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    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...

    Ukraine reports almost 50 Russian attacks in Donbas; Grads used in Luhansk sector
    Nov03

    Ukraine reports almost 50 Russian attacks in Donbas; Grads used in Luhansk sector

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 47 times in the past 24 hours, including 26 barrages in the Mariupol sector, 13 in the Luhansk sector, and eight in the Donetsk sector, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Mariupol...

    U.N. says 239 migrants die in two shipwrecks off Libya
    Nov03

    U.N. says 239 migrants die in two shipwrecks off Libya

    At least 239 migrants, believed to be from West Africa, have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency, said on Thursday, according to Reuters. One group of migrants, including about 20 women and six children, set off in a rubber dinghy from Libya around 03:00 on Wednesday, but their boat collapsed...

    SurkovLeaks 2: Secret Minsk agreements
    Nov03

    SurkovLeaks 2: Secret Minsk agreements

    The pullback of Russian-made heavy flamethrower systems, the so-called Buratino (”Pinocchio”), from the contact line in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, was discussed during Trilateral Contact Group talks in Minsk in January 2015, yet, there is no mention of this type of military hardware in open sources featuring the Minsk agreements concluded on...

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