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    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year
    Dec20

    Britain extends training program of Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

    The UK training program for the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) will be extended for another year to ensure more members of the UAF benefit from UK Armed Forces` training, British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced Monday, the UK Government press service reported. ”Britain is stepping up in Europe and around the world. Extending...

    U.S. suspends diplomatic mission to Turkey in wake of Russian ambassador murder
    Dec20

    U.S. suspends diplomatic mission to Turkey in wake of Russian ambassador murder

    The United States` diplomatic mission in Turkey has halted normal operations on Tuesday following a deadly attack on the Russian ambassador. ”US Embassy in Ankara and Consulates Istanbul and Adana closed for normal operations today. Visa appointments will be rescheduled,” the Embassy tweeted Tuesday. As UNIAN reported earlier, the Russian...

    Ukraine reduces wholesale market price of electricity
    Dec20

    Ukraine reduces wholesale market price of electricity

    The National Energy and Utility Regulation Commission (NEURC) has lowered the forecasted wholesale market price of electricity for 2017 by 15.2%, to UAH 1,285 per 1 MWh. The relevant decision was unanimously adopted at the NEURC meeting Tuesday. ”It is proposed to reduce the wholesale market price by 10% from January 1, and by 5.8% from April 1,...

    Rada amends state budget 2016, allocates UAH 4.4 bln for benefits and subsidies
    Dec20

    Rada amends state budget 2016, allocates UAH 4.4 bln for benefits and subsidies

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed amendments to the state budget for 2016, increasing by UAH 4.4 billion the amount of government subsidies to local budgets for provision of benefits and utility subsidies. The relevant draft law ”On amendments to the state budget for 2016” (No. 5502), prepared by a group of MPs, was supported by 277...

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone
    Dec20

    China returns seized underwater U.S. drone

    A U.S. underwater drone seized by the Chinese navy in the contentious South China Sea has now been returned, according to BBC News. China seized the vehicle in international waters, in one of the most serious confrontations between the powers in decades, BBC News reports. The U.S. said it would continue to ”fly, sail, and operate in the South...

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey
    Dec20

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey

    Russian gas monopoly Gazprom may lose its biggest asset in Turkey, according to the Russian media outlet Kommersant, citing sources familiar with the situation. Shares of Russian company and Gazprombank in Akfel Holding, the largest private importer of Russian gas to Turkey, were de facto nationalized on suspicion of having links with the...

    National Bank of Ukraine grants PrivatBank UAH 15 bln of refinancing
    Dec20

    National Bank of Ukraine grants PrivatBank UAH 15 bln of refinancing

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on December 19 provided the nationalized PrivatBank with a refinancing loan of UAH 15 billion, the press service of the regulator reported. ”In order to support liquidity, ensure uninterrupted customer service, operation of branches and ATMs, and timely payment, the National Bank of Ukraine has provided...

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer presents new An-132
    Dec20

    Ukraine`s Antonov aircraft manufacturer presents new An-132

    Ukraine`s state-owned enterprise Antonov, the only Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger planes, on December 20 presented the first prototype of a new An-132 transport aircraft Ukraine`s top officials — President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov — have...

    Assassin of Russian ambassador screamed: ”We die in Aleppo, you die here!”
    Dec20

    Assassin of Russian ambassador screamed: ”We die in Aleppo, you die here!”

    A gunman is confirmed to be an off-duty Turkish police officer, according to The Daily Mail. Ambassador Andrei Karlov, 62, was shot several times from behind by a gunman shouting: ”Allahu Akbar (God is Great). We die in Aleppo, you die here!” He also screamed: ”Only death will take me out of here,” The Daily Mail reported. The shooter, who was...

    Finance Ministry of Ukraine to issue bonds worth UAH 117 bln for PrivatBank recapitalization
    Dec20

    Finance Ministry of Ukraine to issue bonds worth UAH 117 bln for PrivatBank recapitalization

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has instructed the Ministry of Finance to issue 15-year government domestic bonds worth UAH 116.8 billion at 10.5% per annum to pay for shares of the Ukraine`s largest bank, PrivatBank, nationalized by the government decision of December 18. Government Decree No.961 says: ”The Ministry of Finance shall provide...

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