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    Yatseniuk presents government action program
    Dec09

    Yatseniuk presents government action program

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk at a government meeting on Tuesday presented an action program of the Cabinet of Ministers, the government’s press service has reported. The program, he said, is based on a coalition agreement: “There are no simple decisions, and quick and simple decisions are not always effective....

    Russia not to change its policy towards Ukraine – Lavrov
    Dec09

    Russia not to change its policy towards Ukraine – Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said it is offensive that the West, through sanctions, is trying to make Russia change its policy towards Ukraine. He said this during a joint press conference with his Belgian colleague, Didier Reynders, an Ukrinform correspondent in Moscow reported. “Nobody gains anything from sanctions, neither those...

    Yatseniuk announces new economic policy
    Dec09

    Yatseniuk announces new economic policy

    Ukraine’s economy will switch to the new economic policy. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said, presenting a draft program of the government’s actions on Tuesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “Objectively, we will not be able to fund the army, we will not be able to provide social standards, if the economy does not work....

    Kyiv fuel oil will be enough for 2-3 weeks
    Dec09

    Kyiv fuel oil will be enough for 2-3 weeks

    The amount of fuel oil, kept at Kyiv thermal power plants, will be enough for 2-3 weeks of the heating season in the case of gas shortages. Director of the department for housing and communal infrastructure of the Kyiv city state administration Dmytro Novytsky told reporters, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “It (oil – Ed.)...

    15,000 new state standards will be introduced in Ukraine – Yatseniuk
    Dec09

    15,000 new state standards will be introduced in Ukraine – Yatseniuk

    Until 2016, 15,000 new state standards will be introduced in Ukraine. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk told the Cabinet’s meeting, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “We officially say that Ukraine refuses from Russia and Soviet GOSTs and standards. 15,000 new state standards will be introduced in compliance with the Association...

    State expenses will be cut by 10%
    Dec09

    State expenses will be cut by 10%

    Expenses in the state sector will be cut by 10% over two years. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said at the government meeting, Ukrinform’s correspondent reports. “We have to go by way of radical reduction of expenses in the state sector. The matter concerns reduction of expenses in the state sector by 10%,” he said. According to the...

    Truce in Donbas to last 24 hours – NSDC
    Dec09

    Truce in Donbas to last 24 hours – NSDC

    The agreements reached envisage that the truce declared this morning will last 24 hours, and then conclusions on further actions will be made. The spokesman for the information and analytical center at the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Andriy Lysenko, said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported....

    Ukraine loses six servicemen in past 24 hours
    Dec09

    Ukraine loses six servicemen in past 24 hours

    Six Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven more have been wounded in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in east Ukraine over the past 24 hours. National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing on Tuesday. “As a result of armed clashes we have lost six Ukrainian soldiers, and seven...

    Talks with IMF begin in Kyiv
    Dec09

    Talks with IMF begin in Kyiv

    The first round of negotiations with the IMF mission is being held in Kyiv. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk stated this at a government meeting on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The first round is taking place now,” he said. He said that the IMF mission arrived in Kyiv today. Yatseniuk added that approaches...

    Ukraine needs to spend at least 5% of GDP on defense – premier
    Dec09

    Ukraine needs to spend at least 5% of GDP on defense – premier

    Ukraine should spend about 5% of GDP on ensuring national security and defense. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said this at a government meeting on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “The key priority is national security and defense and the financing of law enforcement agencies. We have set rather an ambitious goal for...

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