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    NBU estimates Ukraine`s international reserves at $15.3 bln as of Dec 1
    Dec02

    NBU estimates Ukraine`s international reserves at $15.3 bln as of Dec 1

    The National Bank of Ukraine estimates the country`s international reserves as of December 1 at about US$15.3 billion. ”We estimate reserves we plan to have as of December 1 at about $15.3 billion. Perhaps, this figure could be adjusted later, but it is about $15.3 [billion],” NBU Deputy Governor Oleh Churiy said on Thursday, December 1. Speaking...

    Ukraine reports successful testing of surface-to-air missiles
    Dec02

    Ukraine reports successful testing of surface-to-air missiles

    Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko says Ukraine has successfully completed the testing of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles near occupied Crimea. ”Flight tests of guided medium-range surface-to-air missiles have been successfully completed. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have made a great leap forward...

    Russia denies OSCE members access to Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko
    Dec02

    Russia denies OSCE members access to Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic says the Russian authorities have not allowed OSCE members to visit illegally imprisoned Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko. ”On November 3, I wrote to the Foreign Minister again raising the case of Roman Sushchenko, a Paris correspondent of the Ukrainian National News Agency,...

    Son of Ukrainian journalist detained in Russia asks to free his dad
    Dec02

    Son of Ukrainian journalist detained in Russia asks to free his dad

    Maksym, son of Ukrinform reporter Roman Sushchenko had recorded a video message, where he asks for help to free his father from a Russian prison, in a desperate attempt to make the Russian authorities reconsider their illegal move to arrest the Ukrainian man, Ukraine Today reports. The message of Maksym Sushchenko was published by Russian lawyer...

    Ukraine, Poland step up defense cooperation
    Dec02

    Ukraine, Poland step up defense cooperation

    A General Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Poland on Cooperation in Defense Sphere was signed on Friday, December 2, according to the Ukrainian president`s press service. The document was signed by Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak and Minister of National Defense of Poland...

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.95 to dollar on interbank market
    Dec02

    Hryvnia weakens to UAH 25.95 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Friday fell to UAH 25.88/25.95 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 27.5531/27.5932, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH 0.4025/0.4035....

    Boris Johnson: UK will not normalize relations with Moscow – media
    Dec02

    Boris Johnson: UK will not normalize relations with Moscow – media

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says that Britain is prepared to be tough with Russia, according to The Guardian. In his first set piece speech as foreign secretary, he will set out a strong warning to Russia that the UK will not normalize relations with Moscow, or buckle over Ukraine or Syria, adding that he fully supports Donald Trump,...

    Ukraine posts balance of payments surplus worth US$1.1 bln in 10 months
    Dec02

    Ukraine posts balance of payments surplus worth US$1.1 bln in 10 months

    Ukraine posted US$1.098 billion in the surplus of the balance of payments January through October 2016, which was five times higher than the surplus posted in the same period of 2015 at $227 million, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The surplus of the balance of payments in October 2016 alone stood at $91 million. The current...

    Russia says foreign spies plan cyber attack on banking system
    Dec02

    Russia says foreign spies plan cyber attack on banking system

    Russia said on Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia`s banking system via a coordinated wave of cyber attacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust, according to Reuters. Russia`s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), said in a statement that the servers to be used...

    National Bank of Ukraine: Ukraine`s forex reserves will shrink without IMF loans
    Dec02

    National Bank of Ukraine: Ukraine`s forex reserves will shrink without IMF loans

    Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva says that giving up support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other international donors will translate into a reduction in Ukraine`s forex and gold reserves, which threatens the country`s financial stability, according to a posting on the NBU`s website. ”It`s extremely...

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