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    Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    Italy blocked EU from widening, lengthening sanctions on Russia

    Italy blocked attempts to extend European Union sanctions on Russia by a year as well as broaden the sanctions to cover alleged crimes by Russia in Syria, EU members said, according to Radio Liberty. ”We had a discussion that luckily ended without considering the option – which would have been wrong, I think – to react to the situation in Syria...

    National Bank of Ukraine closes 18th insolvent bank this year
    Dec16

    National Bank of Ukraine closes 18th insolvent bank this year

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has designated Investbank as insolvent for the failure to fulfil minimum capital requirements. The NBU said on its website that the bank`s shareholders had failed to take sufficient measures to bring charter capital in line with the banking requirements. Investbank`s charter capital as of December 15 was lower...

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC
    Dec16

    Obama vows action against Russia on hacks – BBC

    U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election campaign, according to the BBC. ”We need to take action and we will,” he told U.S. radio station NPR, the BBC wrote. ”I think there`s no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our...

    Ukraine politicians unwilling to share details about Yanukovych`s schemes – FBI
    Dec16

    Ukraine politicians unwilling to share details about Yanukovych`s schemes – FBI

    An FBI agent says Ukrainian politicians are unwilling to share information about former President Viktor Yanukovych`s schemes, according to the Ukrainian-language media outlet, Radio Svoboda (Radio Liberty). The FBI`s Supervisory Special Agent Karen Greenaway said at the Third Asset Recovery Conference in Kyiv on December 15, that the biggest...

    Official forex rate of hryvnia to the euro gets stronger by 60 kopiykas
    Dec16

    Official forex rate of hryvnia to the euro gets stronger by 60 kopiykas

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening set the official forex rate of the Ukrainian hryvnia to the euro at UAH 27.40, making it stronger by 60 kopiykas (one hryvnia, or UAH, equals 100 kopiykas) against the euro. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for December 16:...

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants
    Dec16

    Biden welcomes Ukraine`s decision to release 15 Russian militants

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes that the Ukrainian authorities` decision to unilaterally release 15 individuals taken prisoner during the Donbas conflict will give momentum to the prisoner exchange process. ”The Vice President voiced strong support for the Ukrainian Government`s decision today [December 15] to unilaterally release 15...

    Ukrainian farmers export over 20 mln tonnes of grain since July 2016
    Dec16

    Ukrainian farmers export over 20 mln tonnes of grain since July 2016

    Ukrainian farmers have exported 20.1 million tonnes of grain since the beginning of the 2016/2017 marketing year (July 2016 through June 2017), according to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. In particular, they exported 10.6 million tonnes of wheat, about 4.1 million tonnes of barley, and 5.3 million tonnes of maize. What is...

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo
    Dec16

    France calls for urgent United Nations Security Council talks on Aleppo

    France on Thursday requested urgent closed-door consultations at the UN Security Council on the evacuation of civilians from the Syrian city of Aleppo and plans for deliveries of aid, diplomats said, according to The Local France. Hundreds of civilians and rebels boarded buses earlier in the day to leave Aleppo as Syrian forces moved to assert...

    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case
    Dec16

    ”It needs to be disguised and taken away”: General Prosecutor Office releases records of intercepted calls between two suspects in MH17 case

    First Deputy General Prosecutor Dmytro Storozhuk has told a Kyiv briefing that the Joint Investigation Team is ready to ensure protection of all witnesses who can provide information on those involved in the destruction of the Malaysian Airlines passenger aircraft. Also, the PGO released audio recordings of conversations between the persons...

    Russia, Japan sign 68 agreements during Putin`s visit – Reuters
    Dec16

    Russia, Japan sign 68 agreements during Putin`s visit – Reuters

    A total of 68 agreements were signed during President Vladimir Putin`s visit to Japan, including in energy, according to Russian officials on Friday, according to Reuters. Among business-to-business deals reached, gas giant Gazprom signed agreements on strategic cooperation with trading houses Mitsui & Co  and Mitsubishi Corp, Reuters wrote....

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