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    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals
    Dec22

    Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts bill on amnesty in 2016 with president`s proposals

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the law ”On amnesty in 2016” with the proposals by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (No. 4255), according to an UNIAN correspondent. After many attempts, the law was voted by 226 MPs out of 308 registered in the session hall (with the required minimum of 226). President`s envoy in the Verkhovna Rada...

    PrivatBank to resume all services by close of business – new Chairman of the Board of PrivatBank
    Dec22

    PrivatBank to resume all services by close of business – new Chairman of the Board of PrivatBank

    PrivatBank will fully resume all of its services and transactions by close of business, new Chairman of the Board of PrivatBank Oleksandr Shlapak told a press conference Thursday. ”Over the last three days, the interim administration has been working in the bank, and a number of operations have been blocked. However, today, according to the Board...

    After assassination of the Russian ambassador, Turkey and Russia are only getting closer
    Dec22

    After assassination of the Russian ambassador, Turkey and Russia are only getting closer

    The assassination of Russia`s ambassador to Turkey on Monday might have been expected to derail a fragile detente between the regimes of Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Instead, it has served to underline a budding alliance that could have the effect of excluding the United States from the endgame of Syria`s civil war and critically...

    Rada approves development of transport corridor bypassing Russia
    Dec22

    Rada approves development of transport corridor bypassing Russia

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified the Protocol amending the multilateral agreement on international transport on the development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor bypassing Russia. The adoption of bill No. 0118 ”On ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transportation for...

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation
    Dec22

    Ukrainian Parliament dismisses Nadia Savchenko from PACE delegation

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has abolished the beyond-quota election of MP Nadia Savchenko to its delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), according to an UNIAN correspondent. Resolution No. 5572 on amending the decree ”On the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to international organizations and...

    U.S. State Depatment issues terrorist threat alert throughout Europe ahead of Christmas
    Dec22

    U.S. State Depatment issues terrorist threat alert throughout Europe ahead of Christmas

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets, according to the statement by the U.S. Department of State. ”Credible information indicates the Islamic State...

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response
    Dec22

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed decree No. 561 to pardon nine convicts. The Head of State considered the petition for pardon of individuals convicted by Ukrainian courts and proposals by the Amnesty Commission, taking into account the severity of the crimes committed, the term of the actual sentence, the identity of convicts,...

    Finance Ministry introduces new Head of PrivatBank, forms Supervisory Board
    Dec22

    Finance Ministry introduces new Head of PrivatBank, forms Supervisory Board

    Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk presented to the staff of the state-owned Privatbank the new head of the Board, former Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak. The ministry has set the task before the new head of the Board to further develop the bank, Danyliuk told a press conference Thursday. ”The Bank should become an example of...

    Psychological, physical pressure imposed on Ukrainians at Russian border checkpoints – State Border Guard Service
    Dec22

    Psychological, physical pressure imposed on Ukrainians at Russian border checkpoints – State Border Guard Service

    Citizens of Ukraine, who under various circumstances are compelled to make frequent trips to Russia, complain of psychological and even physical pressure from the law enforcement agencies of the aggressor state, according to the press secretary of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodian. He noted that the Russian special...

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank
    Dec22

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank

    In mid-December, the PGO, the SBU, and the National Police conducted a series of searches in a pre-trial investigation regarding the facts of embezzlement by Ukrgasbank officials of credit funds in the amount of UAH 140 million. Pechersk District Court in Kyiv ruled to arrest $600,000 that had been seized during the searches within a probe into...

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