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    Almost third of budget revenues to be spent on defense and debt payments – Jaresko
    Dec23

    Almost third of budget revenues to be spent on defense and debt payments – Jaresko

    Ukraine’s draft state budget for 2015 envisages UAH 82.9 billion for defense. Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said this while presenting a respective bill to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. “Expenditures on defense and security, which are the number one priority, taking into account aggression in eastern Ukraine, have been...

    Military updates, 12/22 (13th “Day of Silence”)
    Dec23

    Military updates, 12/22 (13th “Day of Silence”)

    Over the past weekend, the departure of a majority of units of Russian-terrorist forces was recorded from the line of contact with the Ukrainian troops in Luhansk and Donetsk regions. This process is not observed in some areas – in particular, the enemy leaves its troops “at the front line” in the Pervomaisk – Lysychansk stretch, as well as near...

    Lavrov unhappy with cancellation of Ukraine’s non-bloc status
    Dec23

    Lavrov unhappy with cancellation of Ukraine’s non-bloc status

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the cancellation of Ukraine’s non-bloc status is counterproductive. He said this to journalists on Tuesday in Moscow, which hosts a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), an Ukrinform correspondent in Russia reported. “It is a counterproductive [move]. It only...

    Deputies decide to work seven days a week
    Dec23

    Deputies decide to work seven days a week

    People’s deputies supported a proposal of the deputy head of the procedural committee to amend the schedule of the first parliamentary session. In particular, the deputies will work in committees December 24, December 25 and a plenary session will be held December 26; they will work in committees December 27, Saturday, and a plenary session...

    Polish defense minister: Ukraine to be in NATO and EU
    Dec23

    Polish defense minister: Ukraine to be in NATO and EU

    Ukraine will be a member of NATO and the European Union if the country meets alliance standards and if Ukrainian citizens wish so. Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said this in an interview with Polish radio station Radio Zet. “The declaration by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on canceling [Ukraine’s] non-aligned status...

    Ukraine may receive budget 24 hours before New Year
    Dec23

    Ukraine may receive budget 24 hours before New Year

    People’s deputies approved the draft resolution “On peculiarities of the procedure for consideration and adoption of the draft law of Ukraine on the state budget of Ukraine for 2015,” which envisages peculiarities of consideration and adoption of the draft state budget for 2015 and all draft laws, submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers. 253...

    Yatseniuk announces hryvnia rate in budget
    Dec23

    Yatseniuk announces hryvnia rate in budget

    The draft state budget 2015 is based on the average hryvnia rate of 17 UAH/USD. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk told in the parliament Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The average rate in calculation of the state budget is 17 UAH/USD,” Yatseniuk said.

    World Bank to allocate nearly $380 mln to Ukraine for electricity
    Dec23

    World Bank to allocate nearly $380 mln to Ukraine for electricity

    Ukraine will receive a $378.425 million loan from the World Bank to improve the reliability of the power transmission system and support the implementation of the wholesale electricity market in Ukraine. The respective decision has been taken by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, the bank’s press service reported....

    Klimkin confirms: Contact group will meet in Minsk tomorrow
    Dec23

    Klimkin confirms: Contact group will meet in Minsk tomorrow

    A meeting of the tripartite contact group in Minsk will take place Wednesday, December 24. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told reporters Tuesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “We are planning such a meeting tomorrow. Negotiations still continue. We know that one meeting will be enough. We do not need talks, we need a real progress....

    Yatseniuk ready to consider “budget package” as long as necessary
    Dec23

    Yatseniuk ready to consider “budget package” as long as necessary

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk is ready to discuss 44 laws, submitted by the government to the parliament, as long as necessary. He said this at the Verkhovna Rada meeting on Tuesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reported. “There is a proposal to proceed with the discussion of bills and work. We will work as long as...

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