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    NBU: IMF`s decision on Ukraine depends on timely adoption of budget
    Nov18

    NBU: IMF`s decision on Ukraine depends on timely adoption of budget

    Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Oleh Churiy says that a major factor influencing a decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the disbursement of a new tranche worth $1.3 billion to Ukraine could be the timely adoption of the country`s 2017 budget by the Verkhovna Rada. ”The major factor for a positive decision by...

    Turkey says in talks with Russia on air defense system
    Nov18

    Turkey says in talks with Russia on air defense system

    Turkey is in talks with Russia on the potential purchase of S-400 air missile defense systems, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday, adding that Ankara was also in touch with other countries on missile defense, according to Reuters. Russia`s stance on the issue has so far been positive, Isik said, as reported by Reuters. After...

    OSCE sees over 30,000 individuals in military dress coming from Russia to Donbas
    Nov18

    OSCE sees over 30,000 individuals in military dress coming from Russia to Donbas

    Ambassador of the United States Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council has said that the OSCE Observer Mission has seen more than 30,000 individuals in military-style dress crossing just at the two Russian checkpoints of Gukovo and Donetsk on the border with Ukraine. ”Despite the strict limits imposed on the Observer Mission`s mandate and...

    Top U.S. intelligence official: Russia stopped hacking after U.S. warnings
    Nov18

    Top U.S. intelligence official: Russia stopped hacking after U.S. warnings

    The United States` top intelligence official said Russia stopped its election-related cyber activity after the U.S. administration publicly accused Moscow of interfering in the campaign, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). James Clapper told a congressional committee on November 17 that Russia was likely to continue...

    Ukraine halts Austria poultry imports over avian flu
    Nov18

    Ukraine halts Austria poultry imports over avian flu

    Ukraine has suspended poultry imports from Austria due to concerns over avian flu, the head of Ukraine`s food quality inspectorate told Reuters on Friday. ”We have suspended imports of poultry and poultry products from Austria due to avian flu and have asked for additional information,” official Volodymyr Lapa said, without giving further...

    U.S., Ukraine vote against Russian measure condemning Nazism at UN
    Nov18

    U.S., Ukraine vote against Russian measure condemning Nazism at UN

    The United States joined Ukraine in voting against a United Nations resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism, citing freedom of speech concerns and saying Russia sponsored the measure as a political attack against Ukraine, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). The resolution, entitled ”Combating Glorification Of...

    Switzerland extends sanctions against Russian MPs
    Nov18

    Switzerland extends sanctions against Russian MPs

    Switzerland has added more persons to the watchlist, aimed to prevent bypassing sanctions of the United States and the European Union, implemented because of Russian aggression in Ukraine, according to Ukraine Today. Six persons whose names are now added were elected in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as new Duma (Russian parliament) deputies,...

    Ukraine to earn UAH 1 bln from lease of state property in 2016
    Nov18

    Ukraine to earn UAH 1 bln from lease of state property in 2016

    The State Property Fund of Ukraine is planning to transfer UAH 1 billion, or about $37.8 million, in revenue from the lease of state property to the national budget in 2016, according to the Fund`s Facebook page. ”The Fund and its regional offices collected almost UAH 860 million in budget revenue from the lease in the 10 months of the...

    Over 20 tonnes of plastic bags collected in Kyiv recycling spree
    Nov18

    Over 20 tonnes of plastic bags collected in Kyiv recycling spree

    A large scale experiment in plastic bag recycling is underway in Kyiv, TSN news service reported. Over the two weeks of the campaign, more than 20 tonnes of bags has been collected, as the people bringing them in get UAH 1.5 per kg, according to TSN. Photo via European Parliament flickr.com ”The main thing is that the packages are clean from the...

    Kyrgyz MFA,  Russian special services behind high profile prank call: Press Secretary of the Ukrainian President
    Nov18

    Kyrgyz MFA, Russian special services behind high profile prank call: Press Secretary of the Ukrainian President

    Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Svyatoslav Tsegolko commented on a telephone conversation between Petro Poroshenko and ”Kyrgyz president”, which appeared to be a hoax. ”I now understand why the so-called prankers have been waiting for so long. They edited the conversation, and even longer was it being approved by their chiefs from the...

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