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    Self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic draws up lists of Ukrainian-minded citizens
    Dec16

    Self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic draws up lists of Ukrainian-minded citizens

    The so-called Ministry of State Security of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People`s Republic (”LPR”) terrorist organization draws up lists of Ukrainian-minded citizens, according to the Information Resistance activist group. ”LPR” members use such notions for degrees of ”pro-Ukrainian mood” as ”unreliable” and ”Ukraine sympathizers.” ”The lists must...

    BlackEnergy hackers now launching attacks against Ukrainian banks
    Dec16

    BlackEnergy hackers now launching attacks against Ukrainian banks

    BlackEnergy hackers, who earlier managed to successfully compromise the Ukrainian energy system and cut off the light at several local utilities, are likely behind a new series of cyberattacks targeting banks, according to Softpedia. Security company ESET reveals that it discovered a new group called TeleBots whose modus operandi is very similar...

    Ukraine earns almost $12 bln from farm produce exports in 10 months
    Dec16

    Ukraine earns almost $12 bln from farm produce exports in 10 months

    Exports of Ukrainian farm produce in January-October 2016 amounted to $11.8 billion, which accounted for 40.7% in total national exports, according to the of Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service, which cites the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Cereals ($4.8 billion), fats and oils of animal or vegetable origin ($3.1 billion),...

    National Bank of Ukraine: Artem-Bank subject to liquidation
    Dec16

    National Bank of Ukraine: Artem-Bank subject to liquidation

    Ukraine`s Central Bank on December 15 decided to withdraw Kyiv-based Artem-Bank`s license, as was proposed by the Deposit Guarantee Fund, and liquidate the bank, according to the regulator. ”Artem-Bank was designated as insolvent on November 15, 2016, in keeping with Article 76 of Ukraine`s law on banks and banking,” the regulator said on Friday,...

    Dutch Government approves bill on EU-Ukraine Association
    Dec16

    Dutch Government approves bill on EU-Ukraine Association

    Today, December 16, the Dutch Government has approved a bill that is required for ratification by the country`s Parliament of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote on Facebook. According to Mr Rutte, the bill is yet to be approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Netherlands. The prime minister...

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia
    Dec16

    Russia`s Foreign Ministry blames EU for weakness and sanctions against Russia

    The Russian Foreign Ministry claims that the European Union has again demonstrated its weakness by deciding to extend anti-Russian sanctions contrary to the interests of its member states, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”The European Union has again shown its weakness and inability to recognize the obvious: it is absurd to link the...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.39 to USD on interbank market
    Dec16

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 26.39 to USD on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Friday fell to UAH 26.32/26.39 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 27.5756/27.6150, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH 0.4323/0.4343....

    National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils scenario if Russia attacked Ukraine amid missile tests
    Dec16

    National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils scenario if Russia attacked Ukraine amid missile tests

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov says that Ukraine was ready to counter any Russian provocation during the testing of new Ukrainian missiles near Russia-occupied Crimea, according to Ukrainian news portal Liga.net. He said that had Russia launched missile bombardment of Ukrainian missile...

    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...

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