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    Russia weaker than West but Putin has significant advantages – Edward Lucas
    Dec29

    Russia weaker than West but Putin has significant advantages – Edward Lucas

    In terms of figures, Russia is much weaker than the West. However, Vladimir Putin has some serious advantages, which may well prove decisive, a British journalist and publicist Edward Lucas wrote for Tyzhden. According to him, the decisive Russian president is ready for the economic problems that may arise as a result of his actions, and he is...

    Iraqi forces resume fight for Mosul
    Dec29

    Iraqi forces resume fight for Mosul

    Iraqi security forces started a new push into Mosul on Thursday in an attempt to recapture the city held captive by the self-styled ”Islamic State” (IS) since June 2014. Government troops pushed into several southeastern districts of the city in an effort to bring eastern Mosul under their control, according to Deutsche Welle. ”The second phase...

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Dec29

    Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia increases – Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia has increased to 17 people over the year, despite the fact that six Ukrainians have been released, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. “Though six prisoners have returned to Ukraine, their total number has not decreased but increased: now we have...

    Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers – Reuters
    Dec29

    Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers – Reuters

    A young activist who became prominent in Ukraine`s 2014 uprising and was later appointed to work on a major project to reform the corruption-plagued customs of Odesa is herself being investigated for corruption, reads an exclusive report by Reuters. Roman Nasirov, the head of Ukraine`s Fiscal Service, which is spearheading the probe, told Reuters...

    Naftogaz should get rid of oil production assets in Egypt – Naftogaz CEO
    Dec29

    Naftogaz should get rid of oil production assets in Egypt – Naftogaz CEO

    NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine should get rid of its oil production assets in Egypt as unprofitable, the company CEO, Andriy Kobolev, told journalists Thursday, December 28. ”It [the oil production business in Egypt] could be developed or we could quit it… I think we should quit it,” said Kobolev, adding that today this business does not bring...

    Ukraine boosting corn starch production and exports
    Dec29

    Ukraine boosting corn starch production and exports

    Ukraine continues boosting production and exports of corn starch. So, more than 8.73 KMT of corn starch was produced in the country in November, or 60% more than in November 2015 (5.46 KMT), according to UkrAgroConsult. Ukraine`s corn starch output increased 22% in 2016 year-on-year, to 62.28 KMT against 50.98 KMT at the same time in 2015,...

    Canada launches grant for rehabilitating workers in Ukraine
    Dec29

    Canada launches grant for rehabilitating workers in Ukraine

    Canada – Ukraine International Assistance Fund, founded by Ukrainians in Canada, launches an annual grant of 1500 Canadian dollars, which will be sent to increase monthly salary for rehabilitation workers in Ukraine, according to Ukraine Today. The mission of the fund is to improve rehabilitation services in Ukraine for certain categories...

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure
    Dec29

    Commission in Russia names cause of Tu-154 crash: equipment failure

    A government commission investigating the reason the Russian DoD`s Tu-154 passenger plane crashed into the Black Sea off the Sochi coast has named equipment failure the cause of the tragedy, that`s according to Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov, RIA Novosti reports. ”It is obvious that the equipment did not work as intended. WThe experts...

    First details of Russian-Ukrainian clash near Kruta Balka in Donbas: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, several wounded
    Dec29

    First details of Russian-Ukrainian clash near Kruta Balka in Donbas: 1 Ukrainian soldier killed, several wounded

    As a result of a military clash with the pro-Russian militants in the area of Kruta Balka, a Ukrainian soldier was killed, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation HQ. ”Yesterday, around 15:00, near the village of Kruta Balka, located in the Donetsk direction, a clash occurred between one of the units of the ATO forces and...

    Monetization of subsidies to allow launching gas market for households – Naftogaz CEO
    Dec29

    Monetization of subsidies to allow launching gas market for households – Naftogaz CEO

    Monetization of subsidies that Ukraine`s population gets from the state to cover the utility costs will allow launching the natural gas market for the population, which will result in consumers being able to choose their gas supplier, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev said at a meeting with journalists December 28. ”The key to the launch of the gas...

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