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    New law on guarantees of retail deposits in state banks adopted by Ukrainian Parliament
    Dec21

    New law on guarantees of retail deposits in state banks adopted by Ukrainian Parliament

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted as a basis and as a whole the draft law submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on amendments to the Law of Ukraine ”On banks and banking activity”, involving state guarantee of individuals` deposits in state banks. The relevant decision was supported by 276 MPs with a minimum of 226 votes...

    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria
    Dec21

    Two Chechen battalions to be deployed in Syria

    Russian authorities have ordered the Chechen leaders to form two new combat battalions to be deployed in Syria for Russia`s boots-on-the-ground operation, the Novaya Gazeta outlet has learned, according to Ukraine Today. The authorities of the Russia`s autonomous republic of Chechnya will form two battalions of 600 persons, the newspaper says,...

    Russia`s hybrid war against Ukraine ongoing for 25 years – U.S. Ambassador
    Dec21

    Russia`s hybrid war against Ukraine ongoing for 25 years – U.S. Ambassador

    Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch has said that the so-called ”hybrid war” of the Russian Federation against Ukraine began even before this term emerged. At a Kyiv presentation of the Foreign Policy Audit study, Yovanovitch said that over the 25 years since Ukraine had gained independence, the country remained in a...

    Ukrainian Parliament approves establishment of export-credit agency
    Dec21

    Ukrainian Parliament approves establishment of export-credit agency

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved the establishment of an Export-Credit Agency with the main task of supporting large-scale expansion and doubling the volume of exports by 2019. The bill on ensuring the large-scale export expansion of Ukrainian producers through insuring, guaranteeing, and reducing the cost of export lending (No.2142a)...

    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21
    Dec21

    Release of hostages, escalation near Svitlodarsk to be discussed in Minsk on December 21

    The release of hostages, the opening of the Zolote exit and entry checkpoint, as well as the aggravation of the situation at the Svitlodarsk arc will be discussed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on December 21, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports. ”The meeting of the four working groups will begin, and at 14:00 local time...

    National Bank of Ukraine chief voices terms of PrivatBank stabilization
    Dec21

    National Bank of Ukraine chief voices terms of PrivatBank stabilization

    Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva has said that the stabilization process of the nationalized PrivatBank can take between one and three years, DT.ua reported. ”I think, PrivatBank will have its value and it could be sold… According to my calculations, it would take at least a year, but no more than three years,”...

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings
    Dec21

    Turkey tells U.S. that Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen was behind Russian diplomat`s killings

    Turkey`s foreign minister has told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Ankara and Moscow believe followers of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen were behind the killing of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, ministry sources said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Ankara has also accused Gulen of orchestrating a failed coup in July, a charge the...

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon
    Dec21

    Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia – Pentagon

    A Pentagon memo outlining the incoming Trump administration`s top ”defense priorities” does not include any mention of Russia, which has been identified by senior military officials as the No. 1 threat to the United States, according to Foreign Policy. ”People there [in Pentagon] now would be pretty concerned to see Russia not on the list,” said...

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid
    Dec21

    Ukraine investigates cyberattack on Kyiv power grid

    Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyber attack on Kiev`s power grid at the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure, the head of the state-run power distributor said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Vsevolod Kovalchuk, acting chief director of Ukrenergo, told Reuters that a power distribution...

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    Dec21

    Dutch Senate to support Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    The upper chamber of the parliament of the Netherlands will back the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement with Ukraine, according to a local Telegraaf. According to insiders, the lower house of parliament – House of Representatives – sees opposition to the government`s declaration on the agreement with Ukraine, but the situation...

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