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    Former CIA chief: Trump is Russia`s “useful idiot”
    Nov04

    Former CIA chief: Trump is Russia`s “useful idiot”

    Donald Trump really does sound a lot like Vladimir Putin, according to The Washington Post. There has always been a sympathetic authoritarian chord between the Republican presidential nominee and the Russian president. Both are on record as admiring The Strong Leader. They`ve even complimented one another on the trait. Putin could have been...

    Ukraine Cabinet approves draft budget for 2017 with raised minimum wage
    Nov04

    Ukraine Cabinet approves draft budget for 2017 with raised minimum wage

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its extraordinary meeting Thursday, November 3, approved the draft state budget for 2017, without any changes to the macro indicators, to be tabled in Parliament for its second reading. Macroeconomic indicators of the draft budget had been approved in June. They provide for GDP growth in 2017 at 3-4%,...

    Ukroboronprom offers Indonesia to buy technology for An-148 Navy patrol aircraft construction
    Nov04

    Ukroboronprom offers Indonesia to buy technology for An-148 Navy patrol aircraft construction

    Indonesian Navy expressed interest in the products of the Ukrainian defense industry in the framework of Indo Defence Expo and Forum held in Jakarta. State-owned Ukrspetsexport, which is part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom and a major exporter of all types of weapons and military equipment, offered Indonesian partners to purchase technology...

    Oil prices steady after five days of declines, but sentiment bearish
    Nov04

    Oil prices steady after five days of declines, but sentiment bearish

    Oil prices edged up on Friday, stabilizing after five straight days of falls, although a surge in U.S. crude inventories and doubts over the ability of producers to coordinate output cuts continued to keep a lid on the market, according to Reuters. Brent crude LCOc1 was up 13 cents, or 0.28 percent, at $46.48 per barrel at 0515 GMT (1:25 a.m....

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.59 to dollar
    Nov04

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.59 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by four kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.59 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for November 4: $100 costs UAH 2,559.4856 (on November 3, it was UAH...

    MFA says provocation with Poroshenko-Atambayev ”phone call” aimed at hindering initiative at UN on Crimea
    Nov04

    MFA says provocation with Poroshenko-Atambayev ”phone call” aimed at hindering initiative at UN on Crimea

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that a Wednesday provocation around President Poroshenko`s telephone conversation with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev involving an alleged prank is aimed at disrupting Ukraine`s promotion of a UN resolution on human rights violations in the Russian-occupied Crimea, Press-Secretary of the Foreign...

    Putin grants Russian citizenship to Hollywood star Steven Seagal
    Nov03

    Putin grants Russian citizenship to Hollywood star Steven Seagal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to grant Russian citizenship to Hollywood actor and martial artist Steven Seagal, the Kremlin said on its website on Thursday. It is worth noting that Seagal has repeatedly visited Russia and met with Putin. In August 2014, the actor visited occupied Crimea. In January 2016, Seagal obtained...

    Ukraine was held on gas leash for 25 years – Poroshenko
    Nov03

    Ukraine was held on gas leash for 25 years – Poroshenko

    Independence is an important component – something that the country has been missing for 25 years – energy independence. Ukraine was held on a gas leash, like a puppy, for 25 years, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at an opening of a new gas well in Lviv region, the president`s press service reported. Building up own gas...

    Aide of Russian MP among mercenaries killed in Syria war – media
    Nov03

    Aide of Russian MP among mercenaries killed in Syria war – media

    An aide of LDPR deputy of the Russian parliament Mykhail Degtyaryov was killed in Syria while taking part in the conflict among other Russian mercenaries, Reuters reported. Degtyaryov told Reuters that the man, Sergei Morozov, was a friend and confirmed that he had died in combat during the battle for Palmyra. Reuters also reported Morozov had...

    Clinton may greenlight lethal aid for Ukraine if she wins election – ex-U.S. ambassador
    Nov03

    Clinton may greenlight lethal aid for Ukraine if she wins election – ex-U.S. ambassador

    If Hillary Clinton becomes president of the United States, it is likely that she will retain key elements of President Barack Obama`s policy toward Ukraine, said former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, now a Senior Fellow at Brookings Institute Steven Pifer, ZN.ua reports. In particular, Pifer said Ms Clinton could continue to support Kyiv, as well as...

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