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    President calls on government to simplify conditions for doing business
    Aug12

    President calls on government to simplify conditions for doing business

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the government to step up reform of regulatory policy and take immediate steps for this purpose, the presidential press service has reported. “I draw your attention to the need for the speedy launch by the government of real processes of deregulation in the state,” he said in a letter...

    Hryvnia falls to historical minimum
    Aug12

    Hryvnia falls to historical minimum

    The National Bank of Ukraine lowered the official hryvnia rate to 13.1393 UAH/USD. According to InterBusinessConsulting, trading in the U.S. dollar opened with the following quotations 13.0000/13.3000 UAH/USD, by 12:00 a.m., prices grew to 13.2000/13.5000 UAH/USD. By the closure of trading, price levels reached their maximum 13.4500/13.6000...

    UN may approve aid plan for Ukraine this week, diplomat says
    Aug12

    UN may approve aid plan for Ukraine this week, diplomat says

    The United Nations may approve a plan to help Ukraine this week, Deputy Foreign Minister Danylo Lubkivsky said at a press briefing on Tuesday “The UN is already ready to approve a plan to help the Ukrainian people,” he said. Earlier, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that humanitarian assistance for Ukraine’s east will include...

    Terrorists still holding 350 hostages – Foreign Ministry
    Aug12

    Terrorists still holding 350 hostages – Foreign Ministry

    Terrorists in eastern Ukraine are still holding 350 hostages. Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Danylo Lubkivsky said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “At least 350 people are being held hostage by terrorists,” the diplomat said. In this regard, he again demanded that terrorists immediately...

    Chaly: Russian ‘humanitarian aid’ to be delivered to border only
    Aug12

    Chaly: Russian ‘humanitarian aid’ to be delivered to border only

    A Russian “humanitarian aid”, sent today to Ukraine, will be delivered only to the border, and then its movement will be accompanied by Red Cross representatives, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly told reporters in Kyiv on Tuesday. “We do not consider any movement of the Russian convoy on the Ukrainian...

    Policemen allowed shooting on sight in ATO zone
    Aug12

    Policemen allowed shooting on sight in ATO zone

    Police officers in the area of the antiterrorist operation are allowed to use physical force, special means and weapons since now. As a Ukrinform correspondent reports, relevant amendments were made to the law “On Police.” This decision was supported by 288 MPs. lk 12.08.2014 15:17

    ATO lacks medical transport, no problem with staff and medicines
    Aug12

    ATO lacks medical transport, no problem with staff and medicines

    All units in the ATO area are fully equipped with medicines, but a specialized medical transport is not enough. Director of the Military Medical Department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Vitaliy Andronati told a press conference on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “There is a set of drugs that are supplied to military units...

    Verkhovna Rada permits detention of terrorists for 3 to 30 days
    Aug12

    Verkhovna Rada permits detention of terrorists for 3 to 30 days

    Ukrainian lawmakers have approved a law permitting the preventive detention in the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) of persons involved in terrorist activity for more than 72 hours. According to a Ukrinform correspondent, 232 MPs voted for a respective decision on Tuesday. Law No. 4312a introduces amendments to the law of Ukraine on...

    Putin’s ‘humanitarian aid’ won’t be let in Ukraine if not certified by Red Cross – NSDC
    Aug12

    Putin’s ‘humanitarian aid’ won’t be let in Ukraine if not certified by Red Cross – NSDC

    Any foreign humanitarian aid must be certified by the International Committee of the Red Cross, so far no “humanitarian convoy” has received such certification to enter Ukraine. Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) Information and Analysis Center spokesman Andriy Lysenko thus commented on a video with trucks...

    6 Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas over past 24 hours
    Aug12

    6 Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas over past 24 hours

    Over the past 24 hours 6 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed, 31 more wounded in the area of ??the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) Information and Analysis Center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday. “Over the past 24 hours during the liberation of the...

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