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    Conflicting reports on death toll of police friendly fire in Kniazhychi
    Dec05

    Conflicting reports on death toll of police friendly fire in Kniazhychi

    Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy has announced that six law enforcement officers were killed in the village of Kniazhychi in Kyiv region`s Brovary district, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel despite earlier statement by Ukraine police on five officers killed. ”A terrible tragedy occured in the night from Saturday to...

    Ukraine expects grain harvest of over 64 mln tonnes
    Dec05

    Ukraine expects grain harvest of over 64 mln tonnes

    The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food expects that the Ukrainian agrarians in the current year will collect some 64.2 million tonnes of grain, which is 4 million tonnes more than in 2015, with the average yield of 44.8 c/ha, according to the ministry press service. According to the report, 26.1 million tonnes of wheat will be harvested, which...

    French PM Valls poised to announce 2017 presidential bid
    Dec05

    French PM Valls poised to announce 2017 presidential bid

    France`s Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls will announce on Monday he is standing for the presidency in next year`s election, French media reported, according to Reuters. The move would make him a front runner to lead his battered party against the center-right`s Francois Fillon and the National Front`s Marine Le Pen in the 2017 poll, Reuters...

    Kyiv Commercial Court obliges Gazprom to pay UAH 171 bln in fines and penalties on ACU`s claim
    Dec05

    Kyiv Commercial Court obliges Gazprom to pay UAH 171 bln in fines and penalties on ACU`s claim

    The Commercial Court of Kyiv has fully satisfied the claim of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) to the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, brought for violation of Ukrainian competition law, and obliged Gazprom to pay UAH 171 billion fines and penalties on the claim, according to the ACU`s statement, which is at the disposal at UNIAN. ”Today,...

    MFA Ukraine exposes Russia`s violations of Budapest memorandum on 22nd anniversary of signing
    Dec05

    MFA Ukraine exposes Russia`s violations of Budapest memorandum on 22nd anniversary of signing

    The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry published on Twitter a statement condemning Russian aggression against Ukraine despite commitments undertaken as a party to the Budapest memorandum of 1994. ”22 years ago Budapest Memorandum was signed. Russia showed utter contempt and disregard for it by occupying Crimea and invading Eastern Ukraine,” the Ukrainian...

    NBU Council to consider monetary policy for 2017 on December 21
    Dec05

    NBU Council to consider monetary policy for 2017 on December 21

    The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has submitted to the NBU Council its proposals for basic principles of monetary policy for 2017 and the medium term, which the Council plans to consider at its meeting on December 21, the NBU`s press service told UNIAN. As noted in the draft, the medium-term inflation target is set at 5%, including...

    Uzbekistan elects President
    Dec05

    Uzbekistan elects President

    Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Merzieev has won in the country`s presidential elections, RIA Novosti reports. Mr Merzieev secured 88.61% of popular vote, according to the head of the Central Election Commission Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov, RIA Novosti reported. Previously, Mr Merzieev held the position of the country`s prime minister. ”15.9...

    Anti-immigration nationalist Hofer loses Austria presidential vote to independent Van der Bellen
    Dec05

    Anti-immigration nationalist Hofer loses Austria presidential vote to independent Van der Bellen

    Austrians elected a Green Party-backed economics professor as their next president, spurning the appeal of an anti-immigration nationalist who campaigned to weaken ties to the European Union, according to Bloomberg. With all regular votes counted, Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party by 51.7% to 48.3% after...

    World Bank temporarily takes away $220 mln from Ukravtodor
    Dec05

    World Bank temporarily takes away $220 mln from Ukravtodor

    The World Bank has decided to temporarily take about $220 million from the loan portfolio of the State Agency of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor), the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen said during a meeting with Ukravtodor CEO Slawomir Nowak, the press-service of the agency said. ”With respect to funding, in...

    Russian Kuznetsov carrier reportedly sees failed landing of Su-33
    Dec05

    Russian Kuznetsov carrier reportedly sees failed landing of Su-33

    Military sources close to The Aviationist report that a Russian Navy Su-33 Flanker carrier-based multirole aircraft has crashed during flight operations from Admiral Kuznetsov on Saturday, December 3. According to the report, the combat plane crashed at its second attempt to land on the aircraft carrier in good weather conditions, The Aviationist...

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