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    Finance minister to submit budget for 2015 tomorrow
    Dec22

    Finance minister to submit budget for 2015 tomorrow

    Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko will submit Ukraine’s draft state budget for the next year to the parliament on Tuesday. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this while opening a government meeting on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Tomorrow the finance minister will present the law on the state...

    Yatseniuk not to raise retirement age and cut scholarships
    Dec22

    Yatseniuk not to raise retirement age and cut scholarships

    The Ukrainian government is currently not planning to raise the retirement age. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this during a government meeting on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “At this stage the government does not propose raising the retirement age. As for the special categories of pensioners, at this stage...

    Official hryvnia exchange rate weakens again
    Dec22

    Official hryvnia exchange rate weakens again

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on Monday, December 22, lowered the official exchange rate of the hryvnia against the U.S. dollar by eight kopecks compared to December 19, to UAH 15.8544 per U.S. dollar, according to the official website of the central bank. The official exchange rate of the hryvnia against the euro is UAH 19.4676/EUR 1 (UAH...

    Defense Ministry to be reformed under volunteers’ concept – president’s advisor
    Dec22

    Defense Ministry to be reformed under volunteers’ concept – president’s advisor

    A presidential advisor, assistant to the defense minister and coordinator of the Wings of the Phoenix volunteer project, Yuriy Biriukov, reported on Monday, December 22, that a Defense Ministry reform concept proposed by a group of volunteers has been approved. He wrote this on his Facebook page. “Our reform concept has been adopted as a...

    Ukraine to help Kazakhstan strengthen its defense capability
    Dec22

    Ukraine to help Kazakhstan strengthen its defense capability

    Ukraine and Kazakhstan are fully restoring military-technical cooperation. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this after a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “I am pleased to say that we are fully restoring military-technical cooperation. The experience and potential of the...

    Nazarbayev describes events in Donbas as ‘organized civil war’
    Dec22

    Nazarbayev describes events in Donbas as ‘organized civil war’

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is currently on an official visit to Kyiv, has said that the situation in eastern Ukraine is an “organized civil war.” He said this at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Ukraine is our close friend...

    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...

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