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    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response
    Dec22

    Ukraine to release 15 Donbas militants, expects ”humanism” in response

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed decree No. 561 to pardon nine convicts. The Head of State considered the petition for pardon of individuals convicted by Ukrainian courts and proposals by the Amnesty Commission, taking into account the severity of the crimes committed, the term of the actual sentence, the identity of convicts,...

    Finance Ministry introduces new Head of PrivatBank, forms Supervisory Board
    Dec22

    Finance Ministry introduces new Head of PrivatBank, forms Supervisory Board

    Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk presented to the staff of the state-owned Privatbank the new head of the Board, former Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak. The ministry has set the task before the new head of the Board to further develop the bank, Danyliuk told a press conference Thursday. ”The Bank should become an example of...

    Psychological, physical pressure imposed on Ukrainians at Russian border checkpoints – State Border Guard Service
    Dec22

    Psychological, physical pressure imposed on Ukrainians at Russian border checkpoints – State Border Guard Service

    Citizens of Ukraine, who under various circumstances are compelled to make frequent trips to Russia, complain of psychological and even physical pressure from the law enforcement agencies of the aggressor state, according to the press secretary of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodian. He noted that the Russian special...

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank
    Dec22

    Court arrests $600,000 in case of large-scale embezzlement in Ukrgasbank

    In mid-December, the PGO, the SBU, and the National Police conducted a series of searches in a pre-trial investigation regarding the facts of embezzlement by Ukrgasbank officials of credit funds in the amount of UAH 140 million. Pechersk District Court in Kyiv ruled to arrest $600,000 that had been seized during the searches within a probe into...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister announces preparations for visa regime with Russia
    Dec22

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister announces preparations for visa regime with Russia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said Ukraine is to prepare for the introduction of a visa regime with the Russian Federation. ”First of all, we have to move in the direction of monitoring, who is coming from Russia to Ukraine. But let`s be honest with ourselves: we are at war with Russia today. What is more, the war is both classic...

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking
    Dec22

    U.S. drones used by Ukraine army at Donbas was ineffective against Russian jamming and hacking

    Millions of dollars` worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say, according to Reuters. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an...

    Gazprom suggests exchanging letters of guarantee with Naftogaz instead of additional accords
    Dec22

    Gazprom suggests exchanging letters of guarantee with Naftogaz instead of additional accords

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has offered the National energy holding Naftogaz of Ukraine to exchange letters of guarantee, as well as to resolve the issues of prepayment for gas deliveries, said Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Prime business news agency reported. ”Gazprom is proposing Naftogaz an exchange of letters, which would answer...

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report
    Dec22

    Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android application – Reuters report

    A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats during the U.S. presidential election likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016, according to a new report released Thursday, Reuters reports. The malware was able to...

    Ukraine strikes deal with world`s leading port network to develop container facilities at Chornomorsk port
    Dec22

    Ukraine strikes deal with world`s leading port network to develop container facilities at Chornomorsk port

    Hong Kong`s Hutchison Ports has made greater inroads into the Black Sea region, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Ukraine for the development of container terminal facilities at the key Chornomorsk Port, one of the largest ports in the Black Sea, according to Seatrade Maritime. The port handles a range of cargo...

    Finance Ministry gains control over 100% shares of PrivatBank
    Dec22

    Finance Ministry gains control over 100% shares of PrivatBank

    On December 21, 2016, an agreement for the sale of 100% of the shares in PJSC PrivatBank was signed between the Deposit Guarantee Fund (DGF) and the Ministry of Finance. From the date of transfer, the owner of a 100% stake in the bank is the State represented by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, according to a press release of the DGF. ”Such...

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