

    Kyrylenko: Ukraine to have draft state budget for 2015 on Monday

    The Cabinet of Ministers will fully complete the review of figures of the state budget for next year and table it in parliament by the end of Monday, December 22. Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko said this at a meeting of the parliament’s conciliatory council on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Today the...

    Deshchytsia confirms Ukraine’s readiness to buy weapons from Poland
    Dec22

    Deshchytsia confirms Ukraine’s readiness to buy weapons from Poland

    Ukraine is ready, if necessary, to buy weapons from Poland. Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland, former Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia said this in an interview to the tvn24.pl television channel. “No, we currently do not buy weapons from Poland, not yet. If such a need arises, we will do this,” he said. As reported, Polish...

    Militants fire at Donetsk airport from monastery
    Dec22

    Militants fire at Donetsk airport from monastery

    Over the past 24 hours militants have fired twice at the new terminal of the Donetsk airport from the side of a monastery. Anti-terrorist operation spokesman Leonid Matiukhin reported this in his review of events early on December 22. “Terrorists fired twice at the new terminal of the Donetsk airport with small arms. It should be mentioned...

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss assistance to Ukraine
    Dec22

    Poroshenko, Biden discuss assistance to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a telephone conversation with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the presidential press service has reported. “Poroshenko stressed the importance of the signing by U.S. President Barack Obama of the Congress-approved Ukraine Freedom Support Act and welcomed the U.S. position on solidarity with...

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