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    Terrorists demand money for bodies of killed Ukrainian soldiers
    Aug12

    Terrorists demand money for bodies of killed Ukrainian soldiers

    Militants demand up to $70,000 for the bodies of killed Ukrainian servicemen, National Guard Commander Stepan Poltorak has said, according to NBN. “Terrorists are demanding money for the bodies of dead servicemen – from $15,000 to $70,000,” Poltorak said. He said that international rules envisage the unhindered provision of the...

    Rada passes law on economic activity in Crimea
    Aug12

    Rada passes law on economic activity in Crimea

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the tax and customs control in the free economic zone of Crimea and the peculiarities of the economic activity in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. The decision was supported by 227 MPs, according to a Ukrinform reporter. The main purpose of the law is to provide for 10 years...

    Ukraine has not yet received list of humanitarian goods from Russia – Chaly
    Aug12

    Ukraine has not yet received list of humanitarian goods from Russia – Chaly

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry still expects a note from Russia with a list of humanitarian goods for residents of Luhansk. Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, Ukrinform reported. “Unfortunately, as of 16.40, we still did not get the promised Russian note with...

    President Poroshenko, Italian PM Renzi speak on phone
    Aug12

    President Poroshenko, Italian PM Renzi speak on phone

    President Petro Poroshenko discussed on the phone with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi issues of international humanitarian mission to Luhansk, the president’s press office reported on Tuesday. The Ukrainian president thanked Matteo Renzi for support of Ukraine by the European Council, currently presided by Italy, as well as for the...

    Verkhovna Rada will consider laws on lustration Thursday – Turchynov
    Aug12

    Verkhovna Rada will consider laws on lustration Thursday – Turchynov

    Laws concerning lustration in Ukraine will be considered at a plenary meeting Thursday. Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov told Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports. “As concerns draft laws on lustration, as we supported a proposal and included this issue into the agenda at the morning session, the concerned committees must...

    Foreign Ministry calls Putin and Medvedev’s visit to Crimea unacceptable
    Aug12

    Foreign Ministry calls Putin and Medvedev’s visit to Crimea unacceptable

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said that a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and State Duma deputies to Crimea is unacceptable. Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Danylo Lubkivsky said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. “It is unacceptable. Crimea is...

    Safe corridors created for civilians in Donbas – NSDC
    Aug12

    Safe corridors created for civilians in Donbas – NSDC

    Humanitarian corridors have been created for civilians to leave the areas temporarily controlled by terrorists, Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) Information and Analysis Center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday. From Donetsk: along Lenin Avenue to the bypass road, then along Donetsk –...

    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...

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